DIY Bathroom Updates for Any Skill Level - Quicken Loans Zing BlogVisit a friend’s newly built home, and one of things that’s so refreshingly different is probably the bathroom. They’re larger these days, often featuring massive tubs, along with walk-in showers, double sinks and lots of storage space. Then, you go home to your older house and assess your “sink, tub and toilet” affair and end up feeling kind of, well, small. But, there are plenty of remodeling options out there these days that can help that little bathroom seem a lot bigger.

Shower Power

The first possibility is one of the most obvious (and easily the costliest), but it’s really only for homeowners who have more than one bathroom. Every house probably needs one bathtub, especially if you want to put your home on the market someday. But if you have more than one bathtub, replace one of them with a walk-in shower. It will make the room feel more spacious. Here are some photos of our favorites. Note that some may have glass doors, but a half wall and a well-positioned showerhead may add even more of the openness you’re after.

You’ll Thank Your Shelf Later

Whenever you’re working with a small space, storage becomes a concern. This can be addressed a number of ways. One is to incorporate a sink with a cabinet that has either shelves or drawers. Wall shelves also work well as places to put towels, tissue and decorative items. These can be especially useful if you’ve chosen to install a space-saving pedestal sink rather than one with shelves or drawers below.

We found these great examples of small bathroom storage ideas that make a big impact on the look and utility of a small space.

A Throne Fit for a King

Another way to save some space is to install a one-piece toilet. These often-stylish commodes allow for more shelf or cabinet space above. Check out these three innovative designs from Kohler.

Living Large in a Little Room

So, just because your bathroom is small doesn’t mean it can’t be big on style. If you’ve worked wonders on a small bathroom, send us some photos and tell us how you turned tiny into tantalizing!

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  1. The half wall idea for the shower is promising. It would open up our bathroom and it would help me not feel so enclosed when I’m showering. I don’t like the closeted feeling when I’m surrounded by a curtain. I wonder how hard it would be to build something like that.

  2. The one piece toilet is pretty good looking for a commode. Also, the flat shelves are a great idea. I will definitely be doing that to open up my bathroom. Thanks for sharing!

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