Monday, 16 February 2009

Small Bathroom? No Problem: 5 Small Bathroom Vanity Remodeling Tips

Not surprisingly, redecorating your bathroom is a great way to improve the overall look and feel of your home. The challenge is when you have a small bathroom. While the options may appear to be limited, a little bit of creativity and imagination can go a long way towards having the bathroom of your dreams - even if it isnt the size of the bathroom of your dreams.

When your bathroom decorating project involves a limited space to work in, replacing an old vanity with a small bathroom vanity can help you free up space while you are working. There are several small vanities available to choose from, but you need to keep several things in mind when you are remodeling. Here are some tips to use when remodeling a small bathroom.

Tip #1 - Utilize the storage space in your vanity.

Often we forget to do the obvious. If your bathroom is small you will want to utilize the space you have. A small bathroom vanity that includes a cabinet under the sink can be used as storage for small items. Using this space for soap, bathroom tissue, cleansers, lotions, and even fresh towels is a great way to utilize the space.

Tip # 2 - Use Mirrors.

If you have a large mirror in your bathroom you will find that it makes the room appear larger. If you have a small mirror above the vanity exchange it for a larger mirror to give the room a more open, larger appearance.

Tip # 3 - Choose a small bathroom vanity that fits in the corner.

If you choose a corner vanity you can free up more space in your room. This space isn't an optical illusion as with the mirror, this is actual floor space. There are several styles available that you can choose from.

Tip # 4 - Use light colored paints for your bathroom walls.

Using light colored paint or wallpaper on the walls will help to open out the room and make it a bit bigger. The light paint also helps to give the room a brighter, happier look. Your small vanity should match your bathroom. You can purchase one that already matches or take the time to paint the vanity as well as the walls to match each other.

Tip # 5 - Pedestal type vanities take less space.

If you are still trying to use less space, and you aren't set on having the cabinet under your sink, then you can use a pedestal type small bathroom vanity. This type of vanity doesn't have storage space but it does open the floor space up quite a bit.

Making the most of the space in a small bathroom is important. You don't have to have a difficult time remodeling, even if you have limited space to work with. If you measure your vanity and make sure if will fit before you get too far ahead of yourself you should be able to remodel your small bathroom, and vanities are an excellent place to start when you are redecorating.

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