Tips for Remodeling a Tiny Bathroom

Updated: Aug 29

By: Imagine Unique Remodel

Tips for Remodeling a Tiny Bathroom

1. Keep It Light and Simple

Dark colors and contrasting hues should be avoided in a compact room, from wall paint to furnishings. To avoid feeling like you're in a cave, stick to light hues and a monochromatic color palette. For example, soft gray walls are really popular right now.

2. Think Reflectivity.

The more light that bounces about in your bathroom, the more spacious it appears. The most apparent place to begin is with mirrors, which are purposefully reflective surfaces. 

3. Make a Colorful Statement

Keeping the walls and trim light doesn't mean you have to go without color or flair. A patterned rug adds texture and color to the floor. If you get tired of the look of your bathroom down the road, this color scheme makes updating a breeze: all you have to do is swap out your linens and accessories for a completely different look and feel.

4. Create the Illusion of Height

Raising the bathroom ceiling visually will make the entire room appear larger, and it's a simple illusion to pull off. For starters, massive crown molding should be replaced with thinner crown molding painted to match the ceiling, as heavy, dark crown molding would overwhelm a small room.

5. Rethink Storage

There never seems to be enough space in the bathroom for everything you want to keep, so start by reducing the amount of stuff you keep there. Extra towels, cleaning supplies, extra toilet paper, and tissue boxes can be stored in an adjacent hall or bedroom closet.

6. Develop a Penchant for Pockets

The traditional bathroom door swings inward, reducing the amount of space available behind it. After all, you can't put useful storage close to the entrance if it prevents the door from swinging open far enough to allow entry. A pocket door, on the other hand, is unobtrusive, receding into the wall to maximize the space in a small bathroom.

7. Don’t Forget to Ventilate

While ventilation will not make a small bathroom appear larger, it will make it feel more comfortable. To protect a newly remodeled bathroom and for your own personal comfort. Install appropriate ventilation to prevent paint and drywall from being damaged by high humidity.

8. Go Glass

A clear glass shower door, unlike a textured glass shower door, incorporates the shower into the rest of the bathroom rather than isolating it like a curtain. or half wall might. Consider replacing a tub with a standing shower, and choose a shower with glass sidewalls and a clear glass door if your remodeling plans allow it.

The images below were remodeled by Imagine Unique Construction

Common Errors to Avoid When Remodeling a Small Bathroom

It might be a real hassle to deal with your little bathroom when planning to remodel. Here are just a few reasons why having a small bathroom can be a hassle.

  • You frequently bump into your doors, drawers, and vanity because of how cramped your area is.

  • Clutter has become a byproduct of your bathroom's lack of storage.

  • It feels like the small walls are closing in on you because the room is so dark.

  • You are continually leaning over to pick up items that have fallen off the counter, such as your blow dryer, curling iron, lotions, and potions.

  • And finally, using your bathtub, shower, or turning on the water to warm it up before entering requires almost gymnastic strength.

Let's examine common errors made when remodeling a tiny bathroom:

  • You can't plan for failure if you don't intend to fail

Purchasing materials, demolishing the bathroom, and then realizing you have the wrong size of goods that can't be returned is the easiest way to lose money on bathroom remodeling.