7 Incredibly Easy Bathroom Makeovers
Get inspired by these incredible before and after renovations that have turned even the dreariest bathrooms into spa-like retreats. (Don't worry, they're easy!)
If You Have 15 Minutes...
Organize your messy vanity. The easiest way to make your bathroom feel more inviting is to clear out the clutter with this budget-friendly approach, says Jennifer of the blog I Heart Organizing
: Use old soup and paint cans as holders. She stored brushes, hair tools (the cans are heat resistant) and beauty supplies in them to keep things neat and easily accessible.
Get Jennifer's under-sink bathroom organizer tutorial
If You Have 1 Hour...
Camouflage outdated faucets. Allie, the blogger behind Crafty Allie
, took run-of-the-mill fixtures and spray-painted them with Rust-Oleum oil-rubbed bronze metallic
, which quickly shifted things from polished to rustic.
Get Allie's spray-painted faucet tutorial
If You Have 3 Hours...
Organize reading materials with a wall-mounted rack. This easy DIY, from Jessica of Four Generations One Roof
blog will streamline your stuff and add character to an otherwise empty wall.
Get Jessica's magazine rack tutorial
If You Have 5 Hours...
Give your unframed mirror an easy facelift. Instead of buying a pricey new one, Alicia, the blogger behind Thrifty and Chic
, spent only $13 on supplies to make a wood frame for her existing mirror that made it feel instantly like a custom piece.
Get Alicia's framed mirror tutorial
If You Have 1 Day...
Panel your bathtub. If your room lacks character—or you need to hide a builder-grade acrylic tub—molding adds charm and distracts from outdated elements. In My Own Style
blogger Diane, made a wood frame and added bead board to give her basic bathroom a sophisticated aesthetic.
Get Diane's decorative bathtub molding tutorial
If You Have 2.5 Days...
Add floating shelves. Contemporary open shelves not only provide extra storage space for your toiletries, but they also give you room to display decorative accessories—an easy alternative to hanging artwork. Kimberly, of Turning It Home
, traded in her clunky metal shelves for floating ones she built with scrap wood and hung with upside down L-brackets.
Get Kimberly's faux-floating wood shelves tutorial
If You Have 3 Days...
Give your vanity some personality. Cristina, of Remodelando La Casa's
vanity was still functional, so to revamp it, she simply removed the doors and painted it dark brown. Then, to give it the look of a custom piece of furniture, she added modern silver towel holders and feet to the base.
Get Cristina's vanity upgrade tutorial