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Small Bathroom Ideas and Designs

End of terrace home transformation in North London
End of terrace home transformation in North London
VORBILD Architecture
Photo of a small classic grey and white shower room bathroom in London with a walk-in shower, white tiles, white walls, porcelain flooring, a pedestal sink, grey floors, a hinged door and a single sink.
Loft Conversion Bedroom & Ensuite. By Born & Bred Studio.
Loft Conversion Bedroom & Ensuite. By Born & Bred Studio.
Born & Bred Studio
This is an example of a small scandi shower room bathroom in London with white tiles, ceramic tiles and an open shower.
Ensuite
Ensuite
Built Works
copyright Ben Quinton
Inspiration for a small classic ensuite bathroom in London with a walk-in shower, a wall mounted toilet, blue tiles, porcelain tiles, blue walls, marble flooring, a pedestal sink, black floors, an open shower, a wall niche, a single sink and a freestanding vanity unit.
East London House
East London House
Nathalie Priem Photography
Nathalie Priem Photography
Inspiration for a small contemporary family bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, a freestanding bath, a wall mounted toilet, ceramic flooring, marble worktops, grey floors, grey worktops, white walls and a vessel sink.
Firefly
Firefly
Unique Homestays
Small country ensuite wet room bathroom in Cornwall with a freestanding bath, metal tiles, beige walls, cement flooring, concrete worktops, beige floors, an open shower, beige worktops, a single sink and wood walls.
Buxton Lodge Renovation
Buxton Lodge Renovation
Five Sextillion
Small contemporary shower room bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, beige cabinets, an alcove bath, a shower/bath combination, a wall mounted toilet, beige tiles, an integrated sink, beige floors, white worktops, a single sink and a floating vanity unit.
Tennis Road, Hove
Tennis Road, Hove
House of Hove
This is an example of a small traditional bathroom in Sussex.
Transitional Bathroom
Transitional Bathroom
Design ideas for a small classic shower room bathroom in Devon with a shower/bath combination, blue tiles, white walls, a pedestal sink, a single sink and a built in vanity unit.
Church End
Church End
Mailen Design SW
Peter Landers
Design ideas for a small contemporary shower room bathroom in Oxfordshire with an alcove bath, a shower/bath combination, a wall mounted toilet, white tiles, white walls, a wall-mounted sink, multi-coloured floors and an open shower.
100 Hammersmith Grove - Second floor apartment
100 Hammersmith Grove - Second floor apartment
Focal Studio
Photo of a small contemporary grey and white shower room bathroom in London with grey cabinets, grey tiles, white walls, a wall-mounted sink, grey floors, white worktops, a single sink and a built in vanity unit.
Two Storey Loft Conversion
Two Storey Loft Conversion
Invent Architecture & Design
Small contemporary shower room bathroom in Essex with flat-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a two-piece toilet, grey tiles, porcelain tiles, grey walls, porcelain flooring, grey floors, white worktops, a single sink and a built in vanity unit.
Baker Street Penthouse
Baker Street Penthouse
Kia Designs
Inspiration for a small contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, a corner shower, white tiles, porcelain tiles, porcelain flooring, solid surface worktops, grey floors, a hinged door, a single sink and a floating vanity unit.
Brixton Loft Shower / Wet room
Brixton Loft Shower / Wet room
Docklands Bathrooms
Small modern ensuite bathroom in London with concrete worktops, flat-panel cabinets, grey cabinets, grey tiles, an integrated sink, a shower curtain and grey worktops.
Wandsworth Home
Wandsworth Home
The Unruffled
Small contemporary grey and white shower room bathroom in London with grey tiles, porcelain tiles, porcelain flooring, solid surface worktops, double sinks, a floating vanity unit, flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, an integrated sink and white worktops.
North London kitchen and bathroom
North London kitchen and bathroom
Neil Perry Photography
Inspiration for a small contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with a freestanding bath, white walls, white tiles and multi-coloured floors.
Wellness Suite
Wellness Suite
Eighty2
This suite of bathrooms was created as part of a larger full-home renovation to fit in with a basement level home pilates studio. Eighty2 designer Tim was tasked with taking disused spaces and transforming them into a functional and relaxing wellness suite. The completed designs show the potential in even the smallest space with an intimate spa room and a luxurious steam room.
Bathroom Refurbishment Wandsworth
Bathroom Refurbishment Wandsworth
The Better Home Company
Photo of a small contemporary ensuite bathroom in London with a wall mounted toilet, grey tiles, grey walls, a wall-mounted sink, grey floors and an open shower.
Dalston Mansard Extension
Dalston Mansard Extension
APE Architecture and Design Ltd.
Peter Landers
This is an example of a small victorian bathroom in London with a wall mounted toilet, white tiles, grey walls, ceramic flooring, multi-coloured floors, a console sink and metro tiles.
Stylish Guest Bathroom
Stylish Guest Bathroom
Happybeams Interiors
Inspiration for a small scandi bathroom in West Midlands with blue cabinets, metro tiles, white walls, a vessel sink and white worktops.
Flint Bedroom Bathroom
Flint Bedroom Bathroom
Neil Davis
NEIL DAVIS
This is an example of a small traditional ensuite bathroom in Other with shaker cabinets, dark wood cabinets, beige tiles, travertine tiles, beige walls, travertine flooring, granite worktops, a vessel sink, beige floors and black worktops.

Looking for small bathroom ideas? Even with a small bathroom, you can still make it practical, be stylish, while making the best use of the space. So, you have a small bathroom to work with and you are looking for some ideas on how to make your small space feel and look bigger. At Houzz, we have all the inspiration for small bathrooms you need to create the room you want.

Light is a great way to make a small bathroom feel and look bigger

In a bathroom, especially one that is lacking in space, this simple trick makes all the difference. Natural light is best so if possible, installing a skylight can help, particularly when windows are not enough. Keep windows clear too and avoid blocking or obstructing them. When it isn’t possible to get natural light into a room, for example in a small downstairs cloakroom, using good spotlighting will help to bring more light into the room. Mirrored and high shine surfaces are also a good way to reflect and refract light around the room. This again will add to the illusion of more space.

Use colours to brighten up your bath

Other than using light to make your small bathroom look bigger, you can also use colour and various wall coverings to create this effect. Lighter shades give the illusion of more space as they keep it feeling airy. White is the best colour to do this with and is a great colour to use in a bathroom as it also gives a clean feel. Beige or cream can also be used in a bathroom and feel a little warmer than white. Pale blues and green shades work well to reflect the light around the room, opening up the space and making it feel bigger too. In a small bathroom where the ceiling is a little low, painting the walls and ceiling the same colour will help the eye travel effortlessly throughout the room, once again giving the appearance of a more spacious bathroom. Adding vertical stripes can also have this effect by making the room feel taller. Horizontal stripes will make a room appear wider which is perfect for a bathroom where the walls are close - the stripes help the eye to travel around the room. Keep the same colour on the walls and ceiling - makes it look like the walls blend in and extends the wall height.

Storage is key in small bathrooms

With a small bathroom, you do not only want to create the illusion of more space with the tricks mentioned, but also save space by choosing furniture, fixtures and fittings that take up less room. Instead of having a bulky cabinet sink, install a floating basin. With less space, a typical vanity unit may be too big to fit in a smaller bathroom, so considering other storage options is a must. Alcoves and niches are a good way to store items without taking up lots of additional space. Radiators often take up much needed space but are especially needed in a bathroom. Consider underfloor heating to get around this issue.

With these small bathroom ideas and tips, you have all the inspiration you need to create something you can be proud of.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small bathroom renovation or are building a designer bathroom from scratch, Houzz has 92,972 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Sue Vaughton Photography & Design and Docklands Bathrooms. Look through bathroom photos in different colours and styles and when you find a small bathroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small bathroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.
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