The bathroom is one of the most difficult rooms of the house to remodel because of the things that you cannot really move, such as the toilet and the tub or shower. When it is time to remodel your bathroom, consider some different ideas to use the space that you do have wisely and most efficiently.
Think up when remodeling your bathroom. Save space by building shelves from floor to ceiling where you can store towels, washcloths, toilet paper and toiletries. Consider making cutouts in the walls to use as shelves, if you do not have room to build an entire set of shelving.
Tub to Shower Stall
Update your bathroom by removing the tub and replacing it with a shower stall. Use the freed-up space to build storage shelves. Some tubs take up to 6 feet of space in length, where a typical shower stall takes up only about 2 feet. Make sure it is possible to remove your tub from the bathroom through the rest of your house. Consider sending the tub out the window of the bathroom if your halls are too arrow or if there are immovable obstacles in the way. Do all your measuring before you begin your bathroom remodel to prevent a hassle in the middle of the project.
Put in a new sink that will fit better into your bathroom and give you some more storage space. Replace pedestal sinks with cabinet sinks, even if the cabinets are small. Otherwise, the space under the sink is wasted and not usable for anything. Make your own cabinet if you cannot find anything that will fit. Build a cabinet using the measurements for the space you have. Purchase a drop-in sink bowl and fit it into a hole that you can cut using a jigsaw. Look for smaller sinks at vintage home stores or ask for a special-order item from your local hardware store.
Install new tile to your bathroom remodel. Use a smaller tile, such as a 4-inch or smaller tile instead of the large 6-to-10-inch tiles, to make your bathroom not appear so small. Use a light-colored tile to add to the appearance of a larger room. Use a paint that coordinates with the tiles if you need to paint some portions of your bathroom, but again, use a lighter color.
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