Small bathrooms may seem like a difficult design task to take on; however, these spaces may introduce a clever design challenge to add to your plate. The idea is to create a functional and storage-friendly bathroom that also incorporates your own unique style. Each design element in small bathroom renovations should have a purpose and be functional in some way or another to create an efficient space-saving retreat.
In this article well go over some useful tips to consider when renovating a small bathroom.
Things to consider when remodelling small bathrooms
- Function & Purpose
A bathroom is a space that allows us to take care of business, whatever that may be. We spend a significant amount of our time in bathrooms as such. So creating a functional space that is also pleasant to be in is key. Small bathrooms rooms can quickly accumulate unwanted clutter, so make sure you’re adding only design elements that are functional. Avoid adding decorative object that don’t serve a purpose.
- Install Floating shelves – Adding additional shelf space is probably one of the quickest ways to add space and reduce clutter on the counter space. On these shelves, you can place items such as face wipes cotton swaps etc.
- That space underneath the sink? Utilize it by installing a hamper under the sink or another storage space for items
- Add stackable baskets underneath cabinets and above washer/dryer units.
- Choose your color Scheme
Here comes the fun part, painting. You’ll need to stick with a color scheme to keep things consistent. It is recommended to use neutral colors to work from. Select a neutral color palette to form the base theme of your bathroom. Utilize textures and patterns in neutral tones to add creativity and depth. . This adds an aesthetically tranquil feel. White is a common choice, but requires a little more upkeep as spots and smudged appear more visible than other colors.
If you don’t want to paint an alternative is to add pops of color by displaying colorful hand towels, bathroom tile, rugs or even painting picture frames to create your own ambiance and flair.
- Select your Flooring
If you really want to go for a full renovation, then start from the ground up. When choosing flooring for your bathroom you want something that will complement your décor and hold up under the unique demands of a wet and humid atmosphere, aggravated by the high level of heating usually found in the room. Here is a list of the different types of flooring you can install in your small bathroom, starting with the least recommended to highly recommended. Keep in mind that difficulty of installation and prices vary, so be sure to ask your home supplier professional for suggestions.
- Solid Wood
- Laminate Flooring
- Engineered Wood
- Linoleum Tile
- Sheet Linoleum
- Vinyl Tile
- Ceramic or Stone Tile
- Sheet Vinyl
In a small space like a bathroom, every detail matters: The right wall color, tilework or lighting can transform a dull, dated bathroom into a bright, stylish retreat. Be sure to not rush the process and take your time to design your vision.