Though they're usually hidden behind closed doors, master bathrooms, guest bathrooms, and powder rooms all deserve to be as thoughtfully decorated as your home's living spaces. We found three bloggers with DIY bath remodeling stories to inspire your own makeovers.View Slideshow
See how a bath is transformed into a gorgeous cottage-style room with a new floor plan and special touches, such as shimmering glass tile and beachy vanities.
Natural light pours in and illuminates the aqua tile in the tub-and-shower room of this suite-style bathroom. The variegated colors of the tiled steps lead to a sunken bathtub. Accessories on the steps add to the serene, beachside feel of the bathroom. The tub-and-shower space is partitioned by transomlike openings. Because the walls do not meet the ceiling, natural light can flow from the tub-and-shower area to the vanity area while maintaining privacy.
This 15x16-foot spare bedroom was transformed into a spacious suite-style bathroom with two separate spaces. One includes a large walk-in shower and sunken tub. The double-sink vanity and commode are in the other.
Sconces flank the mirrors and work with recessed fixtures to light the interior room. In the vanity room, shell-shape sconces, seahorse drawer pulls, and a blue-and-white glass agglomerate counter bring home the seaside theme. Seeded-glass vessel sinks intensify the illusion of flowing water. Nickel faucets mount directly onto the mirrors above the sinks. The walls and floors are covered with 12x12-inch white glass tiles that lend a sense of translucency.
A tiled bench in the shower matches the height of the tub surround. A pair of showerheads -- one stationary and one flexible -- makes it easy to wash both locks and toes. Floor-to-ceiling mosaic tiles bring color and pattern to the walls. Copper aggregate in the Italian-glass mosaic gives the tile a shimmering, waterlike quality. Clear-glass shower walls contribute to the room's open feel.
In the vanity area, beaded-board cabinetry is reminiscent of old beachside cottages. Glass seahorse-shape pulls add a playful touch. Wall-mount fixtures save valuable counter space. Light blue above-counter vessel sinks add a splash of color.