A custom bathroom is very much a reflection of your style. Whether you are looking to add value to your house or create a more functional space you and your family can enjoy, a custom bathroom can bring your home character and soul.

At Opal Baths and Design, we’ve worked on many custom remodeling projects over the years. Being one of the most experienced bathroom designers in Oakville and beyond, we’ve dug through our archives to bring you 5 custom bathroom ideas that will completely transform your space. Go ahead, grab a pen and paper, let’s get you started on your next big project!

1. For Those Who Are On a Budget: Refresh, Don’t Replace

Looking to get a custom bathroom that will reflect your style on a tight budget? There are many things you can do to save while giving your bathroom a complete makeover. A common mistake we’ve seen over the years is the idea of getting rid of everything in your old bathroom. Whether it’s your old tiles you’re not a fan of or the color of your vanity countertops, we can assure you that every piece of item can be refinished!

Ceramic tiles are durable and wear-resistant, which makes them a good choice for bathrooms. If you’ve invested in installing them in the previous years but you think they are out of design now, don’t get rid of them just yet!

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This is one of the bath renovations we’ve done, and we couldn’t have been happier with the result! When reglazed and installed right, old bathroom tiles can give the space a spa-like look and feel. They can make your bathroom look clean, bright, and even modern.

If you’d like to change the colors of your tiles before working on them, consider painting them. Oil-based and latex paints work just fine on ceramic tiles – and they can completely change the look and feel of your bathroom!

2. A Popular Bathroom Trend: Freestanding Tubs

Freestanding tubs are without a doubt one of the most stylish bathroom trends – and they come in many different styles. If you’re not familiar with them, freestanding tubs are tubs that can be placed anywhere the plumbing allows, without being attached to the walls. This gives you a lot of freedom when you’re designing your new bathroom – allowing you to utilize the space better.

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Freestanding tubs can come in many shapes and sizes. For comfort and aesthetic reasons, oval-shaped tubs are more popular compared to rectangular tubs. However, it’s possible to find a tub that combines both features. You can also consider getting an asymmetrical freestanding tub for a more modern look. 

One of the biggest reasons why these tubs are so popular is that they are easier to clean than regular tubs. They’re not attached to walls – meaning you can clean them from either side.

3. A Small Change Makes a Big Difference: Sink Faucets

What may look like a small upgrade can truly transform your space! Have you seen polished bathroom faucets? Instead of a classic nickel, you can get your faucets in black, bronze, or any other color that matches your style. If you’d like to discuss more you can simply contact us for recommendations and inquiries.

Another bathroom idea that will inspire you to try something new is the waterfall faucet. Waterfall faucets come in many different shapes and sizes. They are undeniably very visually appealing and are great for upgrading the look of your bathroom. And unlike the common misconception, no, they do not splash more.

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4. Create an Illusion of Space: Mirror Walls 

If you are looking for small bathroom ideas, there are plenty of solutions for you! For starters, keeping your colors white or bright will make the space look much bigger for a low cost. If you’re looking for an even bigger change, consider adding more mirrors to your bathroom!

Filling an entire wall with mirrors may seem over the top, but it works! Firstly, it’s functional. If you’re one of those people who dresses up in the bathroom, you’re gonna love how practical it is to have a mirror wall. Secondly, it will make the space look much bigger. The reflection of light in the mirror can completely transform the room!

If you are interested in this idea, check out this photo that will give you the inspiration you need to go ahead and purchase a bigger mirror!

5. For Those Who Are Feeling Adventurous: Doorless Showers

This one is for the adventurous (and for those who have a good drain) – have you considered getting a doorless shower?

An open/curbless/doorless shower is perfect for people who’re looking for a modern look. It takes up very little space and gives your bathroom a cleaner look.

Another big advantage of doorless showers is the ease of mobility they offer. If you are in a wheelchair, or you have family or friends in a wheelchair, you will love this style!

If you love the idea of an open shower, but would like a little bit more privacy you can always get a glass enclosure. Glass enclosures are perfect for preventing excess water from spreading, and are visually pleasing. Did we also mention that they are super easy to clean?

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Opal Bath’s custom bathrooms are manufactured locally here in Canada and are top-quality. We have been a trusted name in Ontario since 1983, specializing in bathroom designs and renovations. We are a one-stop-shop for all your bathroom needs! 

If you’re ready to get your custom bathroom, visit our website, and contact us today!