5 Unbelievable Bathroom Makeovers Under $2,000

updated Jul 16, 2020
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“Before and After” makeovers are such guilty pleasures—what’s more gratifying than fast-forwarding through all the hard work, and just seeing (and getting to comment on) the final result? Throw in a very small budget, and they become especially delicious food for thought. These bathroom projects don’t disappoint. As transformations go, they are pretty incredible for the money. Scroll through, and by all means, enjoy.

One of the Best $2K Makeovers Ever

It’s hard to believe this entire makeover was completed for less than $2,000. A lot of that was spent on items that are invisible (electricity, plumbing), which are surely great, but it’s the visible work that’s amazing: the refinished tub that looks sparkling new, and the stenciled floors. It’s a lot of style for the dollar. See more of this budget bathroom here.

A Rental Upgrade for Under $500

Megan is a renter and really wanted to spruce up her bathroom. She invested in a few key items, found a bunch of thrifted decor, and painted the space in a new dramatic way. Check out the rest of this serious stylish bathroom, and see exactly what she bought on her budget.

An Amazing New Bathroom for Only $1K

This bathroom looked as if it hadn’t been touched since the ’70s or ’80s. Beyond the dated decor, the vanity counter was extremely low and needed an upgrade. Courtney got everything done —wallpaper, new vanity, lighting, and paint—for under $1,000.

A Pretty Room for an Unbelievable Price

Rachel’s first floor powder room started with old, chalky tile (that she could never quite get clean), damaged wallpaper, and a yellowed, excessively large vanity that dwarfed the room. The newly renovated bath is now clean and classic, with wall paneling, small hex tiles, and a pedestal sink—all for a price tag of $965. You can see all the details, the budget breakdown, and more photos on the original post.

Our $500 Rental Bathroom Makeover

Erika’s bathroom makeover was controversial to say the least. But when we set out to inject her sad rental with some personality, we also added function, storage, color, and style. We got it all done for about $500, and it’s a big leap forward from the gross, icky space she had before.

(Image credit: Karen Palmer)