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Manly residence
Manly residence
onefour interiors
Photo of a small contemporary master bathroom in Sydney with open cabinets, white cabinets, a drop-in tub, white walls, a vessel sink, grey floor, white benchtops, a single vanity and a floating vanity.
Caulfield East - Ensuite
Caulfield East - Ensuite
smarterBATHROOMS+
The original Art Nouveau stained glass windows were a striking element of the room, and informed the dramatic choice of colour for the vanity and upper walls, in conjunction with the terrazzo flooring. Photographer: David Russel
D + A Residence
D + A Residence
The Dept of Design
H Creations - Adam McGrath
Inspiration for a small contemporary bathroom in Canberra - Queanbeyan with flat-panel cabinets, white cabinets, black tile, porcelain tile, black walls, porcelain floors, a vessel sink, engineered quartz benchtops, black floor, white benchtops and an undermount tub.
Yeronga Bathroom
Yeronga Bathroom
New Leaf Design Studios
Traditional Family Bathroom
Photo of a small traditional bathroom in Brisbane with white cabinets, a curbless shower, white tile, porcelain tile, an undermount sink, engineered quartz benchtops, a hinged shower door, white benchtops, a single vanity, a built-in vanity and decorative wall panelling.
Finniss House
Finniss House
Light House Architecture & Science
Ben Wrigley
Design ideas for a small contemporary bathroom in Canberra - Queanbeyan with a curbless shower, gray tile, a wall-mount sink, grey floor and an open shower.
1840's Sweet Shoppe
1840's Sweet Shoppe
Hi Tech Projects
Photo of a small country kids bathroom in Brisbane with a claw-foot tub, a corner shower, a one-piece toilet, white tile, subway tile, grey walls, mosaic tile floors, a hinged shower door, a niche, a single vanity and a floating vanity.
Manly Vale
Manly Vale
All Things Building
Inspiration for a small contemporary master bathroom in Sydney with flat-panel cabinets, black cabinets, a drop-in tub, a shower/bathtub combo, a wall-mount toilet, gray tile, ceramic tile, grey walls, ceramic floors, a vessel sink, wood benchtops, grey floor, brown benchtops, a niche, a single vanity, a built-in vanity and vaulted.
ZeroLot Haus
ZeroLot Haus
Maytree Studios
Photo of a small contemporary master bathroom in Sunshine Coast with a freestanding tub, white tile, mosaic tile, ceramic floors and grey floor.
Watsonia Bathroom
Watsonia Bathroom
GDP Interior Design
Ample light with custom skylight. Hand made timber vanity and recessed shaving cabinet with gold tapware and accessories. Bath and shower niche with mosaic tiles vertical stack brick bond gloss
Alpha House Downstairs Bathroom
Alpha House Downstairs Bathroom
BuildHer Collective
Dylan Lark - photographer
Inspiration for a small contemporary bathroom in Melbourne with a pedestal sink, beige tile, pebble tile and white walls.
Clarendon House
Clarendon House
Benedict Design
The new secondary bathroom is a very compact and efficient layout that shares the extra space provided by stepping the rear additions to the boundary. Behind the shower is a small shed accessed from the back deck, and the media wall in the living room takes a slice out of the space too. Plentiful light beams down through the Velux and the patterned wall tiles provide a playful backdrop to a simple black, white & timber pallete.
19 ANN
19 ANN
MERCURY DESIGN
Inspiration for a small contemporary bathroom in Sunshine Coast.
Pattern Cottage
Pattern Cottage
Kitty Lee Architecture
Inspiration for a small scandinavian master bathroom in Sydney with white cabinets, a drop-in tub, a one-piece toilet, white tile, ceramic tile, white walls, ceramic floors, a wall-mount sink, grey floor, a hinged shower door and white benchtops.
Open Shut House
Open Shut House
WALA
Bathroom with its Calacatta marbled vanity counter and undermount sink. Wall-hung toilet pan against a marble dado wall. Feature brass shelves match the warmer tones of the timber window frames. Photo by Dave Kulesza.
Hawthorne
Hawthorne
4305design
© Angus Martin Photography
Design ideas for a small contemporary master bathroom in Brisbane with white cabinets, an open shower, white tile, subway tile, white walls, ceramic floors, a vessel sink, engineered quartz benchtops, brown floor, an open shower and white benchtops.
Art House
Art House
Winwood Mckenzie Architecture
Inspiration for a small scandinavian bathroom in Melbourne with white tile, mosaic tile, white walls, cement tiles, a wall-mount sink, a curbless shower and multi-coloured floor.
Rozelle Master Suite
Rozelle Master Suite
Sartorial Interiors
Black and white tile detail on wall and floor; black tapware in this shower niche, bright blue joinery
Inspiration for a small transitional master bathroom in Sydney with shaker cabinets, blue cabinets, an alcove shower, a one-piece toilet, white tile, ceramic tile, white walls, ceramic floors, a drop-in sink, engineered quartz benchtops, a hinged shower door, white benchtops, a double vanity, a built-in vanity and multi-coloured floor.
Urban Oasis
Urban Oasis
Victoria Waters Design Pty Ltd
Inner city terrace, contemporary design
Small industrial master bathroom in Sydney with medium wood cabinets, engineered quartz benchtops, ceramic tile, ceramic floors, a vessel sink, grey floor, an open shower, white benchtops, flat-panel cabinets, an alcove shower and white tile.
New house inner city
New house inner city
Baker Drofenik Architects Pty Ltd
intense blue bathroom
Inspiration for a small contemporary master bathroom in Melbourne with an open shower, blue tile, ceramic tile, blue walls, ceramic floors, a wall-mount sink, grey floor, an open shower, a single vanity and a floating vanity.
Bunker House
Bunker House
Earth House Australia
Photographer: Marcelo Zerwes
Photo of a small contemporary master wet room bathroom in Melbourne with raised-panel cabinets, medium wood cabinets, a two-piece toilet, white tile, ceramic tile, multi-coloured walls, ceramic floors, a vessel sink, wood benchtops, black floor, an open shower and brown benchtops.

Designing a bathroom can be a real challenge, especially if you’re working with a small space. There’s so many elements - bathtub, shower, sink, toilet - it even needs to be a bathroom laundry combo sometimes. How are you going to fit it all in when your floorplan is limited? You’ll find inspiration and ideas in our picture gallery. Whether you’re looking for tile designs, layouts, colour schemes or decor ideas, we’ve got you covered! Here’s how you can use it best:

Use filters to narrow down images

You can choose from different styles like modern, traditional or scandinavian. You can choose from different primary colours like red, blue or green, or simple black and white - or browse colour schemes. You can choose different cabinet styles, finishes and benchtop materials. Your filter selections will help narrow down your search and show you images that are more relevant to what you’re looking for. You can even filter by bathroom location and look at small bathrooms in Sydney only - and if you like a design, you can contact the professional who has done the work!

Save your favourite ideas

Each photo has a ‘save’ button which allows you to collect your favourite images in ideabooks. You can then share your ideabook with your interior designer or builder and provide a great visual brief with images to convey your ideas. That’s usually easier than trying to explain what you want without necessarily knowing the industry terminology. The experts can then help you with the finer details, like how to make a small bathroom look bigger, or how to choose the right tiles.

Consider design as well as practicality

The prettiest colour scheme won’t make up for a poor layout, so decide on how you’re going to use the room first. Do you need it to double-up as a laundry as well? Then think about how that could work without getting in the way of using the bathroom otherwise. You should also consider your unique space. Thinking of a dark colour scheme? If your bathroom has no window, you may want to think again. Also, who is going to use the room? If grandma lives with you, consider a design that’s suitable and accessible for the elderly.

Find the right professional

While you are collecting your ideas, pay attention to the professionals that did the work - you can see their names under each photo. It may happen that you end up saving lots of photos from the same designer, in which case it would make a lot of sense to contact them for a quote.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a small bathroom renovation or are building a designer bathroom from scratch, Houzz has 92,949 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including 4305design and GDP Interior Design. Look through bathroom photos in different colours and styles and when you find a small bathroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful small bathroom ideas photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.