The plus to downsizing after your kids leave the nest? You get an adorable -- and much more manageable -- mini-home, like a condo. (Yes to someone else mowing your lawn!)
The unfortunate trade-off? Smaller rooms.
If you’re feeling cramped, Karen E. Laine from HGTV’s “Good Bones” has a secret weapon that can make any room instantly appear more spacious: mirror tiles!
Everyone knows mirrors are a great way to make a room appear larger, but there’s no reason to play it safe: splashy mirrored subway tiles add a layer of texture and the illusion of space to even the smallest bathroom.
"This is like jewelry for the walls,” Karen says.
And the best part is that these tiles are stick-on -- no fussing with messy grout!
Watch the full segment above to get the look yourself.