Small bathroom makeover ideas with bathroom remodel pictures to inspire you with budget-friendly and doable bathroom updating.
I have a few before and after bathroom makeovers under my belt from one where I Make $8 Decorative Feet to update a Boring Vanity Cabinet to only spending $265 Budget on a full Bathroom Makeover in my previous house.
The most recent Bathroom Makeover is where I transformed a piece of hand-me-down furniture into a sink vanity to save on costs.
Today I have a small, but pretty bathroom makeover to share with you.
Small Bathroom Decorating Ideas
Here was my inspiration board to makeover the small bathroom that I use for guests.
Bathroom Makeover BEFORE
This second floor bathroom was a little bit 1980’s…
…with a few 1970’s touches underneath?
We were hoping after ripping the vanity out that the tile floor would be under it, but as you can see it was not, so we needed to put in new flooring.
Small Bathroom Makeover AFTER
Now the bathroom is cheery blue and white with a few pink touches. :-) The biggest change came by adding this vanity. It is from Lowes and called Andover. It fit perfectly along the wall in the small bath.
How I Made Over A Small Bathroom
What I loved most about the vanity? It required no DIY skills to make it. I enjoy DIY’ing, but when something is so perfect and doesn’t require it, what a treat!
It was delivered in a big crate. Luckily when it arrived, my youngest was visiting along with her boyfriend. His muscle and Ed’s made it possible to get it up the steps to the second floor of the house. It came intact with the marble top and sink, so it was heavy.
The vanity also came with a matching wood framed mirror, but it did not fit above the vanity since the ceiling is slanted. I gave it to my oldest daughter to use in her new house. I replaced it with this mirror framed mirror.
All we had to do for the vanity was slide it into the space with disc sliders and add a faucet.
Adding Glass Knobs to the Sink Vanity
I did do one small style change on the vanity. It came with pewter style knobs that were not my style. I changed them out with glass knobs.
The next big change was the floor. We had planned to keep the original tile, but when we removed the old vanity we found no tile under it so we had to add a new floor.
I used the same NuCore Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring that I used in my Studioffice, Hallway of Darkness, and Powder Room.
I receive many questions about this flooring. I LOVE it. It is easy to care for and doesn’t wear. It has a texture to it that adds a rustic quality.
It is very easy to install. It can go over sub-flooring or even existing flooring, so we didn’t have to demo the tile. We did have to buy a new white marble door threshold and then added new baseboards all around the room.
The Walls Are Stenciled
On the walls, I added horizontal planks on the bottom half.
- You learn how I did it in this post: DIY Wall Plank Shiplap.
It was the affordable answer to the expensive wallpaper I liked and showed you on my inspiration board.
It is just the look I was after.
The overall design camouflages the rough walls very well.
- Learn how I stenciled the walls to look like wallpaper in this post: Create Faux Wallpaper With a Stencil
I wanted to make the small room to be light and bright to give guests a pampered hotel spa experience. I chose a white hotel shower curtain. I had the rings from my previous house. They look silver in the photo, but they are clear glass balls.
After the big changes were made, I had fun adding a few decorative accessories to the room…
…from Birch Lane.
As well as items I already had.
The room is complete except for the entry door hardware. I was hoping to get the shiny chrome door hardware I ordered in time for this post, but will add it to the door and door jam when it arrives.
This room is the first room you see when you head up the staircase to the second floor. Seeing it is a welcoming sight now.
To see the guest bedroom that goes with this bathroom: Color Lovers Guest Bedroom Makeover
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