The thing that surprised me the most about this whole small bathroom remodel is the fact that we didn8217;t have any unexpected issues or problems. Because see here now the bathroom was so old, I was sure there would be some hidden catastrophe that would be expensive and time-consuming to fix. I feel very relieved and blessed that we didn8217;t have to deal with something like that. The harsh lighting and large mirror size made this bathroom look much smaller than it really is. The mismatched tile colors and designs made this bathroom look small and cramped. We participate in affiliate programs. If you purchase products via the links on our site, we may earn a commission to support our team. Most United States bathrooms have a ‘shower enclosure’ with a shower pan and glass shower doors which separate the shower from bathroom. And if you have a large bathroom, this works out fine. However, in a small bathroom this ‘walls off’ your shower and makes it live even smaller.