Top 55 Modern Bathroom Upgrade Ideas and Designs

colourful modern bathroom floor

Bathrooms need renovations and upgrades once in a while. This is to ensure the maintenance and condition of the plumbing, utilities, and other bathroom comforts. Bathroom renovations are also great opportunities for upgrades and design innovations. Here are the most popular modern bathroom upgrade ideas and designs;

1.       Wood Grain Ceramic Tiles

Bring in a touch of minimalism. Take out bright hued and dramatic themed bathroom tiles and replace with subdued and natural wood grained ceramic tiles.

wood grain bathroom tiles

2.       Inset Shelves

Remove clutter and disorderly shelves. Instead, add the very popular inset shelves. 

contemporary bathrool style

3.       Chrome and Glass Shower Partition

Time to banish tacky and often errant shower curtains. This glass and chrome shower partition is classy, easy to clean, and will give your bathroom a smart upgrade.

chrome and glass shower partition

4.       Dark Stone Tiles

Take the ultimate contemporary upgrade for your bathroom. Install raw dark stone tiles to replace the soft and muted themes of old bathrooms.

dark grey stone bathroom tiles

5.       Tub and Shower Combo

Want to take the shower out of the bath tub but don’t have enough space for both? This shower and tub enclosure is space efficient as it is urbane.

modern small bathroom

6.       Sliding Barn Door

Need a little rustic inspiration for your bathroom renovation? Add a stylish rustic door barn. It’s fascinating, surprising, and space smart.

rustic sliding barn door

7.       Open Shelves

Take out closed bathroom cabinets and replace with open shelves. Floating shelves and this hanging shelves help to make the room appear bigger. The steel hooks complement the rustic wood wall planks.

hanging bathroom shelves

8.       Rain Showers

Bulbous single head spray shower heads are out, rain showers are in.

modern bath with rain showers

9.       Creative Wall Feature

Give one bathroom wall a facelift, and you change the entire room. One beautiful wall to change the commonplace bathroom to a very special personal space.

Sakura bathroom wall feature

10.   Paned Shower Divider

Bring the big city vibe to your bathroom. The paned shower enclosure is distinctive, striking, and perfectly complements the white subway wall tiles.

city scape bathroom

11.   Minimalist Textured Walls

This minimalist and monochromatic bathroom is far from boring. The different rich textures of the walls and floor offer depth and sophisticated flair.

beige monochromatic bathroom

12.   Multiple Steam Shower

When was the last time you actually enjoyed showering? Take your showering experience to the next level with this multi directional steam bath.

multi-directional shower

13.   Silver Framed Mirrors

Chic silver framed mirrors are great additions to a classic white bathroom. Elegant upgrade without compromising the white bathroom theme.

white stylish bathroom

14.   Hexagonal Pearl Tile Floor

Pearl tile floors add a bit of shimmer without the glare. The unusual hexagonal shape brings in the contemporary touch.

hexagonal miniature pearl tiles

15.   Freestanding Minimalist Tub

Out with the claw feet and intricate etchings. Round, smooth, minimalist, and basic coloured bath tubs are in.

freestanding white tub

16.   Creative Lighting

Installing strategic lighting is one of the top modern bathroom upgrade ideas. Creative lighting highlights the good, hides the flaws, and delivers the mode.

modern minimalist bathroom

17.   Matte Black Faucet

Anything matte black – faucet, sink vessel, knobs, or shower heads can instantly upgrade your bathroom.

contemporary black faucet

18.   Bathroom Skylight

A skylight will open up the room and add lots of natural lighting.

modern bathroom with skylight

19.   Tinted Glass Sink Vessel

Modern glass sink vessels are unfussy, easy to clean, stylish, and eye-catching. You can even pick up colours that will complement your current bathroom décor.

glass sink bowls

20.   Frameless Glass Shower Divider

Door less showers are in fashion, but if you don’t have a big enough bathroom, water spillage could be messy. Keep the room open and control water with a frameless shower divider.

small modern bathroom

21.   Black Hexagon Tile Wall

Modern, striking, and streamlined. Unique, stylish, and amazing!

black hexagon bathroom tiles

22.   Rustic Wood Divider

Add warmth and character to a rather stoic minimalist bathroom. This bold rustic wall and divider has a lot of that – character.

wood paneled bathroom divider

23.   Luxurious Minimalist

Marble doesn’t have to be limited to the countertops. When you want the best and nothing less, take out fussy floor and wall tiles, and lay out cool and fabulous marble.

luxurious contemporary bathroom

24.   Mother of Pearl Tile Wall Accent

A feature section of shimmering mother of pearl tiles delivers a glamorous upgrade without the major work.

chic modern bathroom

25.   Discreet Medicine Cabinet

With its various bottles, jars, and boxes, medicine cabinets can be a muddle. We can’t do away with it, but we can hide it.

discreet medicine cabinet

26.   Black Streamlined Sink

Black is a powerful colour. Uncluttered, clean lines, and basic colours are modern, sensible, and timelessly stylish.

black modern bathroom sink

27.   Bevelled Mirror Wall Tiles

Bring in a lot of awesome factor to your bathroom with a mirrored wall. Make it a lot more exciting with bevelled mirror tiles.

white bathroom with mirror wall

28.   Wood Textures

Back to the basics. Inject the idyllic, warm, and relaxing mode into your bathroom with a lot of wood details.

modern farmhouse bathroom

29.   Modern Matte Black

Take out all the glare and the fuss and replace with straightforward black matte walls and floors. A touch of silver for shimmer. Cool and modern.

modern black bathroom

30.   Teak Shower Floor

This small bathroom offers a lot of spa inspirations – warm teak shower floors, rustic counter, pebbles, and plants.

spa inspired bathroom

31.   Bare Concrete Walls

You can also leave your walls bare! The simplistic and cool grey concrete gives off an austere and modern vibe that goes perfect with the stone pebble floor and silver fittings.

concrete bathroom walls

32.   Stainless Steel Fixtures

Steel emits muted allure and cool beauty. Upgrade your outmoded fixtures with classy and stylish stainless steel fixtures.

stainless steel sink vessel and faucet

33.   White Spa Bathroom

Elevate your basic white bathroom with some serious details. All you need is to add white pebbles, textured tile floor, and a glossy white bath tub.

white spa inspired bathroom

34.   Metal and Stone Open Shower

This is an unapologetic masculine bath. The metal wall and shower floor are straightforward dominant. The giant stone addition provides a unique and interesting feature.

modern masculine bathroom

35.   Pebble Tile Wall

Make things a little bit more interesting! A smooth white pebble shower wall is unusual, fun, and striking.

white pebble shower wall

36.   Modern Rustic Combi

Don’t really like the cool and staid modern minimalism? You can compromise with just the right touch of warm wood. Inspiring and classy!

modern rustic bathroom

37.   Hot and Cold Faucet

One of the easiest modern bathroom upgrade ideas is the replacement of fixtures. This fabulous and ultra-modern hot and cold chrome faucet is a design and function wonder.

chrome hot and cold faucet

38.   No-Touch Toilet               

Up your bathroom comfort metre. You deserve no less than this angular, modern, and innovative toilet.

modern angular toilet

39.   Glass Bath Tub

Simply amazing! Who needs bulky bath tubs when you can have this transparent glass wonder!

transparent glass bath tub

40.   Arabesque Decorative Wall Tiles

Something artsy, something exotic. This sea coloured Arabesque tile wall is modern and timeless, glamorously understated.

Arabesque bathroom tiles

41.   Renegade Colours

The rest of the room is kept simple and bare to balance the arresting and captivating sea foam hues for your bathroom floor!

multi coloured bathroom floor

42.   Black Marble Walls

Modern bathrooms are austere and unfussy. This black and white design is minimalist as it is luxurious with fabulous marble walls, modern tub, and teak wood floor.

black marble bathroom walls

43.   Glass Accent Tiles

Add a splash of your favourite shade to the basic colours of modern bathrooms. Glass accent tiles can be added to shower walls, tub sides, or floors.

modern white and blue bathroom

44.   Colourful Tile Feature

Get crafty and creative! This DIY inspired bathroom upgrade only needs some colourful tiles, tiling materials, some basic tiling skills, and a lot of imagination!

colourful tile wall art

45.   Storage Surprise

Common to modern bathroom designs are clean uncluttered countertops. The secret to achieve the modern minimalist look are discreet storage. Yes, storage are still ample, just well-placed and away from plain sight.

discreet bathroom storage

46.   Linear Shower Drains

Inset shower drains are popular because they are discreet and can easily blend in with the flooring. LED lighted drains look more decorative than functional. Fun!

linear shower drains

47.   Wooden Bath Tub

This bare and utilitarian bath is also spectacularly modern! The bare concrete walls are just the right cool grey shade to complement the warm and welcoming wooden bath tub.

modern wooden bath tub

48.   Patchwork Tile Feature

Bring in some whimsical and fun air to your bathroom. This creative patchwork tile feature is absolutely cool, stunning, and extraordinary.

pathcwork tile shower wall

49.   Striped Walls

Easily upgrade your plain white bathroom walls with some cool stripes. This pastel green stripes add an air of casual flair and laidback style.

white and green stripe bathroom walls

50.   Contemporary Bathroom Mirrors

Quirky and creative. Unique and fascinating. These mirrors are guaranteed to make your bathroom special.

irregular shaped bathroom mirrors

51.   Silver Walls

Mesmerizing! This is one bathroom designed to impress. The walls and décor are minimal, but the silver walls are novel and gorgeous.

upscale bathroom with silver walls

52.   Hidden Lighting

No garish lights for your new bathroom. Innovative hidden lights are among out favourite modern bathroom upgrade ideas.

rustic modern bathroom

53.   Modern Angular Toilet

Get a toilet that will complement the contemporary designs and minimalist theme of your new bathroom.

modern black and white toilet

54.   LED Waterfall Sink Faucet

You can install LED lighting in almost anything, including your bathroom floors and faucets. Done right, LED lights are beautiful and energy efficient.

modern faucet with blue LED light

55.   Pastel Tiles

This bathroom is simply beautiful – the perfect amalgamation of modern clean lines and whimsical colours. Muted yet striking, elegant, and fun.

colourful bathroom with hexagonal tiles

Do you have any inspiring and modern bathroom upgrade ideas and designs that we haven't covered? Why not discuss it on our RenoForum!