Small Bathroom Remodel Idea


Several months have passed since we have remodeled our bathroom, and I am very happy with the outcome of the remodel. The bathroom project was the costliest part of the renovation of our old house; however, considering the transformation, I think that this remodel was worth every penny.

For several years the house was a rental and some of the “updates” were made by our long term renter to suit his needs and taste, so there were a lot of things that we had to completely redo or change.

After deciding to take back the possession of our house, the first thing we wanted to change was the bathroom and the kitchen.

The original bathroom was the typical forties bathroom of a small rancher; very small size, small shallow tub, a toilet and a vanity with an overall boring and tired look. Since changing the size of the bathroom was impossible, we were looking for ideas on how to make changes that would create the feel of a larger space.

However, while we wanted the space to feel larger, we had to focus on a design that would not involve changes in plumbing, so this way we would remain within our budget.

In the end we decided to take out the tub and replace it with a walk in shower and frameles glass doors. This decision proved to be the right one as this change alone instantly made the small bathroom feel much larger.

The uninterrupted view created by the frameless shower doors, and uniform tiling throughout, give the impression of spaciousness, diminishing that claustrophobic feel of an old, small bathroom.


The small open shelf bathroom vanity also adds to the feel of spaciousness.

I opted for a frameless vanity mirror to complement the frameless shower door and create an elegant and minimalistic feel. The simple, white narrow shelving below the mirror and above the toilet tank add an interest to that wall. By changing accessories on those shelves I can always create various looks so my bathroom can be always interesting.
The bathroom floor as well as the shower enclosure is tiled all the way up to the ceiling with natural stone mosaic tiles.

Ceiling height tiling created that grand feeling of the shower area, and moreover added to the overall feel of the spaciousness in the bathroom.

I am very happy with this remodel, as my bathroom now feels larger and has a modern vibe with a touch of classic; something I was striving for.

Now, are you ready for that BEFORE and AFTER moment?

So here it is: the very ugly BEFORE,
Before Bath
and much prettier AFTER.13

Have you done any major remodeling lately? I would love to hear from you.

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53 thoughts on “Small Bathroom Remodel Idea

  1. Oh my gosh! Your “before” looks exactly like my “now!” I’m so inspired by your new bathroom, and I’m pinning your shower enclosure and door to show my future contractor. 🙂

    1. I am so happy to hear that my bathroom remodel inspired you. Would love to see how your bathroom turns out when you are done. Thank you for stopping by and taking time to comment.

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment. I am also amazed by your furiture makeovers; each piece in “after” photos is stunning. Very inspiring.

  2. Oh my word, this amazing and what a fabulous transformation. I love the tile, so pretty and I really love the frameless mirror with the shelf below. Every detail is perfection. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me and I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

    1. Thank you so much for taking time to stop by and for you sweet comment. Also great thanks for hosting your wonderful link parties Marty; always pleasure to link up.

    1. Great thanks for the feature and for hosting. Always a pleasure and lots of fun to participate at your parties.Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Your bathroom is beautiful. I have a very small bathroom as well and we are looking to remodel this spring. I love the vanity with the storage underneath…can you please tell me where you purchased it? Thank you!!!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment. The vanity was purchased last year at Home Depot and it is Martha Stewart brand.

  4. Hi!… Do you mind me asking what size of bathroom this is? We are looking at taking a bedroom in our old home and changing it into a master bathroom and a small guest bath. This layout seems like it would be great for our guest bath if we have the right space for it. What a beautiful room and LOVE the glass shower door and how you tied the flooring into the shower walls. Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hi Halli,
      Thanks you for complimenting my bathroom design. I am away from home and cannot take the exact measurements of the finished bathroom; however, this is a very small rancher bathroom which used to fit a small regular bathtub, toilet and a small vanity. You may get the idea about the approximate size by checking the “before” picture. Hope this helps.

  5. Where did you get the vanity? I cannot find one like that. We want that exact one but we are going to put a bowl on top instead of in…looks awesome!

  6. Your before bathroom looks just like our guest bath. I love all of it and particularily the tile. Can you tell me what it is and where you purchased it? Thanks

  7. Gorgeous! I was also wondering what wall color you used? I have similar stone in my bathroom but can’t find the right color to flow. Thank you!

  8. It looks awesome! That was my dream bathroom 4 years ago (same layout except the sink was going to be on a floating shelf), but 2 guys thought otherwise. Least I can show them how nice it could have looked. GREAT job!

    1. Thank you so much for the visit and for taking time to comment. I wish those 2 guys had listened to you so you could end up with your dream bathroom. Cheers Besa GM

  9. Well done! I am looking for a shower door similar to what you installed. One that has hinges attached directly to the wall. Does your door swing in or out, or both? Thanks for answering

  10. I absolutely love this transformation! it looks so much bigger and brighter! The inspiration I needed this week to get me through my own bathroom rennovation

    1. I am so glad that my bathroom reno inspired you! And yes, it indeed looks and feels much bigger and brighter! Thank you for visiting and taking time to comment!

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