The bathroom is an important, but often overlooked, space. Design-wise, its décor and style might seem pretty cut and dry – you’ve got your shower, your tub, your sink, your toilet, and/or your bidet. It might seem that there’s only so much you can change when designing around those things. The truth is, you can change your small bathroom’s entire vibe yourself – embark on an exciting DIY venture – if you want to.
This article showcases a before and after version of a small bathroom makeover that was done without professional help, and it points you to the full tutorials that will help you accomplish the same result. Just put your own personal spin on things, and you’ll end up with a beautiful bathroom space that you’ll love for years to come.
Learn how to remove the outdated venetian plaster from your walls and turn textured walls into a smooth finish. You can simply paint your new flat walls a color you love, or you can take the wall design a step further and install board and batten. When painted the same color as your walls, and especially when installed from baseboard to ceiling moulding, adding board and batten into a small bathroom space draws the eye upward and emphasizes vertical lines with subtle visual interest.
Another way to make a small bathroom feel much more spacious is to increase the size of the vanity mirror. A mirror that extends from the vanity countertop all the way up to the ceiling, for example, adds drama and gorgeous opportunity for bouncing light around the space. You can learn how to not only install such a mirror like a professional by yourself, but also mount a favorite light fixture on the surface of the mirror itself to minimize line breaks and foster seamlessness.
An extremely simple DIY that anyone can do involves customizing and updating a builder-grade vanity. Flat-fronted cabinetry works in almost any style of bathroom, and it brings in a more modern touch. The process is easy, and the impact is definitely high if you’re after increased simplicity in your bathroom space.
Learn how to create a faux marble countertop effect using concrete for high style and sophistication. Originally, the countertop was of solid surface; you might be looking at laminate or something old and damaged. The new concrete vanity countertop, after being sealed, works beautifully in a bathroom space and adds a touch of lightness and brightness due to its use of white AND grey concrete underlayment.