10 Bathroom Remodel Tips and Advice

Bathroom Renovation

Bathrooms, perhaps more than kitchen renovation, are the most popular remodeling projects among homeowners. Because bathrooms are smaller than kitchens, the job is easier and quicker. In addition, the smaller space equals lower costs: less carpeting and paint, newer cabinets, and a smaller countertop. To make your bathroom remodel more appealing while keeping the process smooth, fast, and economical, follow these tips.

1. Build Niches and Recesses For Extra Room

When the room is limited, don’t build out; instead, build in.

Built-ins like recessed soap dishes, medicine cabinets, and even toilet roll holders squeeze every last inch of space out of cramped bathrooms. You can even change your ceiling light into a recessed light to make it flatter. Extra storage space can be built into the walls.

2. Address Bathroom Ventilation

By code, every bathroom must have some form of ventilation, whether it’s a correctly sized window or a bathroom exhaust fan.

Examine both the exhaust capacity (or how many cubic feet of air per minute they can move) and the noise levels of bathroom fans. Because of the confined space in the bathroom, even a moderately noisy bathroom fan can be excessively loud.

3. Add Plants for Living Color

Bathroom plants should not be an afterthought. In antiseptic bathrooms, plants add much-needed color.

Consider installing a floating shelf specifically for the aim of providing a comfy home for your trailing plants.

4. Pick the Right Flooring

Solid wood floors, while adding character to bathrooms, are not the most practical sort of flooring for bathrooms.

Instead, choose bathroom flooring that is durable enough to withstand the demands of regular use. Ceramic and porcelain tile, luxury vinyl plank, and vinyl tiles are all popular choices for bathroom flooring.

When it comes to waterproofing, sheet vinyl flooring is a clear winner. A single-width of sheet vinyl can easily floor a small bathroom, removing seams entirely.

5. Adjust Room Size With Color

Make sure your color palette stays in the white-or-light color spectrum to make a small bathroom appear larger.

Dark hues make the room feel tight and narrow. Fixtures should be white or light-colored (that is, the toilet and bathtub). Always think hard about painting your bathroom ceiling anything other than white or off-white, since this will further decrease the space.

6. Bathroom Lighting Matters

Lighting is frequently dim and concentrated exclusively in one location in a space where people need to visually evaluate their hair and features, such as from a ceiling fixture.

At the absolute least, use sconces to illuminate the area surrounding the bathroom mirror. However, bright light isn’t always desirable.

A dimmer switch is a relatively basic item that can bring atmosphere to your bathroom. The dimmer switch is ideal for late-night soaks in the tub.

7. Add Freestanding Pieces

Many house decorators recommend having one freestanding piece, such as a beautiful chair or a cabinet, as a design feature if room allows.

To make up for the lost space, you can tuck other useful items away, such as clothes hampers, or just relocate the hamper to another room. Of course, this ornamental piece can also be used as a storage space for towels, soaps, and other small objects.

8. Add More Opportunities to Hang Items

Hooks are the simplest way to increase the amount of surface area in a bathroom without actually installing a countertop. Everything from clothes to bathrobes to towels can be hung on hooks. Hooks can be hung on the back of doors, the sides of cupboards, or unused wall space.

9. Include More Mirrors in the Bathroom

Most people mainly think of mirrors in restrooms as somewhere to check their cosmetics or hair.

However, it’s also crucial to consider mirrors in bathrooms as design components that visually enlarge the space and add light. In addition to the major mirror over the bathroom sink, many homeowners want to install a second mirror.

Use large-format mirrors that span the entire wall in small bathroom remodel.

Allow room behind mirrors to allow airflow and prevent mold growth.

10. Use Wainscotting For Protection and Looks

Wainscot beadboard serves two important purposes. First, it produces an old effect when used properly, and it is really simple to install. Second, beadboard serves an important function in bathrooms by sheltering the bottom area of the walls from the inevitable sprays of water from the tub or shower.

The beadboard will be nearly impermeable to moisture after a fresh application of oil-based paint. If beadboard isn’t your style, consider installing tile wainscot on the bottom 40 to 48 inches of your wall. Tile, too, provides the similar function of protecting the walls from moisture, and it comes in an endless variety of styles.

11. Bonus tip: Hire a professional bathroom renovator to do your work

When you need a bathroom that makes the most of a small area, call Renovco Ottawa. We are interior design renovation experts who strive to provide creative solutions to every construction difficulty. We can envision, create, and produce a plan that answers your challenges, whether you’re trying to build a bathroom in a small space or renovating an existing bathroom to better take advantage of restricted space. Contact us today at 613-727-7070 or email us at infoottawa@renovco.com.