4 Tips to Know When Remodeling a Small Bathroom
Without spacious living, the clutter of one’s life at home can hamper your peace of mind.
Have you ever been in a small apartment or home that has an abundance of height but lacking in width? In the case of small bathrooms, where space is limited and movement is poor, what can you do to eliminate that constrictive feeling?
Sometimes space comes at a premium. For example, living in big cities where a budget is limited can be tough when redesigning your interior. A little creativity, however, will help to solve this problem.
Make your bathroom functional yet aesthetically pleasing as it is one of the more frequently-visited rooms in the home. For starters, picture it empty with bare walls and an empty floor and know where to fill the space. Think outside the box with storage for extra accessories to give the bathroom style. Whether you love undermount, drop-in or vessel sinks, the limited space of a small bathroom can still be beautifully designed.
What’s your theme?
One of the first things to consider before a redo is whether you’ll be switching your motif from old to new, new to old, or reapplying the same theme with a different arrangement. No matter what you choose, it’s good to give the bathroom a distinct style. Along with that, know how much space you have that’ll be furnished, not just with particular necessities but also extra elements. Various styles in both traditional and modern are constant in European design. With so many to consider from vintage, minimalist, state-of-the-art, etc., knowing the theme will allow you to properly choose the right accessories and fixtures needed in completing your bathroom.
Stress the height, not the width
The biggest problem with remodeling small bathrooms is storage. How much do you need to keep in the bathroom? While the kitchen requires space for large appliances and storage for dishware and cookware, the bathroom doesn’t need nearly as much space. Although there are certain necessities that do consume space like a bathtub, a shower, or a wide lavatory countertop, aiming for a minimalist look might be the best solution. Having vertical shelves (as opposed to wide) for holding common bathroom items, and utilizing bathroom accessories like robe hooks, towel bars, and soap holders, are all ways you can make the most of your bathroom space.
Light and bright will heighten the sight
Many older apartments and smaller houses have bathrooms that use dark tiling or even wallpaper. Homes and apartments from urban cities in the early-to-mid 20th century used dark tones and patterns for the bathroom, some as dominant colors while others as complementary to other colors. In a small bathroom, the tones emit a lowly mood and a dreary setting and having poor lighting with darker tones gives the room a somberly feeling.
In contrast, white provides feelings of liveliness and a brighter (even spacier) mood while in a small bathroom. Using white as an absolute enables other accessories and fixtures to appear lively and complement other colors accordingly. For personality and appeal, white is a neutral option that can blend with almost anything.
Get stylishly compact
If your bathroom is smaller than normal, consider a vitreous china pedestal sink as an elegant and traditional inclusion. Pair this with an equally stylish widespread faucet (or centerset, whichever you prefer) for maximum effect. If not that, a marble console vanity with pedestal legs (vitreous china, acrylic, or brass) is the best solution for this type of setting. Counter space will be limited and can take away from other elements that you might want to add. Added, many of today’s modern toilets are lengthy in their architecture. Some of the more elongated toilets can consume so much space that moving around in the bathroom is troublesome.
So whether you barely have room to hang a bathrobe or stack towels, or even have trouble walking in it, take your time and be creative with how you re-furnish your small bathroom. With the understanding of vertical storage, carefully consuming limited space, and finding the right colors and shapes, your bathroom can go from cluttered and claustrophobic to pleasant and practical.