Homeowners frequently believe that it would be much faster, much simpler, and much less costly to remodel a small bathroom, around 50 square feet or less, than to renovate a large bathroom. And they’re always shocked to find that it’s only a little faster, a little simpler, and a little cheaper. And the reason? Many of the same components as a large bathroom are in a small bathroom, and remodeling requires assistance from the same on-demand practitioners as a large bathroom. The truth is that a 50-square-foot bathroom can be one-third the size of a sizeable 150-square-foot bath, but in terms of time, resources, and effort, remodeling it usually costs about 75 percent of a large bath.
There are still ways to make things a little easier and less expensive for your little bathroom remodeling work.
Considerations for Preparation
Bathrooms, regardless of size, may be categorized as one of three forms. In your preparation, knowing the type of toilet you have will help you be practical.
Powder room: There is always a powder room, or half-bath, in larger homes with nothing more than a sink, toilet, and a privacy lock. If they do not need the luxury of a complete bathroom, it is a comfortable bathroom used by family members and visitors. The small size and a limited number of fixtures mean that it is possible to remodel a powder room relatively quickly. Still, since it is a secondary bathroom, it also means that you can take your time because, during remodeling, there is at least one other bathroom that can fill in.
This term applies to any bathroom with a comprehensive range of toilet, vanity, sink, and tub/shower facilities. It is a toilet that is usually used every day. One full bath may be known as the master bath in homes with two or more full baths, with others being devoted to one or more children. There is a lot of use in full bathrooms, which affects the fixtures and materials you select.
This is a full-service bathroom, with a combination of sink, toilet, and shower or shower/tub, but one that is sporadically used, often when visiting visitors. A full bathroom for children may be transformed into a guest bath in empty-nest homes. Since guest baths are only used rarely, many people prefer to use fixtures and products from the economy, which can dramatically reduce costs. And since this is a secondary bathroom, you can take the time to remodel it, which saves costs.
This is a bathroom with full service that you use regularly. In homes with two or more full bathrooms, the word “master” typically identifies the one periodically used by the house owner. In homes with only one bathroom, the bathroom serves as the master bath, even if it is minimal. Usually, this is a reasonably necessary space, one where owners can spend a reasonable amount of money on quality, robust, and attractive fixtures and materials.
In addition to determining the sort of small bathroom you are remodeling, consider who will use the bathroom.
You: You use it for anything, from applying makeup to using the toilet to showering if your tiny bathroom happens to be your master bathroom. You may want to splurge on cabinets for storage and higher-end fabrics. You’re going to have to look at this toilet at least twice a day for several years, after all.
Children: Children’s small bathrooms can need to endure decades of use and abuse. Small children require a bathtub; showers are useless. Floors are most critical since small children will quickly flood bathroom floors with water by getting out of the tub. For bathrooms that children use, the right durable fixtures and waterproof floors and walls are essential. Here, too, adequate storage is critical.
Overnight visitors: You may want to skimp on the materials’ quality if this bathroom is for overnight guests. For visitors, you would not need increased storage space, either.
Guests of the day: You need nothing more than a sink, toilet, and towel bar for a powder room. The sink may also be decorative, a vessel sink, for instance, since the only need for visitors is to wash their hands.
Elderly or disabled: Additional or augmented features such as grab bars, lower counters, and no-slip flooring areas may be needed for this specific class of users. A walk-in bathtub is a great help for elderly or disabled people if your small bath can accommodate it.
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