Bathroom Remodel Tips

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Homeowners love to remodel their bathrooms more than kitchens. Bathrooms are smaller than kitchens, making the job easier and faster. Plus, it is less money to remodel. Bathrooms use less flooring and paint, cabinets, and countertop.

Bathroom Remodel Tips

Bathroom Flooring

The most popular choice for bathroom flooring is tile. Specifically, ceramic and porcelain tiles are great options for bathrooms. Tile flooring is resilient, waterproof, available in a variety of colors and designs, and generally less expensive than other hard surface options.

Water is so prevalent in bathrooms that it is an expectation, not an anomaly. Water is everywhere: on the walls, ceiling, and floor. Moisture will quickly ruin the wrong flooring. To make matters even more difficult, you eventually have to pull those other factors into the dialogue. If moisture were the only factor, sheet vinyl or ceramic tile would likely win every time. But these additional factors, like durability, appearance, cost, and ease of installation, need to be considered, as well.

Built-Ins for Extra Room

Built-ins such as recessed soap dishes, medicine cabinets, and even toilet roll holders pry out as much available room as possible from tiny bathrooms. You can even flatten the ceiling light by converting your ceiling light into a recessed light. Build into the walls for extra storage space.

Bathroom Lighting

The bathroom is the most popular place in a home. It should be well lit, and comfortable for everyone. A single light source might not do the trick for a larger bathroom setup, and the wrong type of light could create unmanageable glare and hassle in your routine.

From torchieres to bath bars, chandeliers to recessed pot lights, Hollywood strip lights to traditional vanity lights, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to finding the perfect lighting solution for your bathroom.

Some ceiling lights are mounted flush against the ceiling and are completely enclosed behind a diffused glass or shade, and some are recessed into the ceiling as can lights, while others hang a little lower and reflect up to help disperse light around the room. There are even chandeliers to add glitz and shine to smaller bathrooms.

Layering the lighting means bringing in different types of light fixtures to operate in coordination with each other to meet the different needs of the space. It allows you to be sure every area of a room is properly illuminated, no matter the room or demand. These concepts apply to the multi-purpose bathroom just as much as anywhere else.

A very simple device that can add mood to your bathroom is a dimmer switch. The dimmer switch is perfect for late-night relaxing baths.


All bathrooms need some type of ventilation either a window or a bathroom exhaust fan.

For bathroom fans, look at both their exhaust capacity (or how many cubic feet of air per minute they can move) in conjunction with their noise levels. Due to the bathrooms’ small space, even a moderately loud bathroom fan can sound too loud.

Color Scheme

To make a small bathroom look bigger, make sure that your color palette stays in the white-or-light color spectrum.
Dark colors will make the room feel smaller. Use white or light-colored fixtures (toilet, sink, and bathtub). Always think twice about painting your bathroom ceiling any color but white or off-white, as this tends to shrink the room down even more.

Bathroom Mirrors

Most people think of mirrors in bathrooms only for the purpose of checking makeup or hair.
But it’s also important to think of mirrors in bathrooms as design elements that expand the room visually and add light to the room. Many homeowners like to add a second mirror in addition to the primary mirror located above the bathroom sink.
In small bathrooms, you can use large-format mirrors that span the entire wall.

Bathroom Remodeling Company

If you are looking to remodel a bathroom in your home or office, call Albrite Building today at 630.655.9436!

Albrite Building is a general contracting company located in Westmont, Illinois. Our contracting services include commercial remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home renovations, new construction, and custom home building in and around the Chicago region. We are cost-conscious, deadline-oriented, and have a solid reputation for quality work.