Remodeling Small Bathrooms

The reason we remodel a room is so that we can give it a better look and make it more useful and to our liking. One of the hardest to remodel are small bathrooms. Already you are at a disadvantage because unless you are willing to spend thousands of dollars to rip out a wall or two you will still have a small bathroom. The trick with these bathrooms is to make them appear larger without having to spend a fortune.

Layout

The first thing you need to do is consider the layout you have now and understand exactly why you don’t like it. How much space is your sink, tub, and shower taking up? Do you have any storage space? How could the layout be better? You want to make everything flush against the wall and combine things as much as possible.

Instead of having a separate shower stall combine it with the tub. This will save space and will allow you to have a much nicer and only slightly larger bathtub. Try to replace your old sink with a pedestal sink. These are elegant and will take up much less space then normal. The only disadvantage to this is that you will lose most or all of your counter space.

The best way to make up for this though is to use a space saver. This is a type of cabinet that sits around the toilet. It costs around $100 and comes in a variety of materials and styles. It is designed with a towel rack and plenty of space for all of your toiletries.

Colors

The best way to make your space seem larger is to use light paint on the walls and floors. Dark colors can dampen your mood and will dramatically decrease the size of the room. Instead use white, tan, light brown, light blue, or light green colors.

Lighting

Lighting is essential in any bathroom and will help to improve the space in your bathroom. If you can use natural light and make sure that it stream in during the day without losing any privacy. Try to install a bright ceiling light and maybe some smaller lights around the mirror. As the light hit’s the light colored walls the space will look relaxing and large.