5 Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeovers

HGTV fans, just like you, share how they added a lot of style to their bathrooms for very little cash.

  • Bathroom With Tiled Tub

    Before: Not-Bad Before

    Sleek and stylish, this master bathroom looks like an \"after\" before the makeover even begins. The space includes all necessary amenities but in Rate My Space user isabellaandmaxrooms' own words, it \"lacked personality.\"

  • Green Bathroom With Tiled Tub

    After: Even Better After

    Just a few key but relatively inexpensive updates make a dramatic difference. By simply updating the room's paint, lighting and accessories, the homeowners made a good thing even better. Design by Rate My Space user isabellaandmaxrooms.

  • Bathroom Ready for Budget-Friendly Makeover

    Before: Blast From the Past

    Honey oak cabinetry and hunter-green tile were all the rage — 30 years ago. Rate My Space user nesting has some work to do to bring this bathroom into the 21st century.

  • Baby Blue Brightens Bathroom

    After: Charming Transformation

    For less than $500, RMSer nesting completely changed the look of this bathroom. Beadboard wainscoting, a crisp, white tile countertop and several gallons of paint are to thank for the makeover. In her own words, when you're on a budget, \"paint is your friend.\"

  • 1980's Style Bathroom

    Before: Dark, Dated and Dingy

    A jetted tub is a luxurious feature in any bath, but this tub with dated green ceramic tile and dingy peach surrounding walls doesn't look like a tempting spot for a long soak. Photo by Rate My Space user mamma4x.

  • Spa-like Tub

    After: Spa-tacular Transformation

    Rate My Space user mamma4x completely changed the look of the tub area with a charming cottage-style makeover. In her words, \"This is the master bath in one of the houses that I flipped. Everything from the chandeliers to the marble floor was done for less than $1,000.\"

  • Strip Wall Tile Before Remodel Begins

    Before: A Leaky Mess

    Yuck — not exactly spa-like, a leaky shower in Rate My Space user Designgrl's bathroom needed immediate attention. Removing the existing none-too-fabulous tile was necessary to make repairs.

  • Black and White Bath Tile Wall

    After: Sleek and Clean

    After: Timeless black-and-white tile and shiny, new fixtures update this bathroom on a budget. Although the finished shower looks like a million bucks, RMSer Designgrl saved thousands by doing the work herself. She spent only $800 on materials to retile both the shower and bathroom floor. Surprisingly, she reports that this was her first time tiling. Looks like a job well done!

  • Small Pink Bathroom

    Before: Shabby But Not Chic

    Cramped, bland and a bit neglected, Rate My Space user jupiter926 actually used the term \"gross\" to describe this bathroom. We don't think it's quite that bad — but it could definitely use a makeover.

  • Green Spa-like Bathroom

    After: Minty Clean

    A tranquil green wall color is a refreshing change and gives the room a spa-like feel. A pedestal sink, in place of the pressboard vanity, takes up less space both visually and physically, making the room seem larger. Design by Rate My Space user jupiter926.

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