Hire a professional or do it yourself?
For a professional look on your wall it is important to consult a contractor in order to avoid any accident that may occur when doing it on your own.
Remodel the Bathroom
Clear shower doors and larger windows for your bathroom will easily help expand the bathroom look hence bringing in a lot more natural light and adding more visual depth to the bathroom and avoiding solid and opaque walls and doors.
For Visual look use tile
See the options of beautiful designed tiles on your wall with patterns that cannot be easily replicated with any materials in the room. Create a formal look of the bathroom with a nice chandelier and a sink and plenty of formal fixtures. The kitchen should have many cabinets to place utensils and make it look more formal, tiles in the kitchen should also have a pattern and the hardwood and tiles should be well patterned. A kitchen must have a sink too.
Upscale flooring is the best. Use real tile or hardwood to replace inexpensive vinyl. Create a well crafted tile pattern that suites the hardwood border. Invest well in heated flooring for cold climates .
A visually shrink room has its walls in dark or bright colors. To expand the space, painting light neutral color on the wall can be tried. To pop the neutral space then you can bring additional colors and home accessories . Adjacent areas will need easy-care paint that works well or opt for a wall covering that is vinyl and gives you more options in selecting and adding patterns with added care benefit.