Small Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Do you have a small bathroom to remodel?

Would you like to have a gleaming new bathroom but you’re afraid that your tiny toilet just isn’t big enough to turn into the ceramic heaven that you want?

Get to know your bathroom and spend time designing your new one

Before you write off the idea completely why not sit down with a few sheets of square graph paper and try out a few different ideas. Measure your bathroom accurately then draw it to scale on square paper so that you can see exactly where everything is.

When you’ve got an accurate drawing of your bathroom as it is now it’s time to start dreaming about the bathroom that you would like to have. Put your current bathroom drawing aside and get a blank piece of graph paper. Draw the outline of your bathroom on this sheet of graph paper. Now take another piece of paper and draw accurate scale drawings of the things that you want to get into your new bathroom.

Cut out the shapes that you’ve drawn and try to arrange them on the outline of your bathroom. Because you only have a small bathroom you might need to be creative, especially if you want to get more into your new bathroom than you had in your old one.

An example of a small bathroom remodeling project

I recently remodeled my own small bathroom to make it more inviting and to add a shower cubicle to the room so that we didn’t have to shower in the bath. The remodeling ideas all started when I dropped something into the bath tub and cracked it. I wasn’t popular for doing that and I wasn’t looking forward to the project but I love it to bits now it’s done. You can read all about how I did it in the article Idea for Remodeling a Small Bathroom.

Ideas to help solve the small bathroom problem

Put a radiator high on the wall

If you have a radiator taking up wall space consider putting it higher up. This could free up space for a sink or toilet.

Place the bathtub in the middle of the room

If you are limited in where you can put the bathtub by pipework and uneven walls then think about putting it in the middle of the room away from all the walls. This doesn’t work all the time but it might be an option for you.

Redesign the layout of the bathroom

Use your squared paper and cut-outs to test different layouts. It’s amazing how many ideas it can give you.

Use a shaped shower cubicle

You can save space by using a shower cubicle with curved sides in place of a square one. It will probably cost a little more but if space is a premium then it could be worth it.

Install a sliding door

A door that doesn’t need space in the room to open can give you more options.

Use wall mirrors

Mirrors can only give the impression of space but they are very effective at doing just that.

Install storage cupboards

Providing plenty of storage space up high means that the floor won’t get cluttered with cosmetics, towels and cleaning materials.

I hope that you can see that even a small bathroom can be transformed into a dream if it’s designed and planned well. Remember to take a look at how I remodeled my tiny little bathroom and added a shower cubicle while I was at it.

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Free Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

Instead of paying through the nose for a designer bathroom why not design it yourself? Designing your bathroom yourself isn’t difficult, it could save you a lot of money and it’s very satisfying. Here are some ideas that will give you a head start.

Measure your bathroom and draw it to scale

The first thing you should do is measure and draw out your existing bathroom on a sheet of squared paper. Try to be as accurate as you can because every inch might count depending on what you want to get in your new bathroom and how much space you have to play with.

Measure the distance between opposite walls on both sides of the room in case the room is wider at one end than the other. Measure floor to ceiling and the position and size of windows including the depth of the window. Also measure the size, position and shape of any irregularities in the room such as pipework.

Draw plans of your bathroom looking down from the ceiling and looking directly at each wall. When you’ve finished you should have five drawings on squared paper and a set of measurements to go with it. Take these, together with a tape measure, with you wherever you go because you will need to refer to then often.

Don’t start by looking in magazines and bathroom showrooms

Magazines and showrooms are trying to sell you something and they will naturally go out of their way to show things in the most appealing way, which may not always be the most practical or realistic way for you. You will be using these resources of course but leave them until you have a better idea of what it is you want in your new bathroom design.

Use a digital camera

Take a digital camera with you wherever you go and use it to record everything you see. Make a note of what each image is about and carefully file it away on your computer for later reference. You will be amazed how useful this technique can be and most people don’t think of doing it.

Visit your friends

Your friends are often the best resource for bathroom remodeling ideas that you have available to you. Go and visit each and every one of your friends and ask them if you can take a good look at their bathroom. Most people are more than happy to oblige especially if they have recently had their bathroom rebuilt.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions about what they like and what they don’t like in their bathroom. Make a note of designs that you like and where you saw them so that you can refer to them later.

Most people will either have remodeled their bathroom in the last few years or know of someone who has. If your friend knows of someone with a new bathroom ask them if they can arrange for you to go and see it. The more you see the better.

Use real estate agents to view bathrooms in houses for sale

Visit the real estate agents in your area and ask them to show you properties with new or nearly new bathrooms. They will be only too pleased to do it for you and you will end up getting a lot of ideas from this. Don’t mention to the agent why you are doing it, just tell them that you want to live in a property with a great bathroom.

Some people might feel uneasy doing this but don’t be because I think that it’s a great way to get fresh ideas to design your new bathroom with and it might be more in the agents interest than you think. I’ve known people do this and end up buying one of the properties that they viewed because they loved the bathroom and realised that it would be much easier and cost effective to move instead of remodel their own bathroom.

Buy some magazines

Go down to the newsagent and pick up a few magazines on home improvement and bathrooms remodeling. Now that you have an idea of what you are looking for you will be able get most benefit from the articles, adverts and glossy photographs.

Visit showrooms

When you have a good idea of what it is you want and how you want your bathroom to look you can go visit all the showrooms. Look for items that would fit with your ideas and make a note of them. Don’t forget to take digital pictures too; they will all help when you come to make buying decisions.

Pick up brochures on home improvement and bathroom remodeling

Always pick up as many brochures as you can find when touring the showrooms. Circle the items that you are interested in and make sure you write down prices and thoughts that you have at the time.

Use the Internet

Last but not least, make full use of the Internet to find product specifications, contractors and ideas on web sites like this one How to get inspiration and plan your bathroom remodeling idea

Have fun remodeling your bathroom.

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Bathroom Remodelling Made Easy With Free Graph Paper

If you are remodeling your bathroom then you need some squared paper

Before you start work on your bathroom remodeling project you should draw up a plan indicating where all the new stuff is going.If you take care with your measurements and draw the plan accurately then it should be obvious to you whether or not it will work. It’s never a good idea to find out that your plans aren’t going to work when you are half way through so drawing it out on paper first is a a must.

To get you started right away you could purchase the Home Quick Planner. It contains everything that you need including reusable, peel and stick furniture and architectural symbols.

Don’t let the thought of drawing up a plan put you off. It really is very simple. First get some squared paper or graph paper. You can print out some squared paper for free from here.

Don’t be seduced by software

It’s unlikely that you will do any better when designing a small bathroom by using a software application. It might look nice and promise all sorts of 3D views and such but it will take you a lot longer to do the job. At the end of the day you won’t be left with much more than you could have produced with squared paper and some scale cut out shapes of furniture.

Here is a list of arguments against using software:

  1. Bathroom remodeling software can be expensive.
  2. You will need time to learn how to use it.
  3. Producing a design could take longer than using graph paper square.
  4. It isn’t easy to change the design while you are in the showroom.
  5. The software may not do everything you expect it to do.

The squared paper method is very simple

It isn’t difficult to produce a scale drawing. If your bathroom is 10 foot by 12 foot and you have some squared paper with 10 squares by 15 squares then you can simply use the scale 1 foot = 1 square. Your scale drawing would then use 10 squares across the top by 12 squares down.

Cut out all the furniture and fixtures and shuffle them about on the paper

The fun part of using squared paper to design a bathroom is drawing the new items to scale on graph paper and then cutting them out. You can then position them on another sheet of graph paper with a drawing of the room. Experiment with different arrangements of the fixtures until you find a layout that works for you.

Take your time and get your bathroom design right

Every hour you spend up front on the design of your room can save you days of stressful redesign later when you find that something doesn’t work. Get t right on paper first before you start ripping things out.

Think about the bathroom accessories

There are a number of additional things that you will want to put into your bathroom apart from the many fixtures. These include a toilet roll holder, a vanity cabinet, soap dishes and somewhere to put the stuff you need in the shower. Thinking about these before you start can be very helpful.

Floor and wall plans

Draw a plan of the floor space looking down from the ceiling. Then draw plans of each wall as if you were inside the room looking at the wall.

Don’t forget to talk to your contractor about the bathroom remodeling

You must discuss your plan with the contractor to make sure that there isn’t something that you have overlooked. This is easy to do considering all the regulations that have to be adhered to. You should find your contractor very helpful at this stage.

Home Quick Planner: Reusable, Peel & Stick Furniture & Architectural Symbols

Free tutorial and free graph paper square

For free graph paper and a tutorial on how to use graph paper square to design your bathroom visit Bathroom Remodeling Ideas – Free Graph Paper Square

 

 

 

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Black Mold Removal And Bathroom Remodeling: How To Keep It Out

Black mold is a fungus that spreads relentlessly in your bathroom

Very few bathrooms escape the dreaded black mold fungus. Sooner or later it finds a nice damp corner of your shower or your walls and begins to grow. Slowly at first then before you know it it’s all over your beautiful bathroom. Black mold is notoriously difficult to get rid of and control but a cure is possible. I reveal the secret below and in this article here

How to spot black mold in your bathroom

Well it’s difficult to miss it. It’s a black blight, which starts in corners and cracks then grows along joins and seals. The bigger it gets the faster it grows It loves to follow the lines of silicon sealer and grout between ceramic tiles. It seems to get inside the silicon sealer even the fungal resistant kind. It can turn your lovely bathroom into a dirty pit if you don’t do something about it quickly.

General measures to keep black mold out of your small bathroom

There are some common sense things that you can do to slow down the march of the black mold in your bathroom. Black mold thrives on moisture so keep your bathroom well ventilated. Open windows and doors after use and wipe down surfaces to encourage them to dry faster.

Wiping down all ceramic surfaces with a dilute solution of bleach every few days will also help to slow down the growth of the fungus.

Traditional remedy for black mold in the bathroom

The traditional cure for black mold has been to cut out the affected areas of sealer and grout and any bits of wall covering that is contaminated. Wash the whole place down with a dilute solution of bleach and then re tile, re grout and re seal. This cures the problem for a while but sooner or later, usually only a few months or weeks later, the black mold returns.

This is a very frustrating cycle to be riding on because you have to keep doing it. Many people eventually just give up and the black mold takes over.

The secret that can banish black mold from your small bathroom

Black mold in my small bathroom had been defeating my efforts to keep it under control and finally I decided to remodel the whole bathroom which I thought would get rid of it forever. Was I wrong! I managed to keep it out for a few short months but somehow it found it’s way in again.

I cut out and replaced the contaminated silicon sealer but this only slowed it down. Then someone told me about a product called ‘Mold and Mildew Remover’. You simply spray it onto the affected areas then leave it for 3-5 minutes before rinsing it off. This sounded too good to be true but I thought that I would give it a try anyway.

The person that told me about the product also told me that the secret was to be patient with it and not expect to see instant results from just one spraying so I set about treating the affected areas of my little bathroom 2-3 times a week and watched what happened. After the first month I dropped the treatment to 2-3 times a month.

The results were nothing short of amazing and fantastic. You can literally watch the black turn to white before your eyes. There was a significant improvement after the first week and. After a month the patches of black mold were much smaller than they had been and after 6 months they are nowhere to be seen. They have completely vanished and I’m so very pleased with it.

Get the full story of how I beat the black mold in my small bathroom in the article Small Bathroom Black Mold Removal

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