DIY ProjectsHome Decor

Budget Bathroom Makeover That Looks Expensive!

3 Mins read

Today is the day! I am finally able to reveal the budget bathroom makeover in our first flip house!

The flip house has brought about so many great things for Matt and I. We are both so happy with the experience and he keeps telling me that the 4 letter word that changed our life is what made it happen. The book I talked about in that post is what gave me a name for what we were going through. I wish all of you can experience that and so today, to go along with this final budget bathroom makeover, I wanted to bring you a giveaway to win a signed copy of the book. Stay tuned til the end of this post to enter.

Now, let’s get to one of this biggest changes in the flip house – the budget bathroom makeover! 

If you have been following along with our first flip adventure, you know that the bathroom was one of the biggest projects we had to tackle.

It was not pretty.

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

We had so many things we needed to change in this bathroom and once the flip project got started, we learned that we needed to prioritize the budget. Things were moving quickly and we found some things we needed to do that we hadn’t initially planned on and other things that we didn’t have to do (Related: 10 Tips for House Flipping).

The bathroom was the last room we tackled in the makeover. The yellow tub was really throwing me for a loop because it was going to cost a ton to rip it out and replace it. It was also going to push our timeline out further.

The yellow bathtub was the original cast iron tub and there was no need to demolish it. Instead, we refinished the bathtub by painting it. Learn how to paint a bathtub

After we decided to keep the tub, we got busy taking everything else out. Demoing the bathroom was one of my favorite projects in the flip house. We ripped everything out so we could make it all new again. We added new insulation, new plumbing and new cement board. We kept the toilet, but had someone rebuild the inside and do new plumbing for it. The vanity came out and our plumber put new valves on underneath. Besides making the bathroom pretty, we wanted to make sure everything was working right too. 

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

Before the budget bathroom makeover could look better, it got uglier and uglier as we worked on it. 

Then, after a couple of weeks of work, it looked like this:

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

AHHHH!!

It doesn’t even look like the same place.

After we painted the bathtub, we put in a new tub surround. 

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

The new vanity, sink and faucet are one of my favorite things in the bathroom. We scored the vanity and sink at Restore and bought a new faucet for it.

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

The wainscoting was an inexpensive touch that really made a huge difference in the bathroom.

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

The hooks from Hickory Hardware are another favorite feature of mine. 

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

The new flooring is beautiful. Once we had it down, the bathroom looked like a million bucks. Since the bathroom is small, it didn’t cost a lot for the flooring.

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

We took the shower doors off and put up a curtain rod and a pretty shower curtain. I love shower curtains because you can change them up when your mood and/or the seasons change. 

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

We added a new mirror and light fixture as well. We scored both of these at Restore as well. 

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

We couldn’t be more happy with this bathroom makeover. It really came together nicely and we were able to stay on budget and on schedule.

The rest of the house is totally different as well, but it seems like the bathroom had so many changes that it really was the show-stopper of the renovation.

Check out the final photos of our flip house makeover

The flip house would not have happened without the 4 letter word that Matt and I acted on. It is something we firmly believe in now and when it all came to fruition, I was reading the book, “So Close To Amazing” written by one of my blogging idols – KariAnne Wood from Thistlewood Farms.

If you have never visited her blog, do yourself a favor and check it out. She is a fabulous story-teller and her home and projects are beautiful. Her stories about being “so close to amazing” are hilarious and made me realize that I need to celebrate the times when I am so close to being amazing and things fall short. We all have those moments and they are important to our story. KariAnne also talks about the jump her and her family made and where it led her in the end.

PIN THIS POST! 

Budget Bathroom Makeover - You don't need a lot of money to make over your bathroom. This bathroom makeover from My Creative Days shows you ways to bring your old bathroom up to date, brighter and more fresh on a budget!

If you liked this budget bathroom makeover, you will also love these posts:

Piano Bench Turned Farmhouse Bench

Mini Budget Bedroom Makeover

DIY Back Porch Makeover

 

 

 

You may also like
DIY ProjectsHome Decor

Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover In Flip House

This budget-friendly bathroom makeover made the biggest difference in the flip house. I am writing this post after we have accepted an…
DIY ProjectsHome Decor

Basement Bathroom Makeover For $216 In Flip House

This basement bathroom makeover made such a difference to the flip house! I can’t wait to share the details with you and…
DIY ProjectsHome DecorTips

Waterproof Flooring For The Shower At Flip House

Looking for waterproof flooring? This post will show you the waterproof flooring we added to the flip house in under 20 minutes…

30 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *