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The sole bath in a 1950s ranch goes upscale and modern using a warm, neutral palette; angular shelves; gleaming surfaces; and $1,650.
Floating wood shelves hang behind a deeper and narrower unit, purchased separately, that has glass shelves.
A clean-lined, square vanity and surface-mounted bowl sink carry a warm, brown hue across different materials for a cohesive look.
Resurfacing the square tub's porcelain from fleshy pink to white proved a cost-savvy update and preserved a versatile design.
Fixtures: bathtub refinishing $175; vessel sink $150; sink faucet $150; sink cabinet base $300
Hardware and lighting: recessed ceiling lights $120; mirror $125
Walls: wallcovering: $270; tile $85; shelving unit $200; floating shelves $75
Crisp white trim sparkles against soft green walls. Multiple shades of green give the bath a colorful custom look.
In just two weeks and for less than $1,600, this master bath in a 165-year-old upstate New York home went from dark and drab to sunny and inviting.
A new sink--a home center find for $150--left room in the budget for a $200 vintage-style faucet.
A new white shower curtain continues the pristine theme. Blue accents add touches of fresh color.
The homeowners saved money by using premade beaded board that they bought in sheets and cut to fit. They used inexpensive molding as trim, then strategically placed towel bars so hanging towels conceal some seams.
Cabinets, lighting, mirror: base cabinet $310; fixture over mirror $50; mirror $45; wall cabinet $40
Plumbing and fixtures: sink, countertop $125; sink faucet $50; toilet $80; plumbing for shower $260
Surfaces: accent tile, mosaic tile $90; beaded board, molding $150; field tile surrounding tub $110; hexagon tile on floor $250; paint $40
Miscellaneous: hardware $15; shower curtain $20
FULL YEAR just $5.99