It could be really exciting if you have decided to renovate the bathroom in your home. The homeowners love to remodel their bathrooms more than the kitchens. Why? Firstly, it is much easier to do so because the space is smaller. Secondly, when space is less the cost is also lesser. You need less flooring, paint, fewer cabinets and countertop. However, it can be really difficult if you have to work in a small or an awkwardly shaped bathroom.
There are different steps towards a bathroom remodeling. You need to make a lot of decisions regarding flooring, fixtures, layout, etc. No point of worrying because with a little bit of planning you can do it well. Of course one can hire professional companies like MaxHome etc to do the job. There are few tips which can surely help you make your bathroom remodeling endeavor quite easier, smooth, cost-effective and efficient.
- A Tub or a Shower
The first thing you should pay attention to is from where to start. Look for the big items first since you need to decide on how you want your space to function. The first step should be to figure out the layout and how you’ll fit the desired components. So decide whether you want to have a shower or a tub.
- Ensure enough space for everything
If you are doing it all by yourself, make sure you know everything about your local housing code. Demarcate properly the space you want to keep for each area of the bathroom. If you’re doing it by yourself, make sure you know all about your local housing code. For example, a toilet needs 30″ minimum from side to side and 24″ in front of it or the width of a shower shouldn’t be smaller than 30″.
3. Keep enough storage
This tip is very important especially if the square footage of the bathroom is smaller. There is a lot of vertical space above the toilet which usually goes unusable. You can put shelves over there adding to the increased surface for keeping towels, candles, etc. The vertical areas always have the much-needed storage opportunities.
- Maximizing the small bathroom
It is very easy to work when you have a large space but what if the square footage is quite less and you have to manage that only. Go for the creative storage solutions like incorporating tall niches having multiple shelves in showers or tub enclosures to store toiletries, incorporating drawers in the vanity cabinet.
- Right amount of lighting
Having the right amount of lighting is very necessary in a bathroom, be it large or small. You can put multiple light sources like ceiling pot lights, chandelier or wall sconces. The temperature and intensity of the light should be the same. If you don’t have a window, put a hanging light or a sconce.
- Decide on the color palette
Now it’s your turn to pick the colour and finishes for your bathroom. For smaller space bathrooms go for a neutral color palette with very little contrast. The contrasting colors visually define the boundaries highlighting the smaller square footage of the bathroom. If you apply a neutral color palette your small bathroom will also appear wider and more open.
- Put a mirror
As said that lighting is the key towards making your space look brighter and open as possible but one should focus on the mirror as well. For a smaller bathroom, avoid smaller above-the-sink mirrors and go for a larger one. Put the mirror as tall and as wide as possible.
- Go for a glass shower door
The benefit of glass here is that it will open up your space and avoid the closed-off walls or areas. Enclose your shower with full glass as opposed to only having a glass door and solid walls since this will visually open up the space and make it feel airy also.
Proper ventilation is very important. Go for a sleek and nearly invisible bathroom ceiling fan. It will exhaust all the damp air outside without appearing bulky, reducing the chance of developing molds.
- Protecting the lower section of the wall
The inevitable splashes of water occurring in the lower section of the walls of the bathroom should be the one major area of concern. You can use headboards which will give protection along with creating an antique look. Put a good coat of oil-based paint over the beadboard to make it practically impervious to moisture. You can also put a tile instead of beadboards.