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Simple Ideas For Your Simple Small Bathroom Remodeling

Feb 10, 2008
If you're combating a cramped bathroom, then it may be time to clean house. Small bathroom remodeling doesn't have to be a big budget endeavor. Some creative design and clever building can help you utilize every inch of a small space and create the illusion of a big bathroom. In this article, we'll show you how to transform your cluttered bathroom into a beautiful retreat in which you'll want to lounge.

There are several simple tricks that you can use to achieve the illusion of space without spending a lot of money on smaller fixtures. Vertical lines add height to a room by drawing the eye upwards. Painting a vertical stripe or using a similar wallpaper pattern is also a good idea.

Another way to draw the eye upwards is by lining the crown of the ceiling with a border. A good idea is to place shelves on the walls near the ceiling and fit lights underneath them. Lights, bathroom wall mirrors and other reflective surfaces also add depth, width and length to a small room. Clear shower screens on your shower enclosures, as opposed to opaque, gives the illusion of more space and light.

The color scheme that you use in small bathrooms is critical. Light colored walls, floors and decor can make a room seem larger. Interesting ceiling lines and soft colors help enhance the mood. The key to successfully creating the illusion of space is keeping things simple.

A busy wallpaper pattern will make the room seem small and cluttered. If you're redoing a tile backsplash or installing a tile floor, larger tiles create a sense of space too. As a bonus, larger tiles will significantly reduce your installation time. If you are unsure about installing tiles on your own, then consider hiring bathroom contractors to do the work for you.

If your budget allows, then think about replacing or remodeling cabinet pieces and fixtures. There are many designs for small bathroom remodeling projects. Vanities take up a lot of floor space, so they can replaced with floating cabinets and a pedestal or wall mounted sink.

Pedestal basins are a great way of adding space, as they don't sit atop a bulky structure. If you're eliminating a vanity, then make sure that you still have enough storage space so that you don't run into the problem of clutter.

Nothing makes a room seem smaller than a mess. For bathtubs, check out a corner tub, an old-fashioned freestanding unit, a small-but-deep soaking tub, as well as other models specifically scaled for small spaces. Besides being practical, these new models are very attractive.

There are many, many ways to make small bathrooms appear more spacious without sacrificing style. Stow rolled towels in a wall-mounted wine rack. Build a stack of glass shelving in a cozy corner or buy some unique bathroom wall mirrors. Or, simply replace a busy shower curtain with a clear one. Small bathroom remodeling can be an inexpensive renovation that greatly improves your living space.
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