Small Cottage Bathroom with green cabinet and A-Street Prints wallpaper.

Our Small Cottage Bathroom Renovation


Today, I am sharing the latest project at the Little Green Cottage. Our Small Cottage Bathroom renovation is completed, and I can’t wait to share all the pretty details!

Let’s start at the beginning.

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Before Pics:

If you are new here, please note that this bathroom is in pretty decent shape for us! We tend to take on some awful properties. We planned to take the bathroom back to the studs as we knew we had some mold and termite issues to address, so we planned for it early.

Before pic of bathtub before renovation.

Once the demo began, I pulled together a mood board. The bathroom is very small (as is the entire cottage), so we stayed within the original footprint. I debated going with a walk-in shower here because the space is so small, but we will add a larger shower in a wet room in the primary bath, so I am keeping the tub. I will add a deeper tub for some added comfort.

Mood board for small cottage bathroom renovation featuring a green bath cabinet.

Renovating a small cottage bathroom:

The Budget:

Luckily, the footprint is small, as my budget is too! We set aside 3,500 for this renovation and came in a little under that. Of course, that is because we DIYed everything except some minor plumbing repairs.

  • Drywall and supplies $200.00
  • Cement board for shower $130.00
  • Red guard $75.00
  • Ceiling boards $145.00
  • Tub $310.00
  • Shower Tile $600.00
  • Shower Head kit $200.00
  • Floor Tile $285.00
  • Cabinet $289.00
  • Faucet $119
  • Fan $89.00
  • Light fixtures $99.00
  • Wallpaper (this was gifted but would have been $250.00)
  • Toilet $199.00
  • Window $185.00
  • Paint $30.00
  • Moulding $35.00
  • Mirror $50.00
  • Shower rod $30.00
  • Shower curtain $50.00

Time Frame:

We gave ourselves three weeks to get the space completed. It took us closer to four as we had a few delays with some of the finishes.

Getting the work done:

First up was to add a wood ceiling (and we were excited to gain six inches of ceiling height in the corner of the shower). Every inch makes a difference in such a small space.

Shiplap we used on the bathroom ceiling of our cottage.
Cement Board for Shower prior to tile.

Once the ceiling was complete, it was tile time. After several plot twists involving some tile samples for the shower, I elected to go with a basic white subway and white grout in a stacked pattern to add a more modern feel.

Tiling a small cottage bathroom with classic white subway tile in a stacked pattern.

For the floor we went with a larger format tile in white and grey. I have used this tile in previous renovations, and it is easily installed and holds up well.

Classic white subway tile in a small cottage shower.

Because I love all things green and the rest of the cottage is filled with greens and blues, it works here. I chose a green cabinet with a gold faucet and built the color palette from there. Pretty wallpaper was always in the plan for the cottage, and I wanted to put some in this bathroom that would both make a statement and feel neutral. This wallpaper from A-street Prints does both and, as a bonus, adds a touch of texture.

Green Wallpaper being installed in a cottage bathroom

Pretty Details

Are you ready to see how it turned out?

Renovated Cottage Bathroom with classic white subway tile, wallpaper and a wood ceiling.
Renovated Cottage Bathroom
Small Green Bathroom Cabinet with gold hardware.
Small renovated cottage bathroom with green cabinet and gold mirror.
Renovated Modern cottage bathroom
Large Format Floor Tile in Gray and White.

She is tiny but oh so pretty! I love how she turned out. I’d love to hear your thoughts on our small cottage bathroom renovation.

You can shop some of my favorite bathroom accessories on my Amazon Storefront.

Until next time,


You may also enjoy:

How we designed our small wet room shower

We Finished! Bathroom remodel reveal.

Small Bathroom Renovation-From Dirty to Dated to Pretty in Pink

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  1. Esme Slabbert says:

    Stunning work done here Libby.
    Thanks so much for your participation and sharing at SSPS 292. See you again next week!

  2. Patrick Weseman says:

    Wow, that is an amazing change. Very nice.

  3. Kim says:

    Libbie, this turned out beautiful! I love the sink base and the wallpaper! Well done, friend! 💚

  4. Linda Johnston says:

    looks great Sending this post our daughter who is a young home owner and needs a tiny bath renovation.

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