Standard American bathroom size is 5’ x 8’ and that is a master bathroom size for most of us. It always feels good to use a wider bathroom but unfortunately, not everyone has a big house with oversized bathrooms. For those who want to have a bigger bathroom, here you will find useful suggestions to make your small bathroom look bigger than it actually is.

Bathroom Tile
Large Format Tile

1-) Have Big Format Tiles on Floor and Wall

Tile selection is very important to have a wide looking bathroom. Big format tiles (at least 24’’ long) require fewer grout lines than smaller formats. That definitely helps a lot to make a small bathroom feel bigger. More grout lines mean more crowded looking and the human brain tends to feel trapped if the view is crowded. Of course, don’t forget to have a glossy finish for the wall tiles. It will distribute the light in the room evenly which helps to achieve an expansive look.

2-) Hide Your Small Things in Your Small Bathroom!

Instead of leaving shampoo bottles, soaps, razors and etc. around the tub; have a hiding shampoo niche installed on the wall and place all those items in there. It will give you a less crowded and cleaner shower/tub area.

Instead of leaving shampoo bottles, soaps, razors and etc. around the tub, have a hiding shampoo niche installed on the wall and place all those items in there. It will give you a less crowded and cleaner shower/tub area.

A towel shelf above the toilet is also a good idea to keep your bath towels fold and ready to use. Long story short; keep your bathroom organized and eliminate all the mess, you will feel the difference. Also, install an extra easy access medicine cabinet for body-care lotions, various make-up items, medicines and etc. instead of turning the vanity top into a mess.

3-) Nobody Likes Dark and Small Bathroom

It is very important to have sufficient light sources in the bathroom. Compare looking to a landscape view with daylight vs. nighttime, you will see more depth with light, right? We are talking about the very same scenario; a small bathroom must have enough lighting in order to maximize the view-depth. It is always a good idea to have a recessed ceiling lighting above the shower area in addition to the vanity light.

Small Bathroom
Small Bathroom with Sufficient Lighting