Bathroom Renovation Ideas: 20+ Ideas to Make Your Bathroom Look Amazing

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Are you looking for bathroom renovation ideas and tips ? then this article for you

The bathroom renovation is generally expensive and daunting project. Many people prefer to go through builders, especially if it is necessary to change the plumbing, the tiling …

But with the right ideas and inspiration, you can transform your bathroom yourself, while saving money on your budget. Discover how these bloggers and instagrammers have renovated their bathrooms through these 13 before / after.

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1 – A lick of paint and a new floor

Yianoula, a 36-year-old mother, took advantage of the confinement to tackle the renovation of her bathroom. “I was inspired to do this project after seeing renovations on Instagram”. As she continued her research, she discovered how to use paint to repaint furniture facades. His advice “take inspiration from the colors and shades on the internet, test with samples before you start”.

BEFORE: a functional but old-fashioned bathroom

Before: this bathroom needs a renovation to bring it up to date
Before: this bathroom needs a renovation to bring it up to date (latestdeals.co.uk)
  • the facades do not enhance the bathroom, the tiling is old-fashioned.

AFTER: a trendy, pleasant and colorful bathroom

After: a completely renovated bathroom with a budget of less than 150 €
After: a fully renovated bathroom on a budget of less than 150 € (latestdeals.co.uk)
  • a new paint for the bathroom furniture, a pink color for the bathtub, a new floor with an easy-to-install adhesive coating.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 130 $.

  • painting
  • adhesive tile
  • bathtub bridge
  • wooden bath mat

2 – A renovation to illuminate a dark bathroom

You really have to see it to believe it. This renovation is inspiring as the change before / after is striking.

BEFORE: a functional bathroom but lacking in light

Before: this bathroom is functional, but lacks light
Before: this bathroom is functional, but lacks light (instagram @ thehalfdonehouse)
  • this bathroom is functional but lacks natural light to be really pleasant, the alcove is an interesting architectural element, but encloses the tub even more.

AFTER: a chic and very bright bathroom

After: difficult to recognize the bathroom renovated after work
After: hard to recognize the renovated bathroom after renovation (instagram @ thehalfdonehouse)
  • a renovation which lasted 1 year, the bathroom benefits from a natural light with the installation of a large Velux, the marble tiling and the dark paint of the ceiling brings a chic and modern touch.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is $ 8,000.

  • Velux
  • marble tile
  • painting

3 – A big renovation in a very small space

Blogger Dabito ( oldbrandnew.com ) wanted “a big impact in the small bathroom”. And when we see the result before / after, we can say that it is successful. He started by selecting materials and accessories, instead of colors (which is usually the case with renovations). For the choice of painting, he was inspired by the trees in his garden!

BEFORE: a small white bathroom that lacks style

Before: a white bathroom, simple but lacking in character
Before: a white bathroom, simple but lacking in character (instagram @ dabito)
  • this pre-renovation bathroom is already nice, but it lacks character, too much white, not enough colors.

AFTER: an elegant bathroom with graphic tiling

After: inspiring result for this renovation where the walk-in shower replaces the bathtub
After: inspiring result for this renovation where the walk-in shower replaces the bathtub (instagram @ dabito)
  • the walk-in shower replaces the bathtub, the graphic tiling with patterns on the floor brings character to the bathroom, the green paint and the wooden cabinet blend perfectly, the golden elements (light fixture, faucet and shower column) bring the luxury touch.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is $ 9,000.

  • graphic tiling
  • wooden washbasin cabinet
  • golden faucet
  • golden mirror
  • golden light
  • golden shower column
  • painting

4 – A graphic & colorful bathroom renovation

We don’t necessarily think of the color pink to renovate a bathroom, but with a little imagination, it’s the little extra that makes the difference. Tip: Find out how tiling, similar on the shower walls and on the floor, helps to visually expand the room.

BEFORE: an opaque shower cabin and a regular bathroom

Before: a pre-renovation bathroom that is sorely lacking in personality
Before: a pre-renovation bathroom that is sorely lacking in personality (instagram @ demiliodesign)
  • the corner shower cabin does not enhance the space, the bathroom before renovation is sorely lacking in charm.

AFTER: an open, colorful and graphic bathroom

After: pink paint, graphic tiling and transparent cabin, the renovation is a winner for this bathroom
After: pink paint, graphic tiling and transparent cabin, the renovation is a winner for this bathroom (instagram @ demiliodesign)
  • the pink paint brings personality to the bathroom, the graphic tiling contrasts with the color of the walls, the transparent shower enclosure opens up the space.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 5000 $.

  • glazed shower cubicle
  • painting
  • graphic tiling

5 – An old-fashioned bathroom renovated from A to Z

Mylène, from the blog tiboudnez.com , renovated her bathroom in 2015, but the look remains very current. This is a complete renovation with an enlargement of the room, addition of a toilet, installation of a new bathtub and new metro-style tiling. “We therefore enlarged the room by encroaching on the landing on the first floor”.

BEFORE: a bathroom with green paint

Before: a dismal and dated bathroom with green paint
Before: a dismal and dated bathroom with green paint (tiboudnez.com)
  • a small, old-fashioned and dismal bathroom, old-fashioned green paint, no toilet and tub too small.

AFTER: a bright bathroom with a large bathtub

After: 6 years after the renovation, this bathroom remains pleasant and trendy
After: 6 years after the renovation, this bathroom remains pleasant and trendy (tiboudnez.com)
  • a skylight and white tiling for light, installation of a toilet and installation of a larger bathtub.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 2000 $.

  • floor and wall tiles Castorama
  • IKEA furniture and lighting

6 – A chic and inexpensive renovation within everyone’s reach

Jodie used adhesive tiles to renovate her bathroom on a low budget. “My bathroom was really dark, mundane and colorless”. To complete the renovation with the decorative touch, a few plants and bamboo objects are enough to bring a Scandinavian style, much appreciated by the owner. Jodie adds “it’s amazing how a new floor radically changes the look of the room”.

BEFORE: a banal and charmless bathroom

Before: the bathroom floor is ordinary, charmless
Before: the bathroom floor is ordinary, charmless (Jodie Berry)
  • a banal bathroom, relatively dark and ordinary, a tiling that does not highlight the bathroom.

AFTER: an express renovation with a new floor

After: a new style in the bathroom with adhesive tiles
After: a new style in the bathroom with adhesive tiles (Jodie Berry)
  • the floor is covered with a black and white adhesive coating, some bamboo decorative objects and plants for the decorative touch.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is $ 100.

  • adhesive coating imitation cement tiles
  • bamboo decorative objects

7 – A shower replaces the hip bath

Alexandra, from the blog mademoisellemodeuse.com , has embarked on the renovation of her bathroom as much for the style aspect as for the functional side. “The colors of the room and the arrangement of the furniture did not suit us”. On the advice of a craftsman, she avoided installing metro tiling “its maintenance is complicated in the long term”, she preferred a similar alternative but with larger dimensions.

BEFORE: break everything to redo everything

Before: nothing is kept for the renovation of this bathroom
Before: nothing is kept for the renovation of this bathroom (mademoisellemodeuse.com)
  • a not very functional hip bath, none of the elements are preserved, a renovation with major work, everything broken to redo everything.

AFTER: a retro-inspired white and black bathroom

After: breaking everything to redo everything, this renovated bathroom is a total transformation
After: breaking everything to redo everything, this renovated bathroom is a total transformation (mademoisellemodeuse.com)
  • a new cement-tile style tiling on the floor, a white IKEA washbasin cabinet, a brushed metal frame shower cabin with semi-opaque walls, a retro-style faucet.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 5000 $.

  • brushed metal shower cubicle
  • IKEA washbasin cabinet
  • tile cement tiles
  • retro style faucet

8 – A renovation following a leak in the bathroom

It was a leak that forced this bathroom renovation. The damaged floor absolutely had to be changed. This uncomfortable situation turned into the perfect opportunity to completely redo the bathroom, which badly needed it.

BEFORE: an old bathroom with damaged floors due to flooding

Before: renovating a bathroom after a leak
Before: renovation of a bathroom after a leak (Facebook Group Mums Who Build)
  • the leak forced the renovation of this bathroom, an 80s style decor.

AFTER: a modern and chic bathroom

A chic and modern bathroom renovation
After: a chic and modern bathroom renovation (Facebook Group Mums Who Build)
  • a modern and chic style, a rounded bathtub that allows better circulation and optimizes the layout, new tiling for the floor and walls and a white washbasin cabinet.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 5000 $.

  • rounded tub
  • floor tile
  • washbasin cabinet
  • round mirror

9 – A trendy bathroom after the renovation

How to transform an ordinary bathroom into a trendy bathroom? This before / after provides some answers. The first clue is the installation of vertical tiles!

BEFORE: a bathroom to completely renovate

Before: a bathroom that needs a total renovation
Before: a bathroom in dire need of a total renovation (instagram @ megmonde)
  • following the purchase of a house, this bathroom is not adapted to the tastes of the new owners, everything has to be redone!

AFTER: A beautiful trendy bathroom

After: this bathroom renovation has everything good, from the choice of tiling to decorative elements
After: this bathroom renovation has everything good, from the choice of tiling to decorative elements (instagram @ megmonde)
  • the tiling laid vertically makes the difference, cement tiles to personalize the room, the round basin placed on the cabinet breaks the lines, the plants, the mirror and the black taps accentuate the decoration.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 4000 $.

  • round basin
  • wooden washbasin cabinet
  • cement tiles
  • green tiles
  • retro mirror
  • retro lighting

10 – A smart renovation & recuperation with less than 500 $

Many very interesting ideas to take away from this renovation of a bathroom deemed ugly by Sarah, the owner. It is not seen in the before / after photos, but the room also serves as a laundry room. An inspiration therefore, to transform a bathroom into a functional and pleasant room. The lesson to be learned: what can you salvage and reuse to renovate your bathroom?

BEFORE: a bathroom with good potential

Before: this bathroom needs a slight renovation
Before: this bathroom needs a slight renovation (instagram @ sewathome)
  • the relatively large surface offers good potential for renovation, the bidet is not useful, the tiling should be kept.

AFTER: a pleasant bathroom with laundry area

After: the bathroom renovated with a small budget, in recuperation mode
After: the bathroom renovated with a mini budget, in recuperation mode (instagram @ sewathome)
  • the bidet is removed to save space, the functional aspect is also present, note the structure above the bathtub to dry the laundry there, the dressing of the bathtub with a blue painted apron makes the difference!

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 500 $.

  • painting
  • shower curtain

11 – A DIY renovation without the help of professionals

It took Ben less than a month to renovate his bathroom on his own, without professional help. The budget ? 700 € only! Find out what this renovation inspired by a hotel bathroom can teach us.

BEFORE: a shabby old bathroom

Before: the challenge of a do-it-yourself bathroom renovation, with a budget of less than 700 €
Before: the challenge of a do-it-yourself bathroom renovation, with a budget of less than 700 € (instagram @ br_creative_diy)
  • difficult to describe the style of this bathroom, it does not exist, the owners were embarrassed to receive guests.

AFTER: a hotel-inspired bathroom renovation

After: by doing the bathroom renovation himself, the owner saved more than 2000 €
After: by doing the bathroom renovation himself, the owner saved over € 2,000 (instagram @ br_creative_diy)
  • the renovation of this bathroom is the owner’s biggest DIY project, to date, the budget is kept to a minimum by using material collected from Facebook Marketplace, the bathtub is the only thing that is kept, everything else is replaced.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 700 $.

  • floor tile
  • washbasin cabinet
  • mirror

12 – A transformation of the bathroom with painting of the tiles

Replacing tiles can quickly add up to the budget for renovating a bathroom. Sophie, from the blog byfeemaison.com , chose to “cover the tiles that I couldn’t stand” with plaster. A tip to put aside for small budgets, which also allows you to avoid major renovations.

BEFORE: a bathroom with too flashy colored tiles

Before: the flashy tiles in different colors do not enhance the bathroom
Before: flashy tiles in different colors do not enhance the bathroom (byfeemaison.com)
  • this old-fashioned tile in different colors does not enhance the bathroom.

AFTER: a renovation without breaking everything

After: without breaking everything, the renovation of this bathroom is successful
After: without breaking everything, the renovation of this bathroom is successful (byfeemaison.com)
  • instead of breaking everything and replacing the tiles, the owner used a plaster to hide it, the washbasin unit is replaced by a wooden model, it matches the decorative accessories that transforms the bathroom into a Zen space and natural.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 300 $.

  • coated
  • wooden washbasin cabinet
  • wooden stool
  • bathtub bridge

13 – A bathroom renovation that is too dark and too sad

This bathroom renovation is a perfect example of not following the latest decorating trends without wondering what it will look like in a few years! Jane, the owner, explains that this style was popular a few years ago, but her bathroom “looked like a cellar, too dark”.

BEFORE: a trendy bathroom… a few years ago!

Before: the windowless bathroom needs a renovation to bring light
Before: the windowless bathroom needs a renovation to bring light (jane-athome.com)
  • a trendy bathroom, a few years ago the room is too dark, without a window.

AFTER: a bright bathroom, even without a window

AFTER: a bright bathroom, even without a window
After: even without a window, the different stages of the renovation allow to bring a beautiful light to the bathroom (jane-athome.com)
  • This windowless bathroom is bright when renovated. The layout is kept identically, the furniture is reused, a simple stroke of paint for the facades, lighting fixtures are added, metro tiles are placed on the walls above the bathtub.

BUDGET

The approximate budget for this bathroom renovation is 1200 $.

  • subway tile
  • painting
  • luminaires

Good ideas to take away from these renovations

The smaller the budget, the more ingenuity and creativity it takes for bathroom renovations. Among the good ideas to remember:

  • use plaster to cover the tiles instead of replacing it and “breaking everything”
  • apply adhesive coating to the floor to cover the tiles
  • use paint , not only on the walls, also on the fronts of furniture!
  • make a bathtub apron to dress it up and repaint it
  • do not neglect the decor of the bathroom : the small details make the difference
  • optimize lighting with multiple light sources , especially in a dark bathroom
  • look out for good deals on second-hand sites or Facebook Marketplace
  • chat with sellers of DIY surfaces to ask for advice, layout plans and promotions on end-of-line or unsold items!

How to start a bathroom renovation?

Before you start:

  • do your research : use Pinterest to collect your favorite ideas
  • be clear about your budget : how much will you spend on your renovation?
  • list all accessories and materials : to give you an idea of ​​the total cost
  • use Youtube and tutorials : to learn and do the renovation work yourself
  • ask for help : if you are not really a handyman, call on your friends for delicate work (electricity, plumbing, etc.)

What’s the most economical way to renovate your bathroom?

Do the renovation yourself! Again, if you feel up to it.

  • bet on small decorative accessories for the final touch
  • repaint the fronts of the furniture instead of changing them
  • change the light fixtures , the taps, the shower column …
  • use adhesive tile instead of replacing it
  • to put adhesive wallpaper on a section of wall

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