Bathroom Remodeling for Smaller Spaces

Bathroom Remodeling for Smaller Spaces

If you are looking to do a bit of home improvement, bathroom remodeling is definitely one of the most common projects to start with. This, by no means, should imply that it is one of the easiest. However, it does mean that there are a lot of ideas available and chances are you will be able to find inspiration to suit your style. Since houses and apartments are being built more and more compact, it is common (and almost expected) that space will be an issue. Fortunately, bathroom remodelers are well aware of this and have spent time developing many small bathroom remodeling ideas that you can apply to your own bathroom remodeling project.

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Getting the Bathroom You Want Out of the Space You Have

Just because you don’t have a bathroom that is the size of a small house, doesn’t mean that you can’t have the bathroom that you want. You may not be able to fit in huge acrylic bathtubs and enormous bathroom vanity cabinets, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have an equally stylish small vanity unit with a luxurious bathroom shower.

The trick is to not clutter the space that you over with unnecessary items. Bathroom remodeling takes patience and a bit of ‘know how’, but general common sense is the most important attribute.  Unless you were a contractor you wouldn’t know exactly how to remodel a bathroom but that doesn’t mean that you are completely clueless either.

One of the first suggestions in small bathroom remodeling ideas is to reduce the size of the units. If you had your heart set on an acrylic bathtub, perhaps you can buy a smaller one, or maybe even a corner tub that keeps the lines in the room neat. Failing that, if you have a bigger tub, then you should look for smaller bathroom vanity cabinets, or not have a cabinet at all, but replace it with a very nice bathroom mirror. If want to get ideas of how these units will look when you put them together you can visit bathroom showrooms, where they will have a whole host of items, from small vanity units, to luxury walk-in showers.

The staff working at bathroom showrooms will also be able to give you tips on how to remodel a bathroom and may even be able to recommend remodeling contractors or a remodeling company. But this is where money starts to become a factor, as your remodeling costs start to rise.

Bathroom Remodeling: Knowing What You Don’t Know

To a remodeling company, or remodeling contractors, remodeling a bathroom is child’s play. This is not to say that they do not take it seriously.  Some people hire a contractor to come to their house and give them a consultation to see how much their remodeling project might cost. A good contractor will be able to take your ideas and fit them to the job and give you an idea of what needs to be done and how much it will cost. To the untrained eye, some features might seem quite simple, but the actual work involved may mean that it is something that you cannot afford to do. It might be that the contractor could suggest alternative cost efficient ways for you to achieve what you want without your remodeling costs being astronomical.

These consultations are usually free, and are definitely worth the time, because at the end of it you will have a much better idea of what you can do with the space and the budget that you have allocated to the project.

Above all else, you should remember that a bathroom remodeling project can be as simple as a new paint job and can give your home a new lease of life.

Jane
I have been working in and teaching Bathroom Design and Remodeling for over 25 years. I stumbled into it; a designer friend needed an assistant for a couple days. One day turned into 1 month, that then turned into 1 year...and the rest is history. Now I want to share my knowledge through this blog and hope you all can benefit from it :)

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