Before & After: A Tiny Bathroom Gets a Stylish Space-Maximizing Makeover

Before & After: A Tiny Bathroom Gets a Stylish Space-Maximizing Makeover

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Shara's old bathroom, while not totally on the cutting edge of design trends, was still pretty cute and seemingly livable. Turns out there were some structural issues with the bathroom (discovered during a kitchen remodel), so Shara jumped at the opportunity to rethink and upgrade the small space. She switched around the layout, built her own beautiful wooden vanity and added some sleek design elements that turned the bathroom into a spa-like space of serenity.

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From Shara: While remodeling our kitchen, we discovered that the subfloor in our tiny master bathroom was in pretty rough shape from an old water leak. We decided the best thing to do would be to gut the room and fix the subfloor.

Before
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The bathroom is very small—only 7x7—and we considered taking some space from an adjacent room while remodeling, but ultimately decided to make the space we had work.

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We installed a corner shower and used a curtain instead of a wall to make the space feel bigger. I built our new custom vanity so that it would fit the space that we had, and I also made a floating shelf for our large mirror so it would be the focal point of the room. Having the large mirror as a focal point also seemed to make the room feel bigger.

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We added more lighting to brighten up the space and painted the walls a very light grey (Eider White by Sherman Williams).

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I am very proud of this room and that we were able to do the entire remodel ourselves, and also able to maximize the space in such a small room.

Thank you, Shara! You can see more of the space and learn more about the process on Shara's blog Woodshop Diaries.

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