Cheap Ways to Freshen Up Your Bathroom This Weekend

Low-cost and high style? Yes, please.

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Photo by Chad Mellon Photography

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.

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Photo by Jennifer Boomer | Getty Images

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.

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Photo by Jeff Herr Photography

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.

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Photo by Rennai Hoefer


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 Sarah Dorio | Design by CLOTH & KIND | Builder Athens Building Company

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.


Maria Conti

Maria is a contributing writer for I Heart HGTV and She’s a self-proclaimed astrology guru and turns to the stars for all major design and decor decisions. When she’s not writing about all-things wedding, she’s busy planning her own.

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