So You Are Looking To Remodel Your Bathroom
Bathrooms can be a pain. Especially when you have a small bathroom, it is hard to come up with good bathroom design ideas. Small bathroom designs are tricky, because there is not a lot of space to work with. Making it happen is nothing compared to coming up with design ideas.
So you’re looking to remodel your bathroom.
You want your little bathroom to become a safe-haven, do you not? The problem is: how are you going to turn such a tiny space into the porcelain heaven you envision?
First of all, go sit in your bathroom. You may be thinking, ‘I do that enough, thanks’, but seriously, just camp out for a bit, and start to feel the space. This is the first step in coming up with new ideas.
Next, try your hand at drawing the space on a sheet of graphing paper. Make sure to take the measurements of the room, and draw it to scale. Map out everything that’s glued or nailed down.
Once you have your current bathroom laid out in front of you, it’s time to start shuffling things around and thinking about your dream porcelain heaven. Draw the basic plan of your bathroom, as it is now, several times. Only include the walls, and the things you don’t want to change this time. In each of these drawings, try mapping out things the way you want them.
Once you have the ideal shape of the counter you want, cut it out. Do the same with the shower, toilet, etc. With these cut-out pieces, arrange them on one of your bathroom outlines. Get creative.
This may be the trickiest part of your project.
I just finished my bathroom remodeling. It was a small one, like many of yours. I wanted it to have a warmer feeling, and I wanted a shower cubicle so we didn’t have to shower in the bath. My decision was born when I dropped something into the bath and broke it. It wasn’t an easy task. I dreaded the idea as soon as I had it.
Here are some ideas to create more space in a small bathroom.
If there is a radiator taking up space on the wall, move it closer to the ceiling so that you can use all of the wall space your bathroom has to offer. It could end up being enough space for a toilet or sink.
Consider putting the bathtub in the center of the bathroom. This is great way to do away with the issues of uneven walls or piping. It obviously won’t work all of the time, but it may just work for you.
Switch around the floor plan of your bathroom. Use the paper you cut out for this. It is incredible how many ideas this will help you find.
Consider changing the shape of your shower cubicle. Using a cubicle with rounded edges instead of a traditional square shape, you could save some space. This may cost you a little more money, but if you have to be frugal on space, you may not have the option to be frugal with your cash.
Switch to a sliding door. Sliding doors don’t need space to open, and therefore won’t get in the way of placing things close to it.
Wall mirrors are a great way to expand the space. Even if that space is only illusion.
Use storage cupboards. Storing things up high will keep the floor from becoming cluttered.
Now you can see that a small bathroom really can become the safe-haven you dream of.