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Small Bathroom Remodel Tips

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by Jeff Patterson in DIY Bathroom Remodel
Small Bathroom Remodel Tips

Small bathroom remodel projects are challenging.

What can be done to make your bathroom look bigger?

And how can this be accomplished without sacrificing style and function?

Today’s tips are priceless, some are common knowledge but others will help you make a huge splash with your bathroom remodel.

Let’s dive in!


Small Bathroom Remodel Tips

Are you replacing a bathtub?

Don’t downsize the tub width.

Instead, keep the tub as big as possible. And if you can, add a pony wall or knee wall. Plus, glass panels can be added to the knee wall.

These two things, the knee wall and glass panel, make bathrooms look a lot bigger.

Furthermore, tiling the knee wall and adding Schluter metal profiles will make the bathroom look modern.

We like chrome profiles because they match bathroom accessories like towel bars and faucets.

Tip #2, 

Instead of a traditional vanity use a pedestal sink. Space is a premium in small bathrooms. Traditional vanities can be cumbersome and look out of place.

Floating pedestal sinks or ones with metal bases are fantastic for tight little bathrooms. I like the metal base because it has extra storage for towels.

Tip #3, 

Customize the footprint of the shower pan and maximize its size by cutting the curb. We recently used the KBRS ShowerSlope for a curbed shower and cut the 4″ curb down to 2″.

This added 2″ to the overall bathroom dimension.

Not all shower systems can be customized like the ShowerSlope. Plus, the KBRS curb has a self-sealing top, which is awesome if screws need to be drilled through it for shower doors.

Our video explores these small bathroom remodel tips in more detail


What’s Next

Small bathroom remodels should also use DITRA to prevent water from ruining the bathroom floor or adjacent room.

If you’re doing a bathroom remodel and want to simplify the process enroll into Bathroom Repair Tutor’s Video Library

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Jeff Patterson





  1. Natalia Landa says:

    I’m so very impressed with your level of details and skills you have and how very beautiful everything looks , amazing ! I’m glad I follow and I can learn a thing or two. Great bathroom ideas you have shared here.

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