Small Bathroom Ideas
Looking for small bathroom ideas? Then stay tuned… because in the next few minutes, you will discover how to remodel a small to medium sized washroom – quickly and easily. First off, you need to keep in mind that this task is going to be a big design challenge.
Regardless of a half or full bath, everyone desires to fully utilize the available space. And no matter how hopeless it may seem, with a little bit of skill and creativity, it is certainly possible to have a roomy and functional washing area.
Given below are some simple yet effective tips that will work well with just about any size and budget. So without further ado… let’s get started, shall we? For starters, you may hire an interior designer or a contractor that has experience in these sort of things. Typically, he or she would be someone with knowledge and expertise on Victorian houses or other similar style homes that are generally not equipped with large toiletries. Moving on… have you ever watched an episode of ‘This Old House?’
If you haven’t, you may want to take a look the next time it is scheduled to broadcast. An Emmy Award winning home improvement series, it is famous, among other things, for featuring a variety of innovative small bathroom ideas that have been known to result in beautiful remodeling projects. Not all of us can afford to hire a supremely talented contractor like Norman (watch the show and you’ll recognize him), but you can engage the services of a licensed expert by checking out the local classifieds or by ringing up your local permit office and making inquiries.
However, if your budget is pretty limited right now and you feel you are handy enough to complete the job yourself, you might want to consider designing your bathroom with smaller fixtures. Companies that deal mainly with Victorian houses are the most likely places where you will be able to find miniature vanities, toilets, a small bathroom sink, etc. If you wish to install a full bath, a traditional style Japanese bath will be ideal, as it’s a sturdy soaking tab that is roughly half the size of the standard American tub. It also comes with a convenient shower hose for daily use.
Some of the other small bathroom ideas you may be interested in trying out include setting up a wall-hung sink and toilet. Also, if you are skillful in plumbing, why not change your entire plumbing arrangement in order to make maximum use of room space. Perhaps, you could fit in a corner shower stall into the area opposite the entryway, instead of placing a sink here, as is the norm. Mind you, these projects are labor-intensive; having said that, they are probably the best ways to correct design that utilizes space poorly.
Finally, for the lowest budget project, opt for clever and practical space-saving arrangements. Simply put, a lot can be done to maximize the look and feel of a not too large bathroom without having to make any elaborate changes. For instance, you could apply two fresh coats of waterproof paint to the walls. Tip: Rather than going with bold, attractive shades, choose light colors as they give the impression of a larger space. You might want to skip the wallpaper and borders – not only do they contribute to mold, they will also make the room appear smaller than it actually is.