From Around the Web: A Tiny, Windowless Bath Makeover

Before and After Tiny Bath Makeover
Photo credit: Contributor Emily via


Tiny and windowless doesn’t have to mean boring, just as this homeowner proves in this before and after bathroom makeover, as seen at Apartment

As seen here, this is a pretty standard — and yes, basically boring — bathroom.  When you’re working with such a small space, picking your battles becomes important.

Emily opted to remove the bathtub and go for a floor to ceiling tiled shower area.   She also swapped out the old standard sink cabinet that would “hopefully force me to become more organized.”

Her oversized subway tiles provide a subtle backdrop to the gorgeous antiqued/darkened fixtures throughout the bath area.




Before and After Tiny Bath Makeover
Photo Credit: Contributor Emily via



Emily’s creativity can be an inspiration for any homeowner in a similar situation. Options could include:

  • Instead of removing the bath,  refinishing the bath and tiles for the black and white motif that can be so striking in small areas like this.
  • Given the standard size of the pre-existing tiles, you could also copy this look by continuing with white tiles, floor to ceiling.
  • Couple this change with dramatic shower curtains, black flooring (either wood-tile or painted floor) could be another very affordable option.
  • Love the new sink! Another option might be to go for a pedestal, or wall mounted/free standing sink, or a table with spindle legs — all of which gives you the option of opening up more space visually.


If you’re exploring remodeling options, feel free to contact us for helpful tips and cost saving ideas to get the bath you’re dreaming of at a price you can afford.


Check out these other articles:

How to Squeeze Every Inch out of Your Small Bath (And still be stylish)

From Around the Web – 22 Small Bathroom Remodeling Ideas 

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