Bathroom Upgrades That Don't Cost $#@*!!!
Most people want to update this room more than any other—and it winds up costing on average $10,500 for a small master bath to $18,800 for a larger one—a recent study on Houzz.com found
. Here's how to spruce up yours for a fraction of the cost.
Cover Up the 'Cheap' Giveaway
Builder cabinets—the generic, unpainted-oak kind installed in just about every home in the '80s—are a common money-saver, but the prefabricated look can make your bathroom appear more like something from the set of 2 Broke Girls
than the Greyson Manor's on Revenge
. A couple coats of dark gray paint—like Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter or Chelsea Gray—is a refined way to cover up that faux-wood look, says interior designer Holly Mathis