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How to Visually Expand Your Bathroom October 10, 2018

Anchorage, Anchorage County
How to Visually Expand Your Bathroom, Anchorage, Alaska

At the end of the day, there’s nothing like coming back to a clean, happy home. However, one step inside a dim, cramped bathroom can bring the day’s stresses rushing back. To make your small bathroom seem brighter and more spacious, take advantage of the following list of home improvement ideas. From your choice of ceramic tile to the color of your walls, you can transform your space with just a few tweaks.

3 Ways to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

1. Shy Away From Contrast

While you might have been told to stay away from monochromatic color schemes in your living room or master bedroom, major differences in color are not suitable for a small bathroom. In fact, the high contrast will seemingly chop up the different aspects within it, making it seem even smaller. Avoid this by choosing a tonal palette for the cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and walls and paint the walls the same color as the ceiling. This will elongate the room and allow each part to visually run into the next.

2. Use Ceramic Tile Instead of Wood

ceramic tileIn a similar vein, it’s important to choose a bright, glossy material for the surfaces throughout your bathroom. Instead of wood or laminate, use a light-colored ceramic tile for the flooring and countertops. The shiny finish will reflect light, making the whole room seem larger. Plus, ceramic tile won’t mold or warp in contact with water.

3. Extend Tile Into the Shower

Just as painting the ceiling the same color as the walls will contribute to a lengthened look, extending the same flooring material used throughout your bathroom into a shower stall will make the room look much larger. If the material or color of the shower floor is different, it will appear as if the room stops at the shower ledge. Plus, it will make the interior design scheme of the room much more cohesive.


If you’re looking for other tips and tricks related to home improvement, turn to the experts at Rino’s Tile & Stone in Anchorage, AK. They offer everything from custom countertops to ceramic tile installations, and they can advise you as to the best choice for your small bathroom. For more information on their services, visit their website. You can also call (907) 743-1075 to speak with a friendly staff member.

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