Bathrooms, even when they’re on the larger side, aren’t always the biggest rooms and when you throw in a shower or tub, a sink, and a toilet, they get even smaller. Top that with busy stone patterns, tiles, and ornate fixtures and it can be visual overload. On the flip side, you can keep things clean and simple with a minimalist look that can lend itself to a soothing retreat where we love to spend our time. Not sure about a scaled back look? Take a look at these 10 minimalist bathrooms to see if they can change your mind.
Overlooking Portage Bay in Seattle, this house was designed by Heliotrope Architects for a bachelor who longed for a simple bathroom with a Japanese-style hinoki tub that was installed in front of the windows for the water views.
The Mount Lawley House, by Robeson Architects, is a triangular-shaped house with minimalist design, including in the master bedroom’s ensuite where they used a matte charcoal mosaic tile on the walls, in the shower, and on the sink surround. A skylight above the shower keeps the space light.
Located in Singapore, the 31 Blair Road house by ONG&ONG keeps it minimal without being stark or clinical. A floating cabinet holds two sinks and the large, rectangular shower is sealed with seamless glass panels, all under a slanted ceiling with a skylight.
MCK Architects designed the Queens Park House to include this bathroom that houses just the essentials surrounded by long, wooden boards that start on the floor, continue up the wall, and onto the ceiling. The planks stop just short of an elongated skylight that gives the feeling of the bathroom being outdoors.
Melbourne is the location of the Canny-designed Lubelso Hawthorn Concept Home where one of the bathrooms has large, soft grey tiles on the floor that continue up the sides of the shower walls. A skylight above the shower keeps the space full of light.
Designer Joel Contreras hired architect neighbor Jonah Busick, of Foundry12, to renovate his 1927 bungalow in Phoenix. The large bathroom got a modern overhaul with a skylight that illuminates the space, along with a new white tub from Brizo, black fixtures, wooden elements, and a concrete double basin from SlabHaus.
Architect and interior designer Oskar Firek created this black and white bathroom in a loft apartment in Krakow, Poland. Rustic wooden floors ground the black tile walls and cabinet, which contrast with the white shower and fixtures that round out the space.
In Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights, this townhouse by Etelamaki Architecture has a spa-like bathroom with mixed materials that include a slate wall behind the double sinks, which are suspended on a teak vanity. The freestanding tub sits on a raised wooden bed that continues up the wall behind it.
The Russet Residence, located in West Vancouver, British Columbia, has a minimalist bathroom that comes with some really cool features. Designed by Splyce Design, the space features polished concrete floors, a shower separated by only two walls of glass, a cylinder sink basin, and a toilet built into the elongated bench.