5 Things Every 'Fixer Upper'-Inspired Farmhouse Bathroom Needs

Love Joanna's farmhouse-style baths? Here's how to bring 'Fixer Upper' style to your home.

Rustic Wood Barn Door and Double Vanity Bathroom With White Tile Wall

Rustic Barn Door Opens to Master Bathroom

A rustic barn door leads into this remodeled master bathroom. Crisp white subway tile provides a timeless backdrop, and round mirrors add visual interest.

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Photo by: Erik Rank

Erik Rank

We all covet Chip and Joanna's farmhouse-chic style and have even contemplated buying a fixer upper in Waco in hopes the couple will renovate it someday. Although that may seem far fetched, incorporating this rustic style into your own home isn't. Giving your entire home a complete farmhouse overhaul can take time though, so start with a small room like a guest bath or powder room. Keep reading to see our top five features to add in your bathroom for a complete Fixer Upper look.


Sheet Metal Wall Art

Master Bathroom With a Personal Touch

Chip and Joanna Gaines had the homeowners' favorite quote etched in sheet metal and hung as an art piece in their master bathroom for them to reflect on everyday, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper

From: Fixer Upper

It wouldn't be Fixer Upper-inspired without shiplap, right? Joanna often finds it under the drywall in old homes, or adds repurposed shiplap for vintage farmhouse style. If you aren't sold on wall-to-wall shiplap, go for a more subtle approach with an accent wall or beadboard.

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Repurposed Furniture

A close up of the double sinks in the remodeled master bathroom of the newly renovated Ferguson home, as seen on FIxer Upper. (after)

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Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

Farmhouse style is often associated with giving an old, unused piece of furniture a new purpose. Here, a large antique dresser is transformed into a double-sink vanity. Visit local antique shops and flea markets to find a piece that will work for your space.

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An Earthy Color Palette

Blue Double Sink Vanity

Double Sink Vanity in Master Bathroom

This double sink vanity is featured in the master bathroom of the newly renovated Dansby home, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

From: Fixer Upper

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

This rustic style is about making a space feel open and airy, so keep the color palette neutral and bright. Add interest through texture and nature-inspired accents, instead.

Barn-Inspired Accents

Vintage Sliding Barn Door in Bathroom

Master Bathroom With Vintage Sliding Barn-Door

An original vintage sliding barn-door was retained and incorporated into the design for the new master bath, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

From: Fixer Upper

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

Sensitive Restoration

Sensitive Restoration

Updating an old house takes a certain finesse. The trick is to respect the architecture without making the spaces look like period rooms in a museum. In the design of the bathroom of a restored 19th century farmhouse, architect Kate Johns hit the perfect balance between yesterday and today, using new materials to create a period-appropriate — yet fresh and modern — look. “We used a custom vanity designed to look like a farm work table with a marble top. Painted wide beadboard paneling and a recessed wood-framed medicine cabinet with industrial galvanized steel lights complete the aesthetic,” she says. The team also restored the original wide-plank wood floors.

Add details like a barn door or aluminum pendant lighting. (You can leave the hay and farm animals behind.)

'Fixer Upper' Flips a Barn

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Wood Details

Bathroom with Ship Lap Walls

Modern Farmhouse Guest Bath

Designed with outdoor access to the pool and outdoor shower in mind, the ship lap walls and reclaimed wood whitewash vanity are perfect for this accessible bathroom.

Photo by: Jim Tschetter

Jim Tschetter

Weathered wood is a staple in rustic design. Showcase this textured beauty with a large piece like a vanity or something small and simple like a framed wood mirror.

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