3 Recommendations for Small Bathroom Remodels

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Bathroom remodel shot with woman standing in a towel admiring her shower

Have you ever thought about how your bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home? Since bathrooms get so many visitors, they are often on the top of our customers’ lists for home remodeling projects. 

Homeowners often know they would like to make a change, but are hesitant because their home’s space restrictions make a small bathroom remodel feel like a big, overwhelming project—but it doesn’t have to be. Not when you work with Home Town Restyling! 

In this blog post, we’ll dive into the top things you should consider before jumping into a small bathroom remodel. We’ve also included our top recommendations to utilize your space in smart and stylish ways


Top Things to Consider

Before jumping head first into any remodeling project, it’s always best to ask yourself some essential things before meeting with a potential contractor. Assessing where you are on each of the following questions will help focus your initial meeting so you can create clearer objectives for your project. 

Before a consultation, ask yourself:

Am I looking for a refresh or remodel?

When you decided to redo your bathroom, you probably pinpointed the key problem areas you wanted to address. That’s great! Outlining the things you would like to change will help us evaluate your goals and whether they can be achieved by refreshing a couple of pieces within your bathroom (the shower, sink, lighting, etc.), or if it will require a complete renovation of the room. 

What’s my budget?

It’s hard to guess how much the project you’re envisioning might cost and that’s okay; we’re here to help! However, setting expectations and knowing your ideal range is beneficial. This will help us cater our suggestions and create a budget-friendly plan for you. 

On average, a bathroom remodeling project costs between $16,000 and $28,000. It’s important to remember that smaller bathrooms still require many of the same fixtures as larger bathrooms. Though many people assume it will cost less to remodel a smaller bathroom, this typically isn’t the case. For example, you might pay more for a smaller vanity because it’s less common than larger vanities. 

Our team’s biggest piece of advice for ensuring your project meets your expectations and stays within budget: It’s not about cutting corners, but about reevaluating your options. 

What space are we working with? 

Before getting started, it’s important for the team to take measurements. This helps the professionals know the exact square footage they are working with and if they foresee any hurdles right away. 

A professional will also want to note where the current plumbing and electrical setups are located since that will be an important consideration for any future plans. The smaller the bathroom, the harder it can be to rearrange. 


Our Top Small Bathroom Recommendations

After you know your project parameters, you’re ready to discuss the exciting stuff: the possibilities. Below we’ve shared just a few of our favorite ways to make your small, boring bathroom feel larger and more impressive.


Small bathroom remodel shot with shower/tub combo with white hexagon tiles and black fixtures

  1. Keep Things Light and Bright

A bathroom can already feel dark because of the small space. The easiest way to make a room feel bigger is to increase natural light and revamp your color scheme to one muted color. One of our favorite looks is an all-white bathroom with black hardware finishes. 

Using white within your bathroom will make your room feel more spacious because white reflects light better than any other color. It’s also a look that always feels clean and won’t soon go out of style. 


Small bathroom remodel shot with glass shower door and mounted vanity

  1. Rethink Your Fixtures and Furnishings

You always want to include your bathroom necessities. But sometimes taking a different approach with those must-haves can make a big difference. 

Reexamining your current furnishings can help you decide what little adjustments can be made. Perhaps you decide to switch to just a shower instead of a shower/tub combo, or you choose to keep a tub, but instead switch to one with a shorter curb to help make the wall appear taller. Your current countertops might even be too dark. A countertop overlay will help make it feel more high-end without the big price tag. 


Small bathroom remodel shot with glass shower door and mounted vanity

  1. Lean in to Special Design Tricks 

To help you achieve the bathroom you’ve been dreaming of, we have a few styling secrets up our sleeve that can give the illusion of a bigger space. One of our favorite tricks is using glass shower doors or a glass shower wall. Glass elements help give the impression of an open and airy space without bulky barriers breaking up the room. If your budget doesn’t allow for a shower door or wall, hanging your shower curtain rod higher can also elongate the space. 

Another idea is to install large titles in a light pattern on both your floors and walls, all the way up to the ceiling. This is a guaranteed way to make your room look more sophisticated and spacious. For a less expensive alternative, display a large mirror to create a similar effect. 


Ready to Get Started on Your Small Bath Remodel?

Now that we’ve inspired you with some great design ideas and you’ve thought about everything to consider, you’re probably wondering how to get started. Here at Home Town Restyling, we make it easy. 

  • First, reach out for a free quote and let us know what you’re looking for in your next project. 
  • Someone from our team will contact you as soon as possible and set up a time to do a walkthrough or meet in our showroom
  • Within a week, you’ll receive a project order.
  • Then it’s time for the fun part: working on your dream bathroom! For most bathroom remodels, we estimate the project will take a week or less. However, please note that more complicated projects will extend the timeline. Some project materials must also be special ordered.  

If you are looking for financing assistance for your next project, we can help with that, too! We offer a variety of financing options, including no-interest financing, to make your bathroom remodeling project more affordable. 

Get started today by requesting a free quote