Small Bathroom Remodel | Plumber Fort Worth
If you are dealing with a small bathroom and no room to expand, the following small bathroom remodel tips can assist you in creating the illusion of a larger space, and to make the best use of the space you do have. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth offers the plumbing services you need for professional results.
- 1. Do away with closet space, and install shallow cabinetry to gain a few more inches of floor space.
- 2. A large frameless mirror will assist in creating the illusion of a larger space. If you need additional storage space, install a large medicine cabinet with a rimless mirror. The vanity requires lights on either side, or above the mirror rather than relying on recessed lighting in this area.
- 3. A curbless shower entry and glass doors will extend the visual depth of the room. Shower curtains and rimmed doors create demarcations that diminish the illusion of space.
- 4. Select white marbled tile for walls around the shower or tub. It is the same principle of using light colors of paint to create a more open feel, because dark colors make any space seem smaller. If you absolutely love a specific darker color, use it as an accent.
- 5. Create a focal point. The size shouldn’t overwhelm the room, or be so small that it appears lost and tacky. A focal point will draw the eye and downplay the focus on limited space.
- 6. Install recessed lighting to prevent light fixtures in the line of vision. This trick creates the appearance of a higher ceiling, and contributes to the room’s aesthetic appeal.
- 7. Choose metallic features to create light reflection, brightening the room while visually expanding the space.
- 8. Use a rounded vanity to avoid bruises from sharp corners in a small space. Select a vanity with drawers or other storage.
- 9. Use a pocket door, rather than a hinged one.
- 10. When you are adding a soaker tub or multi-head shower, you may need a larger hot water heater. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide the professional installation that you need.
- 11. Select a tiled shower design with niches for storage.
- 12. If you love glass tile, and have a limited budget, use it for accents. Create a border, disperse throughout the tile, or create a mosaic as a focal point of your favorite tile.
- 13. For an easy to care for floor, select porcelain or glazed tile and skip the porous natural stone. Natural stone such as limestone or marble will require routine sealing; otherwise, splashes and dripping water will be absorbed and stain the stone. The same advice applies to a vanity top. Polished granite has greater resistance to stains and scratches.
- 14. Resin based countertops, whether all resin, or created of marble dust, typically called cultured marble, provides a seamless surface, and doesn’t require sealing.
- 15. Common grout requires sealing to avoid staining. Some grout formulas contain urethane and are self-sealing.
- 16. If your home is an older one, all of the electrical gadgets used in modern bathrooms require upgrades to handle the increased load. Contact an electrician to upgrade the wiring and install a 20-amp breaker and ample GFCI outlets.
- 17. To obtain more storage when you want a table style vanity, select a vessel sink with the bowl sitting above the counter. This will leave room for drawers below the top. However, the tradeoff is less usable counter top space and greater difficulty in cleaning.
- 18. Laminate offers an economical countertop for tight budgets, though it lacks the structural strength to accommodate undermount sinks.
- 19. A mini upgrade can improve a bathroom’s appearance without breaking the budget. New faucets, hardware, and paint will renew the room’s appearance. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide the fixture installation or other plumbing services that you need.
- 20. Installation of an exhaust fan vented to the outdoors will remove humidity and prevent mold in the bathroom. Select an ultra-quiet model, and remember to allow it to run for 20 minutes after a shower to remove excess humidity, and prevent mold.
- 21. When repiping your bathroom, plan for fixtures to be located on interior walls. This will prevent plumbing located in exterior walls and the risk of frozen pipes. When the use of exterior walls is unavoidable, locate pipes on the interior side of insulation to provide protection. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide the plumbing services you need.
- 22. Contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth to install water shutoff valves to new fixtures. This enables you to shut off water to a leaking fixture, rather than cutting off water to the entire home. Remember to “exercise” the valves once or twice a year to help ensure they work when you need them.
- 23. When a bathroom remodel is for a handicapped person, a wider door will be required for a wheelchair, sinks will require a lower height, and grab bars should be secured to wall studs, and placed 33 to 36 inches off the floor. Furthermore, a handheld showerhead is a beneficial improvement in the shower, especially for the handicapped. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide the professional handicapped upgrades that you require.
- 24. Unless change and improved function is preferred, relocation of fixtures will cost you more. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide fixture, water line and drain relocation for you, with professional and trouble free results.
When you are ready to begin a small bathroom remodel, contact a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth for professional plumbing you can rely upon. A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Fort Worth can provide the plumbing hookups, relocation of drains, gas lines, and water supply lines, plumbing installation, and other plumbing services for your bathroom remodel. Our licensed plumbers serve Fort Worth, Arlington, and the surrounding areas. We’re a member of the BBB with an A+ rating, and stand behind the Benjamin Franklin Plumbing 100% satisfaction guarantee.