It’s not the size of your bathroom, it’s what you do with it. Many people seem to think that small bathroom remodels don’t require as much thought as larger ones. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! Working within space constraints allows you to bring your creativity forward; playing with high-end finishes and bold styles stays within budget when you’re limited on how much you can use. Small bathroom remodels often require more thought because of the challenge of placing so much storage, utility, and design within a relatively tiny footprint. The use of space needs to be intentional, planned, and properly executed. Fortunately, you don’t need to sacrifice style to have a functional small bathroom! Here’s how to create the ultimate paradise in a small footprint.
Maximizing Space in a Small Bathroom Remodel
You need a lot of storage in the bathroom. Spare towels, cosmetics, and toiletries all need to have a home, which can pose a challenge in small spaces. One of the most underutilized areas we see in small bathroom remodels is all the vertical space on the walls. A modern way of installing storage in compact spots is above-toilet cubbies or floating shelves. Both offer storage solutions without needing to rearrange the floor plan in the existing bathroom. Make sure to keep any shelving highly visible (not hiding behind any doors) to avoid bumps on the head! Change swing doors to sliding or barnyard doors if feasible. Shower doors should slide or use a curtain in small bathrooms to free up space in front of the entrance, which maximizes your square footage.
Trick Your Mind into Seeing a Bigger Bathroom
A big part of creating the ultimate small bathroom remodel is by incorporating visual cues that trick your mind into thinking the space is bigger than it is. No natural light? No problem. Smaller spaces benefit from repetition. The most obvious way to bring in visual trickery is by installing a bold tile pattern that crawls straight from the floor up the wall. A modern trend, floor-to-ceiling tiles are an incredible way to bring color and beauty into a small space. Play off of any repeating tiles with large-and-in-charge mirrors. Larger mirrors brighten a space by reflecting what light sources you have, making your mind think there’s more than there is. Open up the space even further with all-glass shower doors. Seamless doors that run from wall to wall let you show off any creative touches you’ve installed in the shower. They also don’t create the hard stop which curtains do, making your mind believe there’s more space in the room.
Splurge on the Details in Small Bathrooms
A positive aspect of small bathroom remodels: you can use higher-end materials without breaking the bank. Since there’s less space in the room there are fewer areas you need to purchase materials for. Because of this, feel free to upgrade in the areas you use the most. Spa fanatics may want to turn their showerhead from a wall-mounted basic option to a luxurious waterfall one. Cabinetry can be raised off the ground for a modern, floating look. Even utilitarian countertops can get a boost with a stunning natural stone option custom-cut for your space. We recommend bringing color into your small bathroom remodel as well. Neutrals are classic for a reason, but a pop of bright color shows off your personality. This can be done through the use of a patterned tile, backsplash, or even painted cabinets. For more remodeling tips or help transforming your small bathroom into something amazing contact Eco-Pro Construction Las Vegas Remodel and Construction.