When you’re selling your home in DC Ranch, every room is important – and every room needs to look as spacious as possible. That goes for guest bathrooms, too… but how do you make a small bathroom look bigger? These seven tips can help.
7 Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger
Your REALTOR® will talk to you about home staging – the process of making your home as appealing as possible to prospective buyers – but if you’re dealing with a small bathroom, there are a handful of great ways you can make it appear larger. Check out these seven tips on how to make a small bathroom look bigger:
- Increase natural light
- Replace your vanity
- Install a larger mirror
- Don’t over-decorate
- Use a clear glass shower
- Decrease contrast
- Use similar materials
Here’s a closer look at each.
#1. Increase natural light
Natural light makes any space appear larger, so choose white blinds and keep them open during showings. Don’t use curtains in your bathroom! They’ll only distract from the space and make it appear fuller. If you have clear windows, you can replace them with frosted privacy glass.
Pro tip: Make sure your window screens are clean. Even a small amount of dirt can get in the light’s way.
#2. Replace your vanity
It’s great to have a vanity in your bathroom – particularly when you need storage space – but when it’s overpowering the room and making the floor appear smaller, it’s got to go. Think about installing a pedestal sink, which you can do yourself for under $400.
Related: Staging basics
#3. Install a larger mirror
Mirrors work wonders in any room, and when it comes to cozy bathrooms, they’re essential. Because they make the room look larger (and because they reflect more light inside the room), think super-sized. You can usually install a big mirror for under $100.
Pro tip: Opt for a frameless mirror – a frame will cut your space right back down.
#4. Don’t over-decorate
Less is more when you’re decorating a small bathroom. The last thing you want is for the space to appear cluttered, so take it easy. Try to add only things that add functional value, and use neutral art on the walls.
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#5. Use a clear glass shower
The shower takes up a lot of real estate in your bathroom, so upgrade it by switching to a completely clear, frameless glass shower enclosure. That way, it won’t interrupt the view with defining lines (and it won’t make your bathroom look smaller than it is).
#6. Decrease contrast
Contrasting lines and colors divide the room and make it appear smaller, so your goal should be to blur the lines a bit. Things like crown molding create a visual stop sign for the eye; so does wall tile that only extends halfway up. You can either repaint your bathroom or extend the tile to the ceiling in a case like that – but the main idea is to get rid of any visual stop signs that make the room look less streamlined (and less spacious).
#7. Use similar materials
Small rooms should never appear “busy,” so try to maintain continuity in the materials you use. If you have ceramic tile in the shower but marble tile on the floor, you don’t have continuity. Simpler is better in small rooms!
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