Bathroom Makeovers for Small Bathrooms

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Bathroom makeovers can be something as small as a new coat of paint to freshen a look to an entire gutting and overhaul of the room in question. For many, wanting to have a bathroom makeover can be a stressful time – especially when they’re trying to make the most out of a small space.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of three incredible tips to remember during your bathroom makeover, especially if your bathroom is a small space to begin with.

1) Use Vertical Space to Your Advantage

Many people focus solely on the square footage of a space when dealing with their bathroom make-over and forget to consider the walls as part of the room. When you’re dealing with a small space, storage is critical to proper functioning. While a traditional vanity with drawers underneath offers lots of storage options, it’s not always the best option for someone looking to draw away from the small size. Consider adding in floor to ceiling shelving along a back wall, leaving the focal point away from key areas within the room (like the sink or toilet). Often times, drawing your eye away from these areas can give a bigger impression of space.

2) Create a Focal Wall – Using Intricate Tile or Stone

When dealing with a small space, it’s important to bring the attention away from the square “box” feeling. By bringing the tile up the wall, you’re bringing the attention away from the strict lines that traditional bathrooms have, and create the illusion of high ceilings in the process. It’s important to use tile or stone with texture and the illusion of dimension, instead of a flat, matte ceramic tile. By having a space with texture, the eye will focus on the attention to the detail in the stone.

3) Keep the Design Simple and Elegant

Many bathrooms become a haven of mismatched tiles, disorganized countertops and plain designs. By adding ample storage and a focal point within the room, you’ll work to bring the eye away from the size in question. On top of that, however; it’s important to remember to keep the space clean and simple. Have ample storage for the objects that frequently get left out will eliminate the cluttered feeling.

Ensure your design accounts for any objects you’d like to have in the bathroom as well, like photos, decorative vases, or flowers. Try to keep items on the walls and countertops minimal, as small spaces do well without a lot of focal points.


While these are just some of the designs ideas for small spaces, there are plenty of options available for those home owners dealing with small bathroom remodelling. Talk to your contractor about previous experiences they’ve encountered when dealing with smaller bathroom spaces, using their opinion to form the best option for your home. Finally, chat with them about any ideas they might offer in terms of increasing the feel of the room, without having to actually add additional space.

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