8 Bathroom Before-and-Afters You Need to See
A dated bathroom can be a major turn-off when looking for a new home or rental, which is why their renovations are some of the most satisfying to see. Smart paint choices, updated tile, modern vanities, and stylish lighting can transform the most drab, depressing spaces into bright, happy rooms worthy of your morning routine. Read on for some of our favorite makeovers.
Combining the homeowners’ contrasting love of antique pieces and bold décor, this transformation spotted on Lonny makes the most of the bathroom’s existing vintage tile, while giving the space a fresh twist with a saturated wall color and collected accents.
Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors transformed this home’s cookie-cutter space by installing a freestanding vanity—which looks like a piece of furniture—and opting for a bold tiled floor. Modern sconces, horizontal paneling, and brass accents help the space feel more fresh, brighter, and bigger.
The bright blue vanity and vintage-inspired accessories of this small space are a welcome change from the dated paint and tile of the previous design. Reconfiguring the layout helped the homeowner gain some space and helps the room feel graceful, instead of awkward.
This sad bathroom, featured in Domino, had peeling vinyl walls that covered the room’s only window. Replacing the vinyl with a tiled shower and tongue-and-groove pine paneling on the other walls modernized the space while harmonizing with the new room’s other rustic-chic elements.
This small room, which is tucked under a staircase, received a major facelift in the form of new tile, happy wallpaper, and bold accessories. Proving that vinyl “tile” and seashell wallpaper borders need to be retired for good, this makeover also shows that sometimes the biggest impact is seen in the smallest spaces.
A yellow jacuzzi tub and painted brick walls get swapped out for a walk-in shower and reclaimed wood panels in this bathroom designed by Sherry Hart to make a dated space feel charmingly current. Sophisticated mirrors and a sleek vanity prevent the reclaimed look from becoming too theme-y.
This basement makeover was a DIY undertaking that took two years to complete. Given the end results’ serene coastal-industrial vibe, which carries a hint of rustic charm, we think it was worth the wait.