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Estelle’s Tips for Remodeling a Small Bathroom

Creating a relaxing space in a small bathroom can be difficult, especially when you have big ideas!

It’s important to make the most out of your space. You should be looking around for tips and tricks to recover as much space  as possible. Looking for slimline bathroom essentials, compact fixtures, and clever storage advice can be a great way to do this.

It’s essential that you have enough room to undress and dry off, without elbow clashes with shower screens or stubbed toes on vanities.  Allow yourself room to move comfortably – you don’t want to feel claustrophobic!

Estelle has made this easy by creating a list of 4 simple things to remember when doing a bathroom remodel.

Knowing What You Need

It is important to know exactly what you want your bathroom to look like before you start a renovation. Home Design magazines and showrooms can help you get an idea of what designs and styles are currently trending.

You should become familiar with your bathroom’s existing plumbing. The positioning of certain pipes can determine where things like showers and toilets have to go. This will help create a blueprint of where the remaining fixtures have to reside in your bathroom.

It is also important to get specific measurements of the space you are working with. You don’t want buy things you don’t have enough room for!

Include Space Saving Solutions

Installing things like sliding doors or an outwards opening door on your bathroom entrance is a must. This will reduce wasted space and open up much needed square footage.

It is likely that you may have to consider omitting a bath and instead install a shower. This will significantly increase the space available in your bathroom. Luckily Estelle is an expert in shower screen fixtures and hardware. Our product lines allow you to install a modern frameless shower screen that will help save space and look good while doing it.

Frameless shower screens are a great space saving solution. They take up less space than a standard shower screen and have more customization in regards to their layout. This can be a very important thing for a small bathroom as it gives you more flexibility when it comes to your bathroom’s layout.

Storage Space is Important

Storage space is important for a bathroom. Handy wall recesses in the shower can create beautiful shelving for your products. Floating glass shelves look great with some selected décor or beautifully-presented glass jars or candles. In fact glass shelves can provide a modern, minimalistic solution to storage issues in general. Vanities with under head storage keep your personals hidden and out of sight. Large baskets to hide your washing can also lift your storage game keeping your bathroom presentable.

Use the Right Materials and Features to Make Your Bathroom Look Bigger

Use a lighter colour palette and a larger tile option to create the illusion of bigger space in your bathroom or ensuite.  Capitalizing on natural light and using the correct finishes on your fixtures and fittings is crucial. This will help make your bathroom look bigger and look good at the same time. While fixtures may be small they can have a big impact on how your room presents itself. Fixtures with reflective finishes such as Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Gold Polish or Rose Gold will reflect more natural light and create a feeling of grandeur. This will make your bathroom look bigger and look good while doing it. Using clear glass materials in shower screens and shelving will provide functionality and storage space while appearing almost invisible.

Frameless shower screens are another great way to make your bathroom look bigger. They have a sleek and elegant look and make the space appear larger than it actually is. The minimalistic subtlety of a frameless shower screen can have a huge impact on your bathroom’s appearance.

In Conclusion

Your bathroom should be a place for you to relax and unwind. Smaller bathrooms can present some challenges at times, however there are many different solutions that can help get the most out of your small space. The Estelle Team is always ready to provide advice on how to approach installing things like showers and shelving and can help you find solutions for your bathroom.