How to upgrade a small bath
If you need to upgrade a small bath that‘s long past it’s prime, and you want it to be both practical and visually pleasing, here are a few small bath remodeling ideas to create a bath that may be short on space but big on style. While working within the limits of a small area causes unique obstacles, you can get unexpectedly striking results.
“Small bath” can describe a half-bath with only a toilet and sink, a three-quarter bath that includes a shower or tub, or a full bath with both a shower and a tub. It’s best to keep the fixtures in their existing locations; it is much easier on the budget and will make for a much quicker installation.
- Consider a floating vanity, pedestal or wall mount sink. Storage can be provided by building shelving into a wall or cabinets can be wall hung, keeping that all-important floor space free.
- Chair rails, wainscoting and decorative panels can divide the room, drawing the eye and making the bath appear larger.
- Add a skylight or sun tunnel to brighten up the room.
- Use interesting hook designs along with a wall mounted sink, wall sconces and soap dispensers to hang towels and place soap, maximizing the space.
- A fully mirrored wall provides an impression of a larger space, and who can’t use a full length mirror?
- Use color to create a designer interior; paint a single wall in a bold color or use alternating black and white floor tiles for a vintage look.