Bathrooms often serve as a sanctuary — a place where we unwind, decompress and forget all the stresses from our day. So ensuring that your bathroom provides the relaxation and refreshment you need regularly can certainly be worth the investment.
Whether you’re tearing down the entire bathroom or just aiming for a quick refresh, we’ve rounded up the most stunning before and after bathroom transformations to inspire projects for all budgets, preferences, and design styles, which can also help boost the value of your home!
From Questionable to Sleek & Modern
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With a combination of mauve tiles, a sunburst wall hanging, and a plain rectangular mirror, the overall ambience of the before bathroom lacked coherence and style. The transformation for this bathroom results in a modern and clean space including sleek white fixtures, black-framed wall art to complement the black bathtub, and a bright yellow flower vase for a pop of colour. The light fixture over the mirror and the pattern on the floor helps add further interest.
From Outdated to Chic & Eclectic
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With a muted and cramped before, and a playful and inviting after, this bathroom transformation proves that the right planning and forethought can always give incredible results.
The deep blue vanity paired with the wood-framed mirror creates the right ambience for an eclectic space. Hanging a statement art piece over the bathtub and installing a fancy chandelier perfect the look further. To balance out the combination of different design styles, sleek marble tiling, as opposed to funky tiles, has been chosen.
From Old To Clean & Scandinavian
Scandinavian bathroom designs feature clean lines, simple fixtures, and a monochromatic colour scheme — each being represented in this stunning bathroom transformation. Whether it’s the wooden floor, flat-panel cabinets, or the integrated sink, the after of this bathroom flaunts and maintains the minimal aesthetic of the chosen design style.
From Drab to Sleek & Minimalist
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The dark brown vanity being given a makeover with a creamy, soothing grey, the outdated tiles being replaced with a marbled herringbone floor, and the compression faucets being switched out for touchless tapware — all showcase a modern and minimalistic transformation for the previously dull bathroom. Soft lighting, a white cotton hand towel, and subtle accessories complete the remodel.
From Generic to Interesting & Bohemian
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This transformation focuses on sprucing up a relatively bland bathroom into an exciting and lovely one that creates a more rejuvenating atmosphere.
Beginning with a swap for the plain white curtains and opting for a leafy green article, the remodel continues with a lick of high-gloss paint, new brass fixtures, a bit of stencilling on the floor, and a few plants. The incorporation of bright and eclectic finds, such as a statement poster, framed mirror, vintage faucet, and gold soap basket (an example of a practical accessory that doubles as decor), act as the final piece of the puzzle for this fantastic Bohemian bathroom design!
From Old-Fashioned to Beautiful & Mid-Century
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If you’re set on having a mixture of a muted and bold colour scheme, natural materials, and clean lines, this Mid-Century bathroom transformation is for you. The previously hodgepodged and cramped bathroom has been given a much brighter and airy feel by replacing the cramped vanity with a sleek unit, hanging two mirrors instead of one, and removing blinds from the windows to allow maximum light to flow in. Additionally, the vibrant rug helps introduce a punch of colour, while the patterned floor adds extra interest.
From Tired to Fresh & Contemporary
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A light colour palette, modern light fixtures, and chic bathroom ware have magically transformed this tired and poorly lit space into a welcoming and cosy bathroom. To multiply the attractive element of this contemporary bathroom, the floating shelves, topped with lovely minimal accessories and wall-mounted mirror, have been included. Though a small space, the right lighting, accessories, and colours make it appear as polished and stylish.
Bathrooms are one of the most highly-trafficked areas of a house — and this explains why they deserve all the extra attention when it comes to transformations and remodels. But remember, while quick solutions like a new paint colour, additional bathroom storage, and new accessories can be DIY-ed, more in-depth projects that involve a new footprint and layout might require a consultation with a professional.
If you’ve been inspired by any of the above transformations, or want to adapt one to your own bathroom, our Interior Design Gurus can look at your bathroom over video call and give you personalised advice and ideas. Or, they can help you design a 3D Visualisation so you can see your vision come to life, and validate the direction you want to go in!