We often encounter homes with design and function issues that can hinder a sale. Our suggestions in the cases of small kitchens, bedrooms, or bathrooms is to turn a minus into a plus, preferably without knocking down walls.
We consulted on this bathroom redesign in Forked Island, Louisiana several months ago, and then when it was finished we came back to stage it. It may be the only bathroom on the main level, shared by two bedrooms (including the master), and a windowless one at that, but it is truly a "destination" to be enjoyed in tranquil style.
We turned a $40 mid-century Asian-inspired dresser into a vanity complete with a vessel sink, took a 1930's shiny chrome chandelier original to the house and rehabbed it with oil-bronze paint and new crystals, added 2 panels of cream sheers to soften the rock wall (and add a touch of femininity), and added one of our custom works of art over the tub to create a "view".
Sometimes, in small spaces, we have found there is no such thing as "too much drama", and the stunted absolutely can become stunning.
Certified Property Consultant, Feature This... Real Estate Staging,www.FeatureThisDotDotDot.com
SAR Staging Instructor, Staging and Redesign http://www.stagingandredesign.com
Lead Conceptual Designer, www.CurbAppealForDummies.com
Vice- President of Acadiana Real Estate Staging Association, www.AcadianaRESA.com