Before & After: A Truly Tiny Bathroom Realizes Its Potential

published Jul 13, 2016
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This might be possibly the tiniest full bathroom I have ever seen. You can’t even stand up in the tub! But where you and I might see only a small, cramped, and rather dreary space, blogger Emily Murray, of The Pink House, only saw potential.

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Isn’t this beautiful? Could you ever have imagined that that sad little bathroom could look this good? I love the white subway tile and brass fixtures, which give the bathroom a classic feel, and the gorgeous goldfish wallpaper from Osborne & Little, which adds just the right touch of personality. But this renovation isn’t purely aesthetic — there’s also quite a bit of functionality built into this little bathroom. A new sink cabinet, painted in Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe, does a much better job of concealing clutter than the old pedestal sink. In the tub, where there’s not nearly enough room to stand up, Emily had the clever idea of adding a sitting shower. Because who says you have to be standing up to shower? According to Emily, it’s also a great place to shave your legs.

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A built-in cabinet in front of the toilet replaces the old medicine cabinet and adds even more storage, and a couple of little niches, recessed into the tile (one behind the loo and the other in the tub) provide a nice place to display pretty things, like a Diptyque candle and Emily’s little ‘loo-brary’. It’s hard to image a more beautiful (or more functional) little bathroom.

To see more photos and read more about the remodel, check out the full story on Emily’s blog, The Pink House.