Before and After: 30 Incredible Small Bathroom Makeovers

From changing the paint color to knocking down walls, see how your favorite HGTV hosts take on these tiny bathrooms.

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April 04, 2019

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Our Top Small Bath Makeovers

In a small space like a bathroom, every detail matters: The right wall color, tilework or lighting can transform a dull, dated bathroom into a bright, stylish retreat. See how HGTV’s top designers revamped these petite baths.

Before: Good Bones

This 'before' bathroom needs a complete overhaul.

After: Good Bones

Combining spaces, in this bathroom seen on HGTV's Good Bones, allowed for the new master suite to include this spacious bath with pocket doors, oversized tub and double vanity in blue-green finish with gold trim.

Before: Desert Flippers

The shower is broken, and there is a booster to the toilet to make it appear to be a normal size as seen on HGTV Desert Flippers

After: Desert Flippers

The white tile of the new bathroom truly brightens up the space, and the black adornments with gold trim make for an added drama as seen on HGTV Desert Flippers

Before: Flip or Flop Vegas

This before bathroom features a dated design that is in need of a remodel.

After: Flip or Flop Vegas

This updated bathroom, seen on HGTV's Flip or Flop Vegas, has been transformed into a glam bathroom space that really shines.

Before: Home Town

Before Ben and Erin renovate, the master bedroom lacks the ensuite of which Candace Keller has always dreamed.

After: Home Town

As seen on Home Town, Ben and Erin Napier have completely renovated the Keller Residence in Laurel, Mississippi. An existing third bedroom was converted into an ensuite bathroom for Candace Keller. The space now features a large linen cabinet with laundry chute as well as a new glass shower.

Before: Fixer Upper

As seen on Fixer Upper, the bathroom of the Swartz house boat.

After: Fixer Upper

As seen on Fixer Upper, the Swartz's renovated bathroom has a new walk-in shower with black tile, a new sink, and a new light fixture.

Before: Restored by the Fords

The original first floor bathroom in the home that Steve and Leanne are renovating together as seen on Restored by the Fords.

After: Restored by the Fords

The new first-floor bathroom in the home that Steve and Leanne renovated together, they decided to hide the bathroom door into the slat wall, as seen on Restored by the Fords.

Before: Home Town

The bathroom in the Guay home features outdated fixtures and monotone colors before makeover on Home Town.

After: Home Town

As seen on Home Town, the Guay Residence has been fully renovated by Ben and Erin Napier in Laurel, Mississippi. The dirty and dark bathroom has been completely modified. A new claw foot tub and bright colors have created a bright and clean renovated space.

Before: Fixer Upper

The bathroom of the Bell home before renovations, as seen on Fixer Upper.

After: Fixer Upper

The toilet area in the master bathroom of the Bell home, as seen on Fixer Upper.

Before: Home Town

The outdated Guay sink will become a design focal point once Ben and Erin renovate on Home Town.

After: Home Town

As seen on Home Town, the Guay Residence has been fully renovated by Ben and Erin Napier in Laurel, Mississippi. In the bathroom, the new double sink layout provides more space in the renovation.

Before: Brother Vs. Brother

Old tile and a dated vanity did nothing to enhance this boring bathroom featured on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother.

After: Brother Vs. Brother

After the redesign, a floating vanity adds tons of visual space, while new lighting above the mirror is reflected throughout the room.  

Before: Restored by the Fords

This dated bathroom is dark, dingy and in much need of a refresh.

After: Restored by the Fords

The new powder room in the Victorian home features black French doors, as seen on Restored by the Fords.

Before: Income Property

With a dark wood cabinet and tile walls, this basement bathroom felt dark, dated and confining.  

After: Income Property

After the renovation, the bathroom looks brighter and much more open. Light blue walls create a calming effect, and with overall less clutter, the entire space feels larger.  

Before: House Hunters Renovation

As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, the homeowners hoped to create a larger bathroom with room for a shower.

After: House Hunters Renovation

While tearing down a wall to add a shower, the homeowners decided to update the tile with a white version that reflects light in the room, making the space appear bigger.  

Before: Beach Flip

Old tiles, outdated wallpaper and a shower and tub combo weren't doing this guest bathroom any favors.  

After: Beach Flip

After the makeover, this guest bathroom seems much more spacious with a full glass shower, new white floors tiles and a floating vanity.

Before: Property Brothers

Poor lighting and an almost monochromatic color scheme make this bland bathroom feel dark and depressing.

After: Property Brothers

Gray penny tiles that flow beautifully from the shower into the rest of the stunning bathroom keep the room from looking blocked off, making the space feel much more open.  

Before: Beach Flip

Although vertical stripes can sometimes trick the eye into thinking a room is larger than it is, the wallpaper in this bathroom only looks dated and dull.  

After: Beach Flip

A great alternative to the vertical-striped wallpaper is stunning mosaic tilework laid vertically on the entire bathroom wall.  

Before: Property Brothers

Pink tiles and dark brown accents were the major offenders in this dated disaster.  

After: Property Brothers

With some help for HGTV's Property Brothers, this space was given a whole new look with a glamorous vibe. The iridescent backsplash visually enlarges the room by reflecting light throughout.

Before: Fixer Upper

Black tiles made this bathroom feel cramped and way too dark.  

After: Fixer Upper

With the aid of HGTV's Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines, this master bath feels much larger due to white wainscoting, white storage cabinets and not a single black tile.  

Before: Property Brothers

Before a makeover by HGTV's Property Brothers, this dull bathroom lacked storage and personality.  

After: Property Brothers

After a major redesign, this contemporary space boasts a stunning tub, brand-new vanity and custom-built shelves that make the most of the space.  

Before: Love It or List It

A strange layout and dated fixtures make this bathroom feel cramped.

After: Love It or List It

In the redesign, a new layout makes more sense and gives the bathroom a more pulled-together look. New tiles give the space a contemporary feel.

Before: Buying and Selling

The green bathtub said it all in this cluttered space. It was way past time for a makeover.  

After: Buying and Selling

Hosts Drew and Jonathan Scott swapped out the green tub for a pretty green shower curtain. New floors and white wainscoting give this bathroom a classic look.  

Before: Genevieve's Renovation

A bright aqua tiled tub takes over in this downstairs bathroom, while the white shower curtain cuts up the room, making it appear smaller.
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After: Genevieve's Renovation

Because the room is more cohesive with a warm color palette and brass fixtures, the entire space feels larger.
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Before: Property Brothers

Though white can often make a small space feel larger, this petite powder room was in serious need of some color.

After: Property Brothers

A new paint job, as well as brand-new flooring, completely transformed this once-dull space.  

Before: Rehab Addict

As the only bathroom in the entire house, this boring space definitely needed an upgrade.  

After: Rehab Addict

By restoring the original wood floors, HGTV's Rehab Addict host Nicole Curtis was able to add instant warmth to the space. She also opened a wall to create a gorgeous master suite.  

Before: Fixer Upper

There was nothing interesting about this outdated bathroom featured on HGTV's Fixer Upper.  

After: Fixer Upper

After an amazing makeover, which included expanding the space, this bathroom includes a walk-in shower and stunning quartz countertops.  

Before: Rehab Addict

This sad before called for a creative eye and a lot of work.  

After: Rehab Addict

It's hard to believe this is the same small, empty space. Host Nicole Curtis added new fixtures and stunning white wainscoting which adds visual interest and reflects light within the space.  

Before: Buying and Selling

Because the paint color was too intense for the space, this bathroom felt even smaller.  

After: Buying and Selling

A soft, neutral paint color instantly lightens the space, making it feel larger, while fresh flowers add a cheery vibe.

Before: Beach Flip

This small guest bathroom felt extremely dated with old fixtures and faded paint.  

After: Beach Flip

After the makeover, the space looks relaxing and spacious, with new floors, a calming color palette and improved lighting.  

Before: Buying and Selling

A white vanity plus a cream-colored wall equals one boring bathroom.  

After: Buying and Selling

The bulky cabinet mirror was replaced by a sleeker version, while new lighting and paint keep the entire space feeling bright and more open.

Before: Buying and Selling

The tiles in this tiny bathroom didn't seem to coordinate with the space, and the overall look was far too boring.  

After: Buying and Selling

As seen on HGTV's Buying and Selling, the tiles were replaced with beautiful new wainscoting, while a simple basket easily adds needed storage.  

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