Small Bathroom with Shower and Tub - Kowalske Kitchen & Bath

Small Bathroom with Shower and Tub

Wauwatosa contractor

Small Bathroom with Shower and Tub

Check out this small bathroom with a shower and tub! The goal of this Wauwatosa bathroom remodel was to create a luxurious, contemporary spa-like space. The couple also wanted to make it more functional, as it’s the only full bathroom in their home.

The space evokes a feeling of calm and relaxation, with white, gray and green accents. We especially love how the mirror and oversized backsplash complement the minimalistic design so effortlessly.


The couple lives in Wauwatosa’s Olde Hillcrest neighborhood and wanted to remodel the bathroom. After showing them designs of the new space, Kowalske Kitchen & Bath was hired as the remodeling contractor.

Small Bathroom Layout Issues Solved

The original space felt tight and cramped with a soffit, two awkward closets and a chimney. Since the chimney wasn’t being used, we removed it and expanded the bathroom into the hallway closet.

By expanding the space, we had room for both a walk-in shower and tub in this small bathroom. The homeowners never imagined they could have both!

Green Vanity

The layout allowed for a large green vanity with drawers. A small cabinet with shelves near the doorway provides additional storage.

Herringbone Tile

This bathroom is simple and stylish. We created a blissful sanctuary with glossy white herringbone tile, satin nickel finishes and warm wood textures. A unique design feature is the round wood mirror that is integrated into the quartz backsplash.

Shower Ledge

The highlight of this bathroom is the shower ledge with wood-look tile. The ledge runs the length of the bathtub and ends inside the shower. The custom glass shower door fits right into the ledge for a sleek look. Dimmable lights were installed for ambiance. The tiled tub deck extends into the shower for a bench.

Homeowner Review

We worked with [Kowalske] on updating the bathrooms in our 1948 Colonial home. [The] design fit our aesthetic perfectly, and we were extremely happy with the modern updates that were made. All of the tradespeople and contractors did great work and the job finished on time. We will be working with them again to remodel our kitchen.

– Mary, Google Review

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We also remodeled the kitchen in this home! Check it out:

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Project Details

Project Year: 2020

Location: Wauwatosa

Updates Included: Bathroom

Features: Custom Cabinetry, Quartz Counter/Backsplash, Bathtub, Walk-in Shower, Porcelain Tile, Wood Mirror, Lighting, Open Shelving, Luxury Vinyl Flooring & Satin Nickel Hardware

Estimated Cost:  View Pricing Guide

Award Winning Project

NARI Remodeler of the Year

This bathroom remodel was awarded a GOLD ‘Remodeler of the Year’ award from the Milwaukee National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 2020.

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