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Remodelling a small bathroom - 5 Mistakes to avoid with your small bathroom design
small bathroom designThere are a number of factors that are very important when you are remodelling a small bathroom. Because you have less space that normal, there are more considerations to make. You must maximise your use of space in order to get the best finish in your small bathroom.

There are a number of mistakes that need to be avoided. I am going to highlight the five mistakes that you need to avoid when working on a small bathroom design.

Not designing a floor plan

The first mistake that most people make is overlooking the need for a floor plan. This needs to be taken care of prior to starting any work, or choosing any tiles. You need to have the right information in order to get the best possible returns for your space, time and money.

If you cannot take the bathroom measurements yourself, then get the help of a local builder or designer. In truth, you should be able to measure a small bathroom yourself. You only need the basic measurements. You can then take these to the local store and see what you can get for your money.

You must use all the available space. Without a floor plan you will be guessing and making bad judgements. You might be able to incorporate far more than you imagine, but you will never know without a floor plan first.

Using a bath

Many people don’t realise that a bath is the most space-consuming piece of furniture in the bathroom. If you can do without a bath, then you will have many more options available to you. These days, showers are very popular, so please consider this option.

If you must have a bathtub, then opt for a small tub . This is a great compromise and should fit your needs.

Choosing the right toilet

The next mistake is choosing a toilet that does not allow for maximal use of space. With a small bathroom, you need to make some compromises. The toilet should be one of the compromises that you make. Choose a toilet that you easily fit next to the wall. You need to be conservative with the size of the seat and tank.

If you get the wrong toilet, it probably won’t fit. You need to take the measurements of the current toilet so that you sure about this. Of course you want the toilet to fit in with the rest of the bathroom style, but keep space in mind.

The wrong scale

Many people with small bathrooms make things look uneven by choosing the wrong scale for the size. This makes the bathroom looked cramped and very bulky. You can have a very luxurious small bathroom, even with limited space. This comes down to the choice of the scale.

Its best not to choose a bulky sink and bathroom cabinets. You can opt for free standing sinks that save a lot of space. You can even custom order a sink from your local store.

Limit bathroom items

The final mistake when remodelling a small bathroom is bringing to many items into the bathroom. This will only reduce the space and remove the feeling of an open plan bathroom.

You can create the illusion of more space in a small bathroom, as I mentioned above. But this illusion will be lost as soon as you add more items to it. Use mirrors and light colors to increase the effect.

Remodelling a small bathroom takes a bit more thought, but you can create an incredible result if you take this advice. You should aim to have a very low maintenance, light and clean small bathroom.

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