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A Guide to Remodeling Your Half-Bath

When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, your first thoughts may go to your master bath. However, your half-bath may need love, too! A half bath by definition is small, with room for only one or two amenities. This is because they are designed to provide limited services most commonly used by guests. These are important things to keep in mind when remodeling your half-bath.

A half-bathroom is smaller than a full bath, but it still serves an important function in making your home more livable and pleasing. The room is often used by guests and commonly found towards the front of your home. When planning your remodel, it is important to keep that guest traffic in mind. Remodeling your half-bath can be an interesting puzzle, but with these design ideas, Re-Builders is ready to help you get started on your half-bath renovation journey!

The Illusion of Larger Tiles

If your powder room is small, it can seem even smaller with the wrong flooring. Dark wood or thin tiles can play into the tightness of the space. Using the illusion of large tiles in small bathrooms can make the room appear larger. You can also try adding a large backsplash above the sink to make the vanity space appear wider as well.

Keep it Light

When discussing color in a remodel, the most important piece of information to know is that dark colors create smaller-feeling spaces. In small spaces, dark, clashing colors can make the room feel even smaller than it already is. Colors such as dark blues and purples, blacks, or maroons can create a claustrophobic space in your half-bath. Instead, try choosing a monochromatic color scheme and stay with light colors—a soft gray or seafoam green wall, for example—to avoid that “tiny room” feel. White trim and cabinetry can also help keep the room open and airy.

Depending on what flooring you choose, it might be a good idea to coordinate that color with your walls as well. This will make the room appear more seamless, adding to the illusion of greater space.

Pops of Color

Light colors and white trim doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your own style and pops of color. Instead of expressing your creativity on the walls, try incorporating your color into bathroom accessories and decor! Bright towels and shower mats are a great way to bring in a vibrant color without taking away from the illusion of space you’re trying to create. A patterned rug or wall decor can add texture and character to your small half-bath. The best part is, these pieces can be easily changed and rearranged as your own personal style grows.

Simple Goes A Long Way

Maximalism can be done beautifully in larger rooms. However, when remodeling your half-bath, you may want to leave to clutter out. Keeping your half-bathroom simple and clean with just enough items is key. One of the biggest spaces that many people make mistakes in is decorating their half-bathroom with too many small items. To avoid this, keep it minimal in your bathroom and add accessories around it as needed. Small photos on the wall or plants on the sink counter are great ways to bring a little personality to a small room without overwhelming the space.

Raise The Roof (Not Literally)

Raising the visibility of your half-bath ceiling can make the entire room look larger. This is a foolproof way to make your bathroom look bigger and more organized. Updating or adding a thinner molding that is painted to match your ceiling can make your walls appear taller. Replace bulky hanging ceiling lights with recessed lighting for a cleaner appearance, and add sconces that send light upward in order to blur the boundary between wall and ceiling, making the room appear larger.

Show Creativity With Your Sink

In smaller bathrooms, where space optimization is paramount, a trough sink emerges as an ideal solution. Their elongated design allows for both form and function, providing ample room for multiple users to access them simultaneously while also creating an illusion of greater space. It can also allow for a bit more flat counter space for decor, hand soaps, and other accessories. On the contrary, try to avoid pedestal sinks, as they can be hard to place strategically in a smaller space due to their cylindrical design.

Rethinking Storage

With so much stuff in our bathrooms, it’s hard to keep things organized. The first step is reducing what you have to have there. Remove any extra towels or cleaning supplies that can be put elsewhere in the house. Then start by sorting out everything else that’s taking up space. If possible, move all non-necessary supplies to a linen closet or storage space in a separate bathroom.

One way to maximize the limited space in a small bathroom is to choose a countertop that extends along the wall behind the toilet. This extra space, which is often unused, can be used for storing tissues or other items. This can be a great shelf for those important things – like medicine, toiletries, and potpourri.

Don’t Forget About Ventilation

Ventilation is important! Not only does ventilation make a small bathroom feel more comfortable, but it also helps get rid of steam so that the paint, drywall, and your personal items aren’t damaged. It is recommended that you have enough ventilation to avoid excessive humidity which can harm paint and drywall. Usually, bathroom fans are ceiling-mounted that are used to suck out hot and steamy air from your small room and straight out the exterior of your home. When doing a bathroom remodel, these are usually installed during the process to avoid damage.

In a half bathroom, ceiling fans provide the same benefits as they do in any room: They create a feeling of air movement and coolness, which can improve your home’s health, comfort, and energy efficiency. Even if your half-bath includes a window to the outside, it is against better judgment to not include ventilation in such a small room.

Get Started On Remodeling Your Half-Bath with Re-Builders

With these tips in tow, you will be able to create the perfect half-bath in your home. However, you do not have to do it alone. From design to acquiring permits to project completion, Re-Builders can handle it all!  We are here to help through your Grand Strand renovation journey. Contact Re-Builders to learn more about our home renovation options. Please give us a call at 843-448-0041 or request a quote here!

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Felt very comfortable

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”


Bruce & Connie

2019-04-16T10:33:03-04:00

Bruce & Connie

“Connie and I felt very comfortable with you during your first visit to discuss our project. During the past months, you have displayed to us that you truly are a very honest man of high character and integrity. We can never remember a time doubting that you would do what you said you would. We commend you for your high standards and genuine concern for our satisfaction with your work.”

Thank you

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"


Judy O'Neill

2019-04-16T09:49:59-04:00

Judy O'Neill

"Thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience.  Your support throughout the process and the quality of the final product are beyond expectation. You and your team are awesome!"

Very Polite and Always Very Helpful

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much!


A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”


                                                                                                        -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens

 

 

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

2019-04-16T10:34:17-04:00

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Hudgens

“The entire Hudgens family wish to thank you and your whole staff and crew for the great job you did for us, in remodeling our beach house. We are pleased with how it all turned out and really like everything so much! A special thank you to Dawn for all her hard work and patience with us in working together on the details. Also, we found the crew very polite and always very helpful. We will be happy to to recommend Re-Builders and thank you again for your work and expertise.”                                                                                                         -Dr. & Mrs. Roy Hudgens    

We LOVE it!

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!


Miles & Susan Rowe

2019-04-16T10:26:11-04:00

Miles & Susan Rowe

"We want to let you know that we are truly thankful that we selected you to do our remodel.  We are so delighted.  It was a complete remodel (interior painting the entire house, counters, ceramic flooring, bamboo flooring, countertops, appliances, cabinets and patio).  What made it even more difficult is we currently live 1500 miles away. Thank you once again, and we are so happy with the total house remodel - when we are ready to do the bathrooms, you can guess who we will call!  We LOVE it!

New Kitchen

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"


Jeannie Freeman

2019-04-16T09:56:27-04:00

Jeannie Freeman

"We are definitely enjoying our new kitchen!"

Another Great Job!

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"


Barbara Cody

2019-04-16T10:21:36-04:00

Barbara Cody

"Thanks for ANOTHER great job, and feel free to use us for glowing recommendations!"

Bravo!

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”


Linda Hewitt

2019-04-16T10:31:53-04:00

Linda Hewitt

“Dear Ray, Deborah, Chad, Betty, Dawn and Crew – BRAVO! You took my 20 year old beach home and transformed it like magic! I do not believe anyone would ever think this is a remodel…. I am so proud it looks great! I appreciate everyone’s effort, dedication and professional way everything was handled. Your crew is top notch and please use my home to show your new clients.”

Nice Experience!

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"

 

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

2019-04-16T09:50:34-04:00

Ray & Kathleen Weisel

"It was really a nice experience working with you and your crew.  Thank you for helping us!"  

Professionalism of your crew

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.


Glenda & Dan Connolly

2019-04-16T10:28:56-04:00

Glenda & Dan Connolly

"We ... have to comment on the professionalism of your crew. They were all easy to talk to and each one knowledgeable enough to answer any questions [we] had during the remodeling. They cleaned up at the end of each day and left the yard neat.

It looks wonderful!

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"


Ann Standish

2019-04-16T10:27:02-04:00

Ann Standish

"Thank you so much for the great job you did on the entrance of our house.  It looks wonderful and your work was nothing less than superb!"

Very Pleased!

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."


Mary Wicker

2019-04-16T09:57:24-04:00

Mary Wicker

"We are very pleased with Re-Builders' work.  Love our new hall bath!  Thank you to all involved."

Beautiful renovation

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."


Doug & Kathy Cox

2019-04-16T10:31:18-04:00

Doug & Kathy Cox

"We would like to thank you and your staff for the beautiful renovation of our master bedroom and master bath. It looks exactly like we pictured it should be."

A reputable contractor!

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"


Cindy Parsons

2019-04-16T10:24:33-04:00

Cindy Parsons

"When we moved to Murrells Inlet last June, it was hard to find a reputable contractor. After searching we found Re-Builders! They were always professional and the work was done in a timely manner; above all, Ray was always in contact with us! I love my new kitchen, hardwood floors and bathroom! I would recommend them to anyone for any sort of building or remodeling!"

Responsive To All Our Concerns

"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl
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2023-01-31T16:16:33-05:00
"We contracted with Ray and his team to add a room to our home.  Everyone on the project was professional, courteous, and, above all, responsive to all our concerns.  The project came in on time and budget with personnel being very attentive to detail.  We would recommend them to anyone needing home improvement"  -Stan & Amanda Earl

Polite, Tidy & Punctual

"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work."
-Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach
2021-08-16T16:17:41-04:00
"Thank you to Chad Floyd & the crew. I am so pleased with my bathroom remodel.  All the workers have been polite, tidy, punctual, and performed excellent work." -Judy Lewis, Myrtle Beach

Extremely Pleased!

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".


Jim & Kathy Turner

2019-04-16T09:51:53-04:00

Jim & Kathy Turner

"We are extremely pleased with the bathroom renovation you did for us last summer and we're still enjoying the big addition project you did in '07.  We appreciate the quality of workmanship and the quality of your employees".

Porch Looks Great!

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"


Barbara Kohn

2019-04-16T09:58:28-04:00

Barbara Kohn

"The porch looks great and we are very happy!"

Impressed With Your Crew

"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks.

-K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach
2021-10-08T14:49:56-04:00
"I just love it (screen porch)! I want to tell you how impressed I was with your crew....they were more than capable, courteous, worked in a timely fashion, accommodating, and cleaned up after themselves every day! I will certainly recommend your company to anyone who asks. -K. Oberle, Myrtle Beach

The kitchen is beautiful!

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"


Bob & Linda Waselus

2019-04-16T10:28:00-04:00

Bob & Linda Waselus

"Bob & I wanted to thank you for the great job you did on our kitchen.  We appreciate all the care your workers took during construction and you working with us through all that was going on.  The kitchen is beautiful and we thank you"

Featured Kitchen

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."


Anonymous

2019-04-16T10:30:28-04:00

Anonymous

“We are extremely pleased with the new kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and so user-friendly! We appreciate your extra personal efforts and those of MarKraft designer, Dawn Jacobus, to assure that all space was effectively utilized and that the kitchen would have that very special look and feel. We also are very appreciative that the kitchen was so attractively featured in the fall 2003 issue of Coastal Carolina Home Styles."

We are delighted!

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.



Bill and Gloria Stubbs

2019-04-16T10:29:40-04:00

Bill and Gloria Stubbs

“Ray, your work is of highest quality! The superior service you render and the positive attitude in which it is done is extraordinary! This goes for your personnel as well. They represent you in a very fine manner. They are great to work with-highest quality work, highly professional, positive attitude, strong customer service orientation, and friendly and accommodating.

Outstanding Professional Job

"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose.


Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs!


-The Moores, Myrtle Beach

2021-05-19T14:39:55-04:00
"My wife and I are extremely pleased with the job Re-Builders did remodeling our condo.  Ray Floyd gave us a very impressive portfolio with references and vendors he recommended we use.  Ray and his foreman, Tim Todd, looked after every detail, and we were impressed with each and every vendor we chose. Each vendor did an outstanding professional job in a timely manner.  We highly recommend Re-Builders for your remodeling needs! -The Moores, Myrtle Beach

Awesome Job!

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."


Eric Chapman

2019-04-16T10:20:44-04:00

Eric Chapman

"Thank you, everything looks good.  The team did an awesome job and we are very pleased with the results."

Very Professional & Friendly

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly.


They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves.


The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule."


-Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach


 

Weyman Yee

2020-10-16T15:28:37-04:00

Weyman Yee

"Chad Floyd was excellent.  The Re-Builders team was very professional & friendly. They showed up on schedule & always cleaned up after themselves. The end result is a beautiful bathroom, completed ahead of schedule." -Weyman Yee, Myrtle Beach  

Ray was very caring!

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."


Carol Worden

2019-04-16T10:23:13-04:00

Carol Worden

"(The job) went very well.  They did everything they were asked.  Workers were efficient, polite and showed up when needed.  Ray was very caring in paying attention to how his employees performed.  He got the permits and also the inspections.  Though it was a long process we are very happy with their attention to detail and very happy with the end result."

Porch Enclosure

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"


Debbie Strange

2019-04-16T10:22:15-04:00

Debbie Strange

"We are very pleased with the room (porch enclosure)! All of Re-Builders' workers and contractors were most responsive and willing to please!  We would certainly recommend Re-Builders to friends and neighbors!"
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