Eleven stunning bathroom transformations

March 24, 2017

I'm so excited so many of you are excited about our upcoming bathroom makeover! You get me. :) If you missed it, you can see how I took down a wall in our son's bathroom...something I've wanted to do for years now.

I finished up with the demo Wednesday and love it even more. The extra little bit I took down made a big difference. I also cut back the pony wall -- totally keeping it, loved your thoughts on it -- so it widened the opening back to the tub room even more. It already feels like it should have been like that all along.

Since I've got bathrooms on the brain and I'm currently trying to finish up my design plans for this one, I thought it would be fun to share some of the prettiest bathrooms around blogland for inspiration. Be sure to visit these bloggers at the link below the photos.

I have to start with a stunner. I mean, come on. Courtney's bathroom is drop dead gorgeous:
French cottage bathroom transformation

You know what's funny? It's timely because the gilded touches remind me so much of Beauty and the Beast. This looks like it could be Belle's bathroom. ;) 

I notice a trend when I'm drawn to certain bathrooms -- I love a bright white space with a darker wall or vanity as contrast. I love contrast so I shouldn't be surprised. 

I loved this transformation from The Handmade Home: 
Blue bathroom before

Penny tile floor in bathroom with gray vanity

The floor and the simple dark gray vanity are on point!

This bathroom looks completely different with some simple changes -- white paint is the game changer in this room!:
Budget bathroom makeover

Budget bathroom makeover with paint

My favorites -- the dark navy vanity with rustic hardware combined with the wood framed mirror. 

Cyndy sent me photos of her bathroom reno and my mouth dropped open when I saw them. She shared them with me because they opened up their two-room bath as well: 
Two room bathroom makeover

Gorgeous bathroom makeover with dark walls

Holy cats, right? I mean, what a difference! Opening up the tub to a shower made a big difference too! I love the dark grasscloth walls (yummy) and that tile floor!

I've always loved Christina's small bathroom makeover: 
Dark walls subway tile bathroom

Again, don't be afraid to go for dark walls -- I think bathrooms are a spot you can do something more dramatic and get away with it.

This transformation was pretty big too -- love the light gray and wood tones together:
Bathroom renovation before

Light gray bathroom with wood accents

What a beautiful, bright, updated space!

I didn't even realize Jen's bathroom was in the basement until I read more: 
Furniture as bathroom vanity

I adore that cornflower blue on the small vanity! What a great way to reuse a piece! 

This makeover Chris did years ago is still one of my favorites: 
Coastal bathroom before

Coastal bathroom makeover

My favorites -- the black vanity (love) and the light blue ceiling. :) 

Rhoda's bathroom underwent a big transformation, but the shower is my favorite: 
Tearing out bathtub with surround

Black and white tile design in bathroom

I LOVE how she combined the black and white different tiles here -- so classic. If we could get away with doing a full shower and no tub I'd do it. But for this house and resale someday it's not the best idea. 

A new vanity made ALL the difference in this makeover: 
Sixties bathroom renovation

Dark gray vanity in bathroom

My love for dark gray will never waver. Love it. 

And one of my absolute favorites of late to wrap up this list -- my friend Beth just completed a gorgeous makeover of their master bath. Check out the before and after!: 
Huge bathroom renovation

Modern farmhouse bathroom makeover

There are so many beautiful details in this room, you have to check it out at the link! Wow. 

These get me even more excited to keep the progress going in ours! I love every one of these!

Have a wonderful weekend my friends! :) 

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  1. I love the Handmade Home's remodel. Normally I prefer plain white bathrooms, but wow, that paint colour!

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  2. Thanks so much for posting these great makeovers. I love that they are all doable changes of typical bathrooms that most of us have in our homes. Spring is always a motivational time for me. Can't wait to see the next step in your own bathroom transformation.

  3. Talk about incredible wowsa changes, makes me want to do some re-doing in our bathroom. Oh to get hubs to see the light. Your posts are always so informative, especially inspiring and downright great.
    We have typical older mfg. home master bath. Big garden tub which I only get to clean as it's too expensive for water to fill even half of it. Would love to take it out put nice glass enclosed shower and make linen closet of present shower space. Forgive me if have already told you this, old woman syndrome, lol.
    What would really love is new modular home but they've gotten very expensive, especially here, just not in our cards. Especially when we get $2 COLA raise after 3 yrs. Hubs got $4.Guess trip to Paris is out.
    Looking at what people did with smallest bathroom to last one shown is an inspiration, little things do make big difference.
    Would love to make buffet I bought to house canned goods etc. into really nice vanity. Maybe someday, if we last that long, lol. Did buy new toilet at Lowes recently and hubs finally consented to taking horrible nasty shower door off. No matter how much I clean that door it still is disgusting, (at least to me). Owner before us was not clean person, was gagacious, whole house was.
    Sure appreciate all the work you go to finding examples for us to see. Look forward to seeing your son's bathroom, know it will be awesome.
    Enjoy your weekend

  4. Thanks for sharing Sarah! Can't wait to see what you do! I know it will be fabulous! ;)

  5. Thanks for including my bathroom in these amazing bathroom renovations!!

  6. I love all the transformations but I particularly like the second one because of one smart choice that I so often see missing..it looks like there is a small tile backsplash. It freaks me out when people put a sink right up against a wall with nothing to protect it from water. Smart choice on the tiles, IMO. They are all beautiful though. I love the rustic one.

  7. Thank you for sharing! These are some awesome transformations!


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