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The Ultimate Guide to Remodeling Your Half Bath

The Ultimate Guide to Remodeling Your Half Bath

Posted in Bathrooms

The half bath is a common feature in homes. Although it is meant to be used as a utility, the style of your tiny half bath should still match the rest of your home.

It should not only match the aesthetic appeal of your home, but it should be a comfortable place for your guests. Here, we'll go over everything you should know as you remodel your half bath.

What is a half bathroom?

When thinking of your half bathroom, you probably ought to know what the actual definition of a half bathroom is. Whether or not you have one in your home, you've probably been in one before, even if you didn't realize it. So, what is a half bathroom?

A half bathroom is a utility feature in a house that has a sink and a toilet but doesn't have a shower or a bath. It is a room that often takes up very little space in your home and is tucked away somewhere to ensure maximum room for other home features.

So, what is the size of a half bath? ½ bath dimensions are usually three to four feet wide and eight feet long. A tiny half bath is an even smaller half bath but still has the same amenities as a half bath.

Even though a half bath is basically half of a room, you still want it to feel like home.

What things should I consider when building a half bath?

Now that you have a better understanding of what a half bath is, it is time to look at considerations to make when remodeling. Yes, comfort is a huge deal, but there is more to think about than just that.

1. Budget

Before you design your dream half bath, you want to create a budget for the project. Consider any of the features you might like and make a list of how much each feature costs. You also want to think about the reason you are remodeling. For example, if you are planning on selling your home in the near future, you might spend a little more money on the half bath than if you were having it remodeled just for yourself — as a more expensive half bath could add value to your home.

Without a budget and a plan in place, prices can get out of control. Sticking to a budget can help alleviate stress and guide some of your purchasing decisions.

2. Décor

This is another consideration where you must think about the future of your house. If you are going to sell your home, you may want to go with a more general theme — something that would appeal to a wide range of people. However, you can do whatever you want if you plan on sticking around.

The sink will be a prominent feature of the half bath, so you will want something that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. There are plenty of unique designs out there for a reasonable cost. The next thing you will want to think about is the lighting and the mood of the room. What kind of fixtures do you want on the walls? And how many do you want?

You will also want to consider how bright the room will be. Do you want it to be a dimly lit room, a great place to escape from the rest of the house, or a brightly lit room that feels energizing and alive? Brightly lit half baths can also make your bathroom feel bigger which is something to keep in mind!

Lastly, rugs, towels, curtains, and wall decorations will be key in creating the vibe you want.

3. Ventilation

As with any other room in the house, you want to make sure that your half bath has proper ventilation. This is especially true if it is connected to common areas like the kitchen or the living room.

4. Luxury

Is your half bath specifically for utility, or would you like it to be an experience? For a more luxurious experience, consider installing a bidet or heated floors and towel racks. Both you and your guests will be delighted.

If you have any questions regarding half baths, contact Expo Home Improvement today!