Reviving a tired washroom needn't require a total overhaul.
In the following gallery, see how updated fixtures, painted floors, smart storage solutions, and creative wall, window, and mirror treatments can add character and style at an affordable price.
Give your bath a designer touch with matching accessories.
Here, the medicine cabinet's silvery frame is echoed by the decorative metal outlet covers.
To get the look shown here, add Benjamin Moore's Sunbeam tint to its white Latex Floor & Patio Enamel, about per gallon; Make your own graphic wall covering out of pages from a vintage book.Brush the page backs with wallpaper paste and adhere to the wall. Zinsser Sure Grip Kitchen and Bath Wallcovering Adhesive, about per gallon, and Minwax Satin Polycrylic Protective Finish, about per quart; When space doesn't allow for a traditional hinged door, install a sliding one.This salvaged schoolhouse door glides on a wall-mount track patterned after barn-door hardware.Glass in the door's top panel ushers light from the hallway into the windowless bath. Craft a rustic and rustproof surround for your drop-in bathtub out of corrugated, galvanized-steel roof paneling.A 12-by-12-foot sheet, enough for one side of a tub (as shown), is about at Refresh a vintage tiled floor, such as this unglazed Art Deco–era yellow-and-black porcelain mosaic, with an eco- and homeowner-friendly acid etcher that removes ground-in dirt from the surface and grout lines.Green Envy Muriatic Acid Replacement, about per gallon; Create a striking monochromatic effect by painting walls to match your floors, as was done in this sunny space.Similar to shown: Mildew-resistant Bath Paint Semi-Gloss Finish in Lemon Twist, about per gallon; Thriftier than most wall tile and less maintenance than wood, beadboard paneling made from cellular PVC stands up to sloshing and never needs to be painted. About for a 3 foot-high piece; Dress up a plain mirror that's adhered to the wall by overlaying a wood frame.Here, three mirrors were created from one by fastening a 1×8 to the wall at the top and gluing vertical 1×6 stiles and a 1×4 bottom rail to the mirror with clear adhesive caulk. Expect to pay about total for poplar at lumberyards.Edge an existing mirror with mix-and-match glass tiles of the same size and thickness.This multicolor frame also ties in to a tiled wall border.