Remodeling a Small Bathroom
There are two things very important in a home kitchens and bathrooms. Both of these rooms are responsible for selling or not selling a home. People spend significant amounts of time in both and judge a house based on what they think of these two rooms. If you are looking to sell or update your home and are thinking of remodeling a small bathroom here are a few tips to help.
Larger bathrooms are coveted among homeowners and if you are considering remodeling a small bathroom extensively, anyway you might want to consider expanding the square footage.There are times when this is just not a possibility however if it is and you will be tearing into walls anyway it will be worth it in the end.
When you cannot expand while remodeling a small bathroom,you are going to have to pay close attention to your floor space. It does not take long to eat up available space with bathtubs, toilets and sink.
Plan out every available inch and then look for ways to save space. Consider using a pedestal sink instead of a cabinet and use the wall area for needed storage. There are also several options in wall hugger commodes on the market today that give you all the functionality you need and save floor space at the same time.
Anytime you are dealing with small spaces you want to keep the paint light and airy. Never use dark colors on the wall, as they tend to shrink the area,same goes for the ceiling. In fact, if possible raise your ceiling, for instance if you now have a low hanging drop ceiling examine the construction and see if it can be raised. This will give your room the appearance of being larger than it actually is.
Everyone likes a mirror above the sink for brushing your teeth, combing your hair, shaving or applying make-up as the case maybe. A well-placed large mirror can also bring an illusion of more space to a room. Remodeling a small bathroom takes creativity to get the most out of every square inch.
Never over crowd when remodeling is a small bathroom, simple better.Crowded walls and many decorative additions can quickly shrink your small bathroom to closet size. Instead, use a few well thought out pictures, mirrors or wall decorations to spruce the room up a bit.
If your bathroom currently has a tub and shower combination, you can free up space by installing a simple shower only. These units are reasonably priced and are perfect for a second or guest bathroom.
The main thing most people want to accomplish when remodeling a small bathroom is to create more space. You can do this actually or simply create an illusion but either way will make a big difference in how you,and others if you are selling, will feel about the space.