Bathroom Remodeling Tips That Are Ideal For Small Spaces
A bathroom remodel job doesn’t have to mean a long, drawn-out upgrade to the master bathroom. If you’re simply upgrading a smaller vanity, consider using these tips to make the most of every available square inch. While many of these tips can translate to any bathroom remodel job, they’re particularly helpful if you’re planning one for a small vanity.
Enhance the lighting in the room with beautiful accessories
Many small vanities are located indoors in the home, which means there is unlikely to be a window to let in natural light. This makes choosing the right lighting fixtures even more important. Look for a bright ceiling fixture or one with multiple bulbs that can be mounted directly above the mirror. Be careful to avoid those ‘Hollywood’ lights – they’re terribly out of date in today’s bathroom remodeling jobs.
Forget about dark walls and ceilings
To help maximize brightness and light, also avoid heavy, textured wallpapers and dark-colored paint jobs. Instead, look for colors that are light and create an open feel, such as a cool gray, warm beige, or peaceful blue or green. Some homeowners are tempted to paint their bathroom ceilings, but this is a bad idea for small rooms. Instead, look for a complementary color for the ceiling, such as bright white or off-white. When choosing a paint finish, consider semi-gloss or satin, as these finishes may be easier to clean than matte surfaces.
Find a sink with a small footprint
When you have a small room, you want to be able to maximize your space and nothing takes up more space than a large built-in sink with a shelving unit. Instead, consider a small pedestal sink. These sinks take up an extremely small footprint, which can make your room appear larger than it actually is. However, pedestal sinks have a clear drawback: there is no storage space underneath.
Use vertical shelving in your bathroom remodel
While pedestal sinks save space, most bathrooms require at least some storage. Instead of leaving toiletries and extra toilet paper out in the open, ask your bathroom remodeling company to design and install a vertical shelving that fits into the space directly over the toilet. Have your design firm create one with closable doors for toiletries and toilet paper along with open shelves for stacks of fluffy towels and other decorative touches. It also includes a bar or ring to hang a hand towel.
These aren’t the only ways you can maximize space in a smaller powder room. If you’re considering a bathroom remodel job, turn to a local contractor to help you craft plans that use smart touches like bright light fixtures, carefully chosen paint colors, pedestal sinks, and built-in vertical shelving. Your contractor will be able to look at your specific space, and your budget, and design a plan that works for you.