Small bathroom designs can be challenging if you are not used to working with such small spaces. One of the best ways to design and build smaller bathrooms is by eliminating bathtubs. Installing showers with full height glass doors is a good idea when you are working in smaller bathrooms. This helps you create an illusion of additional space by removing physical barriers such as bathtub walls. The cost of your bathroom remodeling project will vary depending on the brand of fixtures you are interested in purchasing. Higher end bathroom fixtures from companies such as Kohler will usually cost more money compared to lower grade imported bathroom hardware. If you wish to save money, you can also try shopping on eBay instead of your local Home Depot or Lowe’s.
Pay attention to bathroom lighting, when you are designing your space. In addition to purchasing full bath vanities, adding skylights can be a great way to add a sense of space. If you do not have direct access to the roof area, you can also purchase and install some light tubes which can redirect the light from other areas. Natural sunlight is a good way to help you feel more relaxed in comparison to incandescent style bathroom lighting. If you are trying to create the look of an upscale bathroom, you may want to consider using marble style shower tiles. Another great way to enhance the look of your bathroom is by installing dimmers on your bathroom lights. Having the ability to adjust the brightness in your bathroom can dramatically change the look and feel of the room.
If you do not have prior experience with plumbing, you may want to consider hiring a professional plumber for your shower remodeling project. Although you could certainly attempt this as a DIY project, this can be very risky as it could potentially involve water leaks. Water damage can be very expensive to fix in homes, and can grow into larger issues such as mold if the water seeps into areas such as the drywall. You can also end up wasting a lot of money by destroying material, because of inexperience. Any potential savings can be quickly diminished if you end up ruining the material, such as marble shower tiles. If you want to find a qualified plumber, the best way to do so is by asking your neighbors for references. If you live in a condominium, you can also check with the HOA (homeowner Association) as they may often have recommendations for qualified tradesmen.
If you are on a limited budget, you could also use resources such as Craigslist.com to find plumbers. This can be a good idea as long as you perform proper due diligence before you finalize any contractor decisions. Make sure that you check with the Better Business Bureau, to ensure that the company is reputable. It is also a good idea to speak with some of their most recent customers so that you can understand the quality of their work, craftsmanship, reliability and timeliness.