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 Vanity Countertop Ideas

With so many materials available, it can be difficult to decide what type of countertop is right for your bathroom vanity. Use our guide to weigh the pros and cons of some popular choices.

Bathroom vanity tops take less of a beating than kitchen counters, which must withstand hot plates and saucy spills. That means you can make your choice for a vanity top based on aesthetics rather than durability. When looking at options, consider style, maintenance requirements, and budget. Also, if you'll be using an undermount sink in the bathroom, choose a waterproof surface that works with it. The most popular materials for bathroom vanity tops include:

Laminate—By far the most popular countertop material, laminate is easy to clean, comes in many colors and patterns, and is extremely affordable. Although it is fairly durable, if your laminate top burns, fades, chips, or peels, it might be difficult or impossible to repair.

Ceramic tileAvailable in a nearly endless variety of colors, patterns, and textures, tile is more affordable than stone or manufactured slab materials. If you're concerned about keeping grout clean, choose large tiles that require less grout, use colored grout that doesn't show dirt, and seal the grout to reduce discoloration.

Solid-surfacingThis synthetic product looks like natural stone but costs a fraction of the price. The nonporous surface keeps out mold and mildew, which makes it easy to clean and a good choice for people with allergies. This extremely durable material requires very little maintenance.

Quartz-surfacing—This manufactured composite replicates the look of natural stones, such as granite or marble. It is stain- and scratch-resistant, durable, easy to clean, and comes in a variety of colors. It is fairly expensive, but purchasing remnant pieces for small countertops can save money.

GraniteNot just for the kitchen anymore, granite is a beautiful material that is also durable and stain-resistant. Like quartz-surfacing, granite is pricey, but choosing remnant pieces or using granite tiles can save big dollars.

MarbleThe epitome of luxury, marble is a classic choice for bathrooms in high-end homes. Marble is porous and stains easily, especially if left unsealed. Slab marble is one of the most expensive surfaces on the market, but you can save money by using marble tiles instead.

GlassElegant and modern glass is tough to keep clean and probably better suited to a powder room than a child's bathroom. When using it in a busy bathroom, choose textured glass to hide fingerprints. Glass comes in a variety of colors and opacities.

Stainless steelPerfect for modern spaces, stainless-steel counters are sleek and reflective. Although they are durable, stain- and spill-proof, and easy to clean, they show fingerprints and scratch easily.

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