Bathrooms, perhaps more than kitchens, are the most popular remodelling projects among homeowners. Because bathrooms are smaller than kitchens, the work is easier and quicker. Plus, with less room comes less money: less flooring, paint, cabinets, and countertops.
To make your bathroom renovations & installation more appealing while keeping the process smooth, fast, and cost-effective, follow these ideas.
Make Extra Space using Niches and Recesses
When room is at a premium, don’t expand 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 may even change your ceiling light into a recessed light to make it more flat. Extra storage space is built into the walls.
Taking Care of Bathroom Ventilation
By regulation, every bathroom must have some sort 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 area in bathrooms, even a moderately noisy bathroom fan might be excessively loud.
Plants are a great way to bring life to a room.
Bathroom plants should not be an afterthought. In antiseptic bathrooms, plants add much-needed colour.
Consider constructing a floating shelf only to provide a cosy home for your trailing plants.
Choose the appropriate flooring.
Solid wood floors, while adding character to bathrooms, are not the ideal choice of flooring for bathrooms from a functional aspect.
Instead, choose bathroom flooring that is durable enough to withstand the rigours of regular usage. Ceramic and porcelain tile, luxury vinyl planks, 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 tiny bathroom, eliminating seams entirely.
A room’s size may be altered with the use of colour.
Make sure your colour palette stays in the white or light colour spectrum to make a tiny bathroom appear larger.
Dark colours make the space feel tight and cramped. 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.
Bathroom Lighting Is Important.
In a space where individuals need to gaze at their hair and faces, there is generally very little illumination. The light is provided by 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 simple item that may help you create ambiance in your bathroom. The dimmer switch is ideal for late-night soaks in the tub.
Include pieces that can stand alone
Many interior designers advocate having one freestanding object, such as a decorative chair or cabinet, as a design feature if space allows.
To make up for the lost space, you may tuck other useful items away, such as clothing hampers, or just relocate the hamper to another room. Of course, this ornamental piece may also be used as a storage space for towels, soaps, and other small objects.
Increase the number of places where items can be hung.
Hooks are the simplest method to increase the amount of surface area in a bathroom without actually installing a countertop. Everything from clothing to bathrobes to towels may be hung on hooks. Hooks can be hung on the back of doors, the sides of cupboards, or vacant wall space.
Increase the number of mirrors in the bathroom.
Most people mainly think of mirrors in bathrooms 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 provide light. In addition to the primary mirror over the bathroom sink, many individuals like to add a second mirror.
Use large-format mirrors that cover the full wall in tiny bathrooms.
Allow room behind mirrors to allow ventilation and prevent mould growth.
Wainscotting serves as both a protective barrier and a decorative element.
Wainscot beadboard serves two important purposes. First, it produces an old look where suitable, and it is really simple to install. Second, beadboard is essential because it shields the bottom portion of the walls from water splashes from the bathtub or shower.
The beadboard will be nearly impermeable to moisture after a fresh application of oil-based paint. If beadboard isn’t your style, try installing a tile wainscot on the bottom 40 to 48 inches of your wall. Tile, like paint, serves the same objective of protecting the walls from moisture, and it comes in an endless variety of styles.