There are many things you can do to try to make a small bathroom appear more spacious. Here are a few of the most popular ideas:

– install either a tub/shower combination or install only a tub or a shower;

– remove a tub and convert the space to a walk-in shower to create a larger shower at lower cost;

– if you use a tub/shower combination, consider a hand-held showerhead instead of a full shower surround to make the room look biggerRemodelOrMove.com: Bathroom Remodeling Workbook by Dan Fritschen;

– use a pedestal sink or a wall-mounted model to make the room look bigger by opening up more floor space;

– use wall niches or shelves for storage instead of a vanity;

– limit the number of towel rods you install, and where possible use towel rings instead of rods;

– use unframed glass doors on showers to make the room seem larger;

– choose a medicine cabinet that in recessed into the wall;

– use open shelves where possible instead of wall-mounted or floor model cabinets;

– use vertical patterns or stripes on walls to draw the eye upward or install a border or stenciling at the top of the wall to make the room feel larger;

– introduce as much natural light as possible;

– limit the number of towels and decorative items used;

– choose lighter and brighter colors;

– choose light fixtures that are smaller but equally powerful;

– use smaller-scale faucets and hardware;

– avoid sharp contrasts in colors used, keeping to the same color tones will make the room feel bigger.