Paint Ideas That Make Small Rooms Look Bigger

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If you’ve got cramped or dark spaces, chances are you’re looking to make them feel brighter and airier. What’s more, the solution can vary from room to room. We spoke with the experts to learn customized tips and tricks for figuring out how to make your small bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and dining rooms look and feel bigger with color.



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Paint Ideas for Small Bedrooms

A small bedroom can feel stifling and claustrophobic, but with the right paint colors it can become a cozy sanctuary. Leatrice Eiseman, director of the Eiseman Center for Color Information & Training and author of The Complete Color Harmony: Pantone Edition, says she once got great advice from a designer who worked on New York City apartments: Paint the ceiling like the sky.

“If you emulate the sky, you can keep your walls darker,” she says. “In a bedroom, you may

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Kitchen Extensions London – Large & Small Kitchen Extension

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Atomic Build specialises in kitchen extensions and other creative building projects. Our talented team understands every aspect of home design and construction, with our integrated and considered approach ensuring high quality outcomes. If your current kitchen is unable to meet your growing needs, we can expand your usable space and give your kitchen a new lease of life. 

Kitchen Design & Renovation

We offer a tailored approach to all aspects of kitchen design and construction, providing bespoke solutions that enable unprecedented quality and finesse.

There are many ways to extend your kitchen and upgrade your quality of life. Before we begin construction, our expert consultants will visit your home and provide you with valuable advice about every part of the process. Whether you want to add storage space, expand your floor area, or add new appliances, we will create a detailed development plan complete with visualisations and structural calculations. 

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HBO brings ‘Skate Kitchen’ to the small screen with new series ‘Betty’

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HBO just dropped the first official trailer for Betty. Based on her groundbreaking 2018 film Skate Kitchen, Crystal Moselle enlists several of the film’s stars to carry on the story.

Jaden Smith starred in the film along with the real-life, all-girl skating crew that inspired the story.

Dede Lovelace, Rachelle Vinberg, Moonbear, Nina Moran, and Ajani Russell all return for the teen drama they inspired, playing fictionalized versions of themselves. The show follows this “diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City.”

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Betty (Credit: HBO)

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Opinionated and loyal, Janay (Lovelace) is strong-willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her. Honeybear (Moonbear) is a quiet storm. Her flagrant style is a ruse; an armor she wears to hide

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Small Kitchen Storage & Organization Ideas – Clever Solutions for Tiny Kitchens

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Kitchen bursting at the seams? If you’re going a little crazy trying to fit all your cooking accoutrements in your teeny-tiny kitchen, this is the post for you. Here are 20+ ideas for ways to squeeze a little extra storage out of a small kitchen.

10 Storage Tricks For Small Kitchens

1. Not enough cabinet space? Mount a pegboard and hang all your essentials. From Alison, Liz & Nicole’s Shared Space.

2. Get the most out of the cabinets you do have with stackable shelves (like these from Store)…

3. Or undershelf baskets.

4. Don’t neglect the space above your cabinets. You could stash extra stuff up there in baskets, as in the kitchen of blogger Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess…

6. If you have the space, you could mount an additional

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33 Small Bathroom Ideas to Make Your Bathroom Feel Bigger

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In a West Village powder room by designer Ashley Darryl, a towel bar is fastened to the side of the floating sink.

20. Upgrade Your Bathroom Accessories

Patterned towels, vintage rugs, and sophisticated lighting also add pops of personality. “Lighting and bath fixtures are like the jewelry of the room. Use them to bring a little glamour into the space,” says Los Angeles–based interior designer Sarah Samuel.

21. Rethink Your Sink

If you’re designing your tiny bathroom from scratch (or remodeling), consider a tiny corner sink. There’s no rule that says you have to have a full-size standard sink. A corner sink gets the job done just as well—plus it gives you plenty of space and less to clean.

22. Choose Compact Pieces

Hulking vanities and blocky tubs may look at home in a larger bathroom, but they can make a small bathroom feel claustrophobic. Install compact toilets and sinks

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25 Small Bathroom Storage & Design Ideas – Storage Solutions for Tiny Bathrooms

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A bathroom doesn’t have to be big to have great style and function. To us, a small space means a fun challenge when it comes to storage and design, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite small bathrooms from our most recent house tours to give you inspiration to beautify your bathroom.

This Cape Town bathroom is a study in getting creative in a small footprint. A freestanding tub may be tight up against the vanity, but it seems to work. Also of note is the art, interesting lighting fixture and color palette (keeping the dark paint color to only part of the wall doesn’t overwhelm) that make the compact space feel design-forward.

2. Towel Rod Behind the Toilet

Hand towels are great here, given their small size, but if you’ve got the vertical space, don’t be afraid to hang bath towels above the toilet. Don’t be

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15 Genius Small Bathroom Design Ideas

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Small bathrooms are a great place to do something fun! A bold tile, wall colour or wallpaper will do well in a small bathroom, as it’d likely seem too overwhelming in a larger space. That’s what <a href=”https://www.hgtv.ca/home-tours/photos/modern-meets-playful-home-tour-1913741/” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>designer Sabrina Albanese did in her bathroom in Keswick, ON</a>. However, make sure to pick just one funky pattern or colour (either for the wall or floor) as too much will be, well, too much.

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76 Ways To Decorate A Small Bathroom

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The bathroom is truly one of the most important rooms in the house. We use it every single day to maintain health and hygiene, plus get ready every morning. Although it can be a small space, the bathroom definitely has a huge impact on our daily life.

Most people don’t have the luxury of a large or even medium-sized bathroom, which poses an interesting problem of how to decorate such a small space. Decorations can easily become clutter in such a limited space. To inspire your best ideas, we’ve shared our favorite ways to decorate a small bathroom.

With everything from organizational tips and mounted wall art to relaxing color schemes, you’re sure to find the right combination to fit your style.

1. Kaleidoscope Wallpaper

Bring your small bathroom to life with some kaleidoscope patterned wallpaper. It will add a fun element while making the space seem a little roomier.

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The Best Small and Functional Bathroom Design Ideas

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Small bathrooms may seem like a difficult design task to take on; however, these spaces may introduce a clever design challenge to add to your plate. Creating a functional and storage-friendly bathroom may be just what your home needs.

Every design element in a small bathroom should have a purpose and be functional in some way or another to create a space-saving sanctuary. Before you dive in, if you are looking for space-saving furniture ideas, be sure to check out our top products for small bathrooms.

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Recreate this look for your own bathroom with this white ladder. Image: Africa Studio/Shutterstock

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1. Add Storage

Instead of stuffing them in large cabinets, showcase your colorful, textured towels in open shelving. This will add warmth and playful colors to your space and eliminate

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30 Small Bathroom Before and Afters

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Our Top Small Bath Makeovers

In a small space like a bathroom, every detail matters: The right wall color, tilework or lighting can transform a dull, dated bathroom into a bright, stylish retreat. See how HGTV’s top designers revamped these petite baths.

Before: Good Bones

After: Good Bones

Before: Desert Flippers

After: Desert Flippers

Before: Flip or Flop Vegas

After: Flip or Flop Vegas

Before: Home Town

After: Home Town

Before: Fixer Upper

After: Fixer Upper

Before: Restored by the Fords

After: Restored by the Fords

Before: Home Town

After: Home Town

Before: Fixer Upper

After: Fixer Upper

Before: Home Town

After: Home Town

Before: Brother Vs. Brother

After: Brother Vs. Brother

After the redesign, a floating vanity adds tons of visual space, while new lighting above the mirror is reflected throughout the room.  

Before: Restored by the Fords

After: Restored by the Fords

Before: Income Property

With a dark

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