Builder’s Grade Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Bathroom makeovers can seem intimidating, at least to me they do. Many times all it takes is a few new accessories to make you love a room again.  I recently found these rugs at Kohl’s of all places and I love how they transformed my bathroom. (all sources linked at the end) I swapped out hand towels and added a statement leaf. Simple and inexpensive changes gave it a whole new look. We did a makeover on this bathroom about 4 years ago.This budget bathroom makeover was one of the first things that I published when I started my blog almost two years ago.  I will include the links to those posts. One of them is a tutorial on adding feet to an existing vanity and the other is a trick that I found to repair swollen MDF cabinets.

In my house we have to keep things simple. Huge renovations are not in the budget and we don’t have time or energy to tackle them ourselves. So I find ways to make the best of what I have while spending as little as I can with minimal effort. That was a mouthful. It means things take us a long time, but I think that I appreciate them even more when they’re done. 

My home is a very basic tract house, when I share it on here I am in no way bragging. In fact I usually feel embarrassed to post my home. But then I remind myself of that time years ago when I discovered Pinterest and stumbled upon a mommy DIY blog where she showed her basic house and pretty simple projects that made a big difference. She also talked about her piles of laundry just to the left of the pretty picture. It encouraged me because it was some normal and attainable inspiration that I could try myself. Previously I had only seen magazine worthy homes and Pottery Barn catalogs. For a while I quit bringing magazines into my house because they would just make me feel like what I had wasn’t good enough. But then I found bloggers and I loved this whole world of real people sharing their real homes. That was one of the reasons that I wanted to start my own blog.

With that background I hope that here on my blog I can give you the same thing. Real and attainable projects and spaces. I am not saying “look at how great my home looks,” I’m saying “look at how easy this was and the difference it made, I hope you might try it too.”

Back to the subject of my bathroom, I really wanted to replace the vanity, countertops and open up the walls to change the electrical.But….. like we usually do we opted to keep it simple and not do any of those things. Instead we made what we had look a whole lot better with a few simple upgrades. I linked the posts to the original makeover at the end. 

But first I wanted to show you its new look with only changing a few things….

*affiliate links are used in this post for your convenience

Builder's grade master bathroom makeover on a budget, add wood feet to a bathroom vanity, fix swollen MDF cabinet doors, fan leaf palm, patterned tile rug

When I found these rugs HERE I instantly loved them because they have the look of the ever popular patterned tiles. I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to my love of patterned tiles HERE I don’t have anywhere to add those tiles at the moment but this fun punch of pattern in my favorite black and white fills the patterned tile void. They are soo soft underfoot too. I have already washed them in the washing machine and they came out just fine. You need them!!

Builder's grade master bathroom makeover on a budget, add wood feet to a bathroom vanity, fix swollen MDF cabinet doors, fan leaf palm, patterned tile rug Builder's grade master bathroom makeover on a budget, add wood feet to a bathroom vanity, fix swollen MDF cabinet doors, fan leaf palm, patterned tile rug Builder's grade master bathroom makeover on a budget, add wood feet to a bathroom vanity, fix swollen MDF cabinet doors, fan leaf palm, patterned tile rug Builder's grade master bathroom makeover on a budget, add wood feet to a bathroom vanity, fix swollen MDF cabinet doors, fan leaf palm, patterned tile rug

I would love for you to see the rundown of the changes we made to this bathroom, how we did it and a few of my first ever blog posts. You can also see the before pics, and the pics of how it was previously styled.

Thank you for being here with me!!

Budget Bathroom Makeover:

Updating a Builder’s Grade Bathroom

Adding Wood Feet to a Bathroom Vanity

Repairing MDF Cabinets

Shop My Bathroom:

*I tried to link exact products if possible, otherwise I linked a similar product.

patterned tile rugs HERE | Faucets HERE or similar HERE | knobs-similar HERE | hand towels HERE | striped fouta hand towel-similar HERE | glass canister-similar HERE | countertop mirror-similar HERE | medicine cabinets-similar HERE

 

3 thoughts on “Builder’s Grade Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

  1. Basic tract house maybe, but your house is beautiful Jessica, all the way through! I just love those little feet on the vanity and the rugs bring that black and white look together perfectly!!

  2. Those rugs were such a great find Jessica! And I never go into Kohl’s….I will have to start popping in there when I’m on the hunt for something! I also love the feet you added to the vanity, such a pretty touch!!

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