Cheap Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom This Weekend

Low-cost and high style? Yes, please.

Haute Hardware

Switch out your dated, dusty knobs and pulls and replace them with their chic, shiny counterparts. This quick, low-cost project (can you even call it that?) has the power to transform the entire aesthetic of your bathroom design. Proof: this, white double vanity with inky countertops and bright, brass hardware that oozes glamour. That builder-grade brushed nickel doesn’t stand a chance.


Photo by Chad Mellon Photography

Reframe Your Reflection

Work with what you’ve got and craft a custom frame for your bathroom mirror. This remodeled master bathroom features a white built-in makeup vanity, a wood framed mirror and two sconces positioned above. Pro tip: opt for a natural wood frame to bring instant warmth and coziness into otherwise all-white spaces.

Photo by Jennifer Boomer / Getty Images

Not Your Mama’s Wainscoting

Mix trendy with traditional this weekend and create a powder room that packs a punch by installing crisp, classic wainscoting to the lower half of the walls. Line the top of the room with bold, removable wallpaper or roll on an unexpected paint color.

Photo by Jeff Herr Photography


All white linens = fresh, fresh, fresh. Purge your powder room and master bath of all your ratty, mismatched, rainbow-colored and/or busy-patterned towels. Replace the lot with crisp, cloud-white cloths and towels to evoke a unified, clean, spa-worthy aesthetic.

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Photo by Rennai Hoeffer

Snag Chic Sconces

A wide, double faucet sink gives a unique look to the vanity set up of this country bathroom and we’re very much here for it. The top takeaway here, though? Those uh-mazing sconces. Take note and toss out (or donate) your basic vanity lights and replace them with cool, contemporary sconces that better suit your hip design.

Photo by Sara Dorio. Design by Cloth and Kind. Builder, Athens Building Company.

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