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Small Space BathroomContemporary Bathroom, Toronto

This small space bathroom features many small space tricks, including the perfect combination of mirror and glass, a beautiful floating vanity and an ample amount of storage in all of the right places. Photography by Brandon Barre.

Example of a trendy beige tile alcove bathtub design in Toronto with flat-panel cabinets —  Houzz
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lynndevleming wrote:Feb 16, 2013
patticc wrote:Sep 20, 2013
  • PRO
    VanGo Shower Glass
    Hi everyone - first of all Lorelai's advise about the shower curtain and the panel width is perfect - we recommend this same technique to our clients before the decide on the width of such a panel. Second, it is very important you (or your knowledgeable & experienced glass contractor!) decide how you use your shower & whether spray bothers you or not, as well as whether you mind getting into the shower to turn on the water!

    You may have one of 4 options... from lowest to highest pricepoint...
    1. the single fixed panel as in the top of this post
    2. a single panel with hinges for access to the tub
    3. two panels - one mounted to the wall/tub with clips and silicone at the bottom, then double hinges attached to that to allow for in and out swing... this allows for more coverage, but be sure the seam between the two doesn't line up with your shower head
    4. An inline enclosure with a door in the middle

    Note that to prevent leakage, all of these options should be custom measured (especially a double panel or more) and manufactured because 95% of the time your walls are not square. Kits or bulk imported doors rely on big gaps to make up for this which causes a lot of leaks. Custom measured gaps should be no more than 1/8." Also insist on properly installed solid brass hardware, otherwise your panels will sag after a little while.

    Happy designing!
  • Becky Plummer

    We did the half panel swinging door....the picture skews it a little but it is half way; This is a guest bath & doesn't get used all of the time; but all guests so far report that no water goes on floor. You just have to make sure the showerhead is not pointed to spray outside. LOL..... When we first moved in so many people said: "Where's the other half?" I said: this is for STYLE....... Anyway, thank you all for your great ideas and we were able to incorporate this one into our new home.

finkelkm wrote:Mar 9, 2013
  • victoriousbutterfly
    I am renovating a small master bathroom that backs to another bathroom. We don’t want to combine the bathrooms into one w the hallway bath.

    I am looking for a deep soaking tub. What model tub is this? Also looking at Japanese soaking tubs, but the bathroom is small 4 feet 6” by 8 feet by 5”. The part that has the vanity and toilet is 5 feet 4 “. Then the wall continues on for 3 feet for the stand in shower w no tub. The shower stall is 3 feet by 3 feet 10” ( plumbing is 8” so 3’10” left for area to shower in so this subtracted out.

    And yes my husband is using the shower as a closet! Thanks.
  • PRO

    victoriousbutterfly, its best you visit our showroom with diagram of bathroom. the tile in the photo has been discontinued by the manufacturer and no longer available. we have similar type in stock that will give the same end result in design.

joycjoyee2 wrote:Mar 25, 2012
  • joycjoyee2

    Patty Scott, I would think that if you placed the glass at the foot of the tub, you would likely have a very difficult time manuvering past the toilet, but it probably would depend on how large your space is. If your space is large enough, I still don't know about the splash problem if you placed the glass at the foot of the tub.

  • Stacy Lynch
    Patty, to answer your question, No.
    But everybody is different.
carinar1244 wrote:May 29, 2012
  • Donna Vince

    Where can I purchase this tub?

  • Doe Pichard

    I am looking for a CLEAR glass tub enclosure not a frosted one. Thanks.

nfergo wrote:Feb 24, 2013
  • Alex Mac
    Its an awesome deign for low space....:)
  • Catherine Creamer
    I love this bathroom. How high is the shampoo cubby off the floor of the tub and what are its dimensions? Looks maybe 12"hight and 30 wide? why did you locate it between courses of tile rather than at the edge of a tile? My tub and cubby will be exactly like this.
scarlettsmiles wrote:Feb 16, 2013
  • kgilliss142
    can be purchased at www.homeclick.com. I got mine(66x32) for about $700 with shipping.
  • Carolyn

    omg these people are making me crazy!

User wrote:Jul 18, 2012
  • cynthia scarlett
    Can you please tell me the dimensions of the niche? Bath looks lovely!
  • tessara

    I know this is an old post but can you tell me where you got the glass cabinet on the wall to the right of the tub?

lof9007 wrote:May 31, 2012
  • Colleen and Randall Stern

    the glass enclosure --- is it just a customized piece of tempered glass and how is it mounted

  • Jennifer Putnam

    could you please let us know where to find this tub?

saltandlight wrote:May 7, 2012
  • 051566
    Is this a porcelain tile? Do you know the name of the manufacturer? I'm not able to find this tile anywhere. Any help would be most appreciated, thank you!
  • dbarbour1954
    is this porcelain tile?
rjknauf wrote:May 4, 2012
  • PRO
    You might want to get your mother to do it for you
  • PRO
    Quality Bath

    This is a Ronbow vanity and sink; feel free to reach out with any questions!

leastanlake wrote:Mar 17, 2012
  • mcplimpton

    Stunning bath, Yanic! Tile dealer says tile discontinued, have you found a tile that duplicates this look? Thanks so much!

  • PRO
    Quality Bath

    The toilet is from the Toto Aquia collection, let us know if you have any questions!

loveskera wrote:Apr 7, 2014
  • Koba Skelton
    that would be my dilemma also....what options would be available, or how wide should the glass wall be at its maximum width ?
  • loveskera
    2 renovations ago I put in a tub with a double hinged shower screen (you can find it by googling exactly that) in my master. The look was similar (not as good) but water got past the end of the screen and onto the floor. In the subsequent reno I went with a free standing tub and traditional glass shower doors. Would like to find a great solution for tub/shower combinations for the other baths in the house.
combine wrote:Apr 22, 2014
  • Lora Robinson
    What size thickness is the glass shown above? Do you have installation instructions on how to install the glass wall with silicone? Having a hard time finding a contractor in St. Louis that can do this. Any help or guidance you could provide would be fantastic.
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard


    As a
    general rule, a stationary shower glass panel is made out of ½ inch glass.
    However, for a door that opens and closes, it's best to use 3/8-inch
    glass. We don’t have specific instructions for installation, a skilled trade in
    the glass industry should definitely be consulted. Hope this helps!

awesomemb wrote:Feb 13, 2014
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    Robin Epstein Design, LLC
    If you're starting from scratch, you can position the controls on the accessible wall, on the left, and the spouts behind the glass, on the right. Otherwise you're in a bit of a pickle.
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    You have to reach in behind the glass - it's not too deep
janette421 wrote:Jul 14, 2013
  • annjennifer
    Forgot to mention that we have the exact same tiles but in little ole England! It would be such a shame to lose them. If you can learn to love them, they will come to life and truly become a feature of the room.
  • nellyboo
    I'm late seeing this post but had to mention that Benjamin Moore's Nantucket Grey is really not a grey color at all. It's green. And it's beautiful with Mexican tile floors. Our designer chose this wall color in our last home for our family room to specifically compliment our Mexican tile (saltillo) floors, just like the tiles in the picture here, and the medium wood colored trim surrounding doors and windows. An Oriental rug was thrown on top of the tiles with colors of rust, blue, green khaki, and cream. There was a brown leather sofa and chairs upholstered in nubby fabrics using the rust tones, from soft rust to a deeper rust.. Accent colors were pea green ( yes really ) that went surprisingly well with the Nantucket Grey and gave it some life. Drapes were simple khaki linen on wooden poles. It was the best room in that house, and maybe of all the houses we've lived in. A note on the tile floors: they are incredibly durable and will outlast you if they're properly installed. They're a great choice for a high traffic area. Chips, the occasional crack or defect are nothing to get excited about. They can be resealed if the original sealer has worn off. Otherwise, a damp mop with a clean and shine product is all you need. I'd say keep the floors and paint the brick on the fireplace and replace the mantel. The brick fireplace and the tile floors of compete for attention.
pmr1951 wrote:Mar 19, 2013
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    Ronbow Corp.

    The vanity looks like our Bella in Dark Cherry with an Evin ceramic sinktop.

  • kayleenwalsh

    Where did you get the bathtub?

Stewart Colley wrote:Mar 9, 2013
  • PRO

    Dear michula27 this picture has been on Houzz for over 5 years as was completed by the Toronto Interior Design Group. Click on more information tab for their contact details.

  • leahlipton

    how is the niche/cabinet with the green glass door made inside? Tile? Sheet rock?

judjohnston wrote:Dec 26, 2012
amaunu10 wrote:Apr 9, 2014
  • bigboner

    We had a bad experience with a Mirolin tub and with the company after receiving a problem tub. I would recommend against getting a tub from Mirolin. There are many better choices. Water is not something to be unserious about.

  • chantz123

    "problem tub"? Can you be more specific? We've just installed our second one and haven't had any problems. What kind of problem did you have?

topman wrote:Apr 23, 2013
hoxandjox wrote:Mar 18, 2012
  • lisachip
    Hi there! Can you advise what type of hinge you used to fasten the glass door to the walls? Many thanks!
  • avinashg

    Can you advise what type of hinge you used to fasten the glass door to the walls? Many thanks!

evetuc wrote:Mar 23, 2013
  • hurri
    how large is this vanity..is there a rule of thumb for space between toilet and vanity
  • PRO
    Lisa Fox, Realtor with Coldwell Banker
    The code for that in my area is 15 inches from center of the toilet on each side. So you need a 30" space between the tub and vanity to fit your toilet.
four2four wrote:Nov 14, 2012
The Grand Design wrote:Apr 21, 2012
  • djovicic
    Oh and does the toilet match the bathtub?
  • gerbalist
    A bead of caulking only? without any other way of securing the glass to the ceiling/wall/tub? please, clarify. thank you.
detmer wrote:Apr 2, 2012
coash wrote:Jan 31, 2013
silverdrop wrote:Nov 10, 2012
ljb7007 wrote:Nov 5, 2012
salgaljacobs wrote:Aug 12, 2014
  • madmartha5
    what was the size of the bathroom?
  • greencanoe99
    Lovely design elements. What is the style name & color of the Ronbow vanity? Thanks.
barnabusa wrote:Apr 10, 2014
  • PRO
    Knight Associates
    The hardware and hinges would be found through a company that will cut and temper the glass for you- someplace that does custom shower glass doors should be able to help you out with this.
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    Hello - these can be found at a hardware store - the brand we used is C R Laurence. Ask your hardware shop if they carry this company or can get them in for you. http://www.crlaurence.ca/default.aspx
firefightra wrote:Apr 7, 2014
  • firefightra
    Thanks, we did go with a closely matched colour and it looks great.
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know - we're glad it worked out for you!
Anna Priolo wrote:Mar 23, 2014
anzalone2 wrote:Jan 23, 2014
  • Lora Robinson
    Where does one find the half glass?
  • cwwright2

    I note these half glass walls have the rainfall spout and those are great for men who like getting their hair wet every shower, but not for women. Can I use the half glass wall with a normal shower head?

Alexa Bennett wrote:Dec 4, 2013
  • Allison Lee-Clay
    Where did you source that cabinet in the wall? My current contractor says he can't make anything like that for my place. From what is it made?

    Do you know if there is an electrical product that can be installed inside a cabinet to Ontario code, so I might charge & house bathroom products & not have them on the counter?
  • lisette15
    To albennett5 We tried every color in my daughter's grey livingroom and we ended up with a light shinny silvery drape and white "plein jour" and used the pillows for color, absolutely gorgeous!
attica1116 wrote:Aug 16, 2013
Angela Yankasky wrote:Jun 28, 2013
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    Beppy Deaton
    Would you share the name and color of the porcelain tile. It is all lovely. thank you, Beppy
  • mespaulita
    Click on the tag underneath the niche, it's written there, Beppy!
diane509 wrote:Feb 7, 2013
  • slinger99
    I have used this type of half glass tub/shower in Europe. If you want to run the water to make sure it is nice and warm before you get in, it will be hard to reach in with the glass there to turn on the water. The water does splash out unless you point the shower head close to the end with the faucet and toward the long wall. Totally impractical is what I would call it. You can get it with a hinged glass but most installations I see are fixed glass which would be more secure.

    On the other hand, if you want a walk-in shower without tub, I've seen an "L" shaped glass used effectively. The short arm of the L keeps the water from splashing out. The look is simple and clean, no door or curtain.
  • jane2
    I want to do this in my FL condo. I am afraid the tub is lower than the toilet (not sure as I'm not in FL at the moment) so I wouldn't be able to use a swing door. We have to bath grandkids in this tub so knobs have to be accessible easily. Anyone used the fixed panel on a tub where you bath kids?
doloreslin wrote:Nov 28, 2012
  • leopardlady29
    can you tell me dimensions of Niche? Does the custom niche door open all the way (180 degrees) ? I ordered a small recessed medicine cabinet, and the hinges only open 110 degress. Thank you, hope you can help!!
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    The hinges should be available through your local hardware store - they are from manufacturer CR Laurence.
rao2000 wrote:Oct 1, 2012
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    Hi Rao2000 - this homeowner has has no problems with the glass enclosure and water coming out - and thanks to Joyce for the great input as well, great answer!
  • Flo To
    what kind of bathtub is that? i'm looking for one exactly like it.
therojoman wrote:Aug 18, 2012
  • firefightra
    We just bought this tile from Deco Tile in Toronto. The owner told us that he ships anywhere in the world. You can go to decotile.ca and give the owner a shout if you're still looking for the tile.
  • dynodeb

    @therojoman, did you end up buying the tiles? I am also in CA

boise4nw wrote:Jun 6, 2012
  • ckean88

    Yes. Poor design where aesthetics ignores function. No way to turn on water and balance hot/cold before stepping in without getting wet and water splashing everywhere.

  • boise4nw

    Yes, I did not go with this design. Function has to take priority over appearance in a shower.

mmayerct wrote:Oct 18, 2014
  • PRO
    Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
    Without being able to see the whole toilet, it looks similar to Toto Aquia. -rf
  • PRO
    Geraldine Hone
    The little side table is adorable. But never liked those baths that are half-covered with glass wall - the floor gets too wet when showering.
Ingenious Designs wrote:Jul 31, 2014
lowees wrote:Mar 30, 2014
marymaszy wrote:Oct 17, 2013
  • PRO
  • marketmom

    We just pulled down dated wallpaper and painted the bathroom. There is a 14" gap between outer wall and tub, on a whim we took off sheetrock to find 12" between the studs. Found this online to use as an insert to make a 11 1/2w x 15d x 70 1/2h linen closet: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30205081/ . Just happened on your bathroom today. So excited we are adding a linen closet, and hoping ours comes out as fine as yours.

meadowhall wrote:Aug 30, 2013
  • Lee Ann McGee
    I recently purchased a half glass door from a local glass manufacturer in VA. Love the look! The door does swing out for entry and access to water and cleaning and bathing kids etc. I didn't put a knob or handle on because I like the clean look. a knob can be added later after installation if you choose not to do it initially. Some water does get on the floor but its not substantial. It is a little "chillier" in there however due to the lack of a back glass panel. Suggestion: Put up a temporary spring load shower curtain rod at the height the glass would be. Run a piece of masking tape from the rod vertically down to the tub to create the feeling of what the actual glass door would look like in width and height. Step back and see if you like the overall look. Then add a shower curtain and pull it back to mimic the size of the glass door. Take a shower with the curtain in this position and you will know exactly how it feels and how much water will escape. Cheap and effective trial run ! Don't forget to aim your shower head down or to buy one that does so.
    One more thing ..you can put in the half swinging door and still add a stationery glass panel to the back later if you are not content!
    Worked for us ! Hope this helps
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    This is from a custom glass manufacturer
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@designREMODEL Baths, Kitchens & More wrote:Nov 26, 2012
  • firefightra
    It's the DaVinci Seris Bianco Satinato, Colour - White. You can find it at Deco Tile in Toronto.
  • firefightra
    Size is 12"x24"
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  • PRO
    Usha Digiacomo
    Accessories, decals, etc.
    Post a picture of your bathroom and we may be able help.
  • efasano10
    What floors are used
shellrx wrote:Mar 26, 2012
  • jujucampbell
    Are the floor tiles the same as the wall tiles? I looked them up and it said they were made for wall. I'm having trouble finding a matching light porcelain tile for the floor and wall in a 12 x 24. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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marilyn77 wrote:Oct 11, 2013
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    This was a fully custom installation so you'd have to speak with a designer or contractor to get a quote for your own. Contact us if you'd like to schedule a bathroom consultation to have one designed or help with any other aspect of the space. 416 927 8744.
brechang wrote:Oct 11, 2013
  • PRO
    McClure Tables
    One of the reason's we love using butcher block is the warm, natural feel it brings to a room. It depends on your preference and the design aesthetic, but all in all we prefer butcher block! It's not necessarily more cost effective OR better than granite but it's just as durable and long-lasting!
cadaley wrote:Aug 29, 2013
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pholloway wrote:Apr 8, 2013
  • PRO
    Toronto Interior Design Group | Yanic Simard
    We chose a darker vanity to add some contrast, however yes if you want a more seamless look and for it to blend, white could look beautiful also! Depends on your preference.
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Elain Stuebe wrote:Jun 6, 2012
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    bathtub manufacturer

alwilly45 wrote:Apr 18, 2012
  • applec34
    In addition to providing who makes the glass screen, can you tell me if this is a standard or custom size? Thanks!
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