Small rooms have a charm of their own because they present a challenge. Given the limited amount of space you have to make smart choices when furnishing and decorating such an area.
With that in mind, today we’re checking out some small bathroom remodel ideas to see what can be done to make the most of a tiny area.
12 Bathroom remodel ideas with a small layout
Modern with a hint of rustic remodel
What makes a space seem big or small isn’t just size alone. A lot of elements have an impact on how a space looks and feels and often you have to use a combination of them to achieve the desired result. This small bathroom makeover from design-fixation reveals how a bright and neutral color palette combined with geometric prints and wooden accents can make a space like this look airy and very welcoming.
A small bathroom remodel design with depth and character
Surprisingly, black is a nice color for a small bathroom as long as it doesn’t overpower the whole space. This stylish remodel featured on lelaburris makes use of black as an accent color in combination with white. It adds a lot of depth to the room together with all the carefully placed accessories like the floating shelf above the toilet, the mirror and the honeycomb-inspired decorative panels.
A simplified remodel design
Another quite common design strategy when it comes to small bathrooms is to simplify the space and the design as a whole. Take this inspiring before and after transformation featured on mademois-elle as an example. The shower enclosure was reduced to just a clear glass partition, the vanity was replaced with one that’s more open and with clean and straight lines and the rectangular mirror was swapped for a circular one.
Light and airy bathroom remodel
Colors like white, beige, light grey and pastels, in general, are perfect for making small spaces seem bigger, brighter and more airy. In the case of a small bathroom you can pair these with some chic fixtures with a gold finish which is actually a beautiful defining feature of this remodel from stylebyemilyhenderson. We love the mixture of patterns used here. They add lots of character to this small room.
Fresh and cozy
Making a small bathroom look cozy shouldn’t really be difficult. The key is to not make it seem cluttered and to keep the design simple but just the right amount of texture and details. A lovely and very inspiring bathroom remodel project can be found on domesticblonde. We love the retro rug in particular which goes really well with the wooden floor.
Don’t think that you should always avoid bold colors or patterns when decorating a small bathroom. In fact, instead of keeping the design super simple and neutral you could go the opposite route and give it a very vibrant look. It could still be a relaxing and soothing space. Check out this small bathroom remodel from inmyownstyle for a bit of inspiration in this regard.
A classic aesthetic
It’s quite common to think that since you’re remodeling and renovating a room it should look more modern than before. But that’s merely one of the many possibilities. Looking at this small bathroom remodel featured on thediyplaybook you can see that the new design has a classic vibe. The white subway tiles are perfect for this type of aesthetic.
A change of layout
It can be difficult to change the layout of the bathroom because most fixtures and furniture pieces are dependent on the placement of the pipes. Such a change however could prove beneficial and worth the extra effort. It might make more sense to have the vanity and the sink repositioned if you feel they’re not placed optimally right now. A good example is a project found on oldbrandnew.
Elegant and on a budget
Bathroom remodels don’t have to cost a fortune and you can actually achieve a really beautiful and elegant design without going overboard with the expenses. This small bathroom remodel on a budget from pinklittlenotebook is very inspiring in this sense. The vanity is actually the same one but with a new black finish and a white marble top. The rest of the decor was designed to match this sort of aesthetic.
A lovely floor design
Isn’t this bathroom adorable? It’s small and the slanted ceiling is not usually a desirable feature but it looks so fresh and airy in spite of all the disadvantages. Our favorite feature is the floor tile design. The mix of white, blue and light grey nuances really suits the room and the pattern has a floral vibe without being too specific about it. Check out thesweetestdigs for more details about this remodel project.
You can also be creative with the layout and placement of spaces adjacent to the bathroom, not just the bathroom itself. For instance, this whole remodel project from boxwoodavenue revolves around a narrow hallway which made transitions unnecessarily difficult and awkward. The space was since then repurposed and rebalanced and part of the former hallway was turned into this stylish little bathroom.
There’s plenty of colors and chromatic palettes to choose from for your new small bathroom design and there’s one that stands out: white and blue. It’s a beautiful and versatile combo which gives off Mediterranean vibes. The patterns featured on thezhush are interesting and bold but don’t go as far as to overpower this small space.