Basic chrome is cheaper than materials like nickel or bronze. Low budget high impact swaps include replacing specific features; here’s our guide on how to pick out the best bathroom vanity. When making any changes consider where you can creatively hide storage in the room and for energy efficiency be sure to look for low-flow toilet models.
Freestanding tubs are a staple for modern bathroom designs. Balance is key so keep things symmetrical and sharp by strategically placing your tub in a spot that enhances the feng shui of your bathroom. Traditionally bathtubs are the familiar oval shape however give a rectangular or pedestal tub a try.
The latest small bathroom design ideas are fresh and revolutionary rethinking what we all expect a bathroom design to look like. Wall-mounted toilets and sinks defy gravity. Cabinet doors are gone. Bold texture and patterns take over a small bathroom space. Get ready to break some rules and open your mind to what your small bathroom should look like with the following nine concepts.
Instead of stuffing them in large cabinets showcase your colorful textured towels in open shelving. This will add warmth and playful colors to your space and eliminate unwanted large furniture pieces. Other ideas:
There are many options for bathroom flooring so first consider our tips for selecting a material for your floors which will help you choose what works best for your space. In general larger floor tiles and patterns are subtle and better for small bathrooms. If you put ceramic tile on the floor look for a grade of 1 or 2 a water absorption rating of less than 7% and a coefficient of friction above .60 which are slip resistant and stand up to water.
If you’re doing the project yourself make sure you’re aware of permits and building codes and look over these 10 things not to do when tackling a home improvement project. And before getting started consult our 15 point checklist that will walk you through everything from taking proper measurements and creating a renovation timeline to what part of the job to start with. If you elect not to go the DIY route look over our seven essential tips for hiring a contractor.