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
Staying within the existing footprint doesn't limit style. Here are three looks for updating a basic bathroom.
A base cabinet with a rich wood finish and an integrated sink looks elegant and is a seamless storage solution. The shelves inside provide ample space for towels, lotions, and bath accessories.
A freestanding soaking tub creates a focal point in this posh bath. The handheld shower is a practical choice for the tub area because it adds the function of the shower while keeping with the elegant aesthetic. If you prefer to keep a traditional wall-mount shower, look for a ceiling-mount, oval-shape shower rod to hang a shower curtain from.
Blue walls, white beaded board, and a papered wall all add interest yet keep the color scheme. Consider papering only the wall behind your sink as a cost-saving alternative to papering an entire room. Gorgeous wall sconces also contribute upgraded glam to a basic bathroom. These wall sconces not only contribute style, but they also add more concentrated light to the vanity area.
Give your basic bath a more tailored and custom look with a few updates. In this bath, once nondescript, an innovative cabinet base replaces the original pedestal with the same sink setting on top, and glass doors replace the shower curtain. A few accessories and a new color palette of dusty blue, chocolate brown, and warm vanilla add flair.
The vanity sets the tone for the rest of the room's simple decor. Chrome-finish light fixtures flank a frameless square mirror for a sleek look. For a cohesion, pick features that have a similar finish and style. The cabinet knobs, soap dish, and towel bar were all chosen because of their unified silver finish.
Even small mirrors can visually enhance a space by reflecting light throughout it. Simple oval shapes, found in the mirror and light fixtures, are integrated as an antidote to the square pedestal sink.
Replacing hardware is an easy way to give your bathroom a facelift. Here, a new shower fixture is a high-impact upgrade that complements the decor of the bathroom, and a curved shower curtain rod makes the shower space feel roomier. Adding a tile surround also customizes the look of a shower and protects the walls from moisture. Keep costs down by opting for a simple yet sophisticated material, such as this white tile, and add in the panache with smaller items, such as a bath mat and shower curtain.