11 small bathroom remodel ideas and expert tips

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A small bathroom remodel can be challenging but rewarding (Image credit: Archigram/Getty Images)

A small bathroom remodel can be a challenging project. With so many factors to consider when renovating a bathroom – from the all-important location of the soil stack to the choices you need to make about colours, tiles and sanitaryware – throw in a lack of space into the equation and it can suddenly seem overwhelming.

But with some clever design tricks and a clear objective of what you are looking to achieve, a small bathroom remodel can be rewarding. Turning what may feel like a crowded and cramped room into one that's functional and attractive will leave you with a huge sense of achievement.

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Richard Ticehurst

Richard is a brand expert passionate about design, quality and performance. His background in European manufacturing, projects and retail has led to him coming a product expert in everything related to designing and creating the perfect bathroom.

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Barry Cutchie

Barry Cutchie founded British bathroom brand, BC Designs in 1999. Barrie is an award-winning designer who has been at the forefront of bathroom design for over 30 years making him an expert on knowing how to design every shape and size of bathroom.

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Mike Whitfield

Mike Whitfield is a bathroom interiors expert and Head of Sales at Lusso. With over 10 years of experience in the luxury homeware sector, Mike possesses a great eye for interior design and stays up-to-date with the latest trends.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.