Hi guys! This is Kristin from Postbox Designs, I am an interior designer who gets to work on projects all over the country via online interior design. And I am lucky to hang out here once a month, creating a custom Mood Board or Room Design just for you readers. But instead of sharing a client design with you today, I wanted to do something a bit different. I wanted to show you a peek into my very own home with a recent project of mine: my $950 budget bathroom makeover

$950 Budget Bathroom Makeover | Update a large master bathroom on a budget with these affordable product sources, budget-friendly tips and DIY projects #remodelaholic

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Let’s start with a not-so-fun-fact:

Bathrooms are the most expensive room to remodel per square foot.

Yup, most people surprised by that. While a kitchen may have a bigger price tag overall, per square foot, your bathroom is the most costly update in your home. Over my last 13 years of being an interior designer I have literally designed hundreds and hundreds of bathrooms.

So how you can you update your bathroom without a full remodel? That is actually what I want to show you how to do today! I’m going to share a glimpse into my very own home with you. I had the exact same problem as a lot of you. When we purchased our home four years ago our Master Bathroom needed some serious updates. Don’t get me wrong: it isn’t horrible. It is just pretty boring and outdated.

If we had decided to gut the whole bathroom and start over, we were looking at a price tag of around $40,000. Instead I updated it and only spent $950. How did I do that? Read on!

This was our original Master Bathroom when we purchased our home four years ago. And I never touched it because I figured it would cost tens of thousands of dollars to make it what I wanted.

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom Makeover

But then I started thinking: I could do some simple updates with a “mini makeover” that would work in the intermediate before we got to remodel it. Well guess what? By the time I was done with it, I loved it so much that I don’t think we will do a thing to it. Believe me, I was completely surprised by that. Here is the best part: I didn’t use any power tools, I kept all of the main items in the bathroom, and simply updated it with some, easy-to-do items. And I spent less than $1000 to do it all.

My $950 Budget Bathroom Makeover

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

 

So what did I do to transform our bathroom for a mere $950?

To start with, here is what I DIDN’T do! I DIDN’T replace everything. I kept nearly 90% of the existing bathroom. I kept our existing:

Vanity Cabinets

Vanity Countertop and sinks

Flooring

Toilet

Shower, fixtures, tile, and door

Bathtub, fixtures, and tile surround

Lighting

The only “mini construction project” I did was to replace our faucets. That was it. Everything else is simple decor updates.

Starting with a Design: $950 Boho Bathroom Mini Makeover

The first thing I did was create a Mood Board that showed all of the updates I wanted to make. That way I could see the whole design before buying a single thing: saving me both time and money. Once I came up with a design I liked, I did a lot of shopping around to see if I could find more budget-friendly versions of the items I liked. I also looked for items that would make a big impact since I wasn’t changing any of the main items in our bathroom.

A budget-friendly bathroom makeover with a modern boho style | Product sources, paint colors, and decor tips #remodelaholic

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Bathroom Makeover Shopping List

And today I want to share the entire plan and shopping list from my bathroom makeover with you! Simply click below on the item to take you directly to the source. Please note, some of these items I found at Home Goods (such as the rattan baskets), so we’ve included similar options below. The soap dispensers, candles, and gold tray are from Target.

Knob Hardware  |  Pull Hardware  |  Faucet
Rug  |  Mirror  |  Vase  |  Artwork  |  Tray
Cabinet Paint: Benjamin Moore “Hale Navy”
Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore “Simply White”

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Updating the Bathroom Vanity

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

 

As you can tell from the existing bathroom photo, we have a very large vanity! Honestly, it isn’t at all how I would design it, but I wanted to keep it, along with the existing ivory countertop and integral sinks. I kept all of our cabinets, and painted them in Benjamin Moore’s “Hale Navy”. Then I replaced all of the cabinet hardware with polished nickel pulls and knobs from Home Depot (at only $4/each). I looked for cabinet hardware that would match our existing drilled holes to keep the hardware swap easy.

Related: How to Paint Cabinets (The Right Way, The First Time)

By doing these two small updates, it automatically made our existing ivory countertop look 100% better! As I mentioned before, the only plumbing fixture I changed out were our faucets. I replaced the dated crystal knobs with new polished chrome Delta faucets. In order to keep our countertop, I made sure to find faucets with the same drill pattern so we could simply swap them out.

Updating the Vanity Mirrors

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

Honestly, the thing I used to hate the most about our bathroom were our ugly mirrors. I am a symmetry girl through-and-through so it drove me crazy to see our mismatched mirrors in two different sizes. Plus, the unframed glass was pretty ugly.Instead, I found two modern, metal framed mirrors to replace the existing mirrors. These are called the “Vale Mirrors”. Because of our bathroom’s sloped ceilings, I already had some architectural features to deal with. These sleek mirrors made such a huge difference!

Painting in a Bathroom Makeover

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

Paint is my #1 favorite way to update any space. It is inexpensive, anyone can do it…and it is easy to change down the road. I mentioned that I painted our existing vanity in Benjamin Moore’s “Hale Navy”. I also updated our ivory colored walls with a crisper, purer white shade. I painted the walls in Benjamin Moore’s “Simply White”. Even this minor shade change from a yellow-ivory wall color to this crisp and clean white made a huge difference. For about $40 for a gallon of paint.

Related: How to Choose the Perfect White Paint Color

Updating the Bathroom Floors

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

 

Our existing floor aren’t horrible, but they certainly aren’t what I would have chosen. While they are still neutral tiles, they are laid on a 45 degree angle, which was a very common thing to do in the 90s/early 00s, which gives it a bit of a dated look. But it would have cost thousands of dollars to rip it out and replace. So what do you do if you have a floor you don’t love?

Cover it up with something so eye-catching that you don’t even notice the floor itself!

This is such a great trick to use in any space. In this budget bathroom makeover, I found this dreamy, boho inspired runner from RugsUSA.com (also available at Home Depot and Walmart). And the very best part? This gorgeous, brightly patterned rug was only $44! And by far, that has been the biggest item people have commented on. This one little item makes all of the difference in this bathroom makeover.

Related: Our Favorite Affordable Vintage Style Rugs

Budget Bathroom Decor Updates

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

 

And whether you are doing a full bathroom remodel, or just a mini update like I did, the finishing touches are what make all of the difference. I spent a small amount of my $950 budget on some well placed decor items. The first one was this black and white beach photo that I found on Etsy. I purchased it as a digital download for a mere $7, had it printed myself and framed in an inexpensive frame. I also added these two woven rattan baskets, scored from HomeGoods, to help storage extra towels.

Related: Decorate for $0 with our Free Printable Art Collection

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

 

Finally, since we have such a large vanity, I decided to add a decorative tray in between the sinks to help break up the countertop. This wood tray from Target is filled with a glass vase (with clipping from my own front yard), some decorative candles, and a small glass jewelry box-all from Target. New soap dispensers finished off the look. All were budget friendly finds, but added a lot to the final look of our bathroom.

Related: 10 Places to Use Trays in Home Decor + Affordable Versatile Trays

Budget-Friendly Master Bathroom Makeover | Update your bathroom with these affordable product picks and tips #remodelaholic

More Ways to Update your Bathroom on a Budget

If you are looking for budget friendly ways to update your bathroom, then Remodelaholic is the perfect place to start! Here are some other bathroom projects that will get you inspired for your own makeover:

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom, Image: ADaesthetic

Budget Bathroom Update

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom, LIght Fixture Roundup by Remodelaholic

Bathroom Light Fixtures Under $85

Bathroom Mini Makeover without a Remodel

And I have one final source to help you with your budget friendly bathroom remodel. I created this FREE worksheet called “75 Ways to Update your Bathroom (without a major remodel)”. You can grab this worksheet, along with exclusive Bathroom Mood Boards and Shopping Lists all in my Free Resource Library:

Postbox Designs: My $950 Budget Bathroom

A huge thank-you to the entire gang at Remodelaholic for letting me share my bathroom remodel with you today! If you have any questions about this project or about how Postbox Designs works you can email me at kristin@postboxdesigns.com or hang with me on Instagram!

Cheers,

Kristin

 

 

We’re back with a new edition of “Get This Look”. Today we’re showing you how to design your own organized home office like this one from Better Homes and Gardens.

Decorate a charming and functional organized home office with these tips and furniture picks. #remodelaholic #getthislook

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An important thing to remember about an organized home office is that you don’t need a designated room in order to create a charming, functional space. While it’s certainly nice to have, a separate room dedicated to a home office space is not a luxury all of us can afford.

The key to making an organized home office work in a shared area like a living room, dining room, bedroom, or landing is to choose a cohesive color palette and select office furniture and accessories that compliment the other elements in the room.

Ready to find out how to design your own organized home office oasis? Read on for our seven tips and recommended products to create the workspace of your dreams.

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How to Design a Charming Organized Home Office

1. Establish a color palette based on the room’s window treatments

The teal, yellow, green, light blue, and white found in the room’s window treatments serve as a color palette for the other home office design elements. From the storage boxes to the fresh vase of flowers, the cohesive color palette helps the setup feel put together and intentional. Add the fresh white furniture and lighting options and charming doesn’t even begin to describe this office space.

2. Hang a simple, contemporary overhead light

A bright desk lamp and good overhead lighting are both essential to a functional workspace. When selecting an overhead light fixture, we recommend choosing something simple and contemporary. Not only will this option provide you with good working light, it will also blend well with any style.

3. Add DIY shelving for extra storage and organization

Wall shelving easily adds needed storage to tight spaces. Shelf styles abound as do DIY shelving tutorials. To simplify the process for you, below we’ve rounded up six of our favorite DIY shelves featured on Remodelaholic. Get your DIY on and start transforming your home office!

Easy DIY shelving ideas to add wall storage to a home office, bedroom, kitchen, or living room. #remodelaholic

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1. DIY Wall Shelf
2. DIY Floating Rope Shelf
3. DIY Wall Cubby Shelf
4. Build a Budget-Friendly Industrial Shelf Using PVC Pipe 
5. Easy Rustic Wall Shelves
6. DIY Rustic Farmhouse Shelves

4. Create a design board for inspiration

We love the idea of hanging a pin board or bulletin board to display your favorite design inspiration. Not only does it help spark your creativity but it also provides a functional place to store cards, correspondence, and receipts. Pretty and functional? That’s exactly the goal you want to achieve when designing a home office.

5. Select a desk with storage and add fun desk accessories

Desk accessories like pencil cupsstaplers,and file folders are super fun to buy and an easy way to change up the look and feel of your home office. And let’s not forget the importance of adding the right desk to anchor the room and give you adequate space to get your work done. Below, check out five of our favorite DIY desks featured on Remodelaholic. Which DIY desk style is your favorite?

DIY desk ideas -- from single modern desks to a double farmhouse desk for two computers, you can build a desk to fit your home office needs perfectly. #remodelaholic

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1. Computer Desk Reveal
2. IKEA Hack: DIY Live Edge Desk with Trestle Legs
3. Simple DIY Wall Desk
4. The Lindsay Desk
5. Pottery Barn Inspired Desk Makeover

6. Choose a neutral, comfortable desk chair

Choosing a neutral desk chair ensures that you have a comfortable place to sit and work. Plus, a neutral-colored chair blends in well with the other furniture in the room. This is especially important if your workspace doubles as your living room or bedroom. A comfortable desk chair is key to a functional workspace!

7. Add a table lamp or desk lamp to complete the office space

When creating a home office you can’t have enough lighting. If you’re working in the same space for hours on end, you need to be able to adapt to the outside light as the day goes on. Don’t rely simply on an overhead light to get the job done. Invest in a bright table lamp or desk lamp to give you the light you need to type, draw, craft, or read at your desk. Now you’re ready to start creating!

Below, we’ve rounded up everything you need to create your own cozy home office. Simply click any of the images below to learn more about each item. You may have to double-tap on mobile.

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See more home office decorating ideas here:

shared home office and homework station

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