Take your bathroom from blah to beautiful in just two days. These bathrooms show you how to make over your bathroom this weekend.
Monochromatic surfaces made this 9x5-foot bath boring to behold and laminate floor planks weren't suitable for the wet environment. Porcelain tile, painted stripes, and polished accessories will create some eye-pleasing contrast.
New porcelain tiles on the floor look great and provide a water-resistant surface that’s smarter for stepping out of the shower. A special “floating” installation method makes these tiles easy to install. The 6x6-inch and 12x12-inch tiles come permanently bonded to interlocking trays that simply snap together and are then grouted in place.
A beige Roman shade made of ikat fabric features a subtle pattern of cream and taupe to complement the wall striping. Black banding provides a bold accent that ties the shade to the vanity and mirror frame.
Painted stripes in cream and taupe create the look of wallpaper on the bathroom walls. Alternating cream and taupe colors adds interest without overwhelming the space. Simple black-framed, graphic artwork pops against the subtle wall tones.
A custom black vinyl-over-MDF frame kit gives the plain-Jane frameless mirror a high-end look in minutes. A hefty new four-light fixture suits the scale of the large mirror and finishes the bath in style.
See how this bathroom got a stylish new look with a few small updates.
Updated to coordinate with the tub and toilet, the old oak vanity now looks more like a sophisticated dresser thanks to a few coats of white paint. A new countertop, sink, faucet, and hardware add to the makeover. Above the vanity are a pair of brushed-nickel sconces and a medicine cabinet. On the wall, beach scenes bring together all the colors in the bathroom.
There can never be too much storage in a bathroom. A 4-inch-deep medicine cabinet replaced the flat mirror. With a brushed-nickel frame and mirrored inside, the medicine cabinet adds a touch of glamour as well as storage to the bathroom. A sleek and simple high-arc faucet with lever handles adds a modern touch.
The first step in the bathroom's transformation was painting the walls a watery blue. Next, serene fabric choices, such as the cream-color cotton window shade and striped shower curtains, tie together the colors of the tiles and walls. A wooden coatrack adds storage by providing a handy spot to hang towels and robes. These elements work together to highlight the original claw-foot bathtub.
A wooden stool with a woven top serves many functions in this bathroom. It adds texture and plays off the room's beach-theme. It also offers a spot to place towels for easy access from the bathtub and a place to sit. In a small space, it's important to choose versatile pieces.
A cobbled-together vanity, tiny sink, cheap faucet, muddy beige walls, and dark green painted floors were anything but pretty in this little powder room. A mix of old and new materials will make it a European-inspired beauty -- perfect for the 1860s home.
A ready-made vanity would have been too deep to fit in this 3x8-foot bath, and a custom-made cabinet wasn't in the budget. The solution? Retrofit a petite table to serve as the vanity. It's weathered patina and X-shape designs on the sides and back made the table look like a European antique, but the $150 price tag made it an affordable find. Adding a vessel sink and wall-mount faucet, and pairing the vanity with an oval mirror, painted with an aged pewter and antique gold finish, completes the vanity corner.