If you need an escape from the stresses of your daily life, there’s no better place to go than your bathroom. But if your bathroom is small, you might not be able to enjoy it as much as you’d like. (As a matter of fact, bathrooms are consistently ranked as the most stressful room in the house!) A small space also means that it’s easy for everything in your bathroom to get cluttered and messy quickly. To help give your small bathroom a much-needed makeover, we’ve put together five tips for you to consider when remodeling.
Measure your bathroom and then plan how to use the space most efficiently
If you’re working with a small space, it’s really important to measure it. And then plan how to use the space most efficiently. If you’re planning on putting in a shower, it’s best to make sure you have enough room to store your toiletries. If you plan on keeping a laundry basket on the counter, measure the space that you plan on using to store it before you spend money on fixtures. You’ll end up with fewer trips making adjustments when doing your laundry and more time to enjoy every aspect of your home.
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Design your bathroom to be functional as well as beautiful
When designing your bathroom, don’t just think about the aesthetic. Think about how you can make the space functional, too, so you can get in and out of the bathroom quickly and easily. A lot of times, when we’re in the bathroom, we want to get out of the bathroom as quickly as possible.
This means using towels or rugs to help keep us clean. But rugs or towels aren’t the best choices if you need to quickly get in and out of the bathroom, and chairs and toilet seats can add a lot of stress to a small bathroom. Therefore, consider installing a small stool or folding toilet to quickly get your feet into the bathtub or shower.
Do you have a door that leads into your bathroom? If so, consider walling it off to give your bathroom a more private look. A door that you can close with a snap is a great way to give your bathroom a more finished look. Unfortunately, most bathrooms don’t have separate doorways to give them an official private look, and a lot of us don’t even recognize the doors that aren’t actually closed, meaning they can remain open when we’re in there. If you have a small, single-stall toilet that’s the optimal size to fit into your bathroom, consider installing a privacy shelf at the end of it for the same reason.
Do you have storage underneath your sink? If so, consider getting a storage cabinet that folds down to give your bathroom the same private look like the door to your bathroom. If you’re ever in doubt about which cabinet is best, try installing a glass door in the center of your bathroom to choose your best option.
Do you have counter space? Many small bathrooms have a small amount of counter space. If yours doesn’t, it might be worth thinking about installing a little counter to increase the area available for your feet to safely land on.
Plan out your budget for the remodel and choose products that fit within it
If you are planning to look into bathroom remodeling ideas, you need to plan out a budget for everything you want to do. This includes hiring a contractor, choosing materials, and making sure you have the money to pay for everything. It’s important to choose products that fit within your budget.
Make sure you plan for better organization in your bathroom. There are many things you should consider before you begin a remodel. What kind of lighting do you want? What features do you want? Do you want a vanity or an area for a storage area? (You can always upgrade later to increase the value of your bathroom.) If the size is too limiting, it might be a good idea to hire a professional to help you assess your project and come up with a custom plan. They’ll take your budget into consideration, and if it’s within your budget, you can move forward with your project.
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