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Six Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Feel Bigger

If your small bathroom is starting to feel cramped, it’s time to expand your design ideas with some space-saving style hacks!

1. Install a Vanity With Storage

When space is at a premium, why not combine functionality with style? Select a vanity with cabinetry and drawers to conceal clutter. Opt for a 25 or 31 inch single-sink vanity for a perfect fit. Shop the F&D vanity selection here.

2. Swap Your Shower Curtain for Frameless Glass

Show off your beautiful shower tile and add the feeling of more square footage to your small bathroom by simply removing the shower curtain. Installing a frameless glass shower door adds visual space, similar to a window.

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Bayona Deco II Matte Porcelain Tile

Festival Bright White Ice Subway Ceramic Wall Tile

Festival Unglazed Charcoal Penny Porcelain Mosaic

3. Mix & Match Sparingly

Too many patterns and textures could give you visual vertigo. Choose up to three complementing tiles in the same color palette for a unique yet calm space. Consider shopping the same tile brands for easy coordinating materials.

Canvas Meringue II Polished Ceramic Tile

Maravilla Basalt 3in. Hexagon Mosaic

Bridge the gap with marble thresholds!

4. Select Larger Tiles for Flooring

Surprisingly, a small bathroom can benefit from large tiles. Fewer grout lines make the installation patterns less prominent and more refreshing. Also, choose tiles in lighter color palettes at eye level then balance with a darker floor tile. The contrasting grout brings this look together.

Real People, Real Projects @thebishopfarm

Adessi Opal Black Hexagon Porcelain Tile

Festival Bright White Ice Ceramic Subway Tile

5. Nix Bulky Shelving for Towel Rods 

Replace shelving over the commode with sleek bathroom hardware. Rather than taking up precious space with floating shelves, staggering towel rods on the wall is a popular trend. Matte black is ideal for modern and industrial styles, while gold and chrome work well with classic and adventurous art deco looks.

6. Go the Extra Mile With a Tile Niche

When renovating the bathroom, we always think it’s worth the time to install a shower or bathroom niche. The inset will make a big difference when it comes to using your bathroom on the day-to-day. Not only does a niche keep products handy, it’s a stylish storage option with room for custom detail.

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Carrara White Herringbone Marble Mosaic

Festival Bright White Ice Subway Ceramic Wall Tile

Upgrade where it counts and make your small bathroom a big area of inspiration. Checkout the Real People, Real Projects® gallery for more ideas from fellow project starters. Need a hand selecting the right material for your project? Schedule a free Design Services appointment for personalized product selection tips and installation ideas.