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5 Steps to Turn a Small Bathroom into a Work of Art Without Any Demolition

Small bathrooms are seeming to be a turn off for more and more home buyers. They’re usually crowded and have lousy un-natural lighting - not to mention the extremely awkward layouts.

No matter where the bathroom is, use these 5 tips to make the most of your cramped space and reap the benefits of a spacious look (No demolition required).

1. Bring on the light

Light is the key factor when it comes to making your small space seem bigger. Light has the natural tendency to bring out a more spacious appeal than a darker lit room does. Easy enough right? Now there’s a few ways to achieve this result:

- Check the wall color. Paint the walls and ceiling the same color (PorchLight Real Estate suggests a light color). Color breaks usually tend to make a space look smaller.

- Windows. Maximize your natural lighting with savvy implementations of any windows you may have in there.

- Lighting. Simply add any extra light fixture you find necessary to get the job done.

2. Add mirrors

Mirrors are the perfect way to make a small space feel more spacious. The reflected light will help to create a larger appeal than usual. The PorchLight Real Estate Team suggests using a larger mirror as the centerpiece, then implementing smaller mirrors around it.

3. Savvy Storage

Keep all necessary storage items as pushed against the wall as possible. Any items that are intrusive will create eyesores to make your space look smaller. The PorchLight Real Estate team suggests installing medicine cabinets wherever necessary.

4. Remove all clutter

Much aligned with the previous tip, avoid leaving clutter that hangs around at all costs. It’s important to keep that tidy look as it creates more open space. PorchLight says “If you don’t need it there, then get rid of it”.

5. Raise the shower curtain

From the opinion of our home experts at the PorchLight Real Estate Team, this is an advanced tip that most homeowners don’t take advantage of. Simply raise your shower curtain all the way to the ceiling - it helps to draw your eyes up and create the illusion of a bigger ceiling and ultimately more space.

Following these simple steps will help to turn your basic bathroom into a work of art. It’s important to remember that even the smallest changes can make the biggest difference. In the end it’s all about the illusion - so stay creative!

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