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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.
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The rustic styling of Sedona, Arizona turns a small, dingy, outdated bath space into a cozy, Midwest spa.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.
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.
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.
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.
With the help of the Bath Crashers crew, Brendan and Brittany want to turn their bathroom into a space they enjoy. To do that, a tub they never use comes out. In its place sits the massive two-person shower they've always wanted with a larger window, floating Ipe floor, shower tower with sprays and separate handheld by the bench. French doors are added for a more dramatic entrance. The sinks are showpieces that float out from the wall and in-between them sits a speaker box with wireless controlled music.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.