Before & After: Fitting a Tub (and Fresh Tile) into a (Terrifyingly Outdated) Tiny Bathroom

published Aug 30, 2016
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(Image credit: Josef Kunc )

We featured Josef’s stylish Prague apartment a few weeks ago. Now we get to see how Daniele worked his magic on this tiny and outdated space.

(Image credit: Juliana Krizova Vlckova )

From Daniele: Josef gave me full creative freedom when renovating his apartment’s bathroom. The bathroom was old and dark. He wanted to fit in a bathtub, possibly his only request for this project. Given the small size of the bathroom I thought it was a bad idea, but he insisted so we did it.

I used a hexagonal black tile on the floor, a white long subway tile on the walls creating a grid, and painted the top of the walls and ceiling with a dark grey color so that the bathroom would visually expand in width. We put the tub opposite the entrance to accentuate the effect and help make the room appear wider.

For the vanity we hacked an IKEA kitchen cabinet and sprayed the front with matte black paint, replaced the handles and used a laminated MDF sheet as a top where we installed a small white ceramic sink.

To make the space seem even bigger I put a wall of mirrors opposite the toilet using smoked mirrors with a clear mirror over the vanity running up to the ceiling. We lowered the ceiling to hide pipes and hot water boiler, and installed under floor heating.

The result is very masculine with a modern and urban/lofty style.

Thank you, Daniele!