Bathroom Makeovers on a Budget

Bathroom Makeovers on a Budget

Janel Laban
Mar 8, 2010

Taking an outdated bath and bringing it into the current decade style-wise is one of those dream projects for anyone living with outdated bathroom fixtures, cabinets and tile. And no, we're not talking about vintage baths with great pre-mid-century tilework - we're thinking bad 70s formica. How low can you go with the budget and still get a complete new look makeover for your bath?

Three staffers at Better Homes & Gardens took the challenge and their makeovers are part of an extensive slideshow at BHG.

A small taste, shown above, left to right:

1 A tiny 1950s bathroom was updated with grasscloth wallpaper and a dark brown and white color scheme. Project total $1650. The tub was resurfaced for just $175, to create a neutral white bath surround.

2 & 3 The $1635 makeover in this bath included a mix of simple white fixtures and tile with some colorful glass mosaic mixed in throughout. Stainless steel and handpainted accents give it personailty.

4 & 5 A 1980s bathroom got a remodel for just over $2000. One of the updates were these sage green mosaic glass tiles which replaced "faux-tile" paneling.

Click over to BHG to view the entire slideshow, with info.

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