If you have a bathroom renovation in your near future, you’re undoubtedly looking forward to bringing your vision and the end results together to create the kind of peaceful, spa-like space you’ve wished for. However, if you’re working with limited square footage, you may be struggling for inspiration, especially if you don’t have much interior design experience. Fortunately, strategies exist for making the most of a small space. Here’s what you need to know about small bathroom remodeling.
General Tips for Small Bathroom Remodeling
Keep in mind that no matter how beautiful a bathroom is, it won’t be a pleasant place if it doesn’t function as a bathroom should. Tiny bathrooms don’t have to look and feel cramped, but it takes a certain degree of creativity to optimize every square foot in a way that works in real life. Think outside the traditional lines, especially when it comes to a bathroom’s largest features — showers and tubs.
Enclosed showers in small bathrooms tend to resemble old-school telephone booths, with little-to-no room for body wash, shampoo, and other personal care essentials. Deconstructed showers are popular in Asia and some parts of Europe, where bathrooms generally tend to be smaller. Often called wet rooms, this bathroom design simply has a shower on one end of the room that is not enclosed in the traditional fashion so that the space feels larger and more open. The shower is on the same level as the rest of the floor, with the drain being the lowest part of the room and the same type of bathroom tiles throughout to create cohesion.
A ceiling-to-floor full or half shower door made from clear glass can be added for those who like a little understated separation of space with limited visual obstruction.
Soaking Tub and Shower Hybrids
Some people cannot imagine life without a good soaking tub somewhere in their home, while some love nothing more than a long hot shower — and yet others can’t make up their minds between the two. If you’re remodeling a small bathroom, you may feel as if you have no choice but to decide between a tub and shower, but today’s tub-and-shower hybrids offer the best of both worlds.
Never underestimate the value of vertical space when creating a combination of form and function in a small powder room. Storage is at a premium in the bathroom, so consider placing shelving above the toilet, on the side of the medicine cabinet, or along the side of the sink cabinet to hold toilet paper. Choose everyday items such as shower curtains, mirror frames, and light fixtures for what they bring to the table and how well they do their job.
Contact Preferred Kitchen & Bath for More Information
Partnering with Preferred Kitchen & Bath paves the way for a job well done — you’ll work with the same personal staff designer for the duration of the project, bringing cohesion and a deeper understanding of your personal needs and preferences to the picture. The benefits of working with a skilled designer are that projects are completed more quickly this way, and the end result will have a polished, professional touch that adds value to your home.
Regardless of if you are looking to upgrade your bathroom or are interested in kitchen renovations, we can give you a space that you want to spend time in. Please feel free to contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation.