Small Bathroom Remodeling Tricks can Make even a Tiny Bathroom Feel Bigger
When homeowners think of undertaking a bathroom remodeling project, thoughts typically and quickly drift to an ensuite bathroom for a master bedroom. While this is ideal for resale value, in reality, it’s the half and three-quarter bathrooms that are both accessible to guests and typically receive more daily foot traffic than a master bathroom; giving them a braider use range and broader appeal.
Why Remodel Smaller Bathrooms?
Smaller bathrooms throughout the home are often strategically located near the main living areas. They’re typically the “go-to” bathroom for family members as they go through their daily routine. Of course, whenever a family member receives a guest, it’s the smaller bathroom to give directions. This holds whether their guests are only there for a few hours or if they are the grandparents enjoying a weekend stay.
Since smaller bathrooms receive so much foot traffic and especially since they are relatively less expensive to remodel, it’s advantageous for the homeowners to invest a small amount of time and money into a small bathroom renovation project.
Consider the Bathrooms Function
When remodeling a smaller bathroom, homeowners first need to decide if a half bathroom will be sufficient or if they need to carve out space for a three-quarter bath. Since these types of rooms are generally smaller than average, it’s essential to resist the idea of making the space too complicated. By installing only essential pieces and keeping decor to a minimum, a smaller bathroom will be easier to organize and keep clean.
The only essential items are a pedestal sink, toilet, mirror, a hand towel rack, and a wastebasket for a half bath. A three-quarter bath that includes a shower requires not much more, although guests would view counter space above a vanity as a welcome addition.
Add Subtle Style; Bathroom Remodeling is all about the details.
Homeowners can infuse plenty of style by selecting the right shower and sink fixtures, along with the flooring, trim, and paint color. High gloss materials reflect light and can make a smaller room appear bigger. Pocket doors can also be used if space is limited.
Pro tip: It may seem contradictory, but using larger tile pieces in the shower area, on the floors, or on the part of the wall can help a small room feel more spacious.
Homeowners can add a splash of color to a smaller bathroom only with the right selection of towels, guest soaps, and bath rugs. The careful selection of the right mirror, light fixtures, faucet, and showerhead, can create a subtle spa-like feel, even in a small bathroom.
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