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  • Writer's pictureAmrita Hemdev, CMO at Green Bay Remodeling and Development

5 Creative Ways to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

Luxury small bathroom ideas

Does your bathroom feel cramped and small? Even if your bathroom has a small footprint, it won't feel small if it has just the extra storage space. Simple bathroom remodeling ideas can give you additional storage without moving any walls.

From including a large mirror to a space-saving under-mount sink, we have five tips to provide you with some ideas for making your water closet feel like a master bath.

1. Remodel the Bathroom Vanity

space saving vanity
Vanity for small bathroom

Bathroom cabinets offer various advantages but are limited to storing items behind closed doors or below the sink. However, the vanity cabinets can take up space in the small bathrooms.

You can replace your vanity cabinet with a pedestal sink or cantilevered countertop to utilize space. While the pedestal sink can give you more room, countertop space will be reduced.

2. Install a Large Mirror

Small bathroom with large mirror

One of the easiest ways to transform your small bathroom into a bigger one is dialing up the mirror size. Strategically placed mirrors can create an illusion of more space and reflect more light in the bathroom.

For example, a mirror opposite a window will capture more natural light and reflect it. In addition, vertical mirrors may offer an illusion of an increased height, while full-length horizontal mirrors would produce a sense of broader space.

3. Select Light Wall Colors

Light wall colors to increase natural light

One of the trickiest yet simple bathroom remodeling ideas is to select the right paint colors. Light colors, especially off-whites and pale colors, can increase the room's brightness while reflecting the light in the room. If you plan to use wallpapers, ensure they are not heavily designed with dark colors. Wallpapers with a white or pale base with a soft wall pattern are best.

4. Remodel the Bathroom with A Hidden Toilet

Hidden toilet to save space

Hiding the toilet draws more attention towards the aesthetic parts of the space.

If you have a chance to hide it, make it happen without a second thought. You can create a private room and a more oversized vanity by using a pocket door.

5. Save space with wall cabinets instead of floor cabinets:

Space saving wall cabinet

Replacing bulky storage units such as floor cabinets will free up some space. Creating storage cabinets suspended on the bathroom wall will help make more room on the floor space instead of floor cabinets. Floating shelves around the toilet and walk-in shower will save space and are ideal for storing shampoos and soaps. You can also install a towel rack on the back of the bathroom door.


Clutter will make the bathroom feel smaller than its actual size. You can store the beauty items in the cabinet instead of on the vanity. But a full bathroom remodeling can refresh your bathroom to create a more generous space. For example, replacing the traditional door with a sliding bathroom that can be hidden within the wall or installing behind-the-wall toilet suites or wall-hung toilets to hide cistern and plumbing.

Get in touch with a Green Bay Advisor to help you navigate your remodeling needs and successfully renovate your small bathroom to make it spacious.


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