Basement Bathroom Ideas

Basement Bathroom Ideas

25 Basement Bathroom Ideas for a Whole New Look

Are you looking for basement bathroom ideas?  Like most of us, the bathroom is more than just a utility, it is also a room that we want to look nice.  Especially if we spend a lot of time there.  Basement bathrooms are typically more functional than decorative.  Usually, the master ensuite is the nicest bathroom in the home.  The second is the bathroom that guests use because other people will see it the most.  Usually, this leaves the 3rd and 4th bathrooms either unfinished or just left alone.

Reasons for a Basement Bathroom Update

Now that we have been spending more time in the home people are beginning to consider upgrading these bathrooms.  It also seems to be due to the fact that adult children are staying home a little longer for college and such, so these basement bathrooms require upgrades.

The last 12 months have been a little crazy, to say the least.  Covid has kept people indoors more, and home more.  If you have an extra bathroom in your home you have benefitted from its use no doubt.  If you don’t have an extra bathroom in the basement you may be looking at a basement renovation, in which case we would love to help you out.

The reasons for a basement bathroom update can range, but in the end we want our living spaces to be functional and also inspire us.

The Basement Bathrooms Ideas List

Ok so here is the list of ideas for your basement bathroom.

Basement Bathroom Ceiling Ideas

Changing the ceiling can really change the look and feel of the room. You can remove the popcorn, or get a different texture altogether.

Change the Fixtures

An easy thing to do is to change the fixtures. So the toilet, the tub and or the shower.

Change the taps

Changing the taps can really add to a bathroom, especially if they are quite dated. It also can make the function of the shower or sink significantly better.

Powder Room

Turning your bathroom into more of a powder room creates more space for guests and means you don’t have an extra shower or bathtub to clean.

Change the Shower

Sometimes the shower is a whole unit. One way to create a great new feel for a shower is to build it into the walls, and have a walk in shower. Some women don’t like this because it can feel cold before and after the shower, but there are ways around this of course.

Another great option is to add a steam shower, especially in the bathroom in the basement.

Moroccan Basement Bathroom Tiles

Moroccan tiles on the floor, or on the wall look great and create depth in a space.

Kid-Friendly Design

Obviously this depends on your setup, but a kid friendly basement bathroom can really help create more of a secluded master bathroom, not sharing it with the kids. Also makes things safe as kids grow.

Basement Bathroom & Laundry Room

Something that we are considering. Knock out a few walls and make the whole space bigger with a combined laundry/bathroom.

Contemporary basement Bathroom Ideas

Styles come and go. It may be time to upgrade your space and use contemporary fixtures, textures and colours. Float the vanity, and get rid of that popcorn ceiling.

Change the Lighting

This is one of the easiest things to do, and it can really change a room.

Low Ceiling Shower Head

A fixed shower head on the ceiling can make the shower space feel bigger and more luxurious.

Industrial Bathroom Ideas

Exposing some of the piping, or electrical can make a really industrial look, which is all the rage. Make sure its safe, but adding some of these types of things can really add.

Change the Mirror

Again something that is simple and can be done pretty quickly unless you go crazy with a custom mirror.

Monochromatic Colour Palette

One of the ways to make a smaller basement bathroom feel a little bigger is to use a monochromatic palette. Combine colours like black and white to make the space feel bigger than it really is.

Rustic Bathroom Ideas

For the country lover in all of us. You can definitely add in some more rustic colours and accents to make the space feel more like a cabin or man cave.

On the Wall

One of the great ways to update a bathroom space is to consider the art and attachments on the walls. You can update what is above the toilet and even the towel bars and hooks.

Add a Urinal

This might not be for everyone, but for a walkout basement it can be perfect. Think of all those summer BBQs in the backyard and having a quick easy use bathroom in the walkout basement.

Add a Sauna

You definitely need the space for this, but saunas are great for not only physical health but mental health as well.

Add a Jetted Tub

Yes. This.

Separate the Shower and the Tub

This will depend significantly on the space that you have available, but separating the shower and the tub into two separate spaces means that you can have the tub of your dreams or the shower of your dreams and not have to get a one size fits all.


One of the biggest complaints is the storage in bathrooms. With a new vanity or additional shelves you can maximize your space with new storage solutions.

Change out the Vanity

Depending on your electrical and plumbing this can be a bigger job, but it is one of the best things to do for a new bathroom look and feel. There is nothing quite like changing out the vanity to make your space feel new.

Neutral Colour Scheme

Colour is a huge deal when it comes to any room in the house. As discussed above you can go in a number of different directions. The nice thing about neutrals is you can use your accents like art and towels to give colour pops. You can change these accents out and have a whole new feel without having to constantly repainting.

Heating Bathroom Ideas

There are a number of different things that you can change when it comes to heating

Heat Bulbs above the Shower/Tub area

You can install a heat bulb up above the shower or just outside the shower that will help keep people warm when they are getting in and out of the shower.

Heated tiles or flooring

Another great way to add additional heat to a bathroom is through a heated floor.