Even when you live in a large home, there always seems to be one bathroom that’s a little on the small side. For homes that are actually small, cramped bathrooms can be a real drawback.

Stratton Exteriors has years of experience helping homeowners make big improvements to small bathroom. If you are looking to renovate your home’s small bathroom, it’s important to do your research to ensure that each element is the best fit for the area.

Check out five simple renovations to make a small bathroom seem larger. 

Small Bathroom Renovation #1: Mirrors

Bathroom Fixtures

In a small bathroom, mirrors are your friend. Seamless mirrors can visibly double your space. They can also create a feeling of extra light and create depth. They’re a must in any bathroom, but are especially helpful in smaller spaces.

Small Bathroom Renovation #2: Get Creative


In a small bathroom, every inch counts. Getting creative with your toilet or shower can help save space and give your bathroom an expanded look. Glass shower doors can make a bathroom look bigger by removing the need for a shower curtain and rod. Wall-mounted toilets and pedestal sinks can also save floor space.

Small Bathroom Renovation #3: Play With Lighting

Bathroom Lighting Photo

Lighting in a small bathroom can be an afterthought when you’re faced with choosing fixtures, selecting a shower design and picking a toilet. But don’t underestimate how powerful good lighting is! Instead of settling for a single, harsh overhead light, consider recessed lighting. Not only do you have more options for placement with recessed lighting, the low profile of these lights can make your room feel bigger.

Decorative pendant lights that hang lower into the room can also create amazing ambiance in a small space! Soft lighting near your vanity or miror can help subtly dim the space, drawing attention away from the room’s size.

Small Bathroom Renovation #4: Choose Your Color Palette Wisely

Small White Bathroom

In a small space, the color scheme is more noticeable. It can also affect how big (or small) the room feels. Soft grey, off-white or stark white tiles can soften the angles of a small space. Strategic pops of color can also create focal points and dimension in a bathroom that otherwise feels cramped.

Small Bathroom Renovation#5: Upgrade the Small Things

Subway Tile in Bathroom

If you don’t have the budget for an extensive renovation, there are still ways to improve a small bathroom space. Invest in top-notch bathroom accessories, like candles, soaps and decor. Upgrading fixtures, like faucets and showerheads, can make your bathroom feel more modern and sleek. Improve your bathroom storage with color-coded, organized bins. You can even scour Pinterest for ideas on sleek wall hangings that give the room dimension!

Just because a bathroom is small doesn’t mean it can’t have a design-forward impact. 

If you’re looking to renovate a run-of-the-mill bathroom, Stratton Exteriors is your Nashville partner in design and building. We’d love to answer your questions and guide you towards the best options for your budget and your bathroom goals.

Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule your estimate.