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.
Try the Faster Fix for Ugly Floors
If you're dreaming of tile but lack the budget (and desire) to spend a weekend getting caked in grout, take a page from Ross: two coats of dark paint—and three of polyurethane, to seal it—perfectly camouflage '60s-ish laminate floors. To keep the paint from scratching, Ross topped it with woven floor-mat tiles from World Market
. Since the neutral-toned mats cover most of the ground, you could skip the paint job altogether if you wanted.