For the Love of the Loo: Modern Cottage Bathroom Reno Inspiration


This gorgeous metal tub gives an unexpected twist to a traditional setting.

Modern cottage bathroom inspo

really should have posted this highlights reel of modern/cottage bathrooms that inspired our NJ house renovation on a wordless Wednesday, because let's face it. The odds of anything good coming from a discussion of bathrooms on a food blog are slim to none. No matter how fabulous the bathrooms are. No matter how much I want to coin a new phrase like "modcot" to describe this style, so you and I can both go down in history as having been totally modcot. No matter that it never, ever gets old to peek into the Barefoot Contessa's house from the privacy of our own, deeply inferior homes. No matter how necessary it is to peek into the Barefoot Contessa's house, because it's probably only a matter of time before we all sort of, whoops!, build multinational empires like Ina and Jeffrey did -- and when that happens, we'll need to be prepared to live the life.

See what I mean? We're headed down a slippery slope already with this discussion. So I'm going to zip my lip and let you look at the photos now. Come on in.

Kids bathroom inspiration | Umami Girl
Elegant Bathroom | Umami Girl
Elegant Bathroom | Umami Girl
Green Bathroom with Clawfoot Tub | Umami Girl
Cottage Bathroom | Umami Girl
Double sink bathroom inspiration | Umami Girl
White Bathroom | Umami Girl
Cottage Bathroom | Umami Girl
Subway tile in Shower | Umami Girl
Elegant Bathroom | Umami Girl
Cottage Bathroom | Umami Girl
Double sink clawfoot tub bathroom inspiration | Umami Girl
Tiny bathroom inspo | Umami Girl
Black and white bathroom hex tile black tub | Umami Girl
Neutral bathroom with chandelier | Umami Girl

Our own bathroom renovations

Update: click here to see what we did with our own two bathrooms in this house.


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  5. Jill

    LOVE these all so much! Some of those tubs are UH-mazing! 🙂

    1. Hee. Can you tell I planned to get a freestanding tub in our downstairs bathroom? Guess who nixed that idea?