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Most of the bathrooms we remodel are at least ten years old. These are almost always small rooms so, unless our customers are willing to build an addition or move some walls around, we're stuck with the original size and outline. Since there's little you can do to make the fixtures themselves take up less space, we rely on color, light, layout, and some other design tricks to make the room appear larger. Creating Floor Space The lower third of the average bathroom is crowded with fixtures. Yet, according to design rules, the more floor space that is visible, the bigger a room appears. Dining rooms are a perfect example: While the table typically occupies a large area at the center of