The biggest concern when it comes to bathroom remodeling is its size. When you renovate, creating more space should always be a priority. No matter how many fresh fixtures or state-of-the-art features you install, it’ll all be useless if the room feels cramped. This is especially important when it comes to small bathroom design.
Bathroom lighting is not only task-oriented. Recessed lighting can easily be angled to highlight works of art, and rope lighting installed on the topside of a molding near the ceiling can create a warm, cozy feeling throughout. If you’re interested in redoing your bathroom lighting, talk to an electrician or interior designer about what it will take to make your new bathroom lighting ideas a reality.
Your fan should be a high-powered model to ensure proper ventilation from the basement.Plumbing should likewise be as close to the existing system as possible. However, drainage should be paramount in any design.Think about normal drainage from the toilet, shower/tub and sink. All drainage lines need to have a downhill slope to let gravity take any waste water away. If you are installing plumbing at a less-than-optimal angle, you may have to install a sewage ejection pump. These pumps can cost from $150 to $3,000 depending on their horsepower.
Toilets come in many different styles, but it’s best to make a selection based primarily on comfort and space (unless you plan to sell). If you’re remodeling with a move in mind, a smaller toilet will make your bathroom look larger. The typical bathroom sink consists of a basin and cabinet. A sink basin can jut 11 to 17 inches from the wall, stand 32 inches tall and measure 20 inches in width. If you’re working with limited room in your bathroom, these dimensions can be tough on your available space. For a reduced footprint, many homeowners choose pedestal sinks for smaller bathrooms.
Toilets: Depending on the size of your bathroom, your existing toilet might be fine. But, smaller toilets are available that work just as well as their standard sized counterparts. Low Profile: Low profile alternatives are no harder to maintain than a standard toilet. But, because of their lack of height, a low profile design may not be suitable for homes with tall, elderly or handicapped residents. Toilet installations are an involved DIY project, so it’s best to hire a handyman or professional to tackle this project.
The shower or bathtub is a great place to start your bathroom project. A large whirlpool bathtub is beautiful and luxurious. Manufacturers now make them in all sizes and shapes, with massaging jets, headrests, footrests, lumbar support you name it. On the other hand, if your space is limited, stand-alone showers have come a long way. The latest trend is multiple showerheads for a more relaxing experience. “Rain” overhead showerheads are also very popular and can provide an instant upgrade for your bathroom without a whole lot of hassle.