Make your bathroom feel bigger with these tips.

Making Your Bathroom Feel Bigger

Often times, you can be limited with space in your home when you want to expand, but your home won’t allow it. There are several ways to make your bathroom appear and physically be bigger than it was before. This can be done by moving fixtures around, utilizing windows and mirrors and including floating fixtures among others. A bigger bathroom promotes comfort and enjoyment so that you can fully appreciate your bathroom to the fullest extent. In this article, we will be going over a number of ways for you to increase the size of your bathroom using several different methods.

Review Your Current Floor Plan

Sometimes increasing the amount of space that you have available in your bathroom is as easy as reviewing your floor plan and seeing where you can move your fixtures in order to create more space. For example, if there are open corners in your bathroom, consider filling those corners with shelves to hold items that are otherwise taking up space. Corner shelves also add a unique design factor to your bathroom as well. Another way to fill that space is to move something larger into it.

You are generally not using the corners of a room for walking space, so moving a fixture such as a vanity would benefit the promotion of increasing space in your room. Many people typically either have a vanity or toilet in a corner of their bathroom to create space. Keeping your fixtures out of the way of the middle of your room is a great and effective way to open up space in your bathroom. The general idea is to optimize the amount of space you have in your bathroom without having to move any fixtures that you want to include in your design. If executed properly, you could open up a significant amount of space in your bathroom.

Use Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to simulate the idea that there is more space in your bathroom than there actually is. This method exists because of the great dual function of a wall mirror. A medium to large wall mirror can reflect the existing part of your bathroom, giving you the feeling of a bathroom that can be up to twice as large that it really is. Of course, this method won’t make your bathroom physically bigger and it won’t “create” space, but if you are looking to make your bathroom appear bigger, this is a very effective way in doing so.

One important thing to note if you would like to go this route is where you are putting your mirror and some potential drawbacks it could have. For example, if you are going to include a mirror above your vanity, you want to make sure that the mirror is the same width as the vanity in order to ensure that the mirror doesn’t look out of place. At the same time, you do not want to over compensate for the size of your mirror, because if it is too big, it could just take up too much space or just look out of place in general.

Use Floating Fixtures

The main benefit of floating fixtures is that they inherently create space due to the fact that they do not make contact with the floor. Floating fixtures come in a variety of different options, but one of the most commonly used is the floating vanity. A floating vanity creates space underneath itself which is a very useful aspect. Because this space is created, it becomes easier to store things like bins and baskets that would otherwise be in the way.

Depending on how far your vanity stretches, you can increase your storage space. Another fixture that would fall into this category is the bathroom shelf. Shelves are great for storing items so that they are out of the way while simultaneously adding a design factor to your bathroom. If you want to look deeper into how you can utilize shelves, check out our blog on How to Utilize Shelves in Your Bathroom.

Optimize Fixture Placement

One of the best ways to make your small bathroom physically feel bigger, is to optimize your fixture placement. There are several different guidelines to follow here. First of all, you need to make sure that your vanity and your toilet are next to each other. This is mainly because you will need to wash your hands right after you use your toilet. In addition to that, these two fixtures next to each other will create space in the rest of the bathroom. You should also consider having your shower very close to your toilet. It should probably be directly next to it. If all of your main fixtures are in a line, the rest of your bathroom will open up for more space.

You can use this extra space to incorporate other things that you wouldn't have had a room for before. For example, you might now have room for a comfortable bathroom bench or even a new towel bar. There are several possibilities to take into consideration here, so explore your options. If you're still struggling to find space in this regard, you might have to rework your fixtures a little bit. There's several different ways to position your fixtures so don't limit yourself.

Recessed Storage

Storage space is incredibly important in a small bathroom. one of the best ways to incorporate storage in your small bathroom is through recessed storage. Recessed storage is very efficient and very useful. If you want a small recessed storage element, consider recessed shelves. These are very convenient and very beautiful elements of a bathroom design. Recessed shelves will need to be built into your wall, so make sure that you're the wall that you choose can accommodate them. These shelves can operate in the same way as a normal wall-mounted shelf. You can still incorporate all of your items on this type of shelter as well. They can display any beautiful accessories that you might want to use to style your bathroom. Considered a recessed shelf if you're looking for a little bit of additional storage space.

If you want a larger storage unit, consider a recessed storage unit. These will require a decent amount of wall space, but they are very efficient and very useful. You'll need to cut out part of your wall to incorporate this type of storage. However, if you have the means to do so, this can be one of the best elements of your bathroom design. Recessed storage fixtures can store larger items such as towels or even smaller bins. You should definitely consider this kind of storage if your bathroom is small and you are lacking storage space. It may be hard to install at first, so you may have to contact a professional to help you out. Overall, recessed storage is both very convenient and very efficient at doing what it needs to do. Consider recessed storage for your bathroom renovation project.


Windows are also great ways to make your bathroom feel a bit bigger. There are several different types of Windows you can incorporate in your bathroom. The main thing that you need to take into consideration here, is that your window needs to be letting in enough light. The more natural light you have in your bathroom, the bigger and more comfortable it will feel. If you have the space for a large window, this might be something that you want to consider. If you can only incorporate a small window, this is still something to strongly consider. Windows are incredibly useful for more than just creating space. Natural light and warmth are incredibly important elements as well.

If your bathroom does not currently have a window, you might want to consider getting one installed. This could be an expensive process, so make sure you are ready for it. Although it may be expensive, windows will give your bathroom and home a beautiful additional element of comfort. Natural light is incredibly important to any bathroom design. It can bounce off your mirrors to light your bathroom up without having to spend on electricity. This is great no matter what kind of bathroom design you have. There are many types of windows on the market, so find one that will fit well in your design.

Final Note

If you have a small bathroom that you are looking to make feel bigger, try a few of the suggestions from this article. Making your bathroom larger can make it more comfortable and enjoyable. Overall, space is one of the most important elements to a bathroom design. It leads to comfort as well as accessibility. You should always be trying to create space in your bathroom wherever you can. There are several ways to do this, so explore your options. If you need help with anything, you might want to contact a professional for some help.