When you have a bathroom that looks dingy and tired, it’s awfully hard to feel tired and refreshed when you’re using it. That’s why so many homeowners embark on bathroom renovation projects.
To be sure, given all of the hardware involved, bathroom renovations can quickly get out of hand when it comes to the budget. However, if you’re smart about your materials, labor costs and other considerations, you can usually bring a stunning bathroom renovation in on a reasonable budget.
Below, we’re going to take a look at a bathroom renovation project that was completed on a budget of just under $5,000. It was completed by Meredith Swinehart for Remodelista.
1. The Before: Institutional
The blue tile framed by black would’ve felt modern… About half a century ago!
2. More Before: Gross Shower
While that tile was bad enough in the exterior portion of the bathroom, it’s even worse in the shower.
3. The Final Before: The Real Crime
But, the real crime of this bathroom space isn’t the tile on the walls, it’s this absolutely appalling green flooring.
4. Subway Tile
The use of white subway tile to give the shower much better definition is a wise choice that offers the space a classic look.
5. Slate Tile
That awful floor that you saw earlier was entirely replaced. In its place is this clean and attractive black slate tile. Wonderful!
6. Keep What Works
You don’t need to rip out everything when you remodel a bathroom. For example, these homeowners decided to leave the sink in place.
7. A Bathroom Mirror
These homeowners felt that choosing the right bathroom mirror was one of the hardest parts. We think they made the right decision!
8. Adding Some Charm
Sometimes it’s the small things that can really make a bathroom. For example, check out these small potted plants, which definitely chill the vibe quite a bit!
9. The Shower Curtain
Also, opting for higher-quality shower rings and more attractive shower curtain can really transform a space.
10. Want to Learn More?
If you want to learn more about the materials that were used for this bathroom renovation, just check out the overview here.