Every home seems to have that one bathroom that’s smaller than the rest, and some situations, it may be the only bathroom. Most likely, your shower or tub takes up most of your small bathroom, leaving a cramped feel in the overall space. Remodeling your shower or converting your tub can be a great way to make the most out of the limited space you have.
Bathroom Remodeling Plumbing Tips
Before you get started, it’s important to address your plumbing situations. Older houses tend to have narrower water supply pipes, meaning that your water pressure may affect which attachments you are able to use for your shower or bath. A second floor bathroom may also have a more complex and immovable system of pipes and drains. Finally, figure out the dimensions of your bathroom in order to plan with enough space for your essentials, like your toilet, sink, and shower or tub.
Install a Sliding Glass Door
Your shower curtain can be a huge eyesore in your bathroom, and can make the space seem smaller than it is. A standard shower door will also limit your space as you need a clear area for the door to open. Installing a sliding glass door is the perfect way to make your bathroom look and feel bigger. The glass will incorporate your tub or shower into your bathroom instead of separating it like a curtain, and the sliding motion means that you won’t be wasting floor space in front.
Tub to Shower Conversion
Consider upgrading your bathtub to a walk in shower for a more modern and space-saving design. This has a few advantages; a shower is more accessible, it has more floor space, and its modern look is neater than a tub’s. A shower could also increase your home’s value, however, it is important for real estate to have at least one bathtub in your house.
Storage Space for Your Shower
Plan to incorporate a spot for all of your bathing soaps and essentials in the space of your shower. Over-the-shower-head storage caddies can damage your pipes, leading to expensive plumbing fixes. Leave enough floor space for a standing storage rack, install a wider edge for your tub, or create indented shelves in the walls of your shower or tub.
Multiple Shower Head System
Want a more luxurious feel to your bathroom? Having multiple shower heads not only looks great, but offers a more accessible bathing experience. Pairing a detachable shower head with your immobile shower head allows easier access for those who need it, especially if you have a seat installed in your tub or shower.
Complete Bathroom Redesign
At the end of the day, sometimes you just need to hit reset and build a whole new design for your space. This way, you can arrange your small bathroom in a way that fully utilizes every inch of space while holding a design layout that you can call your own. This calls for a more radical plumbing reroute, so you need to consult a plumber before sticking with a plan.
Before making any changes to your bathroom, schedule an appointment with us to ensure all of your potential plumbing needs are taken care of.