Maybe you’ve looked at remodeling magazines and come to the conclusion you don’t have the space or budget to achieve the bathroom remodeling design of your dreams. So – how do you get a high style small bathroom on a budget? I’d recommend you use these 5 tips to get you on your way:
- Use the Internet – Undoubtedly the greatest research tool ever invented is the Internet. While you can make yourself a little nuts with research consider focusing your time on either the most costly elements of your small bathroom project and the most unique items (the ones you’re not likely to find in your local market). This process might not only save you big bucks, but you’ll also be able to source products that can make your bathroom the coolest home on the block.
- Find remnants to save money and add style – The great thing about having a small bathroom is you don’t need large sections of different building materials. For example I had a couple in Cleveland Ohio who purchased a unique granite countertop for a bathroom vanity that was actually a left over piece from a larger project the granite supplier sold 6 months earlier. Saving money and looking cool – now that’s the ticket!
- Less bling – simple design and function – Create a small bathroom which is cool, neat, calming and functional. Use a small vanity, pedestal sink or mirrors to visually open up the small space. Consider adding safety, increased function, and cool design by converting a tub into a in shower. This can actually be done now in a space as small as 60” x 32” and it’s even possible to create a glass block walk in shower for more light and an open feeling for this space. Use colors that are calming. Put candles into the space for a resort spa experience, but don’t put the candles close to the blinds.
- Use elbow grease and quality craftsman – A wise person knows what they don’t know. Look at the project and your skill set. If you’re good at tearing things down and tile work do the demo and tile work yourself. For higher skilled work – plumbing, electrical and finished trim work like cabinetry and crown moldings – it may be best to hire a professional contractor.
- When choosing a bathroom remodeling contractor – insist on quality work – There is a latin phrase – “caveat emptor” – which means “let the buyer beware.” Choosing the cheapest contractor might be just that – you’ll get cheap low quality work. Look for contractors who are positively rated on services like Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau.
Do you have a good or bad experience with small bathroom remodeling you’d like to share? Can I assist you with your project?
Learn more about small bath remodel ideas by visiting or calling Bath Doctor of Cleveland (216-531-6085), Columbus (614-252-7294) or Cincinnati (513-742-6679) Ohio. For a more complete bathroom remodeling visit Cleveland Design and Remodeling or Columbus Design and Remodeling.
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