7 Upgrades for a Basic Bath

Boring bath? Make basic even better with these easy and affordable DIY makeover ideas.

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Soothing Color Schemes

The right color palette has the ability to inspire tranquility. Transform your bathroom into a spa-worthy sanctuary with our favorite calming color schemes.

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Walk-In Shower Ideas

Find ideas to create a gorgeous walk-in shower in your bathroom.

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Easy Bathroom Vanity Upgrades

Turn a plain-Jane vanity into a custom creation with a few eye-catching add-ons.

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Rustic Bathroom Ideas

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Black and White Designs

Black and white bathrooms don't have to be boring, and these creative designs are here to prove it. Gain inspiration for your neutral space, no matter the size or style.

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Stunning Walk-In Showers

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Asian-Style Baths

The spare look of Asian-styled baths reminds us of relaxing spas and uncluttered retreats. Browse these photos for examples of Asian baths.

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    • Asian-Influenced Bath

      A custom console-style teak vanity supports a wide sink that integrates level surfaces and curved lines. Open shelving keeps towels and accessories close at hand and cleverly avoids the boxy appearance of a traditional vanity.

    • Geometric Glow Bath

      Economy of design, striking shapes, and rich textures help a 5 x 6-foot powder room blend function and luxury with Asian-style serenity. The bronze basin and limestone countertop are clean-lined and contemporary.

    • Spun Wall

      Soothing natural elements contrast with the sleek sink unit in this bathroom. Spun wallcovering and stone tiles set a neutral backdrop for the black cabinet and white vessel sink. A towel rod conveniently stores hand towels beneath the sink.

    • The Eye of the Beholder

      An unframed cutout mirror crowns this corner sink unit. Extending from the mirror is a long-necked faucet, which matches the unexpected simplicity of a clear vessel sink.

    • Natural Idea

      Paint and a few well-chosen accessories take this bathroom from a standard white half bath to a peaceful room filled with Eastern influence. A bamboo mural climbs up the wall, the highest leaves reaching out to touch the wooden frame of two pagoda-inspired mirrors. A dash of red brings good luck in the Asian tradition.

    • From Sun Porch to Master Bath

      A porch adjacent to the master bedroom was converted, adding a much-needed second bathroom to the home. A low concrete ledge installed under the windows tops new built-ins. On it sit two tall sinks that started life as Asian bowls, now drilled for a drain by a lamp maker.

    • Twist of Lime for a Bath

      Bath adornments are kept to a minimum, allowing the natural materials and clean lines to speak for themselves. Limestone tiles cover the ledge wall and floor; a limestone slab tops the vanity. Undermounting the sink and tub keeps the attention on the surface materials.

    • Where Ocean Meets Sand

      A large central skylight and wide rectangular windows capture enough sun to fill the room with light. On the walls, marble slabs wrap the room in the color of warm sand. Flooring tiles have an iridescent shimmer that looks a bit like ocean water in sunlight.

    • Mixed Media Bath

      This long vanity includes separate sinks as well as a makeup station installed at a lower counter height. The room incorporates a mix of surfaces: concrete sinks, colorful mosaic-tile countertops, bird's-eye maple cabinetry, and a mirrored wall.

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      Clean Living Bath

      Wall-hung sinks beside built-in drawers and below a ledge offer separate grooming spaces and leave a sleek profile. The windows near the tub and shower deliver light without privacy concerns.

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      Abstract and Concrete

      Terrazzo wall tiles embedded with glass chips spread color and pattern to the shower. The clear glass enclosure draws attention to the tiles and curvy shower hardware, plus it takes advantage of natural light.

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      Beaded-Board Bathrooms

      Beaded board is the perfect cottage-style accent for baths; it's inexpensive, durable, and easy to install, plus it adds instant charm to any space. Steal one -- or more -- of these ideas to incorporate into your own bath.
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