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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.
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.
Mom and her four girls get a functional, fancy new bathroom, but there's something for Dad, too. It starts with reconfiguring the small, lofty space to make room for a huge vanity and big sink featuring two sets of fixtures emerging from a large plate glass mirror with accent LED lighting. Above the vanity are storage cubbies with lighting for the little ladies that are accessed with a rolling ladder system. More storage is built in next to the vanity above a small make-up area. On the floor is vinyl tile laid out in a herringbone pattern. The tiled shower features a teak bench and a steam unit that Dad will love. Stacked stone veneer wall is installed as a DIY and then given a special paint wash. The bathroom entrance becomes a DIY project, as a solid core door is embellished with trim and molding and painted pink. A chandelier is fitted inside an antique Victorian birdcage as one more DIY and hung from the ceiling in the center of the space.
A small, outdated, pink tile bathroom expands into a large adjoining room to become a warm, inviting spa with contemporary finishes and amenities.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.
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.
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.
A bathroom with an awkward layout gets a complete overhaul. The new bathroom is warm, rustic and romantic. Reclaimed barn wood and corbels frame the new tub space, in the middle of which sits a deep soaking slipper tub with brass claw feet. On the tub wall sits an electric fireplace, which is wrapped in reclaimed tin panels. The middle of the room is divided by a huge, framed, 2-sided mirror, with a large vanity and acrylic sink on one side, and a makeup area on the other. Wood grain vinyl planks cover the main floor, and a crystal chandelier bathes the entire space in warm, reflective light.
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.
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.
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.
Before, this bathroom was stuck in the 80s, featuring giant globe lights, puffy silver wallpaper and cheesy fixtures. A leaking skylight only added to the misery. Bath Crashers transformed the space into a dream escape for a single mom. A clawfoot tub, gorgeous built-ins painted the color of a Tiffany box, a sexy stand-alone shower and an elegant ceiling medallion complete the look. And if the homeowner wants to close out the rest of the world, all she has to do is shut the double-tufted, leather-encased doors.
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.
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.