4 Dramatic Bath Makeovers That Cost How Much?!


1. Powder Blue Powder Room

Crystal, the frugal DIY enthusiast behind “Penny Love Projects,” created a guest bathroom she could be proud of for less than $250. She:

  • Revamped the walls using 5-inch planks that she cut from 4-foot-by-8-foot sheets
  • Added new molding and trim around the window, door, and planked walls
  • Painted the walls using a custom color she created by mixing paint leftover from other household projects
  • Installed a new light fixture
  • Scrapped the old wood floor and installed 6-inch square marble tiles
  • Covered the bathroom window with privacy film


2. From Frumpy to Sophisticated for $300


We can’t believe that this sophisticated upgrade only cost about $300. Sabrina, the remodeler behind “Pink Little Notebook,” completely transformed a boring, builder-grade bathroom with texture, color, and practical storage. She:

  • Installed a new wood floor using planks she had on hand
  • Added visual interest to walls using shoe molding left over from her kitchen renovation
  • Swapped out the old sink for a snazzy new one from Ikea
  • Built a vanity for the new sink that included additional bathroom storage
  • Added a light fixture
  • Created a faux box molding ceiling using pre-cut MDF slats and textured wallpaper
  • Painted the ceiling and walls in bold contrasting colors

3. One Update Makes All the Difference


Sometimes attending to one eyesore in a room can change the whole picture. Paige from “Little Nostalgia“ reinvented her basement bathroom by simply updating an outdated vanity to complement the bathroom’s existing tile floor and gray walls. And she did it all for less than $200. She:

  • Ditched the yellow vanity countertop for a new white one
  • Updated the faucet
  • Painted the vanity a rich navy blue that color-coordinated better with the floors and walls
  • Replaced the vanity’s outdated hardware with contemporary chrome door pulls
  • Re-caulked around the vanity
  • Added a new mirror that was painted to match the new countertop
  • Freshened up the bathroom walls and trim with paint

4. From 1980s Leftover to Modern Day Knockout


The ‘80s are cool, nostalgically speaking. But not when your bathroom is straight out of 1989. Dave and Heather, the dynamic parenting duo who write “The Heathered Nest,” renovated their full bathroom for less than $2,000. They:

  • Chucked the space-hogging vanity for two floating ones from Ikea
  • Replaced the door leading to the tub with a salvaged, space-saving pocket door
  • Added privacy film to the pocket door window
  • Updated the mirrors
  • Installed a faux-wood porcelain tile floor
  • Resurfaced the tub and the surrounding tile
  • Updated the lighting
  • Added new molding
  • Painted walls and trim

*Info provided by House Logic

Until next time…..




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