12 Tiny Bathrooms That Prove Size Isn’t Everything

September 26, 2017 / By

You may have noticed we’re no strangers to extravagant, oversized bathrooms. Whether stand-alone or en-suite, larger lavatories allow for extra decor and bold statement-making. But let’s face it: Most homes simply don’t have the space — or the need — for resort-scale soaking tubs and double vanities. Besides, we’re just as fond of the bathrooms that can pack a punch at a quarter of the size. Below are 12 favorites we’ve stumbled across here in Pittsburgh. They’re vastly different, but their message is uniform: You don’t have to abandon good design in lieu of square footage.


1 + 2Wellesley Avenue, Highland Park

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Same house, same mirrors and sconces, opposing vibes. On the left, a hexagon-tiled backsplash contrasts more traditional cabinetry; on the right, the farmhouse-style sink and rustic countertop couldn’t be better paired.

Designed by K Bennett Development / Photos by Brett Rothmeyer

 

3 / Ligonier Street, Lawrenceville

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Lifespace Pittsburgh sold this modern Lower Lawrenceville townhouse a long while back, but the cool blue-green tones and subtle black accents in this room have stayed with us.

Photo by Tara Bennett

 

4 / Fox Way, South Side Flats

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This stunner expands its newly remodeled full bath using a universally tried-and-true method: mirrors on mirrors.

Listed by Lifespace Pittsburgh / Photo by Alexis Fatalsky

 

5 + 6 / Collins and North St. Clair streets,
both Highland Park

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Left: The crisp combination of natural light and shades of gray always wins.
Designed by Steel Town Properties / Photo by Megan Wilson

Right: A pop of color, a contemporary sink, and the elusive black toilet. We think our risk-taking paid off here.
Designed by K Bennett Development / Photo by Tara Bennett

 

7 / McClure Street, Munhall

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This industrial-chic space has Munhall written all over it. Props to Atlas Estates — a new development co. headed by someone we know pretty well — for dreaming up that woodsy focal piece.

Designed by Atlas Estates / Photo by Alexis Fatalsky

 

8 / Calvin Street, Lawrenceville

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Again, we can’t take credit for this lovely lav, though Lifespace did sell it long ago. Ever wonder what showering amongst the clouds feels like? Here’s a good place to find out. Not that we know from experience or anything.

Photo by Tara Bennett

 

9 / North St. Clair Street, Highland Park

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Dark colors don’t make a space feel smaller by default — it’s all about how you accessorize. All we needed here was a touch of beige, a giant window, and a work of art disguised as a sink.

Designed by K Bennett Development / Photo by Tara Bennett

 

10 / Fairmont Drive, Wexford

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Currently co-listed by Lifespace Pittsburgh and The 360 Group, 417 Fairmont Drive is a brand new abode in a welcoming suburban development. What its lower-level bathroom lacks in space, this colossal home bar combats with readily available drinks. We’re not saying all basements should be set up this way … but it wouldn’t hurt. Contact us to schedule a showing.

Photo by Ben Prisbylla

 

11 / Spencer Avenue, Carrick

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To the individual(s) responsible for this stellar setup: A+. We’re obviously obsessed with anything granite, but that mosaic frame is everything.

Photo by Alexis Fatalsky

 

12 / Mirror Street, Greenfield

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Can’t go wrong with contemporary accents softened by all-around cozy vibes. This room has to smell like vanilla buttercream. It just does.

Photo by Tara Bennett


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