Smaller Bathroom Space

How to Remodel a Smaller Bathroom Space

There are many rooms in your home you might consider remodeling, and one of the most common choices among homeowners today is the bathroom. What if the Orem bathroom space you’re looking to remodel is on the smaller side? Never fear — there are numerous concepts or themes that are known to go well in smaller bathroom spaces.

At Crown Finish, our team of remodeling contractors will be happy to show you examples of our past work with not just bathroom remodeling, but with specific bathroom spaces similar to yours. What are some of the top suggestions we often make to clients looking for great ways to reimagine a smaller bathroom area?

Singular Focal Point

While some larger bathrooms may utilize multiple focal points, such as having a freestanding tub in one area and a large walk-in shower in another, it’s often best to stick with just one focal point in a smaller bathroom. This could be anything from an oversized medicine cabinet to a unique sink or even interesting tile work.

The important thing is that everything else in the room works to complement this singular focal point, rather than compete with it.

Simplicity is Key

In a similar vein, it’s important to remember that less is often more when working with a smaller bathroom space. This means avoiding too much clutter, sticking to a more simplified color palette and choosing slender fixtures where possible.

This isn’t to say that your smaller bathroom can’t still be stylish — on the contrary, a well-designed small bathroom can be extremely chic. It’s all about being strategic in your choices and working with what you have.

Space-Saving Fixtures

Modern bathroom fixture manufacturers are well aware of the fact that many bathrooms don’t have endless space to work with, and as such, they offer a wide variety of space-saving fixtures. For instance, rather than a bulky bathtub that takes up a large portion of the room, you may want to opt for a smaller tub or even a shower stall.

There are also plenty of slimmed down sink and toilet options on the market that can help give your bathroom the illusion of more space. Many of these will also be modern, low-flush toilets that use less water, which is great for both your utility bills and the environment.

Tubs and toilets aren’t the only fixtures where space-saving options are available, either. If you have limited counter space, consider a pedestal sink or even wall-mounted faucets and towel racks.

Ideal for Minimalists

If you happen to be a minimalist, or if you’re looking for ways to create a minimalistic bathroom design, one thing that can help is planning the size of your bathroom around the visual aesthetic. For example, if you want to install a large sink and counter space in your bathroom but don’t have enough room for them without creating an inefficient layout, you may want to select a smaller sink and countertop than what you would have chosen otherwise.

Flooring Considerations

It’s an old adage in various areas of home remodeling: When it comes to perceptions of the size of a given room, flooring can make all the difference. If you’re looking to create a sense of visual space in your bathroom, whether it’s a minor remodel or a major one, consider installing light-colored flooring options such as light gray tile.

You’ll not only be able to get away with a smaller amount of space for the same if not greater functionality, but you’ll also be able to establish a sense of visual flow throughout the entire room

Utilize Light Fixtures

Light fixtures are another element that can completely alter the ambiance and size of your bathroom, particularly if they happen to be large or bright. If you have a limited amount of space within your bathroom, consider using light fixtures that offer a smaller scale and design, or alternatively ones with an adjustable direction so you can get the light exactly where you need it.

At Crown Finish, our team of experienced remodeling contractors is committed to helping our Orem clients achieve their home remodeling and design goals. Whether you’re looking to replace flooring, fixtures, or anything else in your bathroom, we’ll help get your project done right the first time. Contact us today to learn more!