Rite Home Improvements Inc.

Small, narrow bathrooms can be cramped and uncomfortable, and sometimes we just don’t have enough extra space to enlarge them. If the bathroom is upstairs, simply increasing the footprint of the house may not be possible. There are DIY solutions to this home renovation dilemma, though, such as a clever re-purposing of some space borrowed from another room, or from the attic eaves.

On another evening a friend came over to paint trim. As the work progressed I got weaker it was good we hadn’t removed all the furniture; I lay on the bed as Liz painted trim. Both our husbands were out of town. It was sweltering hot. Our conversation as she painted trim that Sunday afternoon was so rich. We anchored the shelving units in place and trimmed around the cupboards on the bathroom side, painted the trim to match the baseboards, and mounted the glass we reattached the baseboard and touched up the few, small scuffs and nail holes.

Before hiring any contractor make sure you do a good background check. Make sure he has a license for the work he’s performing in the state he’s performing it and make sure he has at least liability and workman’s comp insurance. Always check references. See my piece on working with contractors for more details. Here it is before the remodel with a cultured marble top and dated lighting, the top of the vanity had a pinkish hue to it and just didn’t look right so we replaced it.

One idea is to not have a complete bathroom. If you are including a guest bathroom, for circumstances, then you might go with a shower and not a full tub. Any small space can be become a bathroom to make the many of your living quarters and still have the house you want. A midrange bathroom remodel is a solid investment, according to the 2015 Remodeling Impact Report” from the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. A bath remodel with a national median cost of $26,000 will recover about 58{5d8d7c25cb15e7b116f989d6a5f18c8aaafee062d15c9ae7b9c86e3dba7b2bec} of those costs when it’s time to sell your home. Small wall pictures can be hung to add to the theme of your room. A shell shadowbox fits in with a beach or ocean theme.

Before decorating we added a ceiling light to the existing false ceiling (so fitting the light was easy) and laid floor tiles over the concrete floor. Then all that was left was the decorating and adding the fixtures and fittings e.g. cloak hooks on the sides and shelving at the backwall space to work with. You can also consider adding a counter top to a dresser to turn it into an island. This will give you additional counter space as well as storage space.