Remodeling your bathroom is a big undertaking. Even though the bathroom is a relatively small place, it takes a big role in your life and in the real estate value of your home. Unfortunately, it is also one of the more complicated and over-used rooms in your home.
For someone who wants to remodel their bathroom, it can be quite the challenge. At this stage, it’s a good idea to seek some inspiration. Especially from other success stories. Have a look at some successful before and after bathroom remodeling projects (and what they looked like before) to get inspired.
Lessons We Can Learn from Before and After Bathroom Remodel Projects
1. To Tub or Not To Tub?
Remodeling a small bathroom is a tricky business. As you can probably see, the bathroom looks cramped and dreary before the remodel. The homeowners decided to get rid of the bathtub and replace it with a shower space.
For small bathrooms like this, shower cubicles are nothing less than a blessing. They also replaced the old vanity with his & her sink vanity along with two mirrors. They also added adequate lighting to the bathroom. These three elements open up the bathroom space. Not just that, they also make the bathroom look more inviting and furnished.
Key Takeaway: Space is a luxury, especially when it comes to small bathrooms. If you are remodeling your bathroom, consider getting rid of the bathtub. Most people don’t even use a bathtub regularly. A shower cubicle is not only more practical but it also ‘expands’ the bathroom space.
2. Color Me White
The green-pink combination wasn’t exactly working for the bathroom, for obvious reasons. As you can see, the homeowners haven’t made major changes in the layout. However, the bathroom has transformed immensely.
One of the biggest challenges for bathrooms regardless of their size is space. With this remodel, you get to understand the power of a white bathroom. A white theme “expands” our perception of the space. By doing this, the bathroom looks bigger than it is.
Key Takeaway: When it comes to remodeling a bathroom, every decision counts. From white tiles to a white bathtub. Consider sticking to lighter colors when remodeling your bathroom. Dark colors tend to reduce the size while lighter colors open up the bathroom space.
If you don’t want a white bathroom, you can opt for neutral, pastel, and any other light color.
3. Don’t Forget The Powder Room
Most homeowners don’t pay attention to their powder room. It makes sense too, it’s reserved for guests and visitors. Why should you spend more money on it? That’s precisely why you should think about remodeling the powder room.
This particular remodeling project is a prime example. While there was nothing wrong with the original bathroom, it was simply bland are bare. The transformation is simply far from it.
They went with a quirky ostrich wallpaper along with a black grooved wooden backsplash for the lower half of the wall. They added personal touches with plants and photo frames. The matte black fixtures add a modern twist to the aesthetic as well.
Key Takeaway: Remodeling small rooms like the powder room are a perfect opportunity to experiment. Sometimes it pays off to break from the ordinary and introduce some personality into the decor of your house.
Most guests and visitors will appreciate a well-designed powder room, especially if it stands out this way.
4. A Vanity Project
Some bathroom spaces need to be redesigned completely in order to reach their true potential. The dated aqua-blue interiors were gutted bare and remodeled into something classy and chic.
The earth-toned tile floors give it a luxurious touch. The double vanity with double-mirrors and golden fixtures are just what the bathroom needs.
Key Takeaway: Before you begin remodeling your bathroom, consider changing the layout. If your budget allows, a new layout can completely transform your bathroom and give you the freedom to make additions like a new vanity.
When you are remodeling your bathroom, you have to pay attention to many aspects. One such aspect is the vanity. It is more or less the focal point in any bathroom. Not only does it bring the space together, but it also acts as an invaluable storage point.
Be sure to choose the right size of vanity. Too big and it begins to dwarf out the rest of the bathroom space.
5. Focus on the Details
If you thought that one change can’t have a significant impact, your world is about to change. This remodeling project of a kids’ bathroom is a testament to being smart with your remodeling choices.
The bathroom had a running tile design. The same pattern spilled from the sink to the floor and to the shower/tub space (don’t even get us started on the grout deposits). The homeowners changed the tiles and voila! A completely new space. The grey and white mosaic tiles along with the white wall make the bathroom a sleek and modern space.
Key Takeaway: You don’t need to spend tens of thousands of dollars to make drastic changes. A simple tile replacement can do the trick too.
Before you begin remodeling your bathroom, do not forget to seek inspiration from past successes. These before and after bathroom remodels are only a fraction of what’s out there. We hope this helps you decide on what’s best for your personal needs.