8 Bathroom Makeovers From Fave HGTV Designers

Browse photos to see how your favorite HGTV designers — Candice Olson, Sarah Richardson, Vern Yip, Angelo Surmelis and John Gidding — turn shabby bathrooms into chic spaces.
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November 25, 2014

Before: Dingy and Dated

This small bath had definitely seen better days when designer Sarah Richardson accepted the challenge of reimagining the space.

After: Cottage Charmer

Sarah added a vintage claw-foot tub, traditional marble hexagonal tile floor, cheery splashes of yellow and a big dose of her signature sophisticated yet relaxed style.

Before: Decidedly Dated

Design diva Candice Olson has her work cut out for her; this is a large bathroom and every surface and fixture in the room is due for a design intervention.

After: Spa-aah!

Dated no more, this bathroom is now a relaxing retreat where the homeowners can wash away the day's stress in style. From the watery color palette to the waterfall showerhead, Candice created a finished result that is simply divine.

Before: Unusual Angles

A bump-out shelf and pitched wall in this small bathroom create a challenge for designer John Gidding.

After: Floor-to-Ceiling Storage

John has a clever solution: Add custom-built shelves that provide handy storage for colorful toiletries while disguising the room's oddly shaped wall.

Before: No Specific Style

Spacious and functional, this bathroom includes all the amenities the homeowners need but is lacking design direction. Designer Vern Yip is up for the challenge.

After: Perfectly Zen

Vern gave the room exotic Asian flair with tranquil green paint, a sleek dual vanity, charcoal gray tile and a modern glass-surround shower.

Before: Builder Basic

This master bath offers high-end features but lacks flair. It's a perfect blank slate for designer Angelo Surmelis.

After: Romantic, Parisian-Inspired Retreat

Ooh-la-la! Angelo begins this bathroom's makeover from blasé to trés chic by adding a sophisticated tone-on-tone paint treatment, close-mount chandelier and wall-mounted fireplace. The cozy bench seating and homeowner's photography hung gallery-style add a personal touch and give this master bath the feel of a Parisian salon.

Before: Bland Bathroom

This bathroom isn't terrible, it just doesn't shine. Run-of-the-mill features such as the stock cabinets and antique white walls make this bathroom forgettable. Designer John Gidding has a few tricks in mind to give this bathroom a fresh feel.

After: Budget-Friendly Fix

John transforms this bath on a budget. Spa-blue paint on the walls and a darker shade on the existing cabinets freshen up the room for less than $50.00 while inexpensive floating shelves provide storage space for toiletries.

Before: Spacious But Short on Style

This expansive master bathroom is an odd mix of gold fixtures, false windows, pink granite and funky tile. Designer Angelo Surmelis thinks this massive bathroom is falling short of its full potential.

After: Thoroughly Modern Master

Angelo decided that a total gut job was in order. The new space was given a sleek, modern look with floor-to-ceiling Carrera marble walls contrasted against a gray stone floor and custom, espresso-stained walnut wall panels.

Before: Too-Bright Bath

Designer John Gidding feels this lime-green wall color may be a bit too bright.

After: Hip Update

Tiny mosaic tiles applied in a banded pattern give this small bathroom an eye-catching makeover. John adds floating shelves above the toilet to provide much-needed storage.

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