Cottage bathroom ideas: 22 practical spaces full of character

But tastes and times have changed, and now the open plan kitchen reigns. In the world of bathrooms, a separate shower stall or tub/shower combo is analogous to the old dining room. Electric underfloor heating mats are easier to install and ideal for bathrooms as they can be laid within tile adhesive. They are inexpensive to buy, but will cost more to run than a water-based system. In a large bathroom, you may need additional heating, such as a radiator or heated towel rail. All bathroom lighting must be suitable for the zone of the room it’s in, determined by its proximity to a water source, so always check before buying and work with a registered electrician.

  • The large frameless mirror reflects whole the bathroom and makes space feel larger and deeper.
  • A dose of vintage-modern appeal was infused into this bathroom project by Bishop.
  • If your primary bathroom suite has the room for it, a large area rug will not only anchor the space but also will add warmth underfoot.

Mindy Gayer Design Co. defined the combination shower and soaking tub area of this relatively small bathroom with a floor-to-ceiling wrap-around tile backsplash. The showerhead is centered over the tub and hung from the ceiling to reduce visual clutter. In this child’s shared bathroom from JL Design, matching wall-mounted industrial sinks are hung at kid-friendly height to give siblings their own space. Plan a clear floor space of at least 30 inches from the front edge of all fixtures to any opposite bath fixture, wall, or obstacle. Making a small bathroom look and feel luxurious can be a challenge if you don’t have much space to work with or you’re in a rental and can’t change many features.

Consider Oversized Mirrors

If you’re upgrading your bathroom tile and want to play with some pattern and color, going with a subtle pattern in a calming color can add interest while making the room still feel open and airy. Here, Mel Bean Interiors chose the same patterned tile for the wall and flooring to make the bathroom feel larger. Without all the small touches, this black and white bathroom would feel bare and cold.

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  • Concrete floor and walls contribute to this sleek and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Not to mention, the natural pebble stone grooves provide the needed traction between wet feet and floor.
  • The use of white helps to break up the space and give the eye a break from all of the tile work.
  • After professional 2D plans are made, users can render it in high-quality 3D to get an idea of what the layout will look like.