Bathroom Remodeling Resources (05)
How to Remodel a Small Bathroom
This article on The Family Handyman shows you how to remodel your small, cramped bathroom so that it is more convenient, stylish and easier to clean. The do-it-yourself articles on this site rate each project in terms of time, complexity and cost. This bathroom remodel is a multi-day project, is considered complex, and will cost over $500. In this project, you'll tear out your old bathroom and put in a new one. You'll install a preassembled glass block window, replace a bathtub with a spacious shower, and install a state-of-the-art residential wall-hung toilet and sink, which will simplify floor cleaning because it lessons dirt-catching corners. Once completed, a small six by eight foot bathroom will feel much larger. The article provides detailed step-by-step instructions. It is a big project as it really involves a complete tearing out and remodeling an existing bathroom.
Some Fundamental Bathroom Renovation Tips
The Home Renovations section of About.com has an article outline eleven very basic but fundamentally sound tips for a bathroom renovation. To name a handful: consider mirrors a design element and add a second one in addition to the primary; position the toilet 90 degrees to the door or at least several feet away from it, rather than directly facing the door; install a beadboard for an antique look but also to protect the walls from water splashes; create more places to hang things by installing hooks, therefore freeing up counter space; if space permits, put in a decorative freestanding piece such as a decorative chair, and possibly recess other pieces like the clothes hamper; get a light dimmer to create a soft feeling when you're in the mood for a relaxing bath; and try to use neutal colors like white or cream ooon walls and key fixtures, so that the bathroom looks larger and is not so quickly outdated from a design perspective.
11 Bathroom Renovation Tips on About.com
To make the most of your bathroom renovation, these eleven tips by home renovation expert Lee Wallender at About.com is a must-read. Here, Wallender provided some suggestions regarding lighting, color, flooring, fixtures, mirrors, wall protection, and even the position of the toilet. To add mood to your bathroom, he recommends installation of dimmer switch. For added storage area, you use place hooks. If you have an extra space, putting a decorative item can add beauty. However, it would be better if the decoration also has a practical use such as for storing soap or any small item.
Bathroom Makeovers on Better Homes and Gardens
The website for Better Homes and Gardens is a place to find inspiring ideas for beautiful bathroom makeovers. The site has many before-and-after photos from the magazine's best bath renovations. The site has feature articles on every aspect of bathroom makeovers and remodels: the savvy small bath, bathroom makeovers on a budget, nature-inspired bathrooms, changing the color of a marble whirlpool tub, bathroom tile design, vintage style bathroom remodels, creating more storage space in a bathroom, and much more. The site also has a lot of do-it-yourself bathroom projects, from installing a vent and recaulking a shower, to install a vanity and installing a medicine cabinet.