A small bathroom is a great project that is very straightforward.
Our bathroom in this Cheverly house is 5 by 7 feet and it has a full-size tub, a toilet, and a sink. It’s a small room thus a bit of thinking needs to be done to make it just right and extremely functional.
Here Are Some Tips:
Design The Bathroom
Measure and decide in advance the size of the vanity, toilet, and shower or bathtub. This step allows you to create a super functional bathroom.
The vanity is usually between 24-30 inches. Make sure you have the right distance of a minimum of 6 inches between the vanity and toilet, toilet, and bath.
Next test the door it needs to open in a way to allow a great flow, this way when you open the door you have direct access to the sink.
A great tip is to draw the exact measurements of vanity-toilet-shower/tub on the floor.
Decide If You Need A Shower Or Tub?
Choose A Color Scheme
Color in the bathroom is super important, as the color on the painted wall will influence the lighting in the mirror.
Especially if this bathroom will be used to apply makeup you want the reflection in the mirror to be as close as possible to the real you! If the walls are green or blue they have a tendency to make you look sickly causing you to put too much makeup. So choose a color that is close to natural light or chromatic. If you want a bolder color go for warmer tones on the wall all around except the mirror wall.
Tiles Or No Tile?
Yes, tiles. This is a small space that will regularly wet one way or another. So tile all around the tub starting at the ceiling, then continue on the flour, use the same looking tile glossy on the walls but mate tiles on the floor to avoid slippery surface. The uniformity from the walls to the floor is visually more pleasing.
In this bathroom, we used long tiles to minimize the grout area making it easier to keep clean and will age well. Also, the larger tiles are faster to install compared to small subway tiles.
Oh The Lights!
This is an important decision in your bathroom even when there’s a window like in our Cheverly bathroom, the need for good lighting is crucial. Because the reflection in the mirror needs to look as close as possible to reality, choose a natural light temperature. Then make sure to match that light with the one around the exhaust fan.
Adjust the intensity of brightness of the light by ensuring there are enough light bulbs. In our small bathroom, we chose 3.
Faucets, Showerhead, Knobs, And Hardwares
Here’s A List Of The Material Used For This Bathroom:
- Effimero Black Bathroom Vanity 3 Light Fixture – Modern Over Mirror Lighting with Clear Glass Shades
- MCS 18×24 Inch Sloped Mirror with Dental Molding Detail, 23.5×29.5 Inch Overall Size, Walnut (20567)
- Black Bathroom Faucet Matte Waterfall Sink Farmhouse Vanity Single Hole Faucets One Handle Basin Antique centerset with Pop Up Drain Stopper Mixer Tap Overflow Supply Line Lead-Free by Homevacious
- Peerless Claymore Single-Handle Shower Faucet Trim Kit with Single-Spray Shower Head, Oil-Rubbed Bronze PTT188780-OB (Valve Not Included)
- 25 Pack – Cosmas 4392-128WN Weathered Nickel Modern Cabinet Hardware Handle Pull – 5″ Inch (128mm) Hole Centers
- Granite: steel gray leathered Steel Grey Granite | Granite Countertops | Granite Slabs
- Floor: Venato II Matte Porcelain Tile – 12 x 24 – 100610781 | Floor and Decor
- Walls: Carlini Bianca Polished Porcelain Tile – 15 x 30 – 100782614 | Floor and Decor