Bathroom Remodeling Ideas to Make the Most of Small Spaces

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Small Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Upgrading your bathroom is one of the best ways to add value to your home. Even so, bathroom remodeling can sometimes be challenging whenever there is a limited amount of space available to work with. Small bathrooms do not have to be dull and boring, as there are a number of practical ideas you can use in order to make the most of this space.

Bathtubs and Showers

Some bathrooms are little more than wide hallways, making it difficult to place a bathtub in them. In this instance, you may want to forgo the tub idea and invest in a custom shower.  Chances are if you are trying to squeeze a tub into a bathroom that doesn’t already have one, you probably have a tub in another bathroom.  Unless you have small children, the majority of people will shower over taking a bath. Custom showers may be built to fit in any space maximizing the limited area available.

Cabinetry

Small Bathroom Remodeling Ideas Sebring Services

When it comes to cabinetry you have options. Here at Sebring Services, we will listen to your needs and help you determine what design is best for you and your family.  From large vanities with linen towers to small vanities with drawers in lieu of doors. Medicine cabinets, shallow wall cabinets and toilet toppers provide much needed additional storage.

Toilet

Yes, even your choice of toilet can make a difference in how large your small bathroom feels. Depending on the layout of your bathroom, you may want to consider an oblong toilet rather than a traditional round one.

Storage

Storage is always a primary concern in any small bathroom. One way to increase your storage space is to utilize the area between your wall studs. If you have a section of wall with nothing on it, your contractor may be able to build a niche between the studs. You’ll just need to make sure there are no electrical wires running through that section of wall first. Narrow shelves could also be built next to your toilet, extending from floor to ceiling and providing you with space to store toiletries, tissue and other commonly-used items.

If you have a limited amount of floor space, cabinets or shelves that extend close to the ceiling could be ideal in your bathroom. Tall storage units help to visually expand the height of your room, thereby making it feel larger than what it actually is. Keep in mind that open shelving provides the illusion of space more so than cabinets do, and are preferred whenever there is limited space in which to open and close doors.

Lighting up your Space

Even the very best design won’t do much to enhance a small bathroom if it is extremely dark. For this reason, you should plan for your space to be light and lively by:

  • Using light colors for your walls, floors, ceilings and countertops
  • Installing a skylight
  • Replacing windows containing frosted panes for ones with regular panes that allow more light in
  • Hanging mirrors along one wall

These are just a few design ideas you can use in order to help you avoid feeling cramped in your small bathroom. To see pictures of past remodeling jobs, or to get even more ideas, contact us today for a free estimate.

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37 Comments

  1. Tyler Meredith May 16, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I like the recommendation to include a lot of storage. I think that sneaking storage spaces into unused places could be helpful as it could help the bathroom stay a lot neater. I’ll have to keep this in mind for my bathrooms remodels this year.

  2. Clarice Ledoux June 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Renovating a small space can be tricky, but it can also be so refreshing. I really like your idea utilizing the area between wall studs for storage. Storing things well is a MUST if you live in a tiny space. Thanks for all the tips. You gave me some great ideas that I can’t wait to try!

    • Patricia Greeson June 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Remodeling a bathroom can be a huge job, but there are some things that can make it easier for you. The bathroom is one of the most rooms in the home and many people end up remodeling their bathroom at some point in time. Maybe you are tired of the old decor or you need to make better use of the space in the bathroom. Whatever the reason you are thinking of remodeling, you definitely want to make sure you do the job right the first time or you will end up wasting thousands of dollars. Here are a few great tips for remodeling your bathroom that can help you make sure you get the most out of your bathroom remodel.

  3. Kendall Ryder July 28, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I have really been wanting more storage space in my bathroom lately. I am thinking that when I remodel I will add extra storage. It really is a good idea because than I can save storage space in other areas of the house!

  4. Mark David September 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    Thank you sharing your experience in bathroom remodeling. This is great looking work you have done to make small spaces useful.

  5. Sarah Smith October 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    I want to remodel my bathroom but am on a budget. Thanks for the advice about how you can replace your bathtub with a custom shower. It would also be smart to repair the bathtub and refinish it to help save money.

  6. Marie Watson December 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for sharing some bathroom remodel ideas. I don’t like the bathroom in my house right now, and I am looking for ideas to renovate it. I really like your tip to add storage space. You make a great point about how shelves or higher cabinets can add storage space and make the room seem less cluttered. Hopefully, I can come up with the right design to fit my needs.

  7. Kenneth Gladman February 7, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I like that you mentioned taking storage into account when renovating the bathroom. That is one thing I would love to do when we remodel. There just isn’t enough room to keep everything we want to there.

  8. Braden Bills February 13, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I’m trying to remodel my bathroom, but I don’t know how to do it when it’s so small. It makes sense that I would want to use lots of cabinets! That way any counter can become a storage space.

  9. Jack Brayden February 15, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Really thanks for sharing your ideas and for amazing, interesting and useful bathroom design ideas. Keep it up.

  10. eMoov March 4, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Storage is one of the best things that you can do with your small bathroom. Maximize the use of your cabinets and keep everything that you can keep inside it. Small bathroom can be challenging to be remodeled, but there is always a solution for it.

  11. Golan Azran March 13, 2017 at 4:56 am

    When it is fact about remodeling a small one, most of the people will want to decorate their Bathrooms in very smart way. And here the “Storage” point is highly considerable.

  12. Ruth Nero April 10, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Love these remodeling ideas for small bathrooms. These gives a lot of good and fresh ideas.

  13. Troy Blackburn April 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I hadn’t ever thought about, like you mentioned, how the shape of the toilet could make a difference in the feel and roominess of a bathroom. I’ve heard that it’s best, too, if you can incorporate as much natural light as possible because the reflection in the mirror is much more clear that way. I’ll be sure to keep this great information in mind as my wife and I get all geared up to make some changes to our bathroom this summer.

  14. Jade Brunet May 10, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    It is great to know that your choice in toilet can make a difference in how big or small your bathroom feels. Considering oblong and traditionally round toilets would be good. Seeking help from a licensed contractor would be helpful. These people are experienced and know there stuff which would save you time.

  15. Mary D. Page June 19, 2017 at 6:14 am

    Amazing idea. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Emma Clemantine June 20, 2017 at 12:20 am

    Remodeling a bathroom is a big task. from so many days i m planning to do my bathroom remodeling but now i got ides from the post. my bathroom space is also small so it will be very helpful for me. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Ruth Nero July 7, 2017 at 3:21 am

    These are great ideas you can do on small spaces. Thanks for the post.

  18. Amanda Drew July 12, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I like how you suggest to lighten up your space by hanging mirrors on one wall. That sounds like it would really make the area look bigger. My husband and I are going to remodel all two of our bathrooms, but one of them is really small and we figured we would have to treat it differently. Your tips will really help. Now we’ll just have to find a remodeling contractor.

  19. Alex July 17, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I’m glad I stopped by. Wonderful ideas related to bathroom remodels!

  20. Lauren Jones July 27, 2017 at 11:12 am

    We have been using the bathroom in our basement for a few months because of a leak in our master bathroom shower, and we have finally decided to renovate the space to make it usable again. It is good to know that custom showers may be built to fit in any space. It would be great to maximize the limited area available. I will be sure to share this information with my husband, thanks.

  21. Jeff Daniels August 9, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Hey Bryan, remodeling a small bathroom is a real challenge. This great article will help people who are willing remodel their small spaces. Very informative article I must say. Keep up the good work. Cheers.

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    I am highly satisfied by using your services and it provides a complete solution to my needs.

  23. Rajeev Kumar September 27, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Nice to read your blog. The bathroom remodeling ideas provided in your blog are very interesting, especially for remodeling small bathroom is a challenging task.

  24. Braden Bills October 6, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I have a small bathroom area, so I want to make sure that use it well. It makes sense that bathroom renovations would be a good idea! I’ll make sure that I get plenty of cupboard room so that I can store more things.

  25. Dan October 27, 2017 at 1:18 am

    My wife is planning on remodeling our bathroom, and she’s asking me for ideas. I like it that you mentioned lighting up our space as even the very best design cannot enhance a space if it is extremely dark. I’ll share this with my wife and we’ll consider your suggestions in making our space lightly and lively. Thanks!

  26. Jane December 8, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Hi, loved this post. Sharing it on my Facebook and Pinterest profile. Cheers.

  27. Taylor Bishop December 20, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I just wanted to thank you for these remodeling tips for bathrooms. I hadn’t considered that just picking out the right toilet can affect whether your bathroom feels big or small. I’m kind of interested to see the different designs there are for a toilet. Maybe seeing the various options can help someone find something that fits their space and needs.

  28. Alis Green January 5, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Home remodeling is becoming more popular, especially during these days when people are staying in their homes to do business, work or just to spend quality time with the family. This includes homeowners investing a part of their income into bathroom improvement.

  29. Endy Morrison January 9, 2018 at 2:31 am

    Nice one! thanks for the post, it is too interesting and informative. Your bathroom remodeling ideas to make the most of small spaces. Thanks once again!

  30. Bobby Saint January 9, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    I appreciate you providing some bathroom remodeling ideas to make the most out of small spaces such as lighting up your space. It is recommended that you choose light and vibrant colors for your bathroom walls. Having bright colors can actually make your bathroom look bigger and more spacious. Also, you may want to change your lighting fixtures. Installing a skylight would certainly make your bathroom look tall and deep. Plus, it gives a more relaxing feel to it. If I were to renovate my bathroom, I would definitely take this into consideration. Thanks.

  31. Endy Morrison January 18, 2018 at 12:10 am

    Nice post! Your blog is very informative and interesting. I am also planning to remodel my small bathroom. Thanks for sharing such impressive tips with us.

  32. Derek Dewitt January 30, 2018 at 8:20 am

    My wife and I are planning to renovate our bathroom this year, so thanks for the great ideas. I like that you suggest using empty walls to build a niche between the studs for more storage space. We could always use more shelves for our shower stuff, so we’ll consider doing this.

  33. Moira Blythe March 29, 2018 at 9:27 am

    My husband and I are redoing our bathroom! I love your idea that the toilet can affect the design in the bathroom! I also think that the placement, as well as the shape, of the toilet is super important.

  34. Melissa Caron April 11, 2018 at 12:48 am

    I really want to have a unique design of our bathroom, I need a good color combination and I love the tips you share with me. You showed the proper ideas of arranging the bathroom whatever its size. Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea.

  35. Richardson June 14, 2018 at 7:36 am

    If you have a small bathroom, remodeling ideas should mostly revolve around freeing the space of clutter and making better use of the available space. Using shelves, taller cabinets, and other organizational items will help the room seem larger because everything has a place and there is nothing left to crowd the space.

  36. Suhana Morgan June 26, 2018 at 4:19 am

    Make a small bathroom look bigger with neutral colors that run along the floor, up the walls and even continue onto the bath. Make sure all light fittings have the correct IP rating for safe use in wet areas. A tiny bathroom can be stylish, practical and, with the proper know-how, space-efficient. Thanks for sharing this great idea. Have a good day.

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