Apr 032012

For many people, designing for a small bathroom can be one of the most difficult remodels to accomplish. While it is true that it often takes more planning to make the most out of your space, a small bathroom does not have to be an incredibly challenging process. Through many different innovations in the kitchen and bath market there are tons of products that are designed to help you accomplish your remodeling goals, even in a small space, with ease.

Maximize Space

In order to maximize space you may have to make sacrifices. One of the most often left out additions is that of the bathtub. While the bathtub can be a relaxing retreat after a long day, trying to add it into a small bathroom is like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. Skip the bathtub and invest in a nice neo angle shower enclosure. This will allow you to use just a corner of your bathroom to provide a luxurious shower set up and save some much needed space.

Kill two birds with one stone

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One of the best tips to maximize space in a small bathroom is to invest in products that do more than one job. Products such as a double towel bar, heater towel bar or even a ventilation fan can help to do this. Modern ventilation fans can include a heater, fan, light and night light thus allowing only a small amount of space to be taken up with this product, while double towel bars can allow the user to store many different towels on only one section of the wall.

Stress the inches

In many house projects, the difference between a quarter of an inch is nothing to stress about. However, when designing for a small bathroom a quarter of an inch can be the difference between something fitting and something blocking a door way. Make sure to measure as exact as possible so you do not have to invest in a new product just because you were a quarter of an inch off.

Plan what you really need

When homeowners finally settle down to do a remodel it can be easy to get into the thought pattern that says invest now as you may never get a chance to again. Resist this urge. With a small bathroom it is always better to plan out what you really need and strategize your plan of attack. Sure the body jets would be a great addition, but do they really fit in the space? If you set this all up in advance there is a greater chance you will be able to accomplish and design the bathroom you have been dreaming about.

These are just a few of the tips that I recommend when designing a small bathroom. It can be easy to get disheartened but if you follow these tips you should be able to stay on track. If you have any other tips you would recommend, make sure to leave them in the comments.

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