19 Midcentury Bath Design Photos

Even though it is one of the smallest rooms in the house, having a high-quality washroom shouldn't be an afterthought; after all, a bathroom remodel is one of the most worthwhile home investments you can make. It might not be cheap, but adding updates — like a new bathtub, walk-in shower and double sinks — will increase the overall value, quality and comfort of your home. More 
Flegel's Construction Co., Inc.
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Finlay Eichler Major Remodel
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The main bath was remodeled and updated with the kids in mind. All new trims, baseboards, doors and flooring. Bruce Damonte Photography
“happy, fun, great color” — sarahbk1977
yamamar design
Palo Alto Eichler
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yamamardesign architects, david yama alison damonte interior design bruce damonte photography
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Mindi Freng Designs
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More Than Half a Bath
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Photos by Kaity An old desk was made into a vanity with a custom concrete countertop.
“Hexagon tile, desk-style vanity” — desertgirl83
Alison Damonte Design
Palo Alto Eichler
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Photo ©Bruce Damonte
“Green vanity” — kgkw
LABEXPERIMENT
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Midcentury Renovation in Piedmont
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Neutral cabinets are paired with a fun, blue penny tile floor in this kids’ bathroom. The saturated paint color keeps things bright and cheery and is easy to update as the kids get older.
“Vanity” — chris2cute
Via Builders Inc
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BD Residence | Via Builders Inc
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Beyond Virtual Tours | Chris Ricketts www.BeyondVT.com
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Jennifer Ott Design
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Alright, Alright, Alright in Allandale
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Whit Preston, Photographer
“IKEA sticker” — ingx2
Regan Baker Design
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Kiddy Bathroom
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A gender neutral kids bathroom decorated in large scale subway tile in both a white and grey give architectual interest to a rather boring bathroom. Roburn recessed cabinet mirrors bring storage to a rather small bathroom. A Porcher wall mounted sink was the solution for a return air vent and kids stool storage. West Elm shower curtain. Photography: Photo Designs by Odessa
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When you're ready to start the renovation process, it is important to consider popular trends as well as your own family's needs. First of all, you should consider how best to use the space you have. Think about what your family needs most, and then determine if that pedestal bathtub or larger vanity is worth the investment. Next, find ways to add more bathroom storage. Adding more cabinets and shelves to such a small space can be tricky, but it is often crucial for storing towels and beauty supplies. Finally, think about the overall feel of the space. With a creative use of materials, even a bathroom can have decorative midcentury elements.

How do I determine my bathroom layout?


As you remodel, you want to think about resell value and buyer preferences, but you also want to think about what you like. Having a bathtub is key when selling your home, but it might not be a great use of space if your family doesn't take many baths. Instead, opt for more sink space with a larger midcentury vanity and double sinks. If several people use the same bathroom in the morning, try separating the toilet and shower area from the sink so multiple people can get ready simultaneously. Or if you like to have options, a bathtub and shower combination is the best of both worlds.

How can I add more bathroom storage?


Since space is always needed, purchase an oversized vanity with plenty of cabinets and drawers. If that's not enough, add a medicine cabinet, wall cabinets or floating shelves. Even something as simple as a shower caddy can make a difference. Organization can also save you space. Straighten up deep drawers by using handy trays and dividers.

What materials should I include in my bathroom?


Because the layout and storage options are pretty standard, picking interesting materials is key for helping your bathroom stand out. Tile offers a wide variety of colors and styles, which makes it a popular flooring choice, while mosaic tiles are common in showers. The grout can be challenging to clean though, so stone or granite might be better shower alternatives. Just like in a kitchen, implementing a fun tile backsplash or countertop color can help liven up an otherwise dull space. And last but not least, don't forget the hardware! Cabinet pulls, shower heads and faucets come in a variety of finishes, which allows you to add bits and pieces of personality.
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