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Small Bathroom Design Inspiration

Whether you’re updating the washroom in aWardman porch front or remodeling the half bath in a Capitol Hill row house, it’s important to work with an experienced remodeling contractor. Today’s contractors are transforming small bathrooms into inviting, functional spaces that homeowners can enjoy for years to come. Are you ready to renovate your Washington, D.C. home? Discover our favorite trends in small bathroom design.


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Designing a minimalist bathroom allows homeowners to maintain an appealing space and maximize functionality. Take the “less is more” approach when decorating your bathroom space. Decrease clutter with smart storage, and choose basic but important fixtures that will brighten the space and maintain a vibrant color. There is no single approach to designing a minimalist half bath in Washington, D.C. Our favorite trend at the moment is floating cabinetry, and how it maintains the simple aesthetic while creating more storage space. Floating cabinets create space between the floor and the bottom of the cabinet, leaving room for necessities like small trash cans or storage bins. Deep cabinets take up unnecessary inches of space and can make a small bathroom look even smaller.

Glass Shower

If your small bathroom has a shower, you might have trouble keeping the water contained in one space. Simply contain your shower with a glass enclosure. Not only does a glass shower look beautiful, but it offers a durable alternative to curtains or other enclosures. What’s more, glass showers add value to your home. If you ever decide to sell your home in a few years, you will increase your ROI by updating your small bathroom with a glass shower. With a glass wall, homeowners can minimize visual obstructions and establish an open bathroom space.

Light Hues

Dark colors have a tendency to constrict the space and direct the eye towards focal points rather than the bathroom as a whole. If you’re lucky enough to have a window in your small bathroom, make the most of the natural light and fill the space with light colors. Soft blues and pastels create a clean that appears open and inviting. If you don’t have a window, consider incorporating soft lighting to balance the natural hues of the paint color you choose. Choose one crisp color, such as Eggshell or Stone Harbor Gray, to color the cabinets and trim.


No bathroom is complete with a vanity, and luckily mirrors can make a small room look larger than it actually is. When it comes to mirrors, the larger the better. If your small bathroom has narrow walls, consider purchasing an oval mirror, or a shape conducive to the size of the room. Take advantage of the height of the room, and choose a long mirror rather than a wide design.

Open Shelving

Shelves are necessary for storage, but often they take up too much space. By incorporating open shelves into the design, homeowners can maintain an orderly, functional bathroom space without losing inches of wiggle room. The key to open shelving: keep it simple. If you’re going to display towels and bath soaps, ensure that they match the bathroom to maintain the aesthetic of the space.


A small bathroom isn’t just a place to wash your hands and brush your teeth. It’s also an opportunity to maximize space throughout your entire home. Homeowners throughout Washington, D.C. are finding new ways to add utility and function to their half baths or washrooms. Small washers and dryers can be incorporated into the space, as well as a separate vanity space. Creating a multipurpose space gives homeowners the opportunity to expand their entire homes.

Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths

If you’re ready to remodel your small bathroom, call Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths. As a custom design-build remodeling contractor, we are proud to serve Washington, D.C., Rockville, Arlington, Alexandria and beyond. Nothing rejuvenates a house like a stunning bathroom design. Schedule a consultation on our website, or give us a call at 301-251-1880. Visit our showroom and follow us on Facebook, G+, and Pinterest. We are looking forward to working with you!
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