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9 Interior Design Tricks to make your bathroom look bigger

One of the things that perplexes me often is why architects and building companies design large homes with tiny bathrooms. It is rare for new families these days to have more than 2 children anyway, so many bedrooms in those larger homes end up unused. The bathrooms however, which see regular daily use are small, cramped and lack storage.

Our home is exactly like that, as are plenty of 80s/90s and more recently built 'executive homes' in suburban and rural areas. Lots of bedrooms and small bathrooms.

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How to make a small bathroom look bigger

During the early stages of designing our new bathrooms, we considered sacrificing a bedroom (my blogger's office) in order to make up more room for two larger bathrooms, but in the end decided against it.

To maximise the existing space, we looked at incorporating all the tricks in the book to keep each bathroom a decent size, light and airy.

1. Rethink the layout

Many bathrooms often seem congested and it's not the size that's at fault but the actual layout of the room that was not well thought off when the space was first designed.