Though they're usually hidden behind closed doors, master bathrooms, guest bathrooms, and powder rooms all deserve to be as thoughtfully decorated as your home's living spaces. We found three bloggers with DIY bath remodeling stories to inspire your own makeovers.View Slideshow
Create a bathroom that boasts fabulous style and function. Find inspiration for your remodeling project from these amazing before-and-after bathroom makeovers.
A tub-shower combo didn't suit the couple's long-term needs, and there wasn't any storage in this 7x5 bath. It needed a to-the-studs overhaul.
Coffee-color tiles cover the expanded shower's back wall, creating a high-contrast look with the rest of the room's creamy palette. A floating espresso vanity adds to the feeling of openness and offers much-needed storage.
Salvaged green tiles were mixed with new white tiles in a modern stripe pattern around the combination tub-shower. White and green accents throughout the room create a soothing and classic color palette. A custom window treatment incorporates a new pattern and is perfect for the bathroom, providing privacy while softly filtering light.
Simple updates turned this bland room into a calming space. The angular shape of the existing pedestal sink inspired the new flooring and accessories throughout the room. Even the bold blue print on the shower curtain mimics the shape. The curtain gives the bath a trendy look but can easily be switched out to change the room's style.
A complete overhaul turned this out-of-style bathroom into a calm oasis. The melamine vanity was replaced by a custom floating vanity made from bamboo, which instantly makes the room seem bigger. The basic tub was replaced by a glass-enclosed shower with a standout stone mosaic tile wall. The other surfaces were updated with large gray stone tile on the walls and the same stone applied as a herringbone mosaic on the floor. A recessed niche was carved out of the shower wall to store bathing essentials.
This upper-level office off a master bedroom needed an update, and the homeowners needed a bathroom. Where there once was a makeshift office, now there is a peaceful master bath, complete with a roomy shower and a built-in tub.
Plumbing and color turn this former office area into a calm, soothing bathroom. A white soaking tub is nestled under the slanted ceiling to maximize space throughout the rest of the room. A simple, open vanity provides easy access to storage and prevents the dark espresso color from weighing down the space. A glass top and vessel sink add contemporary flair to the new bathroom.
Everything in this room is meant to resemble nature. Whether it's the veining on the travertine floor or the shower's pebble tile, this bathroom represents the great outdoors at its best. Shower walls were replaced with glass panels, and the dark brown limestone deck around the bath adds a solid, grounded feel to the airy room.
The bulky, dark vanity was a visual sore spot in this bathroom. The floor plan allowed for only a small sliver of space for the vanity. New cabinetry would have provided a fresh look, but it wouldn't get rid of the bathroom's cramped feel. Reconfiguring the floor plan to accommodate a larger unit would have significantly added to the cost.
Chic grass-cloth wallpaper, the starting point for this makeover, lightened up the room significantly. After, the rest of the room followed suit. The solution to the vanity dilemma was to install an open unit, which keeps the room feeling spacious. Calacatta gold marble was the splurge in this $6,600 makeover; it keeps with the bathroom's sophisticated aura. The black-vein stone stretches across the floor and partially up the wall behind the vanity for a cohesive look.
The salmon-color ceramic tile and matching sink and toilet weren't this bathroom's only problems. The wall-mount sink also lacked the storage space needed in this small room.
With the offending elements gone, the vanity area was given an infusion of spa style, using both hard-edge and fluid shapes. Square niches carved out between wall studs provide storage and display space, and the series of squares is broken up with a chic round mirror. A curvaceous faucet gives the area an organic look and is balanced by the vanity's crisp millwork details.
To keep renovation costs down, the homeowners kept the Chippendale-style vanity but revived it with crisp white paint. To avoid water damage, the wood countertop received several coats of high-gloss enamel paint. To lighten up the room, the homeowners chose soft blue paint for the walls and ceiling, and the existing trimwork was painted white. A mirror with a silver frame and new sconces bring out a refreshed vintage style. A pocket door -- seen in the mirror -- conceals the new toilet, where the shower once stood.
This cramped 5x8-foot bathroom was desperate for a redo. For starters, the old cast-iron tub and tile were original to the house, built in 1928. The no-frills space also featured a porcelain finish that was worn and gray, a peeling fake frosted-glass window, and almost no storage.
To get a brighter bath, the homeowners installed white beaded board and classic tile all the way to the ceiling. The new vanity -- made of pipe the homeowners found online, a slab of limestone, and a drop-in sink -- serves as the focal point of the room. Cheerful paint, fresh fabrics, and new fixtures also give the room a youthful presence. A new double-hung window is dressed with fun mini shutters and cafe curtains.
This bachelor's bath made a pathetic first impression. The confined 5x8-foot space was barely functional, partially because the room remained half-finished from a previous renovation attempt. The less-than-beautiful bathtub was too old, and the mustard yellow paint that covered the walls was outdated.
To create a soothing space that felt masculine, a luxurious tub was installed, and a mosaic of glass tile encases it from floor to ceiling. Calming creams and browns show up in the furnishings, the natural wood of the vanity, and the tub and floor tiles. A slab of mahogany wood attached to metal legs adds up to a simple yet sleek vanity. An above-counter sink and wall-mount faucet continue the masculine, modern theme of the room.
A sleek, compact vanity prevents the cluttered mess, simply by condensing the space in a stylish way. The compact vanity includes storage below the small amount of counter space, which encourages use of the drawers and cabinets. The clean, sleek design of the stark white paired with the rich wood and glass and metal accents gives the room a clean, sophisticated look.