Small Bathroom Remodel Ideas

Dated: 01/18/2018

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Today we learned via < https://www.thisoldhouse.com/ideas/13-big-ideas-small-bathrooms> How to maximize the appearance and actual space in small bathrooms, and we couldn’t help but share it with you!!

One thing all old house lovers are familiar with is small bathrooms. While new home bathrooms have nearly doubled in size overtime, older home bathrooms average about 5- by 8-feet.

But do not fear! You can combat the claustrophobia by scaling down to physically save space. And, with the right colors and lighting, you can create the illusion of a roomy bathroom, even if the space is not there!

Here, we dig into theNational Kitchen & Bath Association(NKBA) Design Competition archives to deliver great ideas from Certified Kitchen Designers that you can use in your next small bathroom remodel.

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These homeowners opened up their space by getting rid of two small closets and adding task and ambient lighting to help create the illusion of a larger room. Little width remained after incorporating the tub and toilet, so a shallow cabinet was incorporated. Our favorite detail? The playful "dry riverbed" of stones in the floor.

Designer: Erica S. Westeroth, CKD XTC Design Incorporated, Toronto, ON

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The use of continuing horizontal lines, a large, frameless mirror, and well-placed task lighting helps to create the illusion of a larger space. The marble-clad dividing wall lends modesty to the toilet area, while creating a recessed storage opportunity. A must in every small bath, the shower has a curbless entry to eliminate demarcation of the limited footprint.

Designer: Gary Hentges, Hentges Construction, Inc., Urbana, IL

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These homeowners wanted to "keep it simple and do it well." This cherry and limestone bath replaced a tiny, cluttered space meant for guest use. The curved-front vanity maximizes usable space with two deep drawers on double extension drawer slides.

Designer: Gary Hentges, Hentges Construction, Inc., Urbana, IL

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The size of this room called attention to an eyesore: an off-center, aluminum-framed window. A floor-to-ceiling Shoji screen took care of that by concealing the flaw, while letting light through. A 7-foot framed mirror, hung horizontally, spans the entire length of the room and reflects the ladder towel rack, which adds storage without taking up floor space.

Designer: Holly Rickert, Ulrich, Inc., Ridgewood, NJ

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This small bathroom remodel was constrained by bedrooms on either side, so it wasn't possible to increase square footage. To make the space feel roomier, white marble tile and several mirrored surfaces wrap the room. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets add height, while a glass shower wall eliminates the visual barrier of a shower curtain or doors. Rich wood tones add warmth and create balance.

Designer: Keri Davis, CKD, Keri Davis Design, Lake Oswego, OR

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It's not uncommon to create attention-commanding focal points in compact spaces. This powder room vanity is crafted with smooth, flaxen veneer and is topped with a cast bronze basin and patina counter. Recessed lighting around the large mirror illuminates any reflection.

Designer: Lori Carroll, Lori Carroll & Associates, Tucson, AZ

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