Just because you have a small bathroom doesn’t mean it can’t be renovated into a light and airy space that will feel luxurious. Depending on your budget, there are many ways to make your small bathroom the bathroom of your dreams.

Painting is the cheapest and most effective way to make a dramatic change to any space. You should avoid darker colors and choose a light or white color for a small room instead. Choosing these colors will make the room larger and more open. You can always use bright, bold and darker colors for accent pieces or bathroom linen during your renovation. In a small space, too much clutter can make it claustrophobic, so clean it up. You will be amazed at what it will do for your space.

Updating your mirror and fixtures can be very helpful. Often, the bathroom countertop is so small that upgrading it to a more modern, high-end material such as corian, granite, or tile is both affordable and easy to do. If your budget allows for new fixtures, sinks and wall cabinets offer great storage options and free up floor space. A shower cubicle rather than a full bathroom will give much more space in a small bathroom.

Besides the aesthetics, check the water pressure in your home and think about the plumbing system before installing the shower. Do not forget the elimination of gray water. Effectively keep gray water away from the shower and sink by getting a durable gray water pump, something compact. For small bathrooms, an ideal water pump is one that adapts to equally small spaces, such as the area under the shower tray or even behind the wall.

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Larger tiles on the floor and in shower stalls can provide more space. Thin grout lines in a light color help complete the look. A lighter color on the floor will make the room larger.

Finally, you can accessorize your bathroom in your new color palette. Simple wall hangings such as family photos and framed illustrations can decorate the walls in any color you choose. New towels, bath rugs and shower curtains can tie everything together. Other accessories such as toothbrush holders, towel racks and soap dishes can complete the look. Using curtains or blinds that let in lots of natural light can help the room be airy and open while maintaining privacy. A nice scented candle in an accent color can be useful for these relaxing baths and adds a pleasant touch to the room.

Renovations for small bathrooms can be fairly easy and the little touches do a lot. Many renovations can be done by the owner and can cost very little. Larger renovations should be done by a renovation contractor and should be fairly inexpensive for a small space. Enjoy your new space!


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