Before: Sponge-Painted and Outdated
An old toilet and vanity mixed with heavy sponge-painted walls made this bathroom a prime makeover candidate.
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After: Gorgeous Gray
The homeowner steered clear of major plumbing work by keeping the room’s layout the same. Moroccan cement floor tiles, from
, almost read like a fine rug. Ditching the sponge-painted effect for
‘s penny tiles delivered the biggest impact space-wise. The homeowner also swapped out the dated vanity for a classic
pedestal sink; an efficient commode by
replaced the old water-wasting toilet. A custom medicine cabinet hangs in the powder room, along with a towel rack from
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Before: Basic and Bland
Orange walls and an odd layout made this
bathroom unwelcoming and uncomfortable.
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After: Vintage Farmhouse Vibes
Antique sconces and a vintage tub bring back a sense of history to the space.
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After: Luxurious Shower
Removing the tiny tub made way for an extra-large shower space. The ceiling-mounted curtain (a custom cotton panel with a waterproof liner) creates the illusion of higher ceilings.
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Before: Blank and Boring
Blank and boring, the bathroom in this
needed a makeover in a big way.
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After: Rustic Accent Wall
This once-dreary bathroom is now a highlight of the house, thanks to its rustic accent wall. Made of 2-inch-thick wooden slices glued and nailed to a plywood backing, the mosaic mimics the look of stacked firewood, adding warm woodsy contrast to the rest of the room’s white walls. In lieu of windows, a pair of skylights bathes this space with cheerful, flattering light from above.
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Before: Builder Basic
This tract home’s master bath looked the same as it did when it was built in 1998.
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After: Full of Personality
By retaining the master bath’s layout, thie homeowner avoided the expense of moving plumbing lines, relying instead on cosmetic updates. One change: a single sink console, made possible by closing off a secondary closet entrance. The exterior door opens straight onto the pasture.
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Before: Cramped and Boring
This basic bath lacked personality and space!
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After: Simply Luxurious
Gutting the second-story crawl space doubled the master bath’s square footage. The area is kitted out with a dual shower and a claw-foot tub from
, all finished with fittings from
, a local hardware store. The hanging basket, once used by miners, holds toiletries. The homeowners widened the window opening, and tilted the floor at a slight slant for drainage.
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Before: Pre-Reno Mess
Since this home was originally divided into multiple residences, it didn’t come with a true master suite. So, the homeowners converted a former studio apartment, shown here. After the renovation, it not only had a master bath, but three and a half others, too.
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After: Post-Reno Glow
The finished renovation resulted in this luxurious retreat, with a claw-foot tub by
, clean white walls, and farmhouse style beadboard wainscoting.
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Before: Dark Disaster
This overcrowded upstairs bathroom lightened up after a major renovation. The homeowner ripped out the plastic shower and tub, and moved a new sink and toilet into its place.
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After: Touch of Tiffany Blue
A claw-foot tub from
now offers a view. The room’s dark wainscoting got a fresh makeover with white paint, while a coat of Tiffany blue livens up the top half of the walls. Angled tile replaced the outdated linoleum floor.
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Before: White and Wood
When the owners of this weekend house first saw this bathroom, they knew it wouldn’t take much labor or investment to freshen it up. Paint could easily lighten the space, but the biggest concern was the mosaic-tile floor, which looked drab.
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After: Light and White
By choosing a wall paint that helped highlight the gray tiles in the floor, the owners brightened the room and turned a drawback into a blessing. Soft gray walls highlight the gray tiles in the floor, brightening the room. Combined with white, the room feels radiant. A new pedestal sink adds original charm to the space, while natural elements like fern wall art and a wood table reinforce the country theme.
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Before: Basic and Understated
Think outside the box. Rooms can have complete reincarnations, with surprising results. This room functioned as the master bedroom until a new owner saw potential for something more.
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After: Bath Beauty
The bedroom was transformed into a stunning bath, with a glass shower enclosure that maintained the room’s expansive, wide-open feel. Limestone tiles were brought in to make up the shower’s floor, and subway tiles were used to cover its walls.
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