7 Before and After Bathroom Makeovers You Can Do in a Weekend

Bathroom sinks and vanities get more use than any other fixture in your house. It’s no wonder they can look tired and run-down after five or 10 years. Fortunately, changing up a bathroom is relatively easy. We'll show you 7 bathroom makeovers before and after to give you an idea of what you can do in a weekend!

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before and after out dated bathroom

Spa Oasis Bathroom: Before

The photo above showcases what the bathroom looked like before the remodel. The original fixtures were starting to reveal their age and the decor was especially outdated. We’ll show you the step-by-step techniques to do the whole job in a day or a weekend if you decide to tile behind the sink as we did.

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Bathroom makeover after blue teal tile wall

Spa Oasis Bathroom: After

Replacing a vanity with a wall-hung sink is one of the best ways to make a small bathroom feel roomier. As the floor space opens up, the room becomes brighter and easier to clean. And it’s the perfect time to update the lights, mirror and perhaps the medicine cabinet as well. The tradeoff, of course, is a loss of storage space. So as part of a bath remodel, consider adding a larger medicine cabinet/mirror, a small freestanding cabinet or even cabinetry or shelving above the toilet to handle the stuff you used to store in the vanity. Make the best use of your limited bathroom space with these storage and organizing tips.

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Bathroom Shelving: Before

Bathrooms never have enough storage or shelf space. Where do you display knickknacks, let alone store unsightly items like extra toilet paper, blow dryers, curling irons, and cans, soaps and bottles? Once you’ve filled up the vanity, how do you squeeze more storage into a small bathroom? We’ll show you how to install a large medicine cabinet in the wall, add glass shelves over your toilet (or anywhere else you want them) and install built-in pantry cabinets. Whether you decide to upgrade your bathroom with one of these projects or all three, you’ll make your bathroom more functional.

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bathroom shelving after

Bathroom Shelving: After

Upsize existing storage space by replacing that tiny medicine cabinet or mirror with a larger, surface-mounted cabinet. And utilize the space you have by adding glass shelving to the “dead” space over the toilet. You can also steal space from an adjoining room or closet by insetting kitchen pantry cabinets (or tall utility cabinets) into the wall. Installing a new medicine cabinet and shelving is easy and fast. Each project takes less than an hour. For these simple projects, you’ll only need a screw gun and a 2-ft. level.

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bathroom sink remodel before

Powder Room: Before

Make your cramped bathroom feel more spacious and stylish by tearing out the old vanity and sink and installing a new pedestal sink. It’s the easiest way to remodel a bathroom. This simple change-out will make your entire bathroom will feel fresh and new again.

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Bathroom remodel pedestal sink

Powder Room: After

Replacing your old vanity cabinet with a pedestal sink is one of the quickest and easiest ways to remodel a bathroom. And the pedestal sink makes a bathroom feel bigger. To complement the new sink, you can add new lights and mirror for even greater impact.

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bathroom vinyl floor cleaning outdated before

Bathroom Floor: Before

Give your old, worn out vinyl floor a new look with elegant tile. We’ll show you how to save hundreds of dollars by installing the floor yourself. Even if you don’t have any tile experience, you can tile your bathroom floor in a weekend and end up with a great looking, durable floor. Learn how to install a ceramic tile floor.

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bathroom tile floor after

Bathroom Floor: After

Whether you’re replacing an old shabby bathroom flooring tile or installing a new one, you can’t beat ceramic or stone tile for durability and appearance. When laid properly, it’s virtually a forever floor tiling that requires almost no care and maintenance. And you can select materials from a vast array of colors and textures.

Everyone wants a bathroom that’s spacious, functional and gorgeous. A spa retreat right in your own home. This collection of 21 beautiful bathrooms will inspire you and help you plan that perfect in-house retreat you’ve been dreaming of.

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Bathroom Vanity Facelift: Before

Sinks and vanities get more use than any other fixture in your house. It’s no wonder they can look tired and run-down after five or 10 years. Fortunately, changing a vanity is relatively easy, and if you paint the walls at the same time, you can achieve a stunning transformation. We’ll show you how to remove the old cabinet and plumbing, choose and install a new vanity, sink, faucets and countertop.

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bathroom vanity upgrade after

Bathroom Vanity Facelift: After

Give your bathroom a dramatic makeover in one long weekend by replacing the vanity cabinet, sink and faucets. Changing a vanity is relatively easy. All you need are basic carpentry and plumbing skills. And if you paint the walls at the same time, you can achieve a stunning transformation.

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Before and after bathroom vanity upgrade demolition

Vessel Sink Bathroom Refresh: Before

Remodel a small bathroom and make it feel bigger with a table-mounted vessel sink and wall mounted faucet. The vessel sink and wall-mount faucet cost more than standard off-the-shelf plumbing fixtures. But the combined cost of the table and plumbing fixtures we show is about the same as if you purchased a top-quality vanity cabinet, solid-surface vanity top and high-end faucet. And you’ll save at least half the cost of a professional bath remodel by doing the work yourself.

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before and after bathroom vessel sink remodel

Vessel Sink Bathroom Refresh: After

This is a surefire way to give your half bath a dramatic new look. Combine your choice of furniture with one of these basin-type sinks for a unique, custom-styled bath redo. This modern version of your great-grandma’s wash basin creates an eclectic style that looks great in contemporary or traditional settings. We replaced all the fixtures, put down a new wood floor and tiled behind the sink, from floor to ceiling.

Just because you have a small bathroom doesn’t mean you can’t be creative and smart! Learn how to make a small bathroom look bigger.

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Bathroom storage cabinet before

Built-In Bath Cabinet: Before

Create the perfect space to keep all your bath products organized and easy to reach. Since this cabinet is recessed into the wall, you won’t lose any valuable floor space.  This project is a great introduction to basic cabinet-building skills. It’s a simple box with a face frame attached to the front. You buy the doors in the style that best fits your bathroom décor and mount them to the face frame.

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Built-In Bath Cabinet: After

If you’re short on bathroom storage space, this built-in cabinet could be just the ticket. It’s large and spacious, yet the shallow depth allows easy viewing and access to all of the contents. No more digging around in drawers or the dark corners of linen closets to find what you need.