Small Bathroom Ideas from Our Experts

Whether you are building, renovating, or just updating, here are five classic small bathroom ideas to make your room feel more spacious and comfortable.

You Have The Floor

The single most common piece of advice our experts gave us to make a small bathroom look bigger is to show as much of the floor as possible.

Wall-mounted toilets free up floor space and are easier to clean.

Wall-mounted toilets free up floor space and are easier to clean.

Replace an old toilet with a narrow one-piece or wall mount toilet. Take out that clunky vanity and replace with a super stylish wall mount sink or petite pedestal sink; if you need the storage, choose a narrow vanity with a pretty sinktop.

If you can change the location of your fixtures, consider utilizing wasted space for a corner-mount sink.

If you are going for a major renovation, replacing a built in tub with a freestanding tub gives the space more visual breathing room and adds a classy focal point—another great tip for a small bath.

Use Color Wisely

Minimal color palettes help make small spaces appear larger.

Minimal color palettes help make small spaces appear larger.

Our experts advise using a single main color to maximize space. For accent and depth use different shades, prints and textures. Coordinate the flooring color with the vanity color for a smooth line. Use bright or light colors to reflect light rather than absorb it.

Sparkly Things

For a fast, inexpensive update to any bath, replace dingy old accessories and hardware. For your small bath, choose products with a shiny, reflective finish.

Light It Up

Well-placed lighting fixtures brighten up small baths.

Well-placed lighting fixtures brighten up small baths.

Good lighting is essential in the small bath. Augmenting your vanity lights with layered lighting such as a sconces on a dimmer make a small room feel bigger and offers a variety of lighting for different purposes, such as a soothing bath vs. morning prep.

Storage Matters

Small spaces require creative use of storage.

Small spaces require creative use of storage.

You can make a huge difference in the appearance of a small bath by splurging on shelves and storage that conforms to the space you have, such as over-toilet space or a linen tower. Add hooks to hold robes and extra towels.

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