The Under $250 “Work With What We’ve Got” Bathroom Makeover

updated Dec 19, 2019
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Makeover by: Paige
Location: Naperville, Illinois

My husband and I just finished our latest project: updating our main bathroom for under $250. We went back and forth about doing a larger renovation in here, but in the end we decided to work with what we had first. If we could get it to look great with minimal labor for us, then why not try it?

(Image credit: Little Nostalgia)

We replaced the counter top (which was veined with purple! before), faucet, and mirror; painted the walls; lightened the grout on the floor; and upgraded the bath mat. I’m really impressed with how far our budget went, and it just goes to show that sometimes “making it work” (shout-out to Tim Gunn!) is the right call. We did the work ourselves, which also helped keep the cost down.

Here’s the budget breakdown:

counter top — Lowes — $99
faucet — Lowes — $39
mirror — IKEA — $49
paint — Lowes — $27
grout renewal — Home Depot — $12
caulk — Lowes — $6
bath mat — IKEA — $10

More info and photos on the project can be found on Paige’s blog: Little Nostalgia

Thanks, Paige!

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