Finding small remodeling bathroom ideas could be done with online searching or going to the galleries exhibition to find your information and inspiration. Of course, renovating small bathroom is easier than to renovate the large bathrooms.
But many people do not realize about it. Small bathrooms have basic services as large bathrooms, only on different scale. Here are some steps that you need to know before doing your small bathroom remodel.
First, you have to define your small bathroom needs and desires. Decide whether this will be a powder room or full bath. If you want to make a powder room, you need to know that powder room have little more than a toilet, sink, and minor electrical work.
But if you add the plumbing requirements of bathtub or shower, you also need other requirements such as moisture protection, ventilation, sizing requirements, additional bathroom cabinetry, and so on. Then, you have to define the user of the bathroom. If you are going to make a full bath for master bathroom, you may use high quality cabinetry and higher-end materials. But if this for the guest, you can skimp on the quality of materials.
The next step is planning your small bathroom. Small bathroom also need extensive planning, not only the larger one. The reason is because the bathroom cabinets come in pre-determined sizes. You have to search the bathroom improvement to plan the detail of your decoration. You may to decide whether or not to hire the remodeling contractor, a professional one, or just do it by yourself.
Hiring remodeling contractor and using contractor-quality materials probably will cost $15,000. but if you want to cut the cost, you can do it by yourself the remodeling project, it probably will takes only 50% of the previous cost. Many things you can do by yourself such as demolition, basic drywall installation, flooring, and painting, then you can give the rest project to the contractor. This can cut your cost.
Next is to install plumbing and electrical. You have to rough-in the plumbing for toilet, shower, and bathtub. Ask the electrician to bring in the wiring. You will need to have two inspections done: first, at the rough-in stage; second, after the walls have been closed up.
The last step is to install flooring, and cabinets. With plumbing and electrical installed, you can do the other project that is flooring, hang cabinets, paint the walls, and install towel bars, mirrors, toilet roll holder and other finishing touch for your bathroom.