Small Bath Makeover

Refresh your bedroom for about $500 with these smart, chic updates.

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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 Storage

Boost your bathroom's storage for less with these smart organization tips and tricks.

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DIY Remodeling Tales

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.

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Most Popular Makeovers

You voted. We listened. We've gathered your most-loved kitchen and bath makeovers from Facebook and Pinterest for some serious before-and-after inspiration.

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Stunning Walk-In Showers

Find design inspiration in 15 walk-in showers that beautifully stretch a small bathroom's footprint, increase its functionality, and amplify its good looks.

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Bathroom Countertops Q&A

Tips for how to refinish a bathroom countertop with small ceramic tiles

Q: The countertop in our upstairs bathroom has an average finish, and I would like to cover it with small ceramic tiles. Any tips?

A: Using ceramic tile for a countertop requires the proper underlayment. Countertops are subject to moisture, so 3/4-inch plywood should be used with 1/2-inch or 1/4-inch cement backer board on top to provide a stable base for the tile. If your current countertop is laminate, it is not necessary to remove it. Just add the cement backer board on top of that. If your newly tiled countertop will be subjected to makeup, morning cups of coffee, etc., keep those potential stains in mind when selecting the tile and grout.

Natural stones, such as granite, slate, and marble, are porous and need to be sealed. Porcelain tiles are durable, not porous, and are available in patterns that look like natural stone. Keep your grout lines small and to a minimum by using 8-inch or larger tiles. Then, once your grout is fully cured, seal it with a Teflon-base sealer, which keeps stains from sticking to the grout.

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