We’re Still Not Over These Budget Bathroom Before & Afters

Bathroom makeovers are unmitigated pleasure — you get all the instant satisfaction of seeing a beautiful new space, without all the painting, tiling and building work. So, if you just want a quick fix this week, or need a little inspiration for your own home projects, take a gander at some of our favorite budget transformations from this year. It’s incredible how much can be done with very little.

A well-timed bridal shower gift, a rich dark paint color and three days later, this bathroom is now sleek and sexy instead of boring and builder grade. Not too shabby for only $200:

This bathroom was super dated, and its owner braved the stress to DIY herself a new one for about $1,000. The “after” bathroom is an impressive moody, glam goth space — which we don’t often see here on Apartment Therapy:

This small powder room (also lead image) shed its 1990s ways, and embraced a more modern future. The entire project — with materials and paint — cost close to $600 and was worth every dollar:

This bathroom was already well on its way to being a cute space, but it got a weekend refresh with bead board, bold contrast, and lots of color. Oh, and it’s all reversible when they move out of their rental:

This little half bath was definitely b-side, so Christine buckled down to give it an eye-catching upgrade. It was an $800 project that looks much more expensive:



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