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While you probably don’t expect or need your bathroom to be giant, a too-cramped bathing space can be tough to use on a daily basis. There are workarounds — like outfitting small bathrooms with equally small bathroom sinks — but sometimes, the best answer is just making the area bigger.
That was the thought behind this bathroom renovation from homeowners Anne-Laure (@annelaurelievense) and Bob Lievense. When the couple moved in, the bathroom was about 20 to 30 years old, and it looked it. “I disliked everything about it!” Anne-Laure says of the bathroom. “It was exactly what a bathroom shouldn’t be — cold, impersonal, and definitely not a space where you can relax and take a breath after a busy day.”
Aside from all that, the space “felt like a very small box,” she adds. Anne-Laure and Bob knew they wanted to renovate, but decided to move their project up on their to-do list after some exciting news. “We did the renovation a bit earlier than expected because we were expecting a little baby boy!” Anne-Laure says. “And for us that was a reason to prioritize a comfortable, big bathroom with space for a changing mat and a bath.”