Should I Get My Half Bath Remodeled?

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If your master bath is outdated or functioning poorly, a remodel is a no-brainer. It may be the only room we truly use every day, and because of that, we can guarantee that the success of its design will affect our daily routine. Another remodel to keep an eye on? The guest bathroom. While it might not be depended upon in the same way, it still serves another important purpose. When visitors are over, a conveniently located half bath is a huge asset to guest comfort and it can also be a fun way to share your personal style – not to mention the added value to your home! Let’s dive into half bathroom remodels and give you 5 design ideas that make a big impact.   

What is a “half bath” anyway?

A half bath has a toilet, a sink, and…that’s about it! While full bathrooms have the advantage of housing a shower, and sometimes a tub, half baths are perfect for the needs of short-term guests. 

What sort of issues would lead a homeowner to build a new half bath?

A half bath is often located near communal spaces like the kitchen and living rooms, and keeps guests from having to go upstairs or into a bedroom. A conveniently-located half bath could also help a homeowner that has young children or a family member with limited mobility. 

Why might a homeowner want to redo their existing half bathroom?

A small bathroom can still have a big personality! While a half bath remodel might not involve a ton of reconfiguration, it can still be designed to fit your personal style. Maybe the antique vanity, graphic tile, smart mirror, or automatic toilet that you’ve always wanted to try could find its home in this new space! If you aren’t sure what design ideas would fit well in your half bath, start with our design quiz.

Here are a few more ideas for what you could do in a half bath remodel:

1. Vanity Marvel: Elevating Small Spaces
In terms of half bathroom remodels, the vanity takes center stage. Opt for a detailed vanity that transforms the mundane into a masterpiece. Picture a textured or patterned wood design, adorned with modern pulls, and complemented by a backsplash that serves as a beautiful focal point. However, tread carefully in the color and pattern realm—a thoughtful choice ensures the space feels expansive rather than cramped.

2. Sink Selection: Traditional vs. Contemporary Chic
When it comes to sinks in a half bath, there are plenty of options. A traditional sink stands its ground, but if you’re yearning for a touch of contemporary chic, consider a countertop vessel sink. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this choice frees precious counter space, providing room for towels or decorative accents. It’s the art of balancing style and functionality in a compact space.


3. Down to the Details: Luxe Flooring Magic
For an instant infusion of luxury, cast your gaze downward. Statement flooring in a half bath remodel can work wonders, turning the mundane into a masterpiece. Whether it’s intricate tiles, a playful pattern, or a chic design, the floor becomes a canvas for expression.

4. Accentuate with an Accent Wall
Why invest in an array of art and decor when one wall can steal the show? An accent wall can alter the entire vibe of the bathroom. Depending on your design scheme, it can be a bold extension of the main palette or a bold and adventurous divergence.

5. Pedestal Panache: A Vanity Mirage
For those craving a unique vanity without the spatial sacrifice, enter the pedestal sink coupled with a mirrored wall. This dynamic duo not only crafts a distinctive focal point but also doubles as an accent wall. The mirrored illusion not only adds depth but ingeniously opens up the traditionally confined quarters. It’s a design strategy that transforms limitation into liberation.

When space is small, every element contributes to the symphony of style. From the vanity’s intricate details to the transformative power of an accent wall, these design ideas redefine the boundaries of small-space luxury, ensuring that even the tiniest half bath becomes a canvas for creative expression.

(Left) Photo from Ryan Garvin, HGTV; 

(Right) Photo from Guimar Urbina Interiors, HGTV

Interested in a half bathroom or other small remodeling project? Get in touch with the Next Stage team today!

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