Bathrooms continue to be one of the top remodeling priorities for many homeowners in Atlanta. It can be fun to design a grand remodeling project in your mind, but not everyone has a large space dedicated to their bathroom. Despite this, remodeling a smaller bathroom such as the one the kids use or the downstairs bathroom can be exciting as well.
With the right elements installed, a bathroom remodel can make even a smaller bathroom feel spacious and luxurious. If you are planning to remodel one of the smaller bathrooms in your home, here are a few tips to help you design a fully functional and modern bathroom.
Change Up Your Bathroom Door
In many cases, a relatively minor change can make a huge difference, and this is definitely true with your bathroom door. Wood doors tend to warp due to the constant presence of water in smaller bathrooms. Fiberglass doors are a fantastic energy-efficient alternative to wood doors. As you replace the door, make sure you rework the hinges so that the door swings outward. This saves you a good amount of space inside a smaller bathroom, allowing you to rework the floor plan as you please.
Consider a Floating Vanity
Consider mounting the vanity to the wall to create a floating vanity. Aside from creating a little extra space, a floating vanity lends a modern touch to the room since vanities are traditionally mounted on the floor. From a practical standpoint, floating vanities allow for easier cleaning. This also makes it easier to add storage space underneath for important items like towels.
Carve Cubbies into the Wall
Storage space is always a premium when it comes to smaller spaces, bathrooms included. Instead of buying space-eating cabinets, however, you may want to consider having “cubbies” carved into certain sections of the wall—but don’t settle for a tile finish. An experienced remodeling contractor, like Sterling Works, can easily outfit these cubbies with more luxurious material like wood or stained glass to mimic the feel of a modern hotel bathroom.
Pick Larger Bathroom Tiles
It might seem counterintuitive to choose large bathroom tiles for a small bathroom, but larger bathroom tiles create the illusion of a spacious bathroom. This is mostly because large tiles require less grout, making tile floors and walls look more seamless, and the bathroom less cluttered. You are free to choose whichever color of tile you prefer as this won’t have much of an impact on the visual effect of large tiles. If you choose a darker color, however, try to choose one with a semi-gloss finish. These tiles help reflect more light, further opening up your new bathroom.
These are some of the steps you can take to make sure your next bathroom remodel in Atlanta results in a stunning, modern bathroom. Make sure you discuss these points with experienced contractors as they can also offer other suggestions that are more in-tune with your preferences and your budget.
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