Planning a Small Bathroom Renovation? Here Are Some Useful Tips

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Considering how important the bathroom is as a component of the household, it is understandable why renovating the space comes with quite a lot of emotion. There are several important decisions to make, including the design option, fixtures, and finishes. Thus the whole process takes longer. Also, most homeowners believe the size of their bathroom determines the type of luxury and finishes they get to choose from. But the truth is that every bathroom – even the smallest – can still enjoy the best finishes and luxuries, just like the larger bathrooms.

In this piece, we have compiled proven helpful tips that will help you to achieve that flawless renovation of your bathroom. These tips come handy, either you want to replace your bathroom because it is necessary or you are looking for a complete transformation.

Consider the following when renovating a small bathroom:

Minimise the number of fixtures

A bathroom space that is free of clutter is definitely more appealing, irrespective of the space. Avoid stuffing the places with fixtures you do not need but want. Instead, stick to only the necessary fixtures, including the vanity, toilet, and shower; this ensures that you have enough space in there for easy movement. For small bathrooms, a frameless shower screen, a vanity hung on the wall, and a compact toilet design will all go a long way in keeping the clutter away. In the end, working with the right fixtures will give you a lot of free space while meeting all your needs.

Work with quality fixtures and fittings

Creating a small luxury bathroom depends majorly on the quality of your fittings and fixtures. So, ensure that your bench-tops, joinery, toilet, and even the type of tapware you use, among others, are of good quality. Likewise, the tiles must be top notch. Considering the small size of the bathroom, you will require a few tiles, so going for the very best shouldn’t be a problem.

Adopt the right small bathroom design and ideas

Start by avoiding dark colours; they make a small area cluttered. If you have wall ties reaching the ceiling, opt for neutral or light colours that draw your sight to the ceiling easily.

Talking about the vanities, it is advisable that you go for storage cavities – they offer useful space underneath them. With the cavities underneath the stone vanity top, you can get more storage space without sacrificing space. You should also consider bathroom mirrors with storage spaces that can contain medical and generally smaller items that you may need every day.

Having a bath in your bathroom or not?

Not everyone likes having a bath in their bathroom. For some, they prefer a bigger shower, and others make the call due to insufficient space. If you are looking to have a bath, it is recommended that opt for a shower-bath. This fixture does not only fit effortlessly into your new bathroom but also make your home more valuable. You also get to have a nice shower or bath every time, without cluttering everywhere. However, you may want to think about this carefully if yours is a single bathroom home or apartment.

Smart lighting

Small bathroom spaces will most likely have low ceilings, which are not generally ideal for pendants or lights. To save space, a better option would be smart LED lighting options. Such lights are not obvious and will blend into the ceiling quite easily. You can get different moods and ambiences, thus adding a modern touch to your bathroom. A sky-light or roof window is another great, luxurious, and innovative move, especially if you want natural light in your bathroom space and you can afford it.

It all boils down to your personal preference…

Whatever your preference is, either a traditional bathroom or modern bathroom outlook, you can easily fulfil your bathroom renovation objectives by judiciously using every part of the space. However, while at it, ensure that your style and design choices do not contradict the setting of the rest of your property. Likewise, they shouldn’t put off potential home buyers if you want to put up your property for sale in the future.

Finally, we are confident that you stand better chances of having a new enjoyable bathroom if you consider the renovation factors discussed above, irrespective of the size of your bathroom.


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John Pusa
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Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Jun 11, 2019 02:31 PM #1
David Best
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Thank you John, I appreciate the welcome!

Jun 12, 2019 05:00 AM #2
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Welcome to Active Rain I hope this is a good venue for you and your business. 

Jun 12, 2019 07:13 AM #3
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David Best welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on successfully posting your first blog on this site.

Jun 13, 2019 11:59 AM #4
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Nice job on your first post!
Welcome to ActiveRain, I hope that your participation here helps your business to grow.
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Jun 14, 2019 09:16 PM #5
David Best
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Thanks for the warm welcome here guys, even more excited to be part of the Active Rain community now :)

Jun 16, 2019 10:40 PM #6
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David, sometimes a bath does need just minor updates to make it pop.  Great first post.

Jun 17, 2019 09:29 AM #7
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