If you have a small bathroom, your first instinct might be that you need to break down some walls and make it a little bigger. However, there are other methods you can use that can make it feel more spacious without having to spend a ton of money on a remodel.Here are five of the best ways to make your small bathroom look bigger.

Mirrors as an addition

Adding additional mirrors or glass that is reflective in general will help brighten up the room. Granted,this is only as effective as the amount of natural light that you get in the bathroom. However, if you do have a window that sunlight peaks through, try this first to see if it helps negate its small design.

Alternatives to a complete remodel

Rather than spend a lot of money a total remodel, you can do smaller things to achieve the same aim. One easy way to make a room look bigger than is by reconsidering your current paint scheme. If you have multiple colors involved, it tends to break up the room and make it seem smaller than it really is. Go with a bright color that is consistent on all of the walls. Other things that can invest in is different lighting and more windows. Lighting can help it feel less like a dark closet.And another window can help remedy the lack of natural light that you may get in the bathroom, though this is a more expensive route.

Improve storage space

If it seems like you don’t have enough room to store towels or other items, then perhaps you should consider improving the current storage situation. Freeing up the sink top space and other areas in the bathroom will not only de-clutter the bathroom but also help to make it feel more open as well.

Storing your bathmats

Surprisingly enough,leaving bath mats on the floor gives people something for their eyes to use as a reference point for size. When you are not using your bath mats, it would be better to just put them away. However, as mentioned before, if storage is a commodity hard to come by in this space, then maybe you can do the previous recommendation and couple it with this one.

Pedestal sink to free up space

Large top sink basins can take up a lot of space. If you don’t have a lot of space, to begin with, then it can use up a lot of space that otherwise would help make the bathroom feel bigger.  Installing a pedestal sink is an investment, but it is a solution that can give you more floor room and open up the bathroom.

What is your budget

At the end of the day, it all comes down to budget. A full remodel may be necessary, and it could add value to your home. But if you generally like the space but just want to improve it a little, these options give you an opportunity to explore cheaper solutions before investing a lot of cash into a construction project.