Quick Bathroom Refreshes

Quick Bathroom Refreshes

Take your bathroom from blah to beautiful in just a few days. These bathrooms show you how to “make over” your bathroom in a weekend without a GC.blog-june-0-225x300

Blank Canvas to Beautiful

Monochromatic surfaces made this 9×5-foot bath boring and the laminate floor planks weren’t suitable for the wet environment. Porcelain tile, painted stripes and polished accessories will create eye-pleasing contrast.

blog-june2-225x300New porcelain tiles on the floor look great and provide a water-resistant surface that’s smarter for stepping out of the shower.

Painted stripes in cream and taupe create the look of wallpaper without the concern of future peeling in this moist environment. By alternating cream and taupe colors from a similar hue, it results in added interest without overwhelming the space. Wider stripes help transform a small space to feeling larger. Simple black-framed, graphic artwork pops against the subtle wall tones.




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A ready-made vanity would have been too deep to fit in this 3×8-foot bath, and a custom-made cabinet wasn’t in the budget.

The solution? Retro fit a petite table to serve as the vanity. You can locate amazing finds at your local Habitat for Humanity Stores, local furniture stores or specialty décor shops in your area.

This weathered patina and X-shape designs on the sides and back made the table look like a European antique, but the $150 price tag made it affordable. Adding a vessel sink and wall-mount faucet, and pairing the vanity with an oval mirror, painted with an aged pewter and antique gold finish, creates a polished look for this vanity corner.

Closing thoughts…

If you want to upgrade and refresh your bathroom, but only have a modest budget…… don’t feel discouraged, there are so many creative ways you can do it yourself and save the expense of hiring a GC.  You just have to be willing to take the time to invest some sweat equity and use your creative juices.

Houzz and Pinterest are wonderful places to look for ideas and get inspired on what you want to recreate. I know you can do it! Still not convinced? Short on time?  Then contact us at Usable Space Interiors and we will help you… one way or another you are going to get that bathroom oasis you want and deserve!