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If you have a bathroom with limited square footage, here are a few tips to help your room look larger.

  • USE THE SAME TILE COLOR

Using the same tile color for the floor and shower will create a monochromatic look that will make the bathroom feel more spacious. Larger tiles with matching grout will also give the appearance of a more spacious room.  If you install different colors and patterns of tile, it can make the room look too busy and appear smaller.

  • ADD LARGE MIRRORS

Mirrors reflect light, so adding large mirrors can help make a room brighter during the day and night. A mirrored cabinet door can also offer the same benefit. Adding a full length mirror from the bottom of the vanity to the ceiling makes the ceiling appear higher and the square footage of your room appear larger.

  • INSTALL GLASS SHOWER DOORS

Installing clear glass shower doors rather than hanging a shower curtain, opens up the room considerably. A shower curtain creates a “wall” and divides the space. The clear glass will make the room appear wider and the walls taller.

  • ADD OPEN SHELVING

Open shelving is on trend these days to house rolled up towels and baskets filled with toiletries. Open shelves create depth and make the walls look farther back than they really are.

  • INSTALL A SKYLIGHT OR WINDOW

Adding extra light to a room always makes it feel more open. Having light shine down from above with the addition of a sky light is one good option. Or add a window if there is allowable space and a skylight is not an option.

  • ALL WHITE

White bathrooms are always in fashion. An all-white room always looks bigger since the white reflects light better than any other color. Even if you don’t paint the entire room white, painting the walls and ceiling the same color will help to give a seamless appearance to the room.

  • PEDESTAL SINK

A vanity can take up considerable space in a small bathroom. Opting for a pedestal sink instead allows for more floor space and makes the room feel bigger.

These are just a few ideas to make a small bathroom feel larger. At LBI Coastal Builders, we will can help you maximize and optimize space in your existing home on Long Beach Island.

Call us at 609-494-9400 or stop in to our office in Ship Bottom to discuss your next renovation or building a new home on Long Beach Island.

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