Smart, Stylish Small-Bathroom Designs
You don't need a lot of space to make a big impact. Tour these stunning small bathrooms for design inspiration and ideas on how to spruce up an existing bathroom.
Salvaged items, smart buys, and a surplus of natural light give this small bathroom greater appeal. The focal point vanity is made from a piece of salvaged iron fencing that was welded to an iron frame to support the counter and sinks. The vanity is topped with gorgeous limestone and a pair of elegant vessel sinks. The flooring is inexpensive ceramic tile that mimics a classic pattern in black and white marble. Four-pane double-hung windows let in a plethora of natural light, which visually expands the bathroom.
Double recessed medicine cabinets hide toiletries on both sides of the vanity and keep the limestone counter free of clutter. The medicine-cabinet doors -- made from old shutters that were cut to size -- reinforce the vintage appeal of the bathroom.
The tiny shower spot feels spacious thanks to natural light that pours in through the four-pane casement windows. Classic white subway tile covers the shower walls and keeps the space bright. Wide crown molding above the windows matches molding found throughout the home, adding even more character. The wood window frames and molding were painted with marine-quality enamel to protect against water.
Here a top-to-bottom renovation resulted in an efficient and elegant small bathroom. The reconfigured layout eases traffic in and out of the room and makes the small area feel spacious. Classic white subway tile on the shower and bathroom walls replaced dated pink tile. The shag carpet was swapped for something more attractive and timeless: black and white hexagonal mosaic floor tiles. These elements ensure that the small bathroom will age gracefully.
A white furniture-style vanity boasts vintage style and sufficient storage space. A built-in medicine cabinet also conceals toiletries. The vanity is topped with striking dark granite, an undermount sink, and a polished-nickel faucet in a darling old-world design. Polished towel bars, sconces, and cup pulls on the vanity complete the classic look.
Low ceilings add charm instead of confusion in this small bathroom. White, reflective surfaces create a sense of spaciousness, taking the focus away from the ceiling's height. A pedestal sink sets the tone for a vintage-style space. Classic beaded-board wainscoting -- installed horizontally for interest -- covers the walls and ceilings, while hexagonal mosaic tiles cover the floor. An antique pine commode adds storage and warmth to the otherwise white bathroom.