Remodeling a small bathroom can be а challenge because of space limitations. To make the most out of your remodel you’ve got to make every inch count. Dan Bawden, of Legal Eagle Contractors, provides the following tips to help you maximize the space when remodeling a small bathroom.
Use the Right Colors
Using light colors throughout the space helps reflect light and brightens your room to make it appear larger. We’ve found that lighter and softer neutrals do the job well to make a small bathroom look larger.
Install a Pocket Door
Pocket doors slide along their own length and disappear into an adjacent wall or compartment when opened (unlike а traditional hinged door). You will be surprised at the amount of floor space that becomes available.
Hang а Large Mirror
Mirrors are а great way to make a space look bigger. However, hanging too many mirrors will create chopped up space. We recommend hanging one large mirror in the bathroom to extend the eye, and reflect natural light.
Install а Clear Glass Shower Enclosure
It may not be obvious, but many people don’t realize how glass shower doors will stretch visual space. Think about it: your eye can travel through clear glass, but other surfaces will obstruct your line of vision, making the bathroom feel even smaller.
Select а Vanity with Open Shelving
Cabinets with drawers can make а room feel cramped. To keep items organized, consider baskets or bins placed on shelves. The use of glass shelving is great for small display items. Consider furniture style vanities with small drawers or floating vanities which create an illusion of more space.
Consider а Wall Mount or Pedestal Ѕіnk
Wall mount sinks are а great way to expand your floor space, and create а unique aesthetic. Pedestal sinks are another way to free up space in а small bathroom.
If you need more space, consider carving out more storage space between studs in а wall. This will create recessed storage.
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The Remodelers Council of the Greater Houston Builders Association is an organization of remodelers and industry professionals. We are dedicated to the promotion of excellence and professionalism within the industry, and public awareness of the Remodelers Council. We achieve this through education, certification and service to the membership, industry and the community. Members of the Remodelers Council give back to the Houston community by participating in an annual charity project. The Remodelers Council holds an annual Garage Sale at the September Texas Home and Garden Show with proceeds going to their local charity project. To join the council or to find a professional remodeler in your area, please visit the GHBA website.