Small Bathroom Renovations Sydney
If you are planning a bathroom renovation, we can assist. We have many years of experience in the industry, and one area we specialize in is small bathrooms. A lot of people feel like small bathrooms hold their home back. However, it does not need to be this way. It is all about clever design.
Small bathroom problems and answers
There are a number of different problems people experience when it comes to small bathrooms.
One of the most common is a small footprint. This is a common issue for shower rooms and master baths that are a new addition and face a very small footprint in which to squeeze in a shower, sink, and toilet. However, there is a solution to this. To create a sense of floor space, it is a good idea to keep everything off the ground. Opt for a floating toilet and floating sink, for example. The suspended fixtures will mean that the edges of the room are out of view, and this can make the floor appear a lot bigger. It also makes your property a lot easier to clean as well.
You can’t fit a vanity into your bathroom
If a below-the-sink vanity is going to be too big and bulky for your small bathroom, there are a number of other ideas that you should consider. One option that you should think about for your modern small bathroom remodel is to get a joiner to create a narrow vanity unit, which is not going to take up a lot of space. We can provide you with lots of great ideas and designs in this regard. There are also a number of slim basins available if you are concerned about whether or not the sink is going to fit. With our level of small bath renovation experience, you can be certain that we will be able to create a small bathroom that has all of the elements you require without looking cramped or awkward in terms of design.
A lot of clutter and a lack of storage
This is another problem a lot of people experience when they have a small bathroom. After all, everyone wants to have a tidy and serene bathroom space. However, when you have too many things and not enough places for storage, this becomes incredibly difficult. With our experience, we can help to make sure you are maximizing the space that is available to you, creating more opportunities for storage in your bathroom. We will do this without taking away from the design and appearance of your bathroom, creating a space that looks very luxurious and is highly functional at the same time.
There are no windows
Another issue that a lot of small bathrooms have is the fact that there are no windows. If your bathroom feels dark and dingy because you are tucked into a room with no windows, it can be a bit of an issue. But fear not, as there are many different ways that we can make your bathroom feel bright and more enjoyable to be in. Here, we need to carefully consider the room’s lighting design. Ensuring there is as much illumination as possible is a must. Fittings should be placed around the mirror, as well as there being overhead fittings, as this will light up the room effectively. You can also make your lighting the feature of the room. This is a great way to ensure your bathroom has the lighting required while also adding heaps of style into such a small space. There is no denying that the best small bathroom renovations are those that make effective use of light.
No space for a separate shower enclosure
Another problem a lot of homeowners experience when it comes to small bathrooms is not having enough space for a separate shower enclosure. If you only have one bathroom, keeping the bath tub is something that is probably non-negotiable. This is especially the case if you have children. Therefore, fitting a separate shower can usually be impossible in such situations/ However, advancements in high-performance glass and waterproofing have meant that the wet-room-and-bath combo is becoming more popular. It meets aesthetic and practical demands. By adding a wet room floor, you can dedicate the space between the tub and the sink to a walk-in shower space. Of course, the other and more obvious solution would simply be to combine the bath and the shower. This is more practical and cheaper, however, you are going to miss out on the lavish look that the former option provides.
Sloping roofs in loft bathrooms creating an awkward space
If you have a loft bathroom, the sloping roof can be a bit of a nightmare. It can make the bathroom look awkward and feel small, and it’s probably presented you with numerous challenges in terms of making the most of this area. However, we see loft bathrooms like this as an opportunity. You can built into the space, rather than forcing elements to fit with your bathroom. It’s all about being creative and working with the area. We will use every inch of your bathroom. There are lots of ways to do this. Placing the toilet directly below the shortest area is always a wise move. This means there is more vertical space, which will be used for the washbasin, so you don’t need to crouch your head every time you want to wash your hands. We can also create mirrors that will fit snugly into the eaves. We will maximize the space available and work within the unique dimensions to create a design that looks great and is fully functional. It won’t feel like an awkward bathroom space at all.
You feel crammed in your bathroom
Of course, this is the major issue that most people have when it comes to small bathrooms. We can help you to create the illusion of space in many different ways. As mentioned earlier, freeing up the floor area is one of the best ways to do this. Wall-hung toilets and sinks can leave the area below clear, and this really helps to create the illusion of more space. It also means that you have the opportunity to be more versatile and intelligent with your storage solutions, which is something that we can certainly assist with. There are other ways that you can create the illusion of more space in the bathroom as well. One of these is to play around with the use of natural light. Natural light is something that a lot of small bathrooms do not have enough of. We can make your windows bigger or play around with different reflective surfaces and strategically placed mirrors in order to open up the bathroom and make it feel a lot bigger than it is.
What is the typical small bathroom renovation cost?
You may be wondering about the average cost to renovate a small bathroom. This all depends on the nature of the renovation. The average price for small bathroom renovation can be as low as $5,000 for a small renovation or as much as $25,000+ for a major renovation. It all depends on the scale of the work that needs to be done and the different elements that are being sourced and installed. It would be wrong of us to give you a figure without knowing about the task at hand. However, once we are able to assess your bathroom and discuss your goals, we will be able to give you a quote. We are always honest and transparent when it comes to our prices. We know that there is nothing worse than being given a quote only for lots of added extras to accumulate along the way. We promise that this will not happen when you use our service. Moreover, if you would like to reduce the small bathroom reno cost, we can make some suggestions to you. We have experience when it comes to small bathroom renovations on a budget, and so we know lots of different tricks when it comes to getting your budget down. After all, the sky is the limit when it comes to a tiny bathroom makeover. You may think that this is not the case because you only have limited space to work with. However, there are lots of different small bathroom upgrades that can be made. Therefore, we are always happy to make alternative suggestions and keep playing around with different ideas until we get to a stage whereby you are happy with both the design and the cost.
You can look at the tiny bathroom renovations that we have done so far to get a better understanding, and we are sure that this will put your mind at ease. You can browse through the best small bathroom makeovers we have been responsible for over the years. This will enable you to see our levels of creativity and the quality of finish that we have become so well known for. You can also have peace of mind that our team have all of the required training and qualifications, as well as the relevant insurance. Take the time to read the reviews that have been left by our clients and you can hear from their mouth, rather than ours, about the great service that we provide. You can also give us a call today if you would like to find out more about the small bathroom makeovers on a budget that we provide.
Small bathroom design ideas and tips
There are many different ways that we can make your small bathroom feel bigger and look much better. Of course, the remodel that we provide will be bespoke to you. However, let’s take a look at some of the most popular and effective ways of making a small bathroom better, so that you can get a better understanding of some of the best options.
- Consider using a wall-mounted faucet, allowing for a narrower vanity or sink.
- Choose a vanity that has one shelf.
- Consider the installation of a trough sink. The clean and narrow style is great for small bathrooms.
- Mount the towel bar onto the dar.
- Expand the mirror.
- Choose a design that does not require a shower door.
- Opt for a large-scale pattern to trick the eye into seeing more space.
- Extend the counter over the toilet.
- Opt for a rounded vanity.
- Float the vanity
- Opt for a corner sink.
These are just some suggestions and ideas when it comes to making a small bathroom better, and we have plenty of other tricks up our sleeve too! When it comes to creating a luxurious bathroom that looks bigger than it is, there is no one better!
Contact us today for more information about small bathroom renovations Sydney
If you would like more information regarding small bathroom renovations or a small bath remodel, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for more information. We are more than happy to answer all of your queries and to give you our professional opinion on the best way to remodel your bathroom. If you’re worried about the cost, please don’t be. We have lots of experience when it comes to bathroom makeovers on a tight budget and we will always be honest and upfront about the costs entailed. Simply give our team a call today to get started. Or, if you would prefer, you can send an email and we will get back to you as soon as we are able to.
Small Bathroom Renovations FAQs
How can I make my bathroom feel bigger?
A light color palette for walls and floor tiling with large mirrors and cabinets can make your bathroom space look bigger. Accessories can be installed at a more elevated height so that the floor of the room is less occupied. This includes towels rails, glass shelves, cabinets and mirrors that make the room feel cluttered if kept on the floor. Moreover, if you have a compact space, wall-hung vanities is a more feasible option than the floored variety. More storage space can be created by wall-to-wall shelving and narrow tallboys with a freestanding bath place that makes space look bigger.
How much does it cost to renovate a small bathroom?
An average cost of remodeling a small bathroom is between $1,250 and $3,500. It is obvious that smaller spaces will end up with less material, labor and installation costs. The bathroom look and feel can be improved at a lower cost if the project is simple such as tile replacement, sink replacement, and updating fixtures. However, if your renovation includes the expansion of the size of an existing bathroom, the total cost will be higher.
Should I choose to hide the plumbing in a small bathroom to make more space?
You should think carefully about the fixtures while you lay out the stuff that is connected to it such as plumbing, electrical work, and framing. This will prevent any future problems that would be difficult to solve afterward. Plumbing lines can be left exposed in the bathroom for a more vintage look but this will occupy your bathroom space. They can hide behind the sink but this will incur more cost and time for your overall bathroom renovation. You can choose any of the options you like while considering the pros and cons of both.
What are tips to maximize space in a small bathroom renovation?
In order to use all the space of your bathroom, you will have to use your creative skills in designing so that it can look larger. Pedestal sinks occupy lesser space in comparison to cabinets and the tubs and showers can be covered with glass doors which will open up your room. All sorts of cabinets should be held above the toilets. Moreover, tower racks are ideal for people who do not have much space but require more storage.
What is the best heating source for bathrooms with little space?
You have limited choices if you have a small size bathroom but there are alternatives that can be used. There is usually a large radiator taking up one wall in bathrooms with more space. In less-space bathrooms, vertical heated rails can be used as an alternative that gives more space while adding a beautiful feature in your bathroom. Towels can be hanged on this too meaning no need for towel rails as well that will result in even more space.
Can I install a tub in a small bathroom?
You can open up your bathroom extraordinarily if you choose to use showers instead of tubs as tubs end up taking twice the space of your bathroom as compared to showers. Showers can be more helpful for adults and guests that might face difficulty while getting into the tub. Furthermore, adding a hand shower will ease the bathing of your pets. However, if you need to choose the tub for your children, pick a lower profile tub. It is easier to get in and out in lower height tubs that will also make your room look more open.
What kind of toilet is most suitable for a small bathroom?
If your bathroom walls have space enough for a toilet tank, then a wall-mounted tank can save you much legroom and floor space. If you can’t mount the toilet on the wall, then you might want to build some shelving above the tank for storage and create a narrow ledge on your vanity top.
Can I install a vanity in my small bathroom?
Just as the wall-mounted toilets, you can make your small bathroom look bigger and create more floor space by installing wall-mounted sinks and small vanities. If storage is your priority, then you should consider a wall-mounted floating vanity. Search for modern thin-edge sinks and washbasins with narrow designs. Ceramic washbasins have the same strength as traditional sinks and will give you a bigger washbasin in a smaller area.
For adequate lighting in a small bathroom, should the tiles be light or dark-colored?
You need to apply some color strategy with small bathrooms. If you use dark colors, they will make your bathroom look even smaller. On the contrary, light walls make your bathroom look bigger because they will reflect more light. It’s a good idea to keep the overall theme light and reserve dark colors for the floor. In the case of wooden floors, you should look for shower tiles that match with the color and tone of the wood. It will appear to be a continuous floor and your eyes won’t catch the smallest part of the room.
Are pedestal sinks appropriate for small bathrooms?
For small bathrooms, corner sinks are a better choice than pedestal sinks that may block the only lane available for traffic in the bathroom. Therefore, a corner sink across from the toilet will look better than a sink across the shower because the opening and closing of the shower door often create a weird walk-around situation.
How do I maximize the space in my small bathroom?
You can easily make your bathroom look bigger by installing a big mirror inside. While mirrors are a necessity in the bathrooms, they also reflect light to open up spaces. If you have enough space for a full-length mirror, then you should definitely go for it. Another idea is to place a mirror over the vanity and taking it up to the ceiling. If there isn’t much room, consider placing a mirror that stretches across the wall so that two people can use it simultaneously instead of one. When space conditions are not very ideal, then every inch makes a difference.
What size of bathrooms can you renovate?
At Bathroom Renovations Sydney, no project is too small or too large for us and we accommodate the renovations of all types and sizes of bathrooms. So if you have a small bathroom with an attached bath, a small bathroom with a standing shower, an ensuite bathroom, or a small toilet with sink and toilet only, we can cover your bathroom renovations through our wide range of services.
How long will it take to remodel my small bathroom?
Small bathroom renovations can take up to 3 days, on average, to renovate if a complete makeover is required. The exact time for remodeling though depends on your specific requirements for the renovation project. For instance, if you require design services, reconstruction, retiling, etc. then the remodeling process can take longer than average. On the other hand, if you would just like to have fixtures and accessories installed/relocated then the renovation job can take as little as a few hours. Get in touch with our team regarding your unique renovation requirements and we will provide you a better estimate of how long your small bathroom renovation will take.
What services do you offer as part of small bathroom renovations?
We provide our complete range of renovation services for small bathrooms which include:
- Design consultation.
- Construction and tiling.
- Plumbing services.
- Fixtures and accessories installation.
- Finishing including paint and cleaning services.
What is the best color for small bathrooms?
It is recommended that you make use of lighter colors in small bathrooms to give them the much needed ‘spacious’ look and feel. The best color to go with is white since this natural color reflects all available light and leaves you behind with a well-lit and comfortable bathroom design. Dark colors such as black, on the other hand, absorb the light and can make your bathroom look cramped. Therefore, it is best to choose light colors such as white or sky blue for your bathroom.
How can I maximize storage options in my small bathroom?
Having a small bathroom does not mean that you are out of storage options. There are a variety of things that you can do to add adequate storage to your small bathroom. Instead of using cabinets that can be bulky and cabinets which can be space-consuming, open shelves are advised since they look great and do not take up as much space either. Similarly, instead of having a standing cabinet inside your bathroom, an effective way to save space is by installing a recessed cabinet instead if possible.