How to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

March 4, 2019 Author: Lynne Halloran

A modest powder room is great. A tiny guest bath is OK. But a small master bath? That’s just plain inconvenient.

Unless you live in a custom-built house with a luxurious dressing room and bath, your bathroom is probably small. In fact, most existing master baths do not fit the needs or the desired aesthetic qualities for comfort and relaxation.

There’s hope. You simply need a few tricks and pointers that can help your tiny, tight space “grow” — visually.

Eliminate and Convert

If you’re using a standard 60” wide tub, convert that into a shower. This will create a more open feeling, and taking a bath will be safer entering a shower than climbing over a tub.

Eliminate closets, too, and reduce the size of your vanity top. If you have a cabinet, bury it into the wall. This may require you to reframe the wall, but it’s amazing what those extra five inches will give you.

Pay Attention to Lighting

Light opens up your bathroom’s space and adds interest. Use plenty of natural light by going for large windows, and leaving the frames unadorned with clear or frosted glass. Install recessed lighting into the ceiling as well.

Other sleek solutions include skylights, mini blinds, matchstick blinds, and shades that can be drawn to the top of the window.

Use Glass

Choosing an opaque shower will add a sense of privacy, but it can also divide your space and make it seem like it has an extra wall.

Go for a glass shower door instead. A clear door opens up the bathroom and makes it feel like one big space. You’re alone in the bathroom anyway, so opacity is not all that necessary.

At Suburban Glass Service, Inc, we can help enhance your bathroom with the right shower door, as we are one of the largest retailers of glass shower doors in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Visit our showroom today.