People don't think much about a bathroom until they have to spend an extended amount of time in one. Even worse, sharing one with roomates, spouses or kids!!!
People also don't think about or understand the restrictions, expenses and details that go along with renovating a bathroom. You can't easily or efficiently just "make it bigger". If you have to move plumbing fixtures, you'd better be ready for a full-on remodel including ripping out the floors, and sheetrock.
We understand renovating for function and efficiency and how to get the most out of small spaces and reusing what you can. These bathrooms were dark, out of date and down right nasty - almost ridiculous. But we did not have the money to sink into a complete gut job and it just didn't make sense with a small rental.