Bathroom Renovation Under $1K

With patience and some DIY love, you CAN redo a bathroom on a budget!

By Shoshana
s bathroom renovation under 1k, Before

We found this bathroom unattractive and highly impractical with its glass sink, cheap fixtures, and strange tile

s bathroom renovation under 1k, Step 1 Remove the rickety sink contraption

The glass sink was so dumbfoundingly impractical in a bathroom that gets, well, a lot of use due to its location

s bathroom renovation under 1k, Next A surprise find

Lo, what's this? Chicago Common brick from the 1880's?! Sweet.

s bathroom renovation under 1k, Step 2 Everything goes

Out came all the shower tile, all the floor tile, and the tub.

s bathroom renovation under 1k, Step 3 In goes the floor tile

I purchased the octagon dot on Craigslist and picked up inexpensive subway tiles for a border.

s bathroom renovation under 1k, Step 4 Up goes the wallpaper

It hides damaged walls and brings color, pattern, texture, and shine (if you're lucky) to a space. Love it.

s bathroom renovation under 1k, Step 5 The ceiling

I painted the ceiling black and added a crystal and chrome ceiling mount light fixture.

s bathroom renovation under 1k, S

I designed and built some custom cabinets to go where the tub once lived.

s bathroom renovation under 1k, We absolutely love it

The cabinets, exposed brick, tile, crystal fixture, vanity, plus an upcycled wood shelf with painted faux rust

s bathroom renovation under 1k, We absolutely love it

All for under $1000 too! A unique, custom room for thousands less than one might expect.

s bathroom renovation under 1k, CHEAP Bathtub Makeover

Here is the BEFORE of the tub.