Tub/Shower: Tub and shower kits are available in various sizes including those for small bathrooms. While colors are sometimes limited, a shower pan can be used instead of an entire shower kit (which will leave room for tiles and other decorative touches). If you’re using existing plumbing, modifying the look of your shower or tub is a simple DIY project. But, replacing a tub with a shower (or anything involving modifying the plumbing) should be left to professionals.
Design ideas are as endless and as unique as individual homeowners. Equally as numerous are creative ways of achieving privacy within those designs. All sorts of blinds, shutters and interior and exterior screen systems in various materials, colors and styles are available to achieve privacy and that special one-of-a-kind look. There are different obscure glass patterns to choose from as well as tinted glass in an array of colors.
These smaller, slimmer designs will take up much less space. Store on shelves: Small bathroom shelving units can be used to hold towels and washcloths without using much space. Shelves can be placed on any wall, eliminating the pile-up of items on your toilet or other surfaces. Use indirect lighting: Lighting fixtures that jut out from walls or ceilings take up space and make your bathroom feel cramped. Consider installing recessed lighting to illuminate specific areas. Replace the bathtub: If your bathroom has a bathtub, consider swapping in a shower or walk-in tub. Clear glass doors on showers also give the impression of more floor space. Use soft colors: Soft colors are easy on the eyes and make your bathroom feel more open. Save bold colors for towels and small accessories. Decorate small: Small decorations used sparingly can have a big impact on limited space. Decorative candles or small wall decorations fill in empty space without being intrusive.
The first place to install new bathroom lighting is around the vanity and mirror. Remember you don’t want your lights to be too strong or too dim, and lighting that comes from the sides is generally more flattering than lighting that comes from above (there’s a reason lights run up and down the side of mirrors in Hollywood dressing rooms!). A new pair of wall sconces on either side of the bathroom mirror can add both beauty and functionality to one of the bathroom’s most important areas.
Are you tired of the same old bathroom setup? Your basic countertop, sink, and mirror often come in standardized forms for easy installation, maintenance, and cost-effectiveness, but they often lack personality and character. This is why people often in invest so much time and money in bathroom remodels in order to get away from the lackluster appearance of conventional interior design. A simple way to give your bathroom some pizzazz is with bathroom vanities, which are often inexpensive and quickly transform a room’s look.
Choosing to go DIY or hiring a professional also depends on your comfort level with the job and your budget. Professionally done, a bathroom in your finished basement can cost $10,000 to $15,000. DIY can cut those costs in half, but hiring a professional brings certain assurances. Adding a bathroom to your basement will increase your property value and comfort level regardless of what you’ve done with the rest of your basement. Whatever the case, a basement bathroom will only increase the enjoyment of your home.