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It feels like I have been waiting forever to finally be able to share my (super tiny) master bathroom makeover!! I planned for months, and it really paid off. I am thrilled with the final results. It’s been a while since I shared my small bathroom inspiration, so here it is in case you missed it.

As I shared in my kitchen reveal, I hired a contractor because the work that needed to be done was just too intense for me to DIY. And quite frankly, I was impatient and wanted it done quickly. Thankfully I found a contractor who’s sister is a good friend of mine, which made it much easier to trust him.

So how about I just let the photos do the talking? I’ll do a little explaining along the way as well, and there will be a source list at the end.

Here is the bathroom before:

bathroom 3

It was blue. Very, very blue. It was like blue was all you could see.

bathroom 4

The white tile was grungy on the floor and the shower and there was literally NO storage whatsoever. The shower was also super small. I’m kicking myself for not getting a photo of the inside so you can see just how small. The width of the door was the width of the shower. It was basically a short square box.

Well here’s the NEW and IMPROVED and much LARGER shower!


I literally had to remove the door in order to get photos, the space is that small. Try to ignore the rusty hinges, it’s the one thing I haven’t swapped out yet.

On the other side of the shower wall was a linen closet. It had a small top cabinet and a small bottom cabinet, and a shelf in the middle that pretty much had become a junk catch all landing space. This photo is from our other bathroom. On the other side of that cabinet is the shower.


I decided to remove the cabinet and punch out the wall to extend the shower, increasing it’s size by a good two feet. I also knocked out the soffit above to raise the shower roof by about six inches. It was quite the project and was very intense, but quite possibly the best decision I made in the whole remodel. The width of the wall where the towel bar is, is the depth that we added.


As with the kitchen, the entire bathroom was gutted down to the studs. Everything was replaced. I added a nice custom built in shelf, almost the full length of the shower wall, and I love that it gives a nice color boost.




The frameless shower door was definitely a worthwhile expense. I chose to go with the clear glass so I can the beautiful shower!


I picked the biggest vanity that would fit in the space, but in hindsight I might have gone with the one a few inches smaller just so it’s not so overpowering. Either way, it provides the much needed storage that was seriously lacking.


I had really wanted and planned to have the countertops match throughout the house, from the kitchens to the bathrooms. But as it turned out, there wasn’t enough of the kitchen countertop I had fallen in love with to supply both bathrooms. So I had to choose something different and I’m so glad I did. I wouldn’t like this quartz countertop in the kitchen because it’s a little too blingy, but it is absolutely perfect in the baths.




The fixtures throughout the bathroom were supplied by Moen, and I have to say I really do love them. They are a mixture of Caldwell and Banbury lines, and they are all made of spot resist brushed nickel. They really do resist those water spots, plus they are just so pretty to look at.


With all the modern, fresh updates, I wanted to warm the space up a bit, so I added some of my own rustic touches with my Coca-Cola crate that I attached to the wall as a shelf and my favorite vintage jars and bottles.


I also really wanted to design a pretty graphic for the space, but in the end I didn’t like anything I came up with. I fell in love with this print from Design, Dining and Diapers. Taryn and I seem to have similar styles which meant that this was perfect for me.


There are so many things I love about the space. It all works so well together and I am proud of myself for pulling it all together.



Small Bathroom Makeover Source List:

Wall Paint: Provided by Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray (a really pretty, not too warm gray)

Trim Paint: Provided by Sherwin-Williams Extra White (straight out of the can white)

Cabinets: Koville (purchased locally)

Floor Tile: Porcelanosa

Subway Tile: White by Daltile

Counters: Sparkling White by MSI

Cabinet Hardware: Provided by D Lawless โ€“ Knobs / Pulls

Lighting: Wayfair

Faucet, towel bars and TP holder: Caldwell by Moen

Shower Fixtures: Banbury by Moen

I did extensive research on Consumer Reports and other sites when choosing these pieces, and each of them are very highly rated.

(affiliate links)

Sink: Kohler

Toilet: American Standard


I was provided some of the products as listed above. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Be sure to check out my kitchen remodel!

Gray and White Kitchen Remodel\




Small bathroom makeover before and after




Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Myra says:

    Beautiful, I just recently remodeled my small Bathroom, My house was built in 1971 so the Master bathroom is small too. FYI, all my inspirations came from Pinterest, the colors I selected are white quartz countertops & light grays since light colors make it look more spacious. Also, I did not demo anything since I was on a budget & everything adds up. I also left my old cabinets & only painted them & replaced all the knobs & pulls. Also, if your bathroom is small & you are planning glass shower door, get sliding doors, they are space friendly. Hope I can post pics of my bathroom, I was very satisfied with the results too.

  2. Patricia says:

    Hi what is the difference in the Moen Banbury and Caldwell pieces? They look so similiar.

  3. Allison says:

    Love the whole bathroom renovation! I was wondering which floor tile you chose from Porcelanosa? I live in LA and I’m looking for something very similar for a kitchen renovation we’re finalizing.

  4. Pssshyah says:

    I want to have a contractor remodel our similarly sized bathroom, very similar to what you’ve done here. Can you tell me what the overall project cost was?

  5. Michele says:

    I love it, it looks amazing! Quick question, what are the dimensions of your shower? We are redoing our master bath and trying to figure out what to do and how big to make the shower . Thanks!

  6. Lynda says:

    Looks great! How is the Moen showerhead working out? Reviews say it leaks eventually. Thanks.

    1. Kristin says:

      So far I am loving it, and it’s been over a year!

  7. Dwayne says:

    Love the remodel! For the shower floor plan, did you build it yourself, or did you use a prefabricated one? Looking to do a similar remodel and the cost of tile ready shower pans is a bit high.

  8. Annie says:

    I love this remodel. Quick question: what in in your shower floor and where can I buy some? I used Repose Gray for my family room and it looks absolutely amazing.

  9. Kori says:

    found your site through your ~inspiration~ photo (which is the ONLY photo my husband and I could agree on for inspiration of our guest + master bath remodels) and we love your take on it! what was the name of the tile floor you used?

  10. Shelta says:

    Is the shower door custom made? I did not see it listed on your supply list.

    1. Kristin says:

      It’s a custom size, but it was purchased by my contractor from a local shop. If you’re in Orange County I can probably find out for you!

      1. Sara says:

        I’m in Orange County and would love to know where the shower door came from!

        1. Kristin says:

          Hi Sara, my contractor actually got it, so I’m not sure where it came from. Sorry!

  11. Abby says:

    So pretty! I’d love to know about the insert tile as well! Looks like glass?

  12. Allie H says:

    I LOVE this bathroom remodel! What an amazing transformation! I’m actually basing my own bathroom remodel after this, especially the shower. Do you happen to know what tile you used in that insert in the shower?

  13. Marrion says:

    Hello Kristin. You did a superb job on your bathroom remodel! I’ve been searching high and low for a design similar to yours, not only in style but also the bathroom layout. I was ecstatic to run across yours! My family and I recently moved to our house. Our challenge is a bathroom similar to yours. It might’ve well been designed by the same person.

  14. Kara says:

    Wow, it is just beautiful now! I love the tile on the shower floor, and I think it is awesome that you used a crate for a shelf. It’s perfect!

  15. Holly says:

    WAY COOL! That looks so awesome, and it is so clean looking with so much light! great job ๐Ÿ™‚
    Holly @ Our Poole House

  16. Heidi says:

    Looks beautiful!! We are planning a major bathroom reno (converting 1 bathroom and 1 small bedroom into 2 bathrooms and a walk in closet). We don’t have a ton of space to work with and it’s a bit awkward. I was wondering if you could share the size of your master bath? It looks beautiful and functional!!

  17. kristin says:

    Kristin, it is beautiful, just love it!!! Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Heather @ The Caterpillar Years says:

    Beautiful!! This is such a stunning remodel. Well done!

  19. Lisa P says:

    Super exciting! It looks beautiful…nothing like starting your morning off right in a lovely fresh looking space. Enjoy!

  20. Taryn @ Design, Dining and Diapers says:

    This looks so awesome!!!! What a difference, absolutely love that shower. And I’m so flattered that you used my print ๐Ÿ™‚