If you have decided to tackle remodeling your home one room at a time and your bathroom is up next, you may feel like you really have your work cut out for you. The bathroom is already small, and you do not have the budget or space to make it larger. The current space feels cramped, and you need something that is more convenient. The good news is that a professional bathroom remodeling contractor can add more storage and usable space in the bathroom without needing to add square footage. Keep reading to learn a few tips that will help you save space in your small bathroom remodel.
Incorporate Recessed Shelving
One of the biggest problems that people have with smaller bathrooms is not enough space for storage. Luckily, this is a problem that is easily solved. With the installation of recessed shelves, wasted space inside of the walls can be taken advantage of. This space can then be used to create shelves for a number of things, including toiletries, bottles, and a variety of other things. Depending on your individual needs, a remodeling contractor can build inset cabinets or open shelves to hide your cotton balls and other bathroom necessities.
Replace the Bathtub with a Shower
Even the smallest of bathtubs can take up a significant amount of space, so you may want to consider replacing your bathtub with a shower. You can get the most bang for your buck and space out of your bathroom by building a tile shower in the corner and adding a bench. This will not only ensure that you still have a place to bathe (and sit while showering if you wish), but you can increase the amount of usable square footage in the bathroom as well. To help the space feel more spacious, consider opting for a glass shower enclosure.
Install a Corner Sink
Corners tend to be the most wasted space in residential bathrooms. By moving your existing sink to the corner, you are essentially maximizing the room's overall square footage. With the corner vanity, there will be visual interest created as well as the illusion of additional space. You can also opt for a smaller sink to create the impression of a larger bathroom.
You may think it is completely impossible to make more space out of your tiny bathroom without physically adding more square footage, but it is entirely possible with the right tips. For more information, contact a bathroom remodeling contractor in your area.