Small Bathroom Remodel Tips…3 Ideas for Making Bathrooms Bigger

Hey, guys!In this video, we’re going to be sharing a lot of really great tips on how to remodela small bathroom, specifically we’re going to share with you three tips on how to makea small bathroom bigger.And we’re going to start right away with the bathtub.So in a lot of small bathrooms, you’re confined by the bathtub.Now, here’s a tip that is kind of counter-intuitive to what we’re talking about today: Don’tgo down on size on your bathtub.So what do I mean by that?Well, if you currently have a 32” wide bathtub, don’t make it a 30” bathtub because, believeit or not, the two inches can be a big deal.So instead, if you have room, build a pony wall.You can do this using 2x4s, and you can backer board to the 2x4, tile around it, and addsome type of solid top to it.Actually, you don’t even have to add a solid top; you can use the tile.But on top of the pony wall, you can add a glass panel, and that will make your smallbathroom look a lot bigger.So that’s our tip number one: Don’t down-size the bathtub.Instead, build a pony wall and add a glass panel to make the bathroom look bigger.Tip number two is to instead of adding a traditional vanity—so you have a box and you’ve gota vanity top—to add a pedestal sink.And one in particular that we like a lot for super small bathrooms is a floating pedestalsink.These are easily installed; they actually leave some room underneath them for storageor a step-stool, and they make the bathroom look a lot bigger.We actually have a really great video tutorial that you can watch right here, and that’llshow you how to install an American Standard floating pedestal sink.Another style of pedestal sink that we like is one that has a solid steel framing baseto it.And the reason why that’s pretty cool is you can add things to the bottom of that base—youcan add towels to it—and it looks modern, and it’s super easy to install.So again, we’ve got a really awesome video tutorial for you on how to install this styleof pedestal sink right here.So you can watch that video if you’d like.Now, our pro tip for you is no matter what pedestal sink you install, make sure you’reinstalling it into some type of wood blocking that’s already in the wall, and that’ssuper important for stability purposes.So you can use like a 2x material like a 2x4, 2x6, 2x10, whatever it is.Just make sure you’ve got solid backing in the wall for that pedestal sink.And then finally, tip number three to make your small bathroom look bigger is to appropriatelysize the curbed walk-in shower.In our recent tutorial, we maximized the shower pan itself by leaving it relatively the samesize as it came; we were able to cut that down.And then we actually made the curb smaller by cutting that in half.So instead of having a four-inch wide curb, we made it into a two-inch wide curb and madeour bathroom two inches wider in the process.So one of the shower systems that we really like for this is the KBRS ShowerSlope.So in that video tutorial, we show you how to build the KBRS ShowerSlope step-by-step.And in the video prior to that, which you can watch right here, we show you how to choosethe KBRS ShowerSlope system to fit your project’s needs.So again, our tip number three for making your small bathroom look bigger is to maximizethe shower pan width, but cut down the shower curb if you can.So again, the KBRS ShowerSlope allows you to do that, and that’s what makes it anawesome system.So hopefully you like these three tips on how to remodel a small bathroom and make itlook bigger.If you are remodeling a bathroom, make sure you grab our free guide right here; it’sawesome.It’ll show you step-by-step how to remodel a bathroom in ten days or less, improve yourhome’s value, and save a ton of money in the process.Thanks for watching today’s video, and we will see you in the next one.Take care!

Are you doing a small bathroom remodel? Today’s three tips will help you maximize the size of your bathroom while making it look brand spanking new. Plus, we link to more videos that show our tips in action.

Small Bathroom Remodel Tip #1

Don’t downsize the tub. Instead, keep the tub at a reasonable size and build a pony wall or kneed wall to make the bathroom look bigger. Then add a glass panel on that wall to improve the look of the bathroom.

Small Bathroom Remodel Tip #2

Install a pedestal sink instead of a traditional vanity. Floating pedestal sinks are great for super small bathrooms. While pedestal sinks with a metal frame keep the look of the bathroom spacious while providing much needed storage.

Small Bathroom Remodel Tip #3

Customize the shower to make the bathroom bigger. For example, we recently installed the KBRS ShowerSlope and maximized the shower pan by cutting the curb in half. This added two inches to the bathroom and still gave us a modern looking shower.

Watch our video for all the tips and additional links to videos that’ll help with your project

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