In this transitional bathroom, a dark marble-topped vanity has an undermount sink, while across the room, a small glass table is used as the base for a vessel sink. Multiple built-in shelves help to organize bathroom essentials.
A slim marble ledge beneath the mirror is a pretty place for toiletries and small accessories. Details like these were one of the ways designer Carla Aston strived to give the bathroom a boutique hotel feel.
The two-tiered island features clean white countertops, which flow seamlessly with the farmhouse sink, and an upper wood countertop. Brown Mediterranean-inspired tile creates a small backsplash. The island overlooks the open dining room and living room, making this space the true heart of the home.
Small white tile covers the floor of this bathroom and continues up the wall for half wall coverage. A floating sink extends on one side providing built in counter space. A wood shelf adds a warm touch of color to the white design.
A white vessel sink sits on the black countertop over this small bathroom vanity. Long, thin tile with a mix of black, white and gray shades forms a small backsplash connecting the countertop to the mirror. A sconce mounted high on the wall keeps the space bright.
This double sink vanity features a white marble countertop and thin tile backsplash strip. A large mirror with mounted sconce reflects the light in the room keeping the space open and airy. A Buddha statue and wood platform soap dish are the perfect finishing touches for the Asian design.
A small window casts natural light over this polished kitchen sink area. Woodgrain cabinetry and a neutral countertop surround the stainless steel sink. A line of lemons add natural decoration and color.
This restored row house features a modern-meets-traditional mudroom and bathroom. The mudroom is open and spacious with a wooden bench for putting on shoes, and the small teal-colored bathroom features a floating sink just down the hallway.
An attached kitchen is a must for any event space, right? Luckily, this room off the attic is equipped with a stove, oven, large sink and moveable island (or bar cart, depending on how you look at it).
As seen on Rocky Mountain Reno, the small, cramped bathroom has been converted into a luxury spa bathroom for the family. The white subway tile behind the toilet and sink give the room a bright look, while the grey tile in the shower area breaks up the monotony, adding warmth and separating the glass shower area from the rest of the space.
Open concept is the name of the design game in this house, and the bathroom is no exception. To keep the small bathroom from feeling closed up, the walls and ceilings have been painted white to reflect the natural light that rushes in from the bathroom's one window. The light in the space makes the room feel larger, while the mirror over the sink helps to reflect light and makes the space feel even larger. Finally, the glass shower in the space continues to create the illusion of extra space by not closing off the room.
While small furniture leaves more room for walking around in a small space, miniscule couches and chairs are rarely comfortable. So rather than place two pokey little loveseats in this 7x12-foot sitting room, designer Amie Weitzman built large seating banquettes into the blue-tweed-upholstered walls."This room is part of a guest suite," explains Weitzman, "So comfort was really the top priority." The sofas are deep enough to sink into and large enough to flop onto, "and building them right into the wall," Weitzman says, "buys you a few extra inches of floor space."
Even if you are using freestanding pieces in a small room, you can go with substantial furniture. "The one thing to make sure of," says Weiztman, "is that if you need to, you can walk around the furniture comfortably."
If you have a bit more room to play with, the wet bar offers the opportunity to incorporate extra refrigeration, a second sink and even a recycling center. Designer Nathan J. Reynolds fit all this and more into this project. “This wet bar was designed with entertaining in mind,” he says. “The top refrigerator drawer is perfect for storing cold water, soda, beer — even juice boxes for the kids. The bottom freezer drawer makes ice and is great for chilling glasses and liquor. Fill the sink up with ice and display the beverages offered to guests for the evening. The far right drawer is handy for bottle openers, napkins and bar utensils for the bartender. Below the drawer is a recycling center pull-out with trash and recycling for the empty bottles. The countertop space is generous for displaying beverages and making your favorite cocktail.”