Ready to create your dream bathroom, but not sure where to begin? Every trendy remodel website has grandiose tips for big bathrooms: hide the toilet, add a huge vanity, add a hot tub. What if you don’t have the space (or budget) for such huge renovations? Many historic homes in Massachusetts simply don’t have bathrooms big enough for these big projects. Looking for simple small bathroom design ideas? We’ve got you covered.
Simple Small Bathroom Design Ideas
1. Use your floor plan.
Unless you hate the floor plan of your bathroom, it’s a good idea to use the layout you already have. Reversing plumbing and moving fixtures can be done, but it can get expensive. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with your use of space! Consider a trendy tiny tub, or get rid of the tub altogether and replace it with a simple standing shower. Need storage space? A vanity provides storage and looks great. If you’re all about minimalism, forgo the vanity for a standing sink instead.
Building a beautiful bathroom doesn’t mean you have to start over. Determine what parts of the bathroom you want to stay the same or slightly change, and go from there. If you have a great vanity that’s the wrong color, stain or paint it rather than buying a new one. Keeping some of the old fixtures means less waste and you get to focus your budget on the things that really need to change.
3. Focus on Floors
Time to get rid of that old tile? Select your new flooring carefully, because it will get wet. Ceramic tile is usually a good waterproof selection, but make sure the grout is properly sealed. You don’t want to have to scrub tile weekly to keep your new bathroom beautiful.
4. Light it up
Bathrooms have more than one purpose, so they should have more than one lighting fixture. Overhead lighting is great for general use, but it can be pretty unflattering when you’re looking in the mirror. Consider the different ways you’ll want your bathroom to light up; the right lighting can really brighten up a space.
Don’t let all your hard remodeling work go to waste! A general contracting company can help you think about ventilation from the beginning of the project, because mold and mildew can ruin a great bathroom. At the very least, you should have a fan that vents outside, but a functional window can really help to clear the air.
Bonus tip: Budget, budget, budget.
While your budget isn’t technically part of the design, it is an essential part of the home renovation process. Nothing is worse than designing the bathroom of your dreams only to face the fact that your budget just won’t cut it.
Are you ready to start the bathroom renovation process? Mason Sky is an expert in home remodeling. We can help you plan your project from start to finish, and we’ll make sure the job is done right. Schedule your free home renovation consultation today.