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Small primary bathroom chart
Out of 318,703 primary bathrooms analyzed, we determined that 14.81% are compact (small). Here’s the chart.
33 small primary bathroom ideas
1. Modern-Style Condo
The style of this room is clean with crisp lines of modern influence. A mid-century modern style vanity with a raised sink literally floats above a marble styled flooring. There is a bath to ceiling window beside a deep and luxurious bathtub which provides a spectacular view of the cityscape.
2. Minimalist with Flair
A double sink vanity floats above a white floor of miniature tiles. The blue tiled walls mimic the floor tiling and is consistent throughout the entire bathroom, giving the feel of a textured room. A double and frame-less mirror hangs above the vanity and pairs well with the chrome faucets. Inlaid into the shower/bath is a section for holding bath accessories.
3. Cozy and Efficient
A white pedestal sink rests beside a narrowed and white bathtub/shower. With its gray tiled floor, light cream wall, and a shower area that is Italian-style tiled with a combination of the two colors, this bathroom gives the feeling of being larger than it really is.
This bathroom has a uniquely shaped toilet and a sink that are strategically placed to enable for more space. With dark wood tiled walls and tub enclosure, a light wood vanity, cream tiles, and flooring that incorporates all other colors, this room gives the feel of rustic charm while maintaining a contemporary feel.
5. Modern with a Hint of Industrial
With its tank-less toilet, ceiling vanity lights, and trough-style sink, this bathroom utilizes its smaller space. It is designed with clean lines, reflective surfaces from the large shower and mirror, and vanity that gives an industrial appearance. The shower is the main focus with its clear wall to wall and ceiling to floor glass doors.
6. Intimately Contemporary
A raised and oval sink rests on a black granite vanity beneath a mirror that is intricately etched with a whimsical design. The lighting emanates from behind both the top and bottom of the vanity mirror which provides depth to the room. The backsplash has a unique blend of cream and black strips for added flair.
7. Elegantly Chic
With its tank-less toilet and cornered shower stall, this bath takes full advantage of the tricks to make a small bathroom feel large. The shower has an elegantly curved, clear glass shower door and rich earth-toned tiles. The narrow and long window provides extra lighting and the feel of extra space.
Although it is not completely industrial, this bathroom has a slight industrial feel to it with its chrome fixtures, white and gray walls, and floor. It does have a small hint of rustic to it with its wood-framed vanity mirror. The walls are tiled in shades of gray and white with a strategically placed pattern above the toilet.
9. Transitional Amenities
A perfect blend of modern simplicity and traditional richness is found throughout this room. It has a crisp white vanity and sink, gray tiles, and a dark wood shower interior and door. The combination is striking in its contrast.
10. Modern Space For Two
This bathroom provides double sinks and vanities in a modern style of clean and crisp edges of white. An angled window offers a unique view of the outdoors and is placed over an abundance of storage area. The gray-speckled backsplash is a compliment to the gray slate-style walls and floors.
11. A Minimalists Dream
This nearly all-white bathroom has a touch of gray which ties together with the rest of the room. By omitting a bathtub and utilizing a shower equipped with a clear glass shower door, the bathroom is given more needed space. It also has a larger than normal vanity mirror which gives the illusion of a larger area.
12. Bright and Airy
This bathroom features a tank-less toilet built into the wall to save the most space possible. It has a large window over the tub to provide the most light while giving the feeling of more space. It also has a unique, deep sink which acts as a focal point. The floor and lower portion of walls are a gray-style slate for added beauty.
13. Illusion of Space
This traditional style bathroom has the feel of extra space by use of oversized amenities. It has an extra large vanity with one sink, and a spacious shower large enough for two. Its dark wood vanity and cream colored walls give the space a feeling of warmth.
14. Industrial Comfort
The all-white walls, tiles, and fixtures are offset by the chrome faucets and trim. An oversized mirror hangs over a trough style sink. There is a uniquely cornered shower that saves space in the rest of the room. This room is not only efficient in its space-saving set-up but attractive as well.
15. A Burst of Color
Equipped with a shower that has a clear glass door this room is given an illusion of more space. Beside the shower sits a uniquely squared sink beneath an oversized vanity cabinet. The walls are a slate gray and have inlaid areas for storage that are tiled with a brilliant burgundy that gives the room pizzazz.
16. The slanted ceiling
This bathroom ties together various elements of interest. From its dark wood vanity that floats above the floor, and its storage and door stained a rich gold, to its angled vanity mirror and roof. The shower is situated in such a way that it appears as if it is a completely different room. A great example of how to add a primary bathroom in an attic.
17. Modern and To The Point
The cornered shower has two walls of clear glass which gives the room a much larger appearance. The large square sink sits atop a raised, gray marble vanity offering space beneath it for further storage. A unique hanging light fixture offers the room an abundance of light.
18. Visually Enticing
This one makes one forget about its size simply because there is so much visual activity going on. It has four layers of different, yet appealing, styles on the wall in shades of brown, back, gray, and white. A unique shower stall stands at one end of the room and seems to appear out of nowhere. The vanity is a rich brown with a raised oval sink.
19. Simply Elegant
This small bathroom has a tank-less toilet, an extra deep bathtub, and long vanity all dressed in white. Very simple yet elegant at the same time with its cream-colored walls and tiled flooring.
20. Height is the Key
This room utilizes height to distract from its small size. By having cabinets and storage at a higher level, it draws the eyes upward. This gives the appearance that the room is bigger than it is. From its mosaic tile shower floor and colored accessories, the room provides comfort and warmth.
21. Illusions Through Reflections
This bathroom provides the illusion of a much larger space through depth. With its extra large mirror reflecting the opposite side of the room, it gives the appearance that there is more than meets the eye. It also reflects the contrasting colors of black and white throughout the room.
22. White And More White
The use of white without interruption and just the right lighting and reflection can give the feeling of never-ending space. This bathroom has just that. It has a trough style sink with a uniquely fashioned faucet to add a special touch.
23. Space Saving at its Best
Not only is this a bathroom, but also the laundry room. Utilizing space at such a degree can be difficult but not impossible. This room takes advantage of under-counter space for the laundry facilities without losing the rest of the bathroom. There are also built-in cabinets and shelving for further storage.
24. It’s All About the Tiles
This room takes advantage of a sink and toilet that are on a slightly smaller scale without sacrificing their usefulness. It has floor to ceiling Italian style tile which extends into the shower also giving it the illusion of a larger room. The tiles bring a warmth and beauty to a space that would otherwise feel small.
25. Transitional at its Best
Decorated in white tile shower, gray painted walls, and a white and black tile floor, this bathroom has a mind all its own. With its dark wood vanity, and sparkling chandelier it has all the makings for a shabby-chic style room. Decorative molding along the ceiling and window adds an additional touch of style.
26. Rustic and Contemporary
This has the perfect blend of rustic appeal with its gray faded wood planked floor and wall, and contemporary black and white surfaces. The room has a clean and smooth feel to it which adds to the natural flow of space.
27. A Whole New Level
This bathroom has a unique flair to it with its step-up shower stall that makes the room feel as if it has two sections. The toilet has a slender tank which gives the room more space. It also has a rounded vanity with drawers for added storage.
28. Hollywood Glam
With its black and white glimmer and shine on the walls and overhead lights that give the appearance of spot lots on a stage, this room definitely has that Hollywood glam feel. It has a tank-less toilet to save on space. There is also a ledge on one wall that is perfect to hold accessories.
29. It’s All About Color
With walls covered in a rich Italian style variety of tiles and mosaics, this bathroom has the appearance of being in a European spa. Its corner shower with curved clear glass door and tank-less toilet provide the room with the feeling of spaciousness.
30. Rich and Cozy
This bathroom creates a feeling of luxury and warmth with its rich green walls and deep dark cabinets. The two windows and large mirror create extra light and reflection which makes the room seem quite spacious.
31. Simply Perfect
This quaint and simple bathroom could almost be considered a minimalist styled room, except for the fact that there is the added touch of mosaic tiles that flow around the middle of the wall amid the white. The shower is the focal point in the room for it is nearly half the size of the room itself.
32. The Sky is the Limit
This bathroom is equipped with a skylight to bring in extra light. It also has an extra long vanity table with a white, oval drop-in sink. An oval mirror hangs above the sink to add some depth to the room.
33. Angles and Angles
This room features a very unique layout of angles in every which direction on both the ceiling and walls. The bathroom features a bear claw bathtub and oval drop sink that sits atop a wooden vanity. The tilted skylight brings in some of the outdoors and extra light.
34. Wood and a Vertical Garden
This is a small bathroom complemented by the wooden elements that stand out against the bright walls and pedestal sink. These are then complemented by the vertical garden above the bathtub area.
If you have a small primary bathroom, you don’t have to feel like you need to skimp on the bathroom elements you love. It may be difficult for you to feature a large corner tub that you dreamed of, but with some strategic placement, you can still create a primary bathroom that’s both functional and includes some of your favorite design elements. With 14.81% of the 318,703 bathrooms we analyzed being a compact size, you can rest assured that you aren’t alone in your bathroom dilemma.
Many small primary bathrooms include high-end elements that large primary bathrooms would, just with fewer of them in less square footage. You can browse our small primary bathroom design ideas in our helpful photo gallery to see how a small bathroom can still add a lot of relaxing, beautiful features in your bathroom.
Trick Your Eyes with Color
The colors and lighting elements you use in your small primary bathroom can make the difference between how small or large it feels. Light colors, like beige, white, and pastels, can make your bathroom feel much more open without moving any walls or expanding the space. Stick to lighter furniture, wall coverings, and light tiles or hardwood to brighten up your space with little effort. Light hardwood flooring was found in 2.17% of the 284,048 bathrooms we analyzed. This flooring can provide a perfect mix of high-end touches with the right amount of brightness.
Lighting is Just as Important
If you don’t have a lot of natural light in your bathroom, you can see if there’s any possible way to add more. A window over the bathtub or a skylight on an upper-floor bathroom can open up a small space instantly. If there’s no way to add more windows to your bathroom, use recessed lighting to give an even light to your bathroom without taking up much-needed wall space or making the room feel cluttered.
Gain Space with Storage
One of the biggest challenges with a small bathroom is finding the space to add storage. You may need to get creative with storage solutions in a small space. Built-in shelving is an excellent solution for towels and other linens if your bathroom allows for them. If not, take advantage of space over the toilet for small shelves to hold extra toiletries or linens. You can also create a built-in medicine cabinet with a mirrored front to create a dual-purpose item without taking up extra wall space.