For a square footage of 90 feet, this modest bath just wasn't living up to expectations. A door divided the powder room and bathing area to create two separate spaces, each as small and uninviting as the other.
The homeowners took down the bisecting wall, ripped out two linen closets, moved the door to the bedroom, then reconfigured the space for a more open and gracious floor plan. Over seven years, they gathered decor ideas and purchased them at a discount or reduced price. With much of the labor done themselves, and smart purchasing, the homeowners saved big. The total cost? $6,828.
Hard work pays off. With time, focus, and a budget in mind, the homeowners discovered this upscale vanity with a Carrara marble top online for less. The unit offers plenty of concealed and open storage below. Venetian-style mirrors and three delicate sconces add elegance above.
The vintage-style polished-chrome faucets and Carrara marble top came with the double vanity, further reducing costs. Soft turquoise wall color complements the monochromatic finishes for a spa-like scene.
A crystal chandelier with fleur-de-lis accents sparkles day and night. Removing the bisecting wall made it possible for natural light from a single window to brighten the entire master bath.
Octagonal ceramic floor tiles are both chic and budget-friendly. Beaded-board panels on the walls and ceiling are an inexpensive solution for adding texture and enhancing the bath's vintage appeal. The porcelain-look tub is actually a lightweight acrylic model purchased online. Along with built-in shelving and wainscoting, the tub contributes farmhouse-country style that balances the surrounding elegance.
A glass shower enclosure visually expands the bathroom and maintains its feeling of openness. A large built-in niche adds plenty of storage for soaps and scrubs. Subway tile on the walls keeps the update affordable.
These mini-but-mighty bath storage ideas will help you trick a slim setup into handling everything, whether it's small accessories or oversize purchases.