Because the bathroom isn’t the first thing visitors see, it often falls to the bottom of the DIY to-do list. But a bathroom shouldn’t stay out of sight and out of mind, because it is one of the most-used areas of any home. With a little tender love and care, even the most shameful space can be transformed into a spa-like retreat. Upgrades can be as easy as changing the paint color or switching up mirrors or other accents, or as complex as replacing vanities and renovating showers. We’ve found 7 before-and-after bathroom makeovers sure to inspire you to take the plunge with your own project.
BEFORE: Goodbye, Granny
AFTER: Hello, Style
A pair of framed mirrors replace the single large mirror, and a new vanity and countertop bring the bathroom up-to-date. In place of the busy wallpaper, a calming taupe paint color enlarges and warms up the space. Wood-look tile flooring imparts a spa-like quality to the room.
BEFORE: Not Pretty in Pink
This large bathroom had a number of problems, the first being tired, impractical pink carpeting. The overpowering floral wallpaper and brass-framed shower added to the girly, less-than-glam effect.
AFTER: Lovely Earth Tones
A tumbled marble floor replaces the carpeting, and tile now covers the lower half of the walls. The tile’s glass mosaic border adds a stunning decorative accent. Bright, dated brass fixtures were painted oil-rubbed bronze in keeping with the new palette, and wood shelves hold nature-inspired knickknacks.
BEFORE: Off Broadway
AFTER: On the Mark
This peaceful makeover employs clean white tile and polished-nickel wall lights that illuminate newly painted walls. Providing a counterpoint to all the white is a dark brown vanity topped with Italian marble.
BEFORE: Single Sink
While the original bathroom wasn’t horrible, the number-one priority for these homeowners was providing more space for a busy family. With just one sink and a single mirror, only one person could brush his teeth at a time.
AFTER: Spreading Out
A new vanity with a double sink adds more utility while still allowing for ample countertop space. The new bathroom got a farmhouse-inspired upgrade with a set of arched mirrors set in distressed frames.
BEFORE: Boring Beige
AFTER: Salvaged and Chic
This awe-inspiring makeover packs in a ton of vintage charm. A license plate-adorned vanity is the focal point of the room, while a mirror framed in yardsticks is the perfect playmate for the shabby-chic ladder used as a towel rack.
BEFORE: Pepto Pink
While pink tile certainly has character, it isn’t for everyone. Rather than being a place of bliss, this shabby bathroom was enough to put anybody on edge.
AFTER: Accented with Charm
White subway tile provides a crisp update while retaining some of the space’s original charm. A white vanity blends in nicely, letting the artwork and decorative accents to do the talking.
BEFORE: Bland Bathroom
AFTER: aShow Your Stripes
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