Before and After Reveal of a Small Bathroom Renovation

Before and After Reveal of a Small Bathroom Renovation

One of the challenges of renovating a small bathroom is designing a layout that won’t feel cramped. This small bathroom renovation I’m sharing with you today may be a tiny space, but you wouldn’t know it due to the clever choice of fixtures and materials that have made this bathroom feel bigger than it actually is.

The before photos show how this bathroom was in desperate need of a transformation.

old small bathroom before


old small bathroom


before small bathroom renovation

The tricky part to this particular bathroom renovation was working with the existing concrete walls.

Previously, the water services were exposed outside the shower. Dad and I installed this to the shower when I was still doing my apprenticeship. The water combo had started leaking in the concrete walls and the only way to fix the combo was to expose it.

exposed chrome shower in small bathroom renovation

But the time had come for the bathroom to get a major renovation.

The owner advised it was tricky renovating a small bathroom, but choosing a quality builder and making specific choices with her taps and fixtures enabled the successful execution of what now is an on-trend, bathroom space.

Here are the pics during demolition and before the bathroom was fitted off.

bathroom demolition


bathroom demolition before

bathroom demo


waterproofing bathroom

And here are the after pictures.

small bathroom renovation after

My favourite standout in this bathroom is the floor tile. The black and white hexagonal floor tiles are from Beaumont Tiles and they are the main feature in this bathroom. Extending the white wall tiles to the ceiling makes the bathroom look spacious. The removal of the bath and shower combo to a shower only with clear screens has opened the space, making it brighter and less boxed in.

small bathroom renovation

The owner read my blogpost about black tapware and ensured her black mixers were electroplated to get maximum wear.

matte black shower and tap

One of the downfalls of having a small bathroom is the compromise on storage space. But this bathroom has plenty with the corner shelf next to the toilet, the vanity cupboard and storage behind the mirror. There are also enough towel rails to make drying towels a breeze.

corner shelf in small bathroom

the vanity in a small bathroom renovation
mirror storage in small bathroom

bathroom after

The bathroom renovation came to approximately $19,000 including the hire of the portaloo (because the only toilet was in this bathroom), fixtures, materials and labour.

before and after small bathroom renovation

Here is a list of suppliers

Tiles – Beaumont Tiles

Fittings and Toilet – Highgrove Bathrooms

Shower head – BDW

Cabinetry – IKEA

Builder – ALPS Constructions (You can check out one of their black and white kitchen renovations here)

Thank you Suzette for letting me share your bathroom renovation. It looks fabulous!

before and after small bathroom renovation

What do you think of this small bathroom renovation? Has it given you inspiration for your next reno?

If you are after more inspiration check out these posts on

Matte Black Tapware

Black and White Patterned Floor Tiles in Bathrooms