When remodeling your bathroom, it can be easy to fall into the trap of sticking to the same old design and layout while simply updating the components. While this is a fine option if you love your current bathroom design, it is certainly not the only option available to you. Bathroom designs have come a long way, so read on for some design tips and tricks to try when remodeling your old bathrooms.
Figure out what you’re working with. Whether you need to get the most out of a small space or you have some specific ideas in mind, maximize what you can get out of your bathroom. Consider many different options before committing to design plans so you don’t miss anything (and regret it later).
Have you always dreamed of a jetted tub? Would an enclosed toilet change your life? Do you drool over large, fancy glass showers? Do you need 2 sinks? Since bathrooms are typically smaller spacious, you will need to pick and choose, so decide ahead of time what you absolutely must have, what you would really like to have, what would be nice to have, and what you don’t want.
3. Don’t Disrupt the Flow of Traffic
In poorly designed smaller bathrooms, it can feel as if everything is crammed in there and that there is barely space to squeeze by the sink. Certain design tricks can remedy these kinds of problems and give you the space you need to enter and exit your bathrooms comfortably. Corner sinks are great for spaces where cupboard or standalone sinks just don’t work. Showers with sliding curtains take up less space than glass doors that have to swing out. Floating vanities, door-mounted towel bars, wall-mounted faucets, and trough sinks can all help to save space.
4. Consider the Plumbing
By lining up your sinks, toilet, and shower along one wall, you save money by minimizing the amount of plumbing work that needs to be done. By spreading out your “wet” commodities onto 2 or 3 walls, you increase your cost, but you also increase your layout options. Consider this when planning your bathroom’s design.
5. Make a Statement
There is no need for your bathroom to be boring. There are beautiful, economical options for statement pieces that transform a bathroom from boring to gorgeous. Unusual sink options, fancy faucets, an amazing tub, gorgeous vanities and cabinetry, great lighting and stand-out fixtures, spa showers, and great amenities can all transform a small space. Look at options online and choose a piece (or pieces) that reflect your personal style and taste.