How to Remodel a Small Bathroom

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Are you bored with your small bathroom and want to remodel? This article teaches how to remodel a small bathroom in simple and easy steps.

Small bathrooms present a unique challenge to homeowners and professionals alike regarding remodeling. Unlike large bathrooms that have more extensive space to work from and with, smaller bathrooms have less space. You must be creative when remodeling a small bathroom due to its small area.

Before even remodeling a small bathroom, it is essential to debunk a common myth about remodeling small bathrooms. Many homeowners may assume that remodeling a small bathroom is cheaper, easier, and faster than remodeling a large bathroom. While this could be true, it is only sometimes the case. You require many small amenities to remodel a small bathroom, which may make it costlier and more time-consuming.

The Process

Whether small or large, the process of remodeling a bathroom depends on how far you want to go as the homeowner. If you want a complete remodel, the process is longer, often beginning with a drawn-out plan and going into getting necessary building permits, scheduling professional workers, and sourcing the materials. However, you can remodel your small bathroom in a few simple steps, as outlined below.

Demolition and Framing

The first step often involves tearing down and removing parts you want to replace. While you can hire professionals for this work, it is better to do it yourself to save the money that would have gone into paying the workers. Demolition is often easy, involving removing flooring, fixtures, and the ceiling and walls.

Plumbing, Wiring, and Drywalling

Unless you have the requisite skills, you will need to hire professional plumbers and electricians to handle the plumbing and electrical wiring works, respectively. Often, inspections will be required. After the plumbing and wiring parts have been completed and approved, you will need a drywall pro to install and finish the drywall. However, you can make some savings by using DIYers instead.

Tile and Flooring

The next step is tiling and flooring. Depending on your style, color, and design preferences, you can tile and floor the small bathroom individually or hire professionals. Since this is often the most delicate part of the work, experts recommend working with professionals for the best results.

Finishing Touches

Once most of the remodeling work has been completed, including painting, the last part involves installing wall cabinets, mirrors, light fixtures, and vanities. And this does not require expert knowledge or skills. Hence, the reason to handle the finishing touches for anybody that wants to save money.

Some Useful Tips

Remodeling your small bathroom will largely depend on your preferences and financial ability. However, some valuable tips include using light colors, playing with different colors, using mirrors for reflectivity, and creating the illusion of height by, for example, adjusting the placement of ceiling fixtures.

Take Away

Remodeling a small bathroom can be simple. Most of the remodeling work is straightforward, and the homeowner can do you save on costs. Just be creative to come up with something unique. However, working with professionals is the best option, especially if you're not handy or have limited time for the project.

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