8 DIY Upgrades & Fixes for Builder Grade Bathrooms

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So many of us have builder basic grade bathrooms that are totally fine, but need something to make them more homey and personal. Here are eight cosmetic —and not costly — changes that can substantially impact your space, but are easy to implement.

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1. Add wainscoting for texture and architectural interest; it’s cheaper than tile and easy to install.

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2. For a quick and fun fix, you can always add some brightly-colored contact paper to the toe kick, as seen on Joy's studio.

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3. Frame out the mirror (and get rid of those ubiquitous mirror clips), with help from Jenna Sue Designs.

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4. Glitter and Goat Cheese shows how far new hardware and a fresh coat of paint can go in a bathroom.

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5. Centsational Girl added bun feet to her stock style vanity during a larger remodeling effort.

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6. Ashley over at Edible Perspective added some simple trim to otherwise flat cabinet doors and it made a huge difference.

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7. Tall people will love Remodelaholic's tutorial for raising a vanity higher than the standard height.

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8. Ana White shows you how to install a step stool into your existing vanity, making it more child-friendly.

(Image credits: Adrienne Breaux; Oh Joy; Jenna Sue Designs; Glitter and Goat Cheese; Centsational Girl; Edible Perspective; Remodelaholic; Ana White)