Flooring: Usually the hall bathroom is going to be the bathroom that is used the most. It is going to be used by you, your family, guests, and maybe even workers so you want the floor to be durable. Ceramic tile is going to be the most durable flooring you can find in a bathroom. People say that they do not like the cold feel of ceramic tile, but that is easily fixable by just throwing down a bathroom rug or maybe even considering heated floors. Ceramic tile comes in many different styles, sizes, and budgets so you will not have to break the bank when it comes to putting in ceramic tile. Plus, the amount of flooring you are going to be covering is probably not going to be a lot so it will not require that much tile material.
Walls: When it comes to what to put on the walls, think small because that is usually what a hall or pool bath is going to be. You do not want to put dark colors in a small bathroom, it is going to feel like a dungeon in there. Try pastel colors of some kind. Maybe a pastel yellow, blue, or green. And to make the space seem even a little larger you may consider painting the ceiling the same color as the wall because it will draw the eyes of the guest to the ceiling making it seem like it has taller ceilings.
Sink/Vanity: If you want a little bit of storage do not be afraid to add a small vanity with just enough storage for some towels, toilet paper, and soap. It will take up more room than a pedestal sink but at least it will offer you some storage space, which is often necessary. If you do want to do a vanity try to do a pedestal sink, and then consider an over the toilet storage rack. This will take up no space at all and will also create extra storage.
Accessories: In a smaller bathroom there is not going too much room for accessories; however, some are necessary in order for a bathroom to function properly. You are going to need a towel rack. This can sometimes take up quite a bit of space, so maybe consider a towel loop, which serves the same purpose just takes up less space. You also may want to consider a soap dispenser that is connected to the wall, that way you can free up some of your counter space.
Take your time in making your selections, just as you would if it was your master bathroom or kitchen. Have any remodeling tips to share? Let me know.
Till next time,