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10 Small Bathroom Ideas and Solutions

Is your bathroom in need of a serious makeover? Is it looking a bit worse for wear and not exactly inviting for you and your guests? While you may be ready to jump on that makeover project, if the bathroom is small, it can leave you stumped as to what you can do and what will make the most impact. To help you out, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of 10 small bathroom ideas and solutions that will refresh the space and ensure that it’s functional.


Install a Large Mirror

Here's a tip straight from the experts. By hanging a large wall-to-wall mirror, you can actually create the illusion of more space. If your bathroom doesn't have a window, this can also make the space feel brighter and more open.


Hang New Light Fixtures

The light fixtures will also have a huge effect in such a small space, so give careful thought as to what you want to pick.


Give Attention to Storage Solutions

One of the biggest challenges of a small bathroom is just that – it’s small. When there isn’t enough storage, you end up with clutter on the counter, around the sink, and everywhere. Look for storage solutions that are meant for small spaces such as yours that can also be multi-functional.


Rip Out Old Flooring

The flooring in your bathroom can really age the room and leave it feeling dirty and uninspired. Because you’re dealing with a small space, ripping out the flooring is a relatively simple and affordable project. You can replace old flooring with fresh new tile or laminate.


Re-Do the Grout in the Shower

If your shower is looking dirty and old but you don’t have the budget to rip it out, you can give it a fresh makeover simply be re-doing the caulking or grout. Just make sure you properly remove and scrape out the old stuff before beginning.


Replace the Hardware

Here’s a simple and quick makeover project that will provide a pretty substantial impact. You can switch out the old hardware for modern touches instead.


Paint the Room

Of course, a painting project will also provide incredible results. Again, because you’re dealing with a small space, you may want to use paint to your advantage. Picking a light and bright color will give that sense of space and help ensure the room doesn’t feel closed in.


Search for Unique Fixtures

Because you don't have a lot of space for decor, you can use your fixtures as that unique touch. Shop around for anything that stands out and has that unique touch.


Consider Tile on the Wall

This particular tip works well for really tiny spaces. Continuing the same tile from the floor right up the wall helps to draw the eye up and give a sense of height and space. It also helps with design flow in such a tiny room.


Glass Shower Doors are a Must

You may also want to switch out old shower doors or a curtain for lovely glass shower doors. It’s all about the sense of space and not interrupting the line of sight.


Effective Small Bathroom Ideas

These are just a few of the ways you can update a small bathroom and make it feel more modern and spacious.

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