Eye Candy: 10 Big Impact Small Bath Makeovers!

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Itty-bitty baths and little loos present unique decor and renovation challenges to homeowners and renters alike.  If you've found yourself stuck with this "small bath problem", don't fret!  Inspiration is on the way: we've rounded up ten big impact makeovers from DIY-minded small bath renovators across the web.  Enjoy!   

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1. Pedestal sinks (and calming hues) are a surefire way to make a tiny bathroom feel larger!  See more on Tart House.

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2. Faux wood tiles (leftover from a kitchen flooring project) add a warm, modern touch to this bathroom makeover.  See more on To the Moon and Back.

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3. A rotting floor and an awkward layout got the boot, making this six by six foot full bath feel a little more comfortable.  See more on This Dusty House.

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4. A compact toilet and a pedestal sink help make room in this teeny tiny bathroom, while sleek tiles and a glass shower make the space feel even larger!  See more on Better After.

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5. This small and outdated main bathroom got a much-need makeover infused with personality (and original artwork)!  See more on Dans le Townhouse.

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6.  The before?  YIKES.  The after?  Drop-dead gorgeous.  See more on Living Beautifully.

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7. The shelving/countertop/vanity situation in this "before" looks like a rejected set design for Silence of the Lambs.  The "after", on the other hand, is open, clean, fresh, and fun!  See more on Everyday Moments.

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8. This master bath got a full gut job, making way for a spa-like retreat (complete with beautiful wood accents: hello driftwood mirror)!  See more on HGTV.

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9.  The "before", this homeowner assures, was way worse than it looks in the photo.  We, for one, believe her and still say bravo on a gorgeous transformation!  See more on Thistlewood Farm.

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10. Hostel-like.  That's all I can say about the original bathroom.  The "after" though??  Colorful, sexy, and sleek!  See more on Design*Sponge.

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Anonymous on Aug 24, 2015:

#1 and #2 are SMALL bathrooms.NONE of the rest are.if you have 5-6 ftavailable for a TUB,you do not have a SMALL bathroom.my small bath is 4x4.that's room for a toilet and a 2x2 vanity.period.

imdb on Jun 02, 2015:

Just can't believe anyone thinks a pedestal sink increases space. Without the cabinet underneath, there is no storage :(

Ed on Feb 06, 2012:

I agree with Barb C. We did a bath makeover and what little storge we had was gone, I think the biggest thing in all of the changes was the paint colors. They have done the most. Great job.

CapreeK on Feb 02, 2012:

Melissa - Of course! You guys did a wonderful job!

Michelle - Wow, what a difference!  Nicely done.  (Love your spray paint/outlet cover idea.)

Melissa @ Living Beautifully on Jan 31, 2012:

Thanks for featuring our bathroom!!

Melissa @ Living Beautifully :)

Michelle on Jan 31, 2012:

Guys, my makeover should be in this list too! haha I changed my powder room completely and posted it on my Home decor blog! And I know what they went through! It's a LOT of work! So dear curbly readers and curbly writers, feel free to give me your feedback! Thanks everyone <3 http://yourstylishside.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/before-after-powder-room-makeover-antes-depois-reforma-do-banheiro-social/

Tania on Jan 31, 2012:

I absolutely adore #7 & #9! Phenominal work. Luxury at home, hmmm.


LezRenovate on Jan 30, 2012:

yikes. 3,4,10 are all as HORRIFYING as mine. . I just feel sad because the before-to-after at my house has taken 7 months of DIY guts and finally we are close to the glory! Glad we captured it some schadenfreude video

Barb C on Jan 30, 2012:

Agreed that the "after" pictures definitely are more attractive, but their solution often involves the loss of storage space (replacing an outdated vanity with a pedestal sink). I wonder where they put their stuff?

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