Renovating Bathrooms Smaller Than 40 Sq. Ft.

The renovation of bathrooms in homes with small floor space differs from the typical approach to renovating a bathroom. It's crucial to consider storage, personal items, and room for movement when designing this type of bathroom. Bathrooms of this size generally are quarter baths, containing only a toilet and sink, but still need enough room for movement, so you're not cramped when using these facilities. It would be best to consider how much storage space will be available- there must be cabinets or drawers to reduce clutter from the floor.

People living in smaller apartments deserve a beautiful home, which they can achieve by following simple tips like making sure their home has plenty of natural light and adding plants throughout the house, which help purify air quality. If these homeowners can remember to consider these tips, they will have a beautiful bathroom to enjoy.

What do You Want to Accomplish

The first thing you should do is decide what type of renovation you plan on doing. Are you going to be completely gutting the bathroom and doing a total renovation? Are you just going to be replacing some of your old storage or fixtures? Once you've decided on what type of renovation will look best for your home, then you can go ahead and start thinking about how much storage space is available.

It may seem like a no-brainer, but make sure you measure the bathroom and cabinets before buying any storage solutions. Measure each cabinet's height, width, and depth to ensure that they fit in your bathroom. Also, be sure to think about which type of cabinet will suit your needs best by taking into account how much stuff you need to store in the cupboard.

Measure and Layout

You need to know the size and shape of your bathroom and where everything will go before buying cabinets, fixtures, and other furniture. Measure the width, height, and depth of your bathroom to determine whether or not you can install specific types of cabinets in your bathroom. If they don't fit, other solutions are available, including installing additional shelves on the walls or placing open shelving throughout the room. Draw up a layout to take into account the placement of your fixtures, cabinets, and drawers.

Think Comfortable, Not Cramped

With such a small space to work with, try to create a comfortable area, not cramped or crowded. There are many different ways to accomplish this, but the most important thing you need to do is make sure that you can easily access everything in your bathroom. The door shouldn't swing into your toilet or sink and should be able to close once you're inside.

It's also helpful that the components of your bathroom are up-to-date. You don't need a large bathroom to have modern fixtures and storage solutions, but it does add value when potential buyers are looking to purchase your home.

Consider the color palette and how it can help your small bathroom feel more open and spacious. You want to avoid using bold colors or painting the room a dark color because this will make the space feel even smaller. Think neutral, bright whites or blacks with pops of color in other areas to make the small room feel more spacious.

Flooring and Tile

Floors and tile will play a large part in how you feel when using your bathroom. Floor tiles should be of the same color as the walls to avoid creating a visual barrier. If there is not enough natural light coming into the room, you should consider replacing older tiles and adding new flooring like hardwood, making the entire space feel lighter and more cheerful.

If you're thinking about tile, consider using glass tiles to create a modern look that feels much larger than it is. If you love the look of stone tile but want more durability, think about using natural stone mosaic tiles instead. All of these aspects will help make your small bathroom feel like a spacious spa retreat instead of an awkward corner that collects clutter.

Toilet and Sink

The most important function of a bathroom is the toilet, so it's crucial to make sure that this fixture has enough room. You don't have to sacrifice your storage space for your toilet because there are many different types of toilets available with storage capabilities.

When considering your vanity and sink, think about how much counter space you need and whether or not you want the sink to be part of the cabinet. There are many different types of sinks, including pedestal, wall-mounted, vessel, or drop-in. The best option for your needs should be an easy decision if you consider what storage solution works best in your bathroom.

Don't Forget Storage

You can't have a small bathroom without some storage. It would be best if you had plenty of places to put your personal belongings, from cabinets to drawers, shelves, and hooks, to make the space feel less cluttered. A small vanity may be the perfect solution for a sink if you have plenty of storage space for your towels, toiletries, and other bathroom necessities.

Think about adding open shelving for towels or other decor pieces that are more on display. You can make this look even more polished by covering the shelves with a sheet of glass.

Think About Lighting

Lighting is also a crucial aspect of renovating a bathroom, but that doesn't mean you need to install expensive recessed lights throughout the room. Use a combination of natural and artificial light by placing a window near your sink and above your toilet.Install additional task lighting in high-traffic areas such as over your vanity or under cabinets to brighten up the space or to help you apply makeup.

If possible, think about where your window will be located and position the sink, toilet, and shower opposite this area, so there's enough natural light to illuminate the entire room throughout the day.

Let Us Help You Maximize Your Bathroom Renovation

Whether you're simply looking into remodeling your bathroom or completely gutting the entire space, there are many options to consider. Our team of experienced contractors at RUPP Family Builders can help you determine the best way to renovate your small bathroom so you can enjoy a spa retreat inside your home.

Contact us today for a free renovation estimate!

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