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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.
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.
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A small, outdated bath is upgraded with a unique design that includes magnetic leather tiles and a custom remote-controlled garage door.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.
A tiny bathroom didn't meet the needs of a teenager who uses a wheelchair. He was unable to shower on his own and couldn't turn around once in the room. The Bath Crashers team solved the problem by blowing out some walls to transform the room into a bigger, accessible and beautiful space. A long vanity with concrete sink allows unimpeded roll-up and ease of use. An in-wall TV highlights the expanded toilet area that features grab bars with built-in nightlights. The enlarged space features plenty of wall-to-wall storage on the way to the shower. A touch of a button slides the shower door open for access to the wet room, where a large adjustable shower-head and body sprays are controlled with an anti-scald valve. The entire space is designed with ease of maneuvering a wheelchair, including an automatic sliding pocket door for entry.
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.
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 tiny, cold and cramped room has the homeowners longing for a tropical getaway right in their home. To do this, Bath Crashers expands the bathroom and brings the beach into this remodel. The shower brings water in a big way with a rain showerhead, wall showerhead and body sprays. Custom tiles made of materials found at the shore add an eye-catching pop of color and a media set-up that includes a TV, speakers and lighting control will bring the soothing sounds and images of the shore to this space.
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.
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.
Small, narrow, and mundane becomes roomier with touches of farmhouse charm. The space expands into the master bedroom and features a vaulted ceiling with reclaimed wood planks and beams. A vintage-looking, ombre hued tub and chrome filler take over the area once occupied by an unused whirlpool tub. Wall-mounted farmhouse sinks with chrome fixtures line one wall, with subway tile backsplash and vintage sconce lighting. A steel frame, welded and patina'd on site, fronts two of the large shower glass panels to give it an industrial window look, and four galvanized steel farm buckets, drilled with holes and soaked in vinegar, are transformed into ceiling mounted light fixtures.
These homeowners have always wanted a master suite, but when their current bathroom only has room for one, Bath Crashers must steal space from a bedroom next door to give them this: a 2-part bathroom with a powder room for guests and a main space with the works. Operable frosted glass panels separate the rooms and add privacy. The shower is a 3-sided glass box with a waterfall tile pattern and rain-showerhead. A long ash countertop that doubles as a vanity and make-up area sits below a wall of mirrors, windows and a disappearing TV while the silver-leafed ceiling glows with a pop of orange and LED lights.
Before, this bathroom barely fit a shower, vanity and toilet. To give these homeowners the master suite they've always wanted, Bath Crashers tears down a wall to take over an unused den. Now the space is big enough for a classically rustic remodel featuring woods and a white color palette. A large walk-in shower features a wood and glass wall. The double vanity made of cedar is suspended from the wall by metal chains and given a custom finish. The walls pack a punch with modular art panels and a TV disappears behind a portrait of the family with the push of a button.
A tiny pink master bath expands into another extra pink bathroom to create a large, functional master suite with plenty of natural accents. All that pink is replaced with sleek, clean, white finishes. Giant format stone tiles with the look of marble encase a huge new shower outfitted with body sprays, a large rainshower head, hand wand, and teak bench. A large, new vanity is flanked by a storage tower and topped with a cast cement counter. Ipe covers the floor and is used for the facing of the deck of the new, deep soaker tub. The entire space is capped off with a bluetooth music speaker system and a luxurious bidet toilet.