Before & After: An Outdated Bathroom Gets a Stylish Makeover & a Door (Yes, a Door)

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Jennifer’s pink tile bathroom was a little outdated aesthetically, but more urgently, it lacked function. Like, didn’t have a door, lacked function. For under $3k Jennifer and her husband were able to add style and useability to the space.

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From Jenn: Our 1961 ranch only has two bathrooms, one of which was this sad pink nightmare. We’d spent six years in a pink bathroom in our previous apartment and 12 with another pink bathroom in this, our first house. When we fell into some Volkswagen Diesel emissions scandal money* we decided to make a change.

We spent approximately $2,700 for all labor and materials. This included having a plumber come in to move a pipe. We had a friend that lays tile on the side come help and my husband was his apprentice for the week. Mike then finished up the rest. Almost everything is off the shelf from Home Depot & Menards, except the sink, which we purchased from a restaurant supply website.

Things we did not have in the bathroom before: 1) a real ceiling 2) wired lights 3) a light switch 4) an outlet 5) a DOOR (Mike built a cool slider from scratch that takes up zero space. And closes!!!! Small miracles.)

This bathroom is our new little oasis in the basement. Now that the kids are bigger and actually like bathing, it’s been a game changer.

*we haven’t’ seen a dime of that yet btw, ahem VW.

Thank you, Jenn!