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With $5,000 or less, seven designers dramatically overhaul seven dreary and outdated bathrooms.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.
Before: Gloomy Guest Bath
With dark wood cabinets and dull, colorless tiles, this guest bathroom is anything but inviting.
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.
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.
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.
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.