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Looking to upgrade your bath? Here are 25 ideas for adding style and character, often in an easy and affordable way.
Your powder room might be small in size, but that doesn't mean it has to be lacking in style. Check out 25 design ideas for big impact in a small bath.
Licensed contractor Matt Muenster sees every house project, whether he’s ripping apart dated bathrooms using the latest construction technology or completely gutting his own kitchen, as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements.
An ultra small arts and crafts home bathroom is turned into a massive wet room that features vintage luxury. A large claw foot tub sits next to an ethanol-burning fireplace wrapped in overlapping sheets of silver-enameled metal. Across the way is the walk-up, glass-less shower area with two massive rain heads to soak under. The walls are 4x18 white subway tiles, while the floor is black-and-white hexagon tiles to add to the vintage feel. The shower and sink fixtures are period pieces and enhance the turn-of-the-century ambience, while the vanity frame is formed with chrome pipe fittings, a black counter top, and two milk-glass sinks with exposed plumbing. Around the corner in the dry space is storage created from threaded steel rods and wood shelving, and an out-of-sight area for the toilet to complete the space.
A small, outdated bath is upgraded with a unique design that includes magnetic leather tiles and a custom remote-controlled garage door. A sleek double shower with two-tone marble mosaic tile is split by an exotic wood bench that sleeves through the glass. The his-and-hers theme continues with a vanity that has a more traditional undermount sink with drawers on one side and a modern floating shelf with a concrete sink on the other side, connected by a ribbon of wood to match the shower.
Matt and his Crashers crew kick up a standard bath with sexy, modern features at every turn, including a sleek wood countertop with a bright red translucent stain. Concrete floors provide pop below with a mottled stain in gray, black and red. And along the whole back wall, the shower becomes a focal point with a black crocodile slab, large white tile, teak accents and a built-in waterproof TV.
Two small bathrooms become one big space, spiced up with eye-catching amenities. A large soaker tub sits atop a patterned cement tile floor. Across the way is a large walk-in shower featuring white-crackle tile and a niche along the entire length of the main wall accented with stacked yellow onyx. That stone is also used on the vanity countertop, where two vessel sinks sit below fixtures that emerge from the wall. The toilet is closed off for privacy with a custom panel of floor-to-ceiling glass. Among the DIY features are the outside shower wall that is created by charring cedar boards and varnishing for a beautiful, glossy texture, and a wall of storage boxes with metallic-looking backing and accent lighting. There's also a DIY chandelier made with aluminum tubes and glass panels. A piece of art created with wall vent covers finishes off the wall space, and a wireless sound system pumps in the homeowner's favorite music.
This bathroom is not only big in size; it has big problems. The red tub and matching red sinks are just a few of the many things wrong with this space. Gutting it and starting over will fix the problem. Dark stone tile, custom ash cabinetry and barn-wood create the new palate. A double shower and massive jetted tub help fill the space. Skylights, a stained glass window and star-lit wall feature brings in special lighting while an ethanol-burning fireplace and heated stone counter-tops at the vanity are added for warmth.
This traditional, shotgun style New Orleans home has a bathroom that is old, small and not working for these homeowners. Taking over the bedroom next door allows for a classic, southern-style remodel complete with carerra marble tile covering the floor, walls and shower which is complete with body sprays, a rain showerhead and Bluetooth speakers. A claw-foot tub acts as an art piece in the center of the room, which sits underneath a massive crystal chandelier and a custom vanity that accommodates 'his' and 'hers' sides with a make-up station and flat-screen TV.
Taking advantage of outdoor and indoor space is what this bathroom is all about, starting with a giant window along the outside wall to bring in natural light and breathtaking views of a large wooded lot teaming with wildlife. The brighter space is enhanced with a large soaking tub and his and her floating vanities in separate parts of the room. A huge walk-in shower features concrete panels etched with trees, with a TV embedded on an opposite wall. A DIY Shoji screen serves as an entrance to the bath space and when opened neatly overlays a built-in book nook. Hand-scraped Ivory White Oak covers the floor for a clean outdoorsy look and feel, and wood veneer is woven into a work of art on one of the walls to add a touch of contemporary chic to the space.
Two poorly laid out bathrooms are turned over to Bath Crashers to build back one Mid-Century Modern space that will fit with the rest of the home. Once the walls are knocked down, it leaves enough space to create a room full of intricate angles designed to capture the eye and make the space feel bigger. The shower room is spacious with modern tiles and fixtures. A sleek soaking tub sits in front a wall of tile that packs a colorful punch with its graffiti design. The floor is laid out in a contemporary chevron pattern and a glowing wall feature is created using paintballs with bright colors.
A small basement bath takes on a pleasing decadence by first expanding into the laundry-utility room. That makes the space big enough to handle a deep, jetted, soaker tub right next to a huge walk in shower with a simulated wood wall and big shower bench. A unique shelf system made with belts provides space to place sundry bath items in the wet areas. Across the room a long vanity floats off the wall with rectangular vessel sinks and is topped with a large mirror that features built in storage. There's also a separate make-up/vanity area for her and a cozy bench nook where one can sit and catch the news or sports on a built-in TV over a cup o' joe or wine. The ceiling features a conversation piece art sculpture made from wooden tubes of varied diameters and lengths. Vinyl plank flooring simulating wood is easy on the feet and eyes and makes for easy clean-up too.
The Bath Crashers crew gives new meaning to chic southern charm with a makeover of a mid-70s New Orleans bathroom. The homeowners had plenty of room, but the layout was just plain weird. The new plan reconfigures the space to make it useful AND beautiful. From the bedroom, step through a set of sliding doors into a vestibule with a center storage island and one of a kind oyster shell chandelier suspended over it. On either side of the space are spacious walk-in closets. A few more steps and you are into the bathroom area with a long vanity and a smaller make-up vanity. A roomy walk-in shower with huge rainhead sits across from a deep soaking tub, all with brushed nickel fixtures. Crown molding wraps around the ceiling, a custom painted wall has crystal accents and the flooring is a stunning pearled oak.
This bathroom is too small to create the modern, industrial space these homeowners would love to have. Taking over an unused dining room next door gives Bath Crashers the space they need to create a sleek new layout that has dark concrete on the floors and is featured on a wall behind a bright white soaking tub. The shower is big, open and packed with nine different fixtures, which are all controlled digitally. Bath Crashers expanded the space even further, building an addition to house a custom sauna. Music will play through two waterproof speakers, one of which will go into the two-person sauna that's wrapped in cedar and special lighting.
Bath Crashers takes a boring before and creates the ultimate after with a modern spa for these homeowners. Everything is broken down into 'his' and 'hers' stations. A fire feature is a separating wall between the bedroom and bathroom. Two vanities mirror each other on opposite sides of the space, which are given a modern detail using belts. The shower is a step higher than the rest of the room with two shower stations on either side and a floor to ceiling window that sits between each station, which provides a view of the wooded backyard.
This master bath is too small for this family of four. Taking the adjacent bedroom, which sits next to their outdoor pool area, allows the Bath Crashers crew to combine the two spaces and turn it into a dual-purpose modern spa and pool space. The master suite side is luxuriously spacious: the vanity is a centerpiece that glows from a backlit, Onyx counter-top. The two sinks share a space with an automatic ice machine for these active homeowners to use after their runs. The tub is tricked out with jets and speakers and the shower serves two purposes: one side for everyday use with a rain-shower head and body sprays while the other side is to rinse off after hanging by the pool.