Prepare Your Retinas—This Striking Master Bathroom Makeover Is Eye-Popping

Updated 02/14/19

If you want to get the greatest return on investment, there are two rooms you should consider renovating first: the bathroom and the kitchen. For the most part, bathroom's don't require a complete overhaul either. Just updating some of the inexpensive elements such as vanities, toilets, and fixtures can often do the trick, which is good news for budget-conscious homeowners. This is exactly what Kelly Mindel of Studio DIY did when she tackled the makeover of his master bathroom—you should see the before photos.

In order to save money, she kept all the plumbing where it is and made modifications within the same layout. 

The biggest expense was the re-tiling of the walk-in shower and the flooring but oh, what a remarkable difference it made to the overall look. That green is fresh and we're predicting this bright hue to be the 2020 Pantone Color of the Year. In fact, green has been a major theme in fashion and interiors and we're here for it. Take the tour of this very maximalist and color-driven bathroom makeover that made our retinas pop.

Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

Mindell wasn't afraid to go bold and bright in this bathroom fusing the green zellige with a burnt orange floor tile. Somehow they just work and we're in love with the maximalist approach after seeing so many minimal color-averse bathrooms in recent years.

Clé Hex Clip Tile, Per Square Foot
Clé Hex Clip Tile, Per Square Foot $10
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

If there is one color combination we keep going back to it's pink and green. Mindell played with that by bringing in baby pink wash basins. They really do add a beautiful contrast. 

George Oliver Toby 60
George Oliver Toby 60" Double Bathroom Vanity Base Only $2900 $1780
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

The marble top for the console ties them all in together.

Rejuvenation West Slope Rounded Rectangle Pivot Mirror
Rejuvenation West Slope Rounded Rectangle Pivot Mirror $375
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

There is an abundance of natural light in this bathroom which seems unusual given there aren't too many windows to the outside. Then you look up and see she's cleverly installed two Velux Sun Tunnels; one here and one in the shower. It really opens up the space.

Justina Blakeney Face 1 Art Print
Justina Blakeney Face 1 Art Print $40
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

The vanity is also the main storage point, something Mindell says is key for a bathroom. A beautiful-looking space will be pointless if it isn't functional.

Nood Co. The Bowl Basin
Nood Co. The Bowl Basin $854
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

The vintage rug adds some texture to the space and is also an additional color play to boost the maximalist impact.

Berber Vintage Boucherouite Rug
Berber Vintage Boucherouite Rug $230
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

Mindell used handmade terracotta zellige tiles from Morrocco by Clé Tile in the walk-in shower and vanity backsplash. It is a striking statement but we love the variation of color.

Clé Secret Lagoon Mountain Zellige Tile, Per Square Foot
Clé Secret Lagoon Mountain Zellige Tile, Per Square Foot $32
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

The gold hardware makes it look like a luxury hotel. We also love the little built-in nook with pink-colored haircare by Kristen Ess to match the adjacent basins.

Delta Faucet 5-Setting Raincan Shower Head
Delta Faucet 5-Setting Raincan Shower Head $91
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

The ladder is also used as additional storage to hang towels while the hanging plant gives it a hint of nature below the light that pours through from the sunlight. The Justine Blakeney abstract art makes this room light up.

Sunland Artisans Decorative Wooden Log Kiva Blanket Ladder
Sunland Artisans Decorative Wooden Log Kiva Blanket Ladder $38
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

Mindell prioritizes storage in the corner with chic baskets that double as décor.

Xinh and Co. Gran Hierba Oaxacan Basket
Xinh and Co. Gran Hierba Oaxacan Basket $34
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

So many bathrooms rely on overhead downlights which aren't very flattering. Mindell wanted to change that by incorporating some softer lighting options. She collaborated with Sazerac Stitches to make these sconces which fit perfectly between the mirrors and help provide some kinder lighting when looking at yourself each morning.

World Market Light Peach Dot Ceramic Planter
World Market Light Peach Dot Ceramic Planter $12 $10
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Jeff Mindell ; DESIGN: Studio DIY

The hardware looks expensive but is actually really affordable. These faucets are from Amazon and look like they're out of a luxury showroom.

Delta Faucet Single Handle Wall Mount
Delta Faucet Single Handle Wall Mount $267
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