Besides displaying more floor space, pedestal sinks have a classic look that adapts to any decor with astonishing ease. While pedestal models don’t offer much (if any) storage underneath, some models can hold small towel and washcloth bars to help alleviate clutter. Wall mounted sinks take up virtually no space and are built for functionality (as well as attractive visuals). Some models are no more than nine inches deep and available for corner mounting. While wall mounted sinks don’t offer storage, the open area underneath allows for small shelves if desired. Just because your bathroom is small doesn’t mean it has to feel that way. If you approach your decoration and design correctly, your spatially challenged bathroom will be transformed into the in-home oasis you’ve always wanted. Just remember to think small, but dream big.
If you’re planning on turning your basement into an occupied living space, consider a full bath. Guests and family members will greatly appreciate the convenience of having access to a shower or tub. Before deciding on a full bath, remember that basements tend to be damp and chilly. A shower or tub may not be as comfortable as you think in an uninsulated basement. You need to be sure that you have enough floor space for your design. While average bathroom dimensions are hard to come by, 60 square feet is a fairly common size. Small bathrooms and half baths can be 30 square feet or smaller.
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.
Besides covering the necessities, think about adding a few extra features for your convenience as well. A lighted switch makes late night trips to the bathroom a lot easier, since you won’t have to swing your arm up and down the wall like a bird in flight to find the switch. And a dimmer switch isn’t a bad idea either, so you can set your bathroom lighting to the proper mood. Making sure you look presentable Monday morning takes a lot more light than that Saturday evening soak in the tub. A dimmer switch gives you the best of both worlds.
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.
The bathroom vanity is the quickest and easiest way to give your bathroom a makeover. Sinks come in a range from the traditional to the ultra-modern. Vessel sinks, with basins that sit on top of (as opposed to being recessed into) the countertop, are all the rage these days. They come in marble, ceramic, glass and more, and in every design you can think of. As for the vanity itself, your choices range from French Countryside to Ultramod and everything in between. A beautiful vanity sets the tone for the whole room and is a cornerstone of modern bathroom design. And don’t forget the faucet: it’s another great way to personalize your space.