Tips to keep in mind when remodeling a smaller bathroom.
Q: What are some tips to keep in mind when remodeling a smaller bathroom? Our bathroom will include a shower stall, so we want to take advantage of every inch.
A: Here are my three favorite areas to address with smaller bathrooms. Much of this information can apply to larger bathrooms, as well.
- Start with the basics. Storage and ventilation are key issues to address. Incorporate storage space into fixture space — wall shelving above the toilet tank and vanity space under the sink, for examples. Also, open-air space can be tight in a small bathroom, so make sure you install a good exhaust fan.
- Keep it light. White, off-white and almond are nice color choices for small bathrooms. Light colors can help hide water splash marks and keep the room nice and bright.
- Upgrade the fixtures. Plumbing fixtures with all the bells and whistles may offset the feeling of being in a smaller space. Installing a state-of-the-art showerhead with a built-in music speaker can make you feel like you’re living large in your newly remodeled bathroom.