I have been astounded at the ingenuity that some homeowners and designers have when creating these awesome small bathroom designs with shower stalls that are absolutely huge. I don't know how they manage to fit larger walk in showers into these limited floor plans, but the popular small bathroom ideas 2020 are absolutely full of them (I think that this may actually be the biggest trend of the year). I think that the key to making these designs work work, is thinking outside of the box with the layout of both the shower remodel as well as the other major features in the room such as vanities and tubs.
When it comes to planning small bathroom designs with shower stalls that are oversized or at the very least highly decorative, I generally suggest using completely frameless doors like are shown here to keep the space feeling open and to show off any decorative tile work you choose. Depending on the tile pattern and layout that you choose, bathroom designs can be very understated or extremely bold. If you are working within the confines of a relatively small space, I would definitely recommend keeping things simple when it comes to pattern and color. If you look closely at pictures of small bathrooms such as this all white space, you will notice how you can actually incorporate a lot of features without it looking crowded purely because of this minimalist color palette.
I have had so many homeowners request that I remove tubs in order to make room for small bathroom designs with shower stalls that are larger than your standard shower/tub combo. This trend actually makes a lot of sense because, even if you simply keep the footprint of the old tub, the shower is still much larger than most that you see in an average small bathroom remodel. Not only is the surface area larger in a unit like this, but a frameless glass door on a walk in shower actually makes the entire room feel far more open because of the lack of visual obstructions. Just about any small shower ideas feel larger when you pop on a frameless glass door because it gives the illusion that the entire stall is open into the room rather than blocking it off with an opaque shower curtain.
I know that a lot of people would probably consider us crazy for wanting to gut our master, but I have been looking at so many small bathroom designs with shower layouts that make the room feel so much large than ours currently looks. I have been reading a lot about how you should open up the shower as much as possible in any small master bathroom ideas that you use because, even though the size of the shower may actually be larger, it makes the room seem much more open. If you pictures the walls on the right side of the room ripped out so that the walk in shower designs we chose would be completely open, it would free up that entire side of the room (visually) and make the entire space feel larger.
I really want to find some unique small bathroom designs with shower stalls placed in a previously drab and unused corner of the room. It has recently dawned on me that so many of the popular small bathroom ideas that I have seen this year feature elegant walk in showers just like this placed next to or right on top of a tub feature. Frameless glass doors are, admittedly, quite expensive but everybody that I have spoken with have said that they are definitely worth the price for the overall look that they give your space. First and foremost, they allow your shower tile designs to shine (that we all know took up so much of the budget).
If you are going to build or remodel small bathroom designs with shower features, then I would definitely plan on making them walk I an style. Nowadays people still want some type of tub somewhere in the home but, in general, they are really wanting walk in showers regardless of if it is a huge master suite or small bathroom designs. I know that a lot of people that are reading this are probably baffled at how you could possibly fit one in a small space, but it is definitely possible and actually quite beautiful if you do it right. I found this photo in a bathroom design gallery, but there are so many more out there that encompass a wide variety of styles and sizes.