Renovating a small bathroom can cost less than S$6,000.00, but it can also give you a bathroom that is far superior in quality to the one that came out of the box! If you are thinking about renovating a small bathroom in your home, this is the information you need to know. Moreover, if you are considering hiring a professional to do the job for you, this is the part where you will learn all about finding and working with a reliable, honest, and cost-effective contractor.
How Much Does It Cost To Renovate A Small Bathroom?If you look for bathroom remodel packages, usually an entire toilet renovation generally costs between $4,000 and $7,000. Here’s an estimation of what a basic toilet renovation should cost:
- Hacking a bathroom is about 1,200 to 1,500 dollars.
- Plumbling around S$1,000-$1,500
- Tilling about S$3,500-$4,000
- Shower screen around S$660-$850
- Vanity around S$850-$1200 (will be depending on the size)
Is Possible to Alter your toilet reno budget?Bathroom faucets and accessories. These are the types of improvements you can make that will give you the biggest bang for your buck. For example, you can get a smart bathroom faucet which allows you to control the temperature of the water coming out of the faucet from anywhere in the world. Or you can choose non-slip flooring to protect your bathroom tiles.
The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Renovating A Small BathroomRenovating your bathroom isn’t just about refreshing the paint job. You need to consider all aspects of the renovation, and pay special attention to avoiding the following three common mistakes. In addition to making these mistakes, you will also dramatically increase the chances of experiencing problems with your new bathroom … which could cost you thousands! Common Bathroom Renovation Mistake
1: Not Design for the long-termTrend-following when it comes to your bathroom renovations may seem like a creative idea. However, just like all other trends, they usually go out of style in a few years. In hindsight, our parents probably thought those fluorescent pink and glowing green ceramic wall tiles were “creative” back in the day. Furthermore, many people actually consider a “trend-following” renovation to be a sign of insanity. Why? Simply because it is so impractical. All it takes is one nutcase home improvement moron to permanently stain or crack your walls. Or worse yet, to put up a dry-wall ceiling and then decide he wants to paint the room some hideous color. Then, you’ll be stuck with a horrible bathroom for the rest of your life. You should always go with what’s in style now, just to stay a step ahead of the fashion curve. If you go with the plain and simple look, you won’t have to worry about looking tacky. Plain and simple designs tend to be elegant, and will never go out of style.
2: Choosing pieces that are too bigBathtubs that are 1,600 millimetres long are not appropriate. They are usually installed in the bathroom with a length of less than 1800 millimetres. These baths are too large to fit in a small space. I also see showers and vanities that aren’t on the correct scale. Solution: If you’re specifying a bath, make sure it’s the right scale for the room. If you are specifying a freestanding bath, make sure there is enough space around it for cleaning and that it is the right size for the room. Freestanding baths are fashionable, but they aren’t always the best option – particularly in a small bathroom. A larger inset bath would be the best option when space is an issue. Likewise with vanities. A large vanity that sticks out in the bathroom looks cluttered and messy. Instead, choose a smaller vanity and allow some space between the shower or bath. The same goes for light fixtures. Even recessed lighting should be used sparingly, as too many light fixtures will make the room look smaller. The Right Wall Colors for Small Bathrooms When it comes to wall colors, ignore the typical rules for painting your walls.
3: Insufficient storageMany people get hung up on the aesthetics of the thing without ever giving much thought to how the thing will perform for them. Solution: Eye-level storage is critical in a bathroom; instead of having a mirror adhered to the wall, choose a mirror cabinet that incorporates storage for everyday essentials such as toothbrush, shaver and make-up. Plus, it should have a keyhole cutout so you can see into it without having to open the door. (I’m assuming you are right-handed, so the mirror would be on your left when you look into the mirror cabinet.) If you are at all handy, you can create a gorgeous mirrored paneled wall with three adjustable shelves and a pull-down rod for hanging clothes. If you decide to go this route, I suggest you get creative and purchase several dozen inexpensive 1-1/2″ round metal mirrors from a hardware store. Important dimensions of a mirror cabinet and vanity, that you can use as refference, are:
- Mirrors should be the same width as the Vanity or slightly smaller.
- Installing a mirror cupboard into the wall will give your bathroom a more streamlined look.
- The right length for a vanity countertop depends on the size of the room. For a family bathroom or an ensuite, 90 centimetres is the lowest practical standard, and 120 centimetres is a bit more useful.
- A double sink will need a countertop at least 160 centimeters long. For a single sink, make sure to get a countertop at least 150 centimeters long. Height The height of your countertop should roughly be the same height as the chair you are sitting on.
- It depends on the depth of the sink. If it’s a standard 30cm depth, then that’s where your vanity needs to be located. If your sink is in a niche, then your vanity can be positioned in front of the niche. If your sink is in a laundry, then you can position your vanity in front of the laundry door.
- If you have a semi-recessed bathtub you might be able to make it less than 50 centimetres deep. If you still think it’s too deep, you can use the bath tub only for showering. Some people might go to the extreme of replacing their bath tubs, but that’s expensive.