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Home remodeling is an exciting and horrifying thing to go through. Yes, you want everything to look as you want it to, but do you really want to go through the process to make it look that way? Probably not. My blog is all about surviving a renovation project in your home. You will learn tips that will make it an easier process for your entire family. I have even included some easy to follow instructions for creating a make-shift kitchen to help you survive kitchen renovations without getting to know the pizza delivery guy more than you should.


surviving home renovation projects

Hire A Contractor To Make Your Master Bathroom Feel Roomier

Maykel Sloothaak

When you have a small master bathroom and you want to make it roomier, one option is to hire a contractor to tear out one of the bathroom's walls and expand it into the adjacent room. If your home isn't conducive to this type of work or you don't have the budget for this renovation, there are a number of simple ways that your contractor can make the bathroom feel larger without actually changing the square footage. Given that you might spend a lot of time in the master bathroom each day, it's pleasant to spend time in a space that seems roomier. Here's how your contractor can achieve this goal.

Get Rid Of The Dark Colors

A dark master bathroom can not only look gloomy, but can also feel a little cramped. If your bathroom has several dark elements, swapping them for things are lighter can make a big visual difference. If you have dark tile flooring, pick out some lighter tiles and have the contractor lay them down. Likewise, if the backsplash behind the sink is dark, it can be replaced, too. Even a dark-colored toilet, which can be common in older homes, can be changed for a white toilet to help the bathroom feel roomier. You can help the cause by getting rid of dark bath mats, towels, and other elements and replacing them with lightly colored alternatives.

Add More Mirrors

Master bathrooms typically have a mirror over the sink, but there's no harm in having your remodeling contractor hang another mirror in the room. Mirrors are useful for making the space feel larger. If you have the space, a full-length mirror can add the illusion of extra space to your bathroom. If you have a semi-long wall, taking a full-length mirror and hanging it parallel to the floor can create a visually appealing effect that also serves to expand the feel of the room.

Change The Vanity

A vanity that sits on the floor can feel bulky and make a small master bathroom seem even smaller. A useful alternative to this type of vanity is to have your remodeling contractor install one that attaches to the wall and has open space underneath. Or, another idea is a vanity that sits on four feet instead of a solid base. In either case, opening up the space below the vanity will add the feeling of more space to your bathroom, while also giving it a sleek, updated design.