How to Make a Small Bathroom Appear Larger Than It Is


In most urban and city homes, space is in short supply so it makes sense that your bathroom space will be at an even higher premium. Your bathroom will see much more traffic and use than many of your other rooms, which means that it’s best to make the space as comfortable and efficient as possible. When dealing with a small bathroom space, there are many tricks you can use to make the space you have available seem much larger than it really is. If you are remodeling, or if you are just reorganizing your bathroom, Orange Contracting has a few tips to help you make the most of your space without blowing your budget.

Work With Your Colors

Avoid dark colors when you are limited on space. Darker colors and saturated hues are lovely but will fool the eye into seeing even less space than is actually available. Opt instead for lighter tones that invite light into the room and make the space feel open and welcoming. Light on light color themes are best when you want to maximize space, and adding textured elements will break up the monotony in the bathroom to give it a feeling of pure luxury.

Creative Fixtures

Standard fixtures in your bathroom are certainly able to function regardless of size, but when you have a small space, thinking outside the norm can work to your advantage. Consider adding a floating vanity to give the appearance of depth and add in a couple oversized mirrors of different shapes to add to the illusion of space. Open shelving and infinity showers are also great ways to give your small bathroom a unique touch while making the best use of the space you have available. Don’t forget to use bright lighting that comes from various angles to open up the room and eliminate shadows.

Mind the Layout

The colors and fixtures you plan to use are the main things you need to keep in mind when you are planning the layout of your bathroom space. Even the little details will affect the end result, so make sure your choices account for various factors such as:

  • Negative space If you don’t need a lot of storage, then use this to create negative space to help increase the size that the room appears to the naked eye.
  • Long lines Taking the longest wall in your bathroom and placing emphasis on it will allow you to create the illusion of a larger space. You can do this by putting a chair rail, shelf, or even by painting it creatively.
  • Mini accents In larger spaces you have the option to add in a lot more little details without the room seeming overcrowded. In a small bathroom, you will want to limit the number of accents to make space feel open and welcoming instead of busy and cluttered.

How Orange Contracting Can Help

Every homeowner wants their bathroom to be luxurious and functional regardless of size. If you need help achieving the look that you want with the space that you have available, give Orange Contracting a call at (416) 817-2590 to find out how we can help.