Tips for Remodeling a Small Bathroom

Remodeling a small bathroom can be a great way to upgrade your home, whether you want to improve the space for everyday use or make it more visually appealing. If you’re looking to remodel your small bathroom, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

Plan your layout

The first step in remodeling a small bathroom is to draw a floor plan of your bathroom using grid paper or a computer program. This will help give you a more accurate idea of how much space you have to work with, and it will also allow you to plan what fixtures are necessary and which ones can be eliminated or moved around. For example, if there’s not enough room for a bathtub, consider replacing it with a shower stall.

You also want to consider what fixtures are practical and functional for your family’s needs. A standalone shower stall may take up less space than a tub, but if you have small children who need supervision while bathing, a tub or tub/shower combination is more functional for your family.

Choose a light color palette.

You can significantly impact your bathroom’s look by choosing light colors for the walls, floor, and ceiling. Lighter, more neutral colors will help your small bathroom feel more extensive and open up. A soft color palette will also work well for cabinets or fixtures in the shower. You can add colorful bathroom accessories such as towels, bath mats, and soap dispensers.

Consider replacing your tub or shower with a walk-in shower 

If you have limited mobility, or are concerned about cleaning your bathtub or shower, consider replacing it with a walk-in shower. Walk-in showers are easier to clean and more accessible for people with mobility issues.

If you want to keep your tub but make it safer for people with limited upper body strength, consider installing grab bars near the faucet. You can also place a non-slip mat in front of the tub so anyone using it won’t slip on wet floors (and potentially fall).

Use large format tiles for fewer grout lines.

One of the best ways to create a more spacious bathroom is using larger tiles. Large tiles cover more area and reduce the number of grout lines, giving you a cleaner appearance. They’re also easier to clean because they have less surface area that needs scrubbing each time you clean your bathroom floor. 

Many homeowners like using large format tiles because they can create patterns to break up an otherwise dull white or grey flooring expanse without making it look cluttered or busy.

Make your medicine cabinet do double duty.

A medicine cabinet is a great place to store toiletries, but it’s not just for that. You can also use it as a mirror, jewelry holder, or makeup vanity. Feel free to get creative with how you use your medicine cabinet. Ensure you want a medicine cabinet in your bathroom before making any extra purchases or installing new equipment.

And to wrap it up with a bow on top…

When remodeling a small bathroom, it’s essential to plan your layout. Start by measuring the space and deciding where you want to put everything. Then consider where each piece of furniture or equipment will go with windows, doors, and other items in the room.

Remember to choose a light color palette that matches the rest of your house so that everything feels cohesive when it comes time for guests to visit.

Maximize available space with open shelves and storage options such as under-the-sink cabinets or corner shelves above toilets or showers (if applicable). These can help make any room feel larger than it is! If possible, replace an old tub or shower with a walk-in shower for easier accessibility.

We hope these tips have helped you to plan your next bathroom remodel. If you still need to figure out where to start or what changes will impact your space, we encourage you to contact us at Actuate Improvement for all bathroom remodeling. We can help guide you through the process so that your new look is exactly what you want!


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