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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 old, tiny bathroom expands to become two unique spaces accessed by a walk-though cabinet with privacy glass. The dry space features a huge vanity with a large and low-profile sink, teak shelving, teak flooring, and a reverse-coffered ceiling dotted with pin lights. Pass through the cabinet, which features plenty of linen storage, into a large wet room, highlighted by a huge soaker tub, two rainshower heads and body wands, and large slabs of tile on walls. A slate tile floor adds a nice accent to the warmth and of the teak, including a teak bench for relaxing in the new spa.
A small, outdated, pink tile bathroom expands into a large adjoining room to become a warm, inviting spa with contemporary finishes and amenities. The old bath becomes an entire shower area with body sprays set in linear copper tile and a large ceiling-mounted rain head. The main bath area features 'his' and 'her' vanities on opposite sides of the room, flanking a huge, deep soaker tub. More copper tile covers the entire tub wall, in the middle of which sits a pierced copper window covering that slides on a track for privacy. A geometric arbor crafted from bamboo suspends from the ceiling over the vanities, and allows light to bathe the bath from a large, new skylight.
This construction grade bathroom is in need of a spark. Bath Crashers throws out the old and brings back the new in a cool way. Carrera and bold mosaic patterns fill every corner of this room. The new soaker tub sits underneath a ceiling feature of flowers lit by LED's. The shower is made bigger and given a window looking into a modern candle-lit 'fireplace' while the perimeter of the bathroom glows with custom LED crown molding.
The rustic styling of Sedona, Arizona turns a small, dingy, outdated bath space into a cozy, Midwest spa. The space is expanded by stealing an empty bedroom to make room for a double-sink vanity that features a Spanish wrought iron skirt-surround. There's also space for a long, deep copper tub with floor-mounted tub filler. On the floor, cold-pressed recycled poplar is used to create a stunning, durable, waterproof surface that is accented with a 5' by 3' 'tile rug' from earth-tone colored slate. The same slate is used to tile the new, spacious shower. Sconce lighting fashioned after ranch-style gas lanterns flank the vanity sinks, and more warmth is provided by a gas fireplace wrapped in multi-hued river rock.
A dungeon-like basement bathroom needed to be transformed into a sophisticated and sparkly shrine for the homeowner. To make that happen, Bath Crashers took down the dark wood paneling, knocked down walls and added glitz and glamour. White marble lines the walls, glass, jewel cut sinks sit atop a white vanity with mirrored accents and a one of a kind etched, vintage door gives the space privacy. Warmth is provided by a new steam shower and a double-sided fireplace. An illuminated mirror wall with candles is the backdrop for a classic claw-foot soaking tub and a crystal chandelier adds the final touch of bling to this bathroom.
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.
A small bathroom gets much bigger by taking closet and exterior space. On the new outside wall, windows now surround a massive soaking tub. A custom vanity is wrapped in a leather finished granite, which also covers the entire wall. In front of that wall hangs a backlit mirror that plays music and the ceiling gets an intricate trim detail to bring this transitional design together.
These non-boring homeowners had a bathroom that was beyond bland. Bath Crashers turned the style up to 11, designing a space that fit the energetic personality of the couple. The new plan is anchored by a showstopper of a shower in the center of the room. Brightly colored tiles on the back wall catch the eye and provide a jolt of energy to the space. On either side of the shower sits 'his' and 'hers' vanities with a bright veneer finish and waterfall countertops. A modern louvered screen serves as an art feature that provides privacy if needed. Behind the tub is a sliding wall that hides a laundry shoot, a feature that's artistic as well as functional. Tiles on the floor are laid in a chevron pattern, pointing the way to a memorable bathroom.
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.
A moldy bathroom too small and dark to do makeup in, let alone much else, is transformed into a large, warm, well-lit space featuring spa-like amenities. A large hammered copper slipper tub catches the eye first, with an oil rubbed bronze tub filler sitting atop an acacia wood floor. A 2-sided 'look through' fireplace perched next to the tub is surrounded by multi-hued stacked stone. The expanded shower is decked out with large format porcelain tiles on the wall, pebbles on the floor, a large rain shower head, and tiled bench. The space is completed with an accent wall made of copper pennies-turned-into-tiles, and a towel rack/towel bar fashioned from copper pipe.
An ugly, moldy, carpeted bathroom transforms into a modern spa-like space worth singing about. A DIY acoustical wall panel fashioned from walnut and sound-proofing foam creates the perfect environment for a homeowner who loves to sing. Speakers in the walls further enhance the musical experience. On the new, heated, tile floor sits a custom walnut vanity with storage for the whole family. Opposite the vanity rests a heated soaker tub, directly beneath a new skylight in the vaulted ceiling. Topping off the space is a new, two person shower, featuring a comfortable bench, multiple rain heads and body sprays.
A master bath in Nashville is transformed into a modern space with natural elements including Ipe hardwood floors and marble vanities with basalt sinks. A sleek stainless fireplace is installed between the vanities and custom wood shelving above holds power outlets hidden from view. A massive steam shower is the centerpiece with two shower stations and a pedicure footbath.
A boring bathroom gets high-tech upgrades. Host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster and the Bath Crashers crew expand a one person shower to fit two, add lighted chromatherapy rain shower heads and a digital control panel for individually heated water settings. A huge, circular, stainless steel tub sits on a raised, tiled platform and features a free-standing tub filler. Tubular skylights provide natural daylight and energy-saving LEDs light the space at night. Side-by-side curved vanities finished with glass counter tops and a metal-like laminate add a space-age look and feel, as do the stainless steel drop-in sinks and fixtures floating out from the wall. A conveyor system is added to the adjoining walk-in closet for automated storage.