How to Renovate a Small Bathroom

March 11, 2012
 

Deciding to renovate your small bathroom may not be as expensive as the larger sized ones. This is because with a small bathroom, you have limited options with the type of bathtub you will be using in it. Also, you will not have to spend a lot of money on your floor tiles because you won’t need a lot. With this, you can choose to do it yourself (DIY) and save yourself the extra money for hiring a professional bathroom designer. With that money, you can use it on other bathroom fixtures you are interested in installing during this process.

If you have chosen to renovate your small bathroom through a DIY method, you will have to keep in mind a few important things. By knowing what these are, you can be successful with your bathroom remodeling.

Ventilation
The first thing you need to remember about your bathroom renovation is its ventilation. In fact, this should be on the top of your priorities when you are remodeling your bathroom. The reason behind this is because poor ventilation springs a number of negative effects. If you do not make your bathroom properly ventilated, it can promote the growth of mold and mildew which can ruin the remodeling you have already done.

This is why you should look for a ventilation fan to help you with this concern. Compared to the conventional, noisy types of ventilation fans, you can now purchase a quieter, more effective and powerful one. If not, you can stick to a heat lamp as this is another proven option for reducing moisture in the bathroom.

Flooring
Another thing you have to be careful about when remodeling your bathroom is your floors. Even though there are some really interesting flooring designs currently available, you have to be cautious of what you choose. In fact, it is common for some people to sacrifice the aesthetic of their flooring for its practicality and price.

One of the flooring types you should avoid using in your bathroom is laminate. Instead of laminate, you can opt for ceramic tile or sheet vinyl excel. The reason why you should not use laminate is because it requires high maintenance on your part. You will need to seal your stone floors so you can retain moisture from permeating into its surface.

If you would like the help of an expert, you can easily do so with a bathroom remodeling contractor. Through their expertise, you will be able to put an end to all your questions about remodeling your small bathroom. At the same time, you get to make it look better than it originally was. With this, you will be assured of the safety of your bathroom because you know they have the experience and knowledge in this area. This is why you should consider getting a professional instead of a DIY method. Although it might cost you some money, it won’t give you problems in the future. This is also one way you can uphold your safety inside the bathroom against slips and falls.

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