Before-and-After Bathroom Remodels Under $5,000

Is your dream bathroom way over budget? Check out these inspiring under-$5,000 bath transformations for ideas on how to cut costs in your own remodel.


With $5,000 or less, seven designers dramatically overhaul seven dreary and outdated bathrooms. See the before-and-after photos and steal their budget-friendly ideas for your own bath remodel.


Heather Scott Home & Design

Before: Gloomy Guest Bath

With dark wood cabinets and dull, colorless tiles, this guest bathroom is anything but inviting.
Heather Scott Home & Design

After: Chic Meets Cheerful

Soft gray walls, marble flooring and a furniture-style vanity create an elegant spot for guests to freshen up. Heather Scott Home & Design removes the wall-mounted cabinet above the toilet, making the space feel much larger and brighter.
Heather Scott Home & Design

Budget-Friendly: Upcycled Vanity

Instead of designing an expensive custom cabinet for the space, Scott attaches a Silestone countertop remnant to a chest furniture piece. The accent tile in the shower storage niche is pricier than the room’s other tile, so it’s limited to a small space where it still makes a big impact.
Rebecca Zajac

Before: Generic and Charmless

The builder-grade cabinets and basic tile floor make this feel more like a generic hotel bathroom than a welcoming guest bath.
Rebecca Zajac

After: Warm and Inviting

Designer Rebecca Zajac prettifies the room by replacing the cabinets with a custom vanity and laying down patterned floor tiles. Black and brass metals complement the gray and give the room a warm sophistication.

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