Big Ideas for Your Small Bathroom Remodel

Not sure what to do with an extremely small half bathroom or an outdated powder room? Need more elbow room in your square-footage-challenged full bath?

You’re in the right place!

For some homeowners, a complete bathroom enlargement and room remodel makes sense to achieve the space you need. If this isn’t feasible for you, don’t despair. You still have plenty of possibilities when it comes to renovating, rearranging or renovating a small bathroom space.

Smart Space Savers – Doors & Vanities

If you aren’t able to complete a full bathroom remodel or home renovation project, your best bet is to fully maximize the space you have.

Doors that swing inward can make a small bathroom feel even more crowded. Pocket doors or sliding doors allow more freedom of movement in any small bathroom layout along with easier entry and exit. 

A floating vanity modernizes the look of your bathroom and gives you more floor space while still providing you with additional bathroom storage options. Wall-mounted sinks, faucets and toilets are other great off-the-floor solutions that can also make cleaning your small bathroom more convenient.

Showers & Tubs

In a compact full bathroom, a walk-in shower takes up less space than a tub, especially if you opt for a sliding glass door over a swing-out model. Built-in niches or cubbies in your walk-in shower can offer a convenient spot for shampoo and soap.

Some small bathroom layouts can still accommodate a luxurious tub as an appealing visual focal point. A shower-tub combo lets you enjoy the relaxation of a full bath or a shower in a smaller space.

Vanity & Sink Options

In many bathroom designs, countertops with rounded corners will soften the overall look of your bathroom, and will also be much safer should you happen to bump into them as you enter or exit.

Corner sinks, pedestal sinks and trough sinks with minimal – or no – vanity elements can all add a touch of modern style without taking up too much real estate. If you have enough room, a double sink layout with a lighted vanity or longer countertop surface may offer extra convenience.

Clever Storage Design & Cabinets

Bathroom storage must be ample enough to hold towels and other necessary supplies without taking up too much room. Installing vertical cabinets can free things up a bit in a small bathroom or half-bath, but if cabinet doors are making things feel a little too cramped, open shelving, over-the-toilet storage or cubbies with baskets offer a practical alternative. Additionally, mounting towel bars on walls, doors or under the vanity instead of placing a towel stand on the floor can make for efficient use of additional storage space.

Light Fixtures & Mirrors

A well-lit bathroom appears bigger than a darker space of the same size. Windows and skylights can help let in natural light, while attractive bathroom lighting fixtures above a vanity mirror can brighten things up even more in the evenings or on a cloudy day.

Additionally, mirrors make small bathrooms – and most small spaces – feel more spacious, especially when reflecting light from windows. From corresponding vanity mirror options to unique, standalone bathroom mirrors, creating the illusion of more space in your bathroom does not have to come at the sacrifice of your personal style.

Lots of Personality – Your Unique Bathroom Design

Interesting floor tiling designs, custom shower walls and the use of strong design patterns bring a unique sense of depth to smaller spaces.

Popular bathroom designs and motifs today include big squares and wide stripes. You can create a one-of-a-kind floor or shower stall style with penny tiles or mosaic work. There are even tiles available that mimic other materials such as plank wood

Classic white subway tiles give your bathroom a clean, crisp look, while a few black accents can add a modern flair. If you’re wondering what the best paint color is for your small bathroom, choose lighter colors for a calming effect or dark colors to exude a more intimate tone. You can achieve an even more upscale look with stone and exotic wood accents and brushed metal fixtures.



Are you ready to update your space? If you’re considering a small bathroom remodel or renovation, our local contractors in the Springfield, MO area have the experience to get the job done right. Contact Elite Renovations & Design for a free quote today!

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