There are many different ways you can do a small bathroom remodel and make it look more functional, easier to move around in, and look larger. The first step is to determine the specific areas that might need to be updated or changed. Then you have to consider your budget because even doing a small bathroom remodel can be expensive. A simple change of the color of the walls can change how the bathroom looks. Light colors such as light blue, light green, yellow, peach, etc can make your bathroom feel larger. If you have the budget to do a complete remodel you would also change the fixtures, accessories, paint, and flooring. If the budget allows it you could also replace the bathtub, sink, and toilet.
When attempting a small bathroom remodel one of the best ways to do this is to try to maximize the space you have by creating an illusion of more space in the bathroom. In addition to the light colored wall paint, if you are replacing the flooring, chose pale tiles for the floor and around the shower or sink to coordinate with the wall coloring. If you decide to use darker colors then they will just make the bathroom look smaller.
Lighting is another good place to spend some of your budget on. Choosing light fixtures that are recessed into the ceiling or mounted above the sink can make the bathroom appear brighter and much bigger without taking up any space. You can also use a large mirror in your small bathroom remodel as a good way to reflect light, making the bathroom seem more spacious. Another option is to replace the older fixtures with smaller ones. If you want to get rid of your old tub you could install a smaller tub or a stand-up shower.
In older houses the vanity sink is usually large so you could replace it with a pedestal sink that is smaller. Doing this is a simple process and can make your small bathroom look bigger. A small bathroom remodel tip that costs nothing is to keep the clutter out of your bathroom. If you have a linen closet put things that are not used that often in there. If you have a corner of the bathroom free, put in some corner shelves where you could store shampoo, makeup, a candle, etc. You could also install flat cabinets into the wall to store extra items like soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, etc.
If you have a low budget for your small bathroom remodel start with painting the walls and then the lights, moving forward as your budget will allow.