Bathroom remodels often don’t bring the highest returns simply because they’re expensive to begin with, but if you’re adding a second bath where you only had one before — or if you’re operating in a hot real estate market — remodeling can be a very smart move. Jan Goldman, owner of renovation and design firm Kitchen Elements, has a tip for creating space: no windows over tubs. “Who needs a window in the bath that you’ll never open?” she says. “It’s a design flaw that many builders indulge in. Typically, if you move the window somewhere else, the floor space will open up.” In this bath, that move created room for more than nine feet of prime counter space.
White Contemporary Bathroom With Butcher Block Counter
Unexpected materials give this bathroom a modern feel. Designer Jillian Harris of Love It or List It, Too pairs a square vessel sink with butcher block countertops. Striped floor tiles ground the space and lead to a large walk-in shower.
Contemporary Neutral Bathroom With Rock-Counter Vanity
A striking, unique floating vanity made from rock accompanies a large mirror and wall sconces in this contemporary bathroom. The floating vanity opens up the room, creating the illusion of a larger space.
Stunning Counter-to-Ceiling Backsplash in Modern Bathroom
A dark wood vanity anchors the otherwise pale, subdued palette of this contemporary bathroom. Large-format floor tiles make an engaging contrast with the small, thin backsplash mosaic tiles that extend up to the ceiling.
Green Modern Bathroom With White Counter and Black Cabinets
A room-length vanity is divided by a large, black cabinet with four doors in this contemporary bathroom. Black under-counter cabinets and drawers provide plenty of storage, while two built-in sinks, wall mirrors, and wall sconce lighting complete the design
White Traditional Master Bathroom With Marble Counters
This gorgeous master bathroom doesn't stint on luxurious details: The countertops are Calacatta Crema Delicato marble with marble tiles on the floor and wall chosen to match. To add visual interest, the tiles are a mix of rectangular and arabesque shapes.
Country Bathroom With Gray Wallpaper, Sink Counter With Connected Shelving and Painted Black Wooden Floor
Gray wallpaper covers the top wall portion of this half bath to add shade and dimension to the design. The black floor pops against the bright white elements. The sink runs parallel with the toilet, and the countertop continues around the corner creating attached, built-in shelving.
Eclectic Bathroom with Medicine Cabinet and Tile Walls
Instead of using the typical bathroom counter with cabinet underneath, follow Unique Techniques designer Cindy Garten’s example and sandwich a stylish sink basin between sleek shelves that match your bathroom. This eliminates the usual bulkiness that comes with a bathroom countertop and cabinet and creates a more eclectic design.