I think that this is one of the best small bathroom makeovers that I have ever seen because each detail blends together perfectly and makes the space seem fresh yet classic without overwhelming the scale of the room. I first found this home when I was searching around for small bathroom tile ideas to upgrade our guest bath. I had been thinking subway tile with the trendier grey grout for a while now and, after seeing this space, I am definitely sold on the idea. Now I want to basically replicate this exact same look in our house -- and maybe do a couple other bathroom makeovers in a similar design while I'm at it -- complete with mirror and pedestal sink.
When it comes to small bathroom makeovers, I always try to make a big statement with tile, not only for a decorative effect but also to distract from the size of the room. This cool contemporary space is a great example of how you can still incorporate popular styles into you bathroom remodel no matter the size of your space as long as you scale the elements properly and plan out the design based upon the good points of the room. Rather than taking up space with a tub, I took a page out of the small bathroom ideas 2019 idea guide and ripped it out to replace it with a glass-encased steam shower.
Some designers really don't like to mess with challenging houses or ones with limited square footage but I, on the other hand, love taking on small bathroom makeovers because I think it is so fun and rewarding to get creative with layouts and decor. Contrary to popular belief, you really can utilize any of your favorite bathroom ideas in a smaller space, you just have to be smart about how you do it. For example, this client loved the idea of large travertine tile on the wall as well as a vessel sink. This actually worked well with the small bathroom remodel plan that I had, because the tile is an easy to maintain decorative element that draws the eye upwards and makes the space seem larger.
If I had to choose my absolute favorite home from all of the small bathroom makeovers that I have ever done, it would definitely have to be this space. I know the room does not feel very small now, but before we gutted the place and undertook a major shower remodel, the room was dark, dingy and dated. I knew that we would be going with a neutral theme with a color palette of white, beige and grey because it would drastically open up the space simply from a visual standpoint. In addition, I wanted to experiment with some of the bathroom renovation ideas I had seen at a recent trade show, and make a cool shower enclosure to actually make the room feel larger.
I always tell designers that I am training to think outside of the box when it comes to small bathroom makeovers, because some of the best designs come from those wild and creative ideas that you never thought would work. This particular room was designer for an older couple that needed a seat in their shower for safety. I had no idea how I could fit one in such a small space without sacrificing the bathroom tile ideas that they requested. However, I went with my gut and just expanded the room a bit closer to the toilet in order to make room for that expanded seat and tile design. Believe it or not, I think that the pictures of small bathrooms don't actually do the job justice, it looks even larger and more fantastic in person.
Small bathroom makeovers are some of my favorites because they give new life to a space that usually has been neglected due to its size. This was a particularly fun one to design because the double windows gave it tons of natural light and the ability to incorporate some unconventional small bathroom ideas since they made the space bright and open. I would never consider adding a tub and shower to a smaller layout because usually there simply isn't enough room and, if there is, it feels too crowded. Due to the bright open windows, we were able to install one of those miniature soaking tubs that you see in a lot of up and coming bathroom design gallery boards.