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Small Bathroom Makeovers: Storage and Design

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Small Bathroom Makeovers: Storage and Design - Handyman

New Flooring and Tiling

Small bathroom makeovers need not be expensive. You can install your own bathroom tiles for the fraction of the cost that bathroom experts will charge you.

1. First, you need to purchase enough tiles for your bathroom floor, accounting for any corners and spaces.

2. Then, you need to mix thin-set mortar to the appropriate consistency or use adhesives that are recommended by the manufacturer.

3. Spread the adhesive or thin-set mortar on the bathroom floor, beginning with the center, and lay the tiles, again, beginning with the center.

4. Make any cuts that you need with the tiles using a wet-cut tile saw.

5. Allow the tiles to dry overnight or as recommended by the adhesive manufacturer.

Cabinets and Storage Space

These tips will show you how to select the proper bathroom cabinets that are right for you.

1. The first step is to know how to use your space. For example, if you have a hot tub and you like taking long baths, you might like to have a cabinet with lots of space for towels and a television set.

2. Next, you have to do your homework. Flip through design books or magazines and get inspiration from what you see. There are lots of design options out there, and you can get ideas from practically any bathroom design book.

3. The last thing to remember is, you don’t need to break the bank. Cabinets don’t need to be that expensive. You can look for cheaper alternatives by sourcing for materials that are not that expensive.


Small bathroom makeovers that require new shelves are not something that will cost you a lot. Shelves give you additional storage space and won’t cost you a bundle.

Shelves are ideally placed beside cabinets where they can easily be reached. They are ideally made of wood or metal, whichever best complements your bathroom décor. Shop around for the best shelving materials and you can install them yourselves.

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Small Bathroom Makeovers: HVAC

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Small Bathroom Makeovers: HVAC - Heating and Cooling

Ceiling Fans and Vents

Installing ceiling fans and vents in your bathrooms, which you can include in your small bathroom makeovers, can be one of the most important things you can do. Not only will you prevent mold and mildew from forming in your bathroom, but you will breathe easier in your bathroom, too. You will also prevent stale odors and steamy mirrors while taking a shower.

1. First, find the right fan size to install in your bathroom. Fans are rated by a CFM (cubic feet per minute) rating, helping you determine the right size.

2. To find the CFM rating, multiply the square footage of your bathroom by 1.1.

3. Next, mark the space where you want the fan to be. Ideally, it should be between the shower and the toilet.

4. After that, you have to trace where the vent of your fan will come out. It should always come out to an outdoor outlet and not just to an attic.

5. Next, cut out the ceiling where you marked out the space you want the fan to be.

6. Outside, mark the space where the duct will be.

7. Run the duct from the bathroom to the outside and attach the fan. Or, you could opt for professional help.

Changing Radiators

In order to change radiators, you will need some carpentry tools. Of course, if you need to change radiators in your bathroom, the simplest thing to do is to find the same radiator. However, if you are unable to do so, here is how you can change a radiator.

1. You will need to adapt the pipework for a new radiator. First, you will need to disconnect the old radiator, complete with its pipe system from your wall.

2. At this point, all you need to do is to replace the heated towel rail, if you have one.

3. Then you will need to adapt the new radiator system to the old radiator system’s size. This means opening up the floorboards and altering the pipe system.

4. After this, you have to install the new heated towel rail.

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