Having Fun with a Small Bathroom

Small bathrooms may be tight on space, but it doesn’t mean that they have to be short on fun. Just take a look at the two bathrooms of this La Jolla beach condo.  With no option to move walls or relocate plumbing, we worked with what we had.  See how it all turned out…….


We didn’t have to go too far for inspiration. We just had to step outside the door and look down the street! This beach rental property is yards away from the surfers’ favorite: Windansea Beach.  The client loves the blue-green color of the waves as they break.  Luckily we found an accent tile that captured that perfectly!

Finding that one special piece

In each bathroom we found that one special piece to set the tone. In the guest bathroom it was the weathered, beachy vanity that we found online that perfectly complemented the tile.

In the master bath it was the reclaimed wood that was used to create the vanity and a towel shelf.


To make the tiny 5 foot by 6 ½ foot guest bath feel bigger, we kept all of the walls white and painted the ceiling to a turquoise color match the vanity. 

Using grey pebble tile in the shower and grey weathered wood look plank tile throughout the condo added to the beach feel.

The niche and a hotel towel rack solve some storage issues.

Of course every bathroom needs a little sparkle …..mirrors, glass,  and polished chrome fixtures do the trick.

And every bathroom  a little luxury….a seat in the shower does just that.