The bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home. Other than it being the first thing that any potential buyer will want to see, it’s also the room that you first visit after you get up and the last you go to before going to sleep.
Therefore, it’s crucial both for the overall value of the place and your daily routine. Moreover, it can affect the overall lifestyle within your home, especially if it’s the main or only bathroom in the house. The problem is that this is usually the smallest room in the house, which somewhat limits your design options. Still, there are several innovative design ideas you could try out in your small bathroom.
Start with the room for the essentials
The issue of storage often confuses people, especially when they’re supposed to get the most out of their cupboards. Keep in mind, however, that if you know how to prioritize, this shouldn’t be as difficult. First of all, you need to know what all the essentials are and you can separate them into several categories.
Toothpaste and toothbrushes, shaving cream and hair products, combs and brushes, scissors and small mirrors, makeup, and first aid kit and medicine are basic categories with lip balms and cotton buds and balls following closely. This is the bare minimum that you need to fit in your bathroom.
Enhance the lighting
One of the first things you need to understand about the bathroom renovation is the fact that it can greatly contribute to the resale value of your home. This is particularly important in cities like Canberra, where home prices are dropping for the first time in years.
When it comes to boosting the value of the property, the majority of people are suggesting that you should enhance the lighting and expand the space. Due to the fact that expanding isn’t really an option (after all, we’re discussing small bathrooms), you should invest in a new lighting system. Smart lights are your best choice in order to be able to choose the intensity of light. Also, going for LED solutions should be a no-brainer.
Check your plumbing
Another thing worth checking is the plumbing in your bathroom, due to the fact that your bathroom is one of the largest culprits of a high utility bill. Keep in mind that the size of the bathroom isn’t relevant when it comes to overall water consumption. What matters is the number of inhabitants and an average 4 family of four tends to spend as much as 400 gallons of water every single day.
Flushing the toilet alone is responsible for 25 percent of it. However, this figure can go a lot higher if there’s a problem with your plumbing. This is why you need to find a reliable plumber in Canberra (provided that we’re using the same example from above), to do the inspection.
The majority of bathroom floors have tile or concrete floors (sometimes even hardwood), which is somewhat problematic, mostly due to the fact that all of these options are quite cold. To make matters worse, a bathroom is the one place in your home where you’re the most likely to walk about barefooted, which means that you have to find a solution to this problem.
Some people like to add rugs to their bathroom, yet, the amount of moisture that they would be exposed to, as well as the humidity, might damage them beyond repair. Instead, go for a floor mat from a suitable material. Those who want to be particularly innovative could opt for a moss bathroom mat, which you can even make on your own.
Paint the bathroom
Painting the bathroom is another cost-effective idea, due to the fact that it adds considerably to the overall value of the place, without putting you through too much effort. Like always, you have to pick the color and the type of paint, do the prep work and gather the necessary equipment.
Your main focus needs to be the ease of maintenance, which means that you should opt for shiny paint sheen. The reason behind this is the fact that it’s quite efficient at resisting moisture. As far as the sheens go, eggshell and satin are two most popular options.
One last thing you need to remember is the fact that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, which means that buying used you can transform your small bathroom while remaining on the budget. You would be surprised at just how many fixtures people are willing to sell, even if the fixtures in question are in perfect working order.
In the worst-case scenario, you might be forced to embark on a brief DIY reinvigorating adventure. As for the items in question, you can find them on virtually any online marketplace or platform. All in all, the sooner you start looking, the better.
As you can see, there are a plethora of ideas that you could try out, regardless of the size of your bathroom. From all that’s listed above, it’s quite obvious that you have a plethora of motivation and no excuses not to follow up with this.