Creating a space that feels open and airy is a top priority whether you are staging your house for sale or making a new home your own. You can make a small bathroom appear larger with some simple tips and tricks. If you are looking for bathroom remodeling in Los Angeles, Cavalier Builders can help.

Increase Natural Light

One way to make a small bathroom look bigger is to increase the amount of sunlight in the room. Keep bathroom windows clean as dirt and grime can block out sunlight. You may want to consider removing curtains or shades and putting up privacy film to allow for more light to enter the room. If you do not have a window in your bathroom, then increase the amount of light with a higher wattage, bright white bulb. 

Hang a Big Mirror

A large mirror has the ability to create the illusion of a more spacious bathroom. Mirrors also reflect light which makes the whole room appear brighter. Consider installing a big, frameless mirror in your bathroom to give it a bigger feel. Be sure to select a mirror that won’t tarnish in humid conditions if it is a full bathroom.

Change the Paint

The color paint you choose can make your space appear larger or smaller. Dark paint colors tend to make a space feel more enclosed and sometimes claustrophobic. Lighter paint colors reflect more light to create more of an open feel. Painting your baseboards and crown molding a lighter color than your walls will also help the room appear larger.

Use the Same Tiles on the Floor and in the Shower

You can create the illusion that your bathroom is bigger by using the same tile throughout. When you have different tile styles and colors, the room looks chopped up and thus smaller. Using the same tile for your floor and shower creates a more streamlined appearance. 

Swap Out Your Clunky Toilet

You can create more floor space in your bathroom by trading in your traditional toilet for a wall-hung commode. The tank of a wall-mounted toilet is hidden inside the wall, which means it takes up less space in the bathroom. Opting for this type of toilet gives your bathroom a sleek and stylish appearance. 

Install a New Shower Door

Your shower curtain or dated shower door may be part of the reason why your bathroom appears small. Installing a frameless, clear glass door will open up the space so that it looks bigger. Clear glass improves the flow and extends the room, whereas a curtain or framed door makes the bathroom feel more enclosed. 

Replace the Vanity Cabinet

A large vanity cabinet in a tiny bathroom will make the room appear even smaller. A pedestal sink or cantilevered countertop takes up less space, which will make the room look bigger. Clutter also makes a room look smaller, so if you need a cabinet for storage, you may want to replace your large vanity with a smaller one.

Clear the Clutter

When deciding how to arrange and decorate your bathroom, remember that less is more. Less stuff in the bathroom gives the appearance there is more room. Limit the number of decorations that you hang on the wall. Try to keep your vanity countertop clear of all your personal items. Keeping your bathroom clean and tidy will help to make it look more spacious.

Contact Us Today For Your Bathroom Remodel Needs

Cavalier Builders has been serving the renovation and remodeling needs of homeowners in Los Angeles for over 20 years. If you are ready to turn your small bathroom into a more functional space, contact us today for a free quote. Our expert contractors are ready to help you with your bathroom upgrade.