Are you dealing with a small bathroom remodel (50 square feet or smaller) here in the beautiful city of Billings, Montana? One might think that small bathroom remodels are quicker and cheaper to manage than larger (150 square feet or larger) ones; however, this is not always the case. For instance, regardless if you are dealing with a smaller or a larger project, the expense and time are not that much different. For example, a small bathroom redo is only about 25 percent cheaper than that of a large bathroom remodel even though it is one-third the size.
Bathroom Remodel Planning
Planning is vital in order to guarantee that you don’t overshoot the cost of your small bathroom redo. The first question you need to ask yourself is who will be using your small bathroom?
- You: Are you going to be the primary one using the bathroom? For instance, if you are the main user than it would be labeled as the master bathroom. You use this room for everything from using the toilet, putting on makeup, shaving, bathing, and fixing your hair. Consequently, you might want to invest in high-end cabinets. You will also want to use better materials since this bathroom gets a lot of use.
- Child/Children: Are you planning on saving your small bathroom for the kids? Many times smaller bathrooms are reserved for children in the household. If your bathroom will be used by children then you need to invest in durable materials that can withstand children. You will most likely have a bathtub instead of a shower. You also need durable floors since children plus water equals a mess.
- Guest: Are you planning on setting your small bathroom aside for guests? As a result, you don’t necessarily need to invest in the best materials. If your small bathroom is for a guest then it is not likely to get as much foot traffic. This is especially true if you compare it to your main or master bathroom. This bathroom may or may not even have a tub or shower. If your guest or only there for the day or just overnight then there likely will be no tub.
Custom Bathroom Remodeling
Will your small bathroom be used by an older person or someone with disabilities? In addition, you might consider a plan that involves special features if it will be used by someone who is disabled or elderly. In other words, bathrooms used by those with a difficult time getting around would need special features. For example, you might want to install lower counters, walk-in bathtubs, non-slip flooring, and grab bars.
You are not alone in your small bathroom remodeling venture. Pinnacle Remodeling can help you accomplish your bathroom remodeling goals. Looking to do some custom small (or large) bathroom designs in your home? What could I do to help you make your small bathroom remodeling plans come to life? Let us help you to facilitate your custom small bathroom renovation project. Reach out to me and let’s talk about how we can make your small bathroom functional and comfortable.