Homeowners frequently believe that remodeling a Small Bathroom (less than 50 square feet) will take less time, be less complicated, and be less expensive. Since a small bathroom necessitates the same installation of amenities and hiring professionals as a larger one, you may not save as much time and money as you had hoped.
Small Bathroom Remodeling Steps
It takes a long time to remodel a bathroom. As a general rule, if you’re remodeling your entire home, the process begins with a detailed plan, building permits, securing the services of skilled contractors, and procuring materials. To save money, you can do all the legwork yourself or hire a general contractor to take care of all the fine details.
Tearing down and Reconstructing
Small Bathroom Renovations begin by dismantling and removing everything that will be replaced. To save money, many people do this work on their own. A few people remove the fixtures or the floor. Others go to the studs and joists of the walls and floors. Most demolition projects can be completed over the weekend if you rent a dumpster or hire a waste removal company to remove the demolition waste.
It’s common for most Small Bathroom remodeling projects to necessitate the removal of walls and ceilings. Because structural framing requires prior experience or basic carpentry skills, it’s best to hire someone who has done this before. For the sake of quality control, an inspection of the framing may be necessary.
Drywalling, Plumbing, and Electrical Work of a Small Bathroom
When it comes to plumbing and wiring, hiring a professional for your Small Bathroom is essential. Because bad wiring and poor plumbing can have disastrous results, many experienced remodelers will seek the assistance of plumbing and electrical experts. At the beginning of the plumbing and electrical rough-in, inspections are required at the end of the final installation. Electricians are qualified to run new circuits, set up light fixtures and exhaust fans, and arrange for an inspection of the work they’ve done. There will be a second round of plumbing and electrical hookups after everything has been thoroughly inspected, cleaned, painted, and finished.
After the rough-in plumbing and electrical work has been inspected and passed, the drywall can be installed and finished by a drywall professional or do-it-yourselfer. Many people can handle it, even though it’s a lot of work. Professional drywall installation is relatively inexpensive, so the savings are negligible.
Small Bathroom Tile and Flooring
Bathroom tiling can be one of the more expensive aspects of Small Bathroom remodeling, both labor, and materials. The tile for the showers and floors is made of high-quality materials. Installing a roof is a time-consuming and precise task that many homeowners prefer to delegate to a professional. However, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort, you can save a lot of money. Options and materials for flooring include everything from ceramic and stone to vinyl and laminate. In terms of tile and flooring, you can save money by researching online and purchasing the materials at a discounted price or purchasing discontinued product lines.
Finishing Touches, Cabinetry, and More
Once the electrical and plumbing have been installed, the drywall sealed, and the room painted, the last things to go in are the vanities, wall cabinets, light fixtures, and mirrors. This is a task that most homeowners can handle.
Small Bathroom Design Ideas
While space may be a constraint, imagination is not. Make the most of your Small Bathroom with these tips for a small space.
- When you can blur the entire line between the ceiling and the wall, you raise the room, making it appear larger than it is, making it appear more spacious. Narrow strips that match the ceiling should be used in the thick crown molding. Wall sconces and recessed lighting that shine upwards can create the illusion of a longer wall by eliminating the need for hanging light fixtures.
- Small spaces can be brightened by avoiding dark colors and contrasting hues. Use colors from the same color family to make a bathroom feel more open. The illusion of more space will be created if the floor tile is matched to the wall. White is the best color for the ceiling, so don’t use any color there. If you can, use as much natural light as possible in the room.
- Use Color to Your Advantage. It is possible to keep a Small Bathroom light and airy while still adding a dash of color to give the room a sense of personality or life. A brightly colored towel and a shaggy or nubby bath mat will liven up your bathroom.