Most clients interested in an apartment bathroom remodel approach the table with space – or lack thereof – at the forefront. They often feel like a small apartment space means they can’t achieve the luxurious aesthetic trending in spa-like bathrooms for residential home designs. In fact, by applying professional bathroom design tips, you can forego an essential bathroom design and move right into the luxe department.

Size shouldn't be a factor in creating a luxurious aesthetic for your bathroom.

Size shouldn’t be a factor in creating a luxurious aesthetic for your bathroom.

Bathroom Design Tips for Achieving a Luxe Bathroom Design in Your Small Apartment

First, let’s establish the difference between a luxe and essential bathroom design. In a luxury design, clients have the ability to implement all of the bells and whistles. In an essential bathroom design, all the basics are covered but there’s often no room in the budget – or no room in the living space – to add the coveted luxury fixtures and finishes. However, the right bathroom design can convert a small essential bathroom design into one that has a luxurious finish. Here are some real-life samples from our portfolio to illustrate the comparison.

In a luxury design, has plenty of bells and whistles, while an essential design covers only the basics in a concise space.

In a luxury design, has plenty of bells and whistles, while an essential design covers only the basics in a concise space.

In this spacious luxe apartment design, the clients had the advantage of working with three apartment unit’s-worth of space. This meant their bathroom design was equal to that of one in a large home rather than the average apartment. We installed a steam shower, a gorgeous two-doored walk-in shower, separate soak tub, and a toilet room. Of course, the entire design is decked out with beautiful tile and woodwork to achieve a high-end look.

With the right tweaks, you can give you bathroom a spa-like ambiance.

With the right tweaks, you can give you bathroom a spa-like ambiance.

While a typical bathroom can’t miraculously expand in square footage, smart design tips can yield a similarly luxurious look and feel. Take this apartment bathroom, for example. By using efficient space configuration, a very small bathroom is still completely functional. Depending on your floor plan, a designer can reconfigure the layout to gain extra square footage.

High-end finishes, such as the beautiful mosaic wall tiles, modern cabinets, a vessel sink and wall-mounted fixtures give it a spa-like feel. In fact, the right conversion kit can even transform an existing shower into a steam room, adding yet another luxury bonus.

Don’t let a small apartment, condominium or townhome discourage you from pursuing the luxe remodel of your dreams. Contact Leslie Saul & Associates Architecture and Interiors to start a conversation about transforming your smaller spaces into their luxury counterpart.