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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 tiny bathroom was jammed between an eave and a chimney-stack. There was barely room for a sink in the space, and no chance for the city-dwelling homeowners to be in the room at the same time. Host and licensed contractor Matt Muenster and his Bath Crashers crew remove the chimney and knock down a wall to transform the space into a modern showpiece. A new skylight and awning-style window provide natural light, while white camera marble and ipe floors add a visual enhancement. A soaking tub and steam shower provide his and hers bathing spots while separate vanities make the morning routine a breeze.
With the help of the Bath Crashers crew, this small space gets big makeover not only for the homeowners, but their two dogs as well. Having a place where the pooches can enter the house, without going through the kitchen was a big want. To solve this issue, an electric doggie door into the new bathroom is installed. The shower is made bigger by ditching the unused tub, which now opens up the space for separate bathing areas for humans and their furry friends. Large-scale tiles cover the walls and floor to make it waterproof and low-maintenance. And a beautifully lit ceiling detail adds style and elegance to this remodel.
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.
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.
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.
Two bathrooms and a mudroom are transformed into one massive dream space with a roomy shower for two and freestanding bath. A custom vanity is topped with a navy apron front kitchen sink and above, a copper mirror frame with matching blue patina. Antique suitcases become drawer fronts for a unique linen cabinet and the base for a makeup vanity chair. To push the suitcase theme over the top, a boom box built into an alligator print Samsonite.
A small and dysfunctional bath space expands into a family sitting room to create a luxurious spa environment that can be used by the entire family. The old bath becomes a wet room featuring a roomy shower and air tub nestled next to a cozy wood candle wall. The former sitting room transforms into a lounge-like spa space with unique hand-crafted bench seating. A double sink vanity lines one of the new walls with vessel sinks. Custom built transom windows above the vanities and door allow extra light to flood the space, which is covered in stained maple.
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 neglected cabin, last touched in the 1970s, gets a full-on makeover courtesy of Blog Cabin. Bath Crashers tackles the master suite, creating a contemporary mountain retreat designed to take in the views and pamper the lucky person who will eventually call this place home. There's a shower with tons of body sprays and a multi-head rain fixture overhead that changes colors depending on the mood. The vanity is one of a kind, a former entertainment center that now has plenty of storage and style. On the walls, wood and rock pay tribute to the beautiful, rustic, mountain setting. The furnishing are all out luxury, from the super comfy bed, to the gorgeous floors, to the custom storage cabinetry. This master suite is all about 'roughing it' with style and comfort!
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.
A big but plain bathroom gets a makeover with beachy cottage comfort in mind. Beadboard on the ceiling sets the tone for the space, with a large double-sink vanity and undermount seashell sinks. A separate make-up area for 'her' features a mirror dressed out in round glass tiles and edge lighting. Carrera marble covers the walls, highlighted with blue, iridescent mosaics. The wet space features a huge rainshower head on one side, with a large, deep soaker tub opposite. Acacia wood flooring in a classic herringbone pattern completes the space.
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.
Bath Crashers heads to Bozeman, Montana to create a rustic and modern retreat these mountain-dwelling homeowners have always wanted. The existing space is just too small, so the crew takes a chainsaw to the log home's exterior an adds on an addition for more space. All new, larger windows are installed to take advantage of the mountain views including one in the shower, which is packed with two-showerheads, body sprays and a hand-held. The jetted tub is surrounded by a rock enclosure that sits next to a fireplace creating a grotto-like sanctuary and a custom-built hidden door hides the brand new washer and dryer.