Articles in: Bathroom

Bathroom Renovation: A Custom Upgrade on a Budget

Posted by: on July 7th, 2014 | 8 Comments

Bathroom Renovation: A Custom Upgrade on a Budget

Bathroom renovation is a very popular home improvement. And a little can go a long way when it comes to upgrading your bathroom.

Gwen Hefner knows all about home renovation. She writes about decor and home renovation on her blog The Makerista

Here she shows us how she and her husband made her bathroom look fantastic, and did it without spending a lot. 

Like many couples, in our home improvement efforts we somehow put the master bedroom and bathroom at the end of the to-do list. In the last five years we’ve renovated every other room in our home, and it was finally time to tackle our personal space. I’m sorry we didn’t do it sooner.

When brainstorming this space, we had a few things to consider. As far as functionality, the layout works for us and we didn’t see a need to move anything around. We never use the corner hot tub, but for resale purposes we decided to keep it in–it seems like something no one uses but everyone thinks they want.

The room has wonderful, natural light and I wanted to play off of that, keeping things bright and clean. I also knew we wanted to try and think outside the box to create something with items anyone can get, but make them feel custom.

That’s where the flooring came in. With a budget of $2,000, we dove in to create a classic space that still packs a lot of personality.

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5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 14th, 2014 | 11 Comments

5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas: Mason Jars and Clamps




Everything’s easier when you’re organized. And we’re here to help you. We have some clever, and oh so simple storage ideas here that make life just a little bit simpler. These five storage solutions are very affordable, too.


How much stuff do you have cluttering the counters in your bathroom? Makeup products, cotton swabs, toothpaste, moisturizer… seems like bathroom counters are always collecting lots little things. Reclaim counter space in your bathroom with this clever storage idea:  Attach hose clamps to a wooden board and bolt that to the wall. Clamp mason jars to the board for a unique bathroom organization solution.

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DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves

Posted by: on September 13th, 2013 | 3 Comments

DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves


These attractive bathroom shelves provide plenty of space for towels, soap, cosmetics and more. These instructions will show you how to build these yourself. Just follow these step-by-step instructions. You can download and print this DIY bathroom storage shelves tutorial, too.

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Decorating with a Pastel or Neutral Color Scheme

Posted by: on September 4th, 2013 | One Comment
Bathroom decorated in a light green neutral color scheme

Paint color above is Behr’s Spirit Whisper #420A-2

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a daunting task, especially if you worry you’ll tire of a certain color or combination. That’s one of the reasons we love the idea of decorating with a soft pastel or neutral color scheme. These barely there shades are a lovely option, and just because they aren’t bold doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are some of our favorite ways to use neutral wall colors in a more interesting way:

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Half Bath Decorating Ideas: Accent Wall and Accessories That Pop

Posted by: on August 21st, 2013 | 4 Comments

Half Bath Decorating Ideas: A Bathroom update with a new mirror and a fresh coat of paint


In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. 

Blogger and fashion consultant Erin Whitlock Brown applied her talents to correcting a rare color misstep she had made in her half bath. She shows us how a coat of paint in the right shade of green, and a few other simple tweaks, transformed the room into a place she’s now proud to show guests– including her mother.

Read on for Erin’s easy and inexpensive half bath decorating ideas.

In 2008 when I bought my condo I had dreams of turning the ugly builder’s grade white walls in every room of my house into an oasis of color worthy of Pinterest. My first job: the downstairs half bath.

It was a spur of the moment DIY project that went terribly wrong. Originally, my plan was to find a great shade of chartreuse to liven up this minuscule space. I trekked to The Home Depot, purchased my paints and tools and felt super excited to start my first decorating project in my new home.

Sadly, I ended up with something that looked like the equivalent of baby poo smeared on the walls (TMI?). And not to mention, sheer laziness (and defeat) kept me from actually finishing up the project and painting those hard-to-reach places like the back of the toilet, pedestal sink and cleaning up the ceiling.

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How to Make a DIY Mirror Frame with Moulding

Posted by: on July 26th, 2013 | 13 Comments

A beautiful bathroom mirror with a DIY mirror frame


Dress up a mirror with a custom-made frame. Our step-by-step instructions will take you through how to make this DIY mirror frame out of moulding. You can also download the instructions and print them out.

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Distinct Faucets for Your Bathroom

Posted by: on July 15th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Inspiration board featuring four different faucets for your bathroom sink


Last week we rounded up bathroom vanities of all styles, so this week we’re focusing on bathroom faucet ideas. If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit different than the standard fare for your bathroom, check out these options.



We love the old-school look of a faucet that is mounted to the wall rather than sitting on the deck of the vanity. Not only does it feel a bit special, cleaning the sink countertop is super easy! The Moen Weymouth 2-Handle Wall Mount Faucet in Chrome has a traditional bridge faucet and cross handles that give it a vintage feel, while the Kohler Purist 2-Handle Wall Mount Faucet has modern styling in a warm, brushed gold finish for a bit of glam.


Give a bathroom sink a more modern touch with a faucet that has sleek lines, like the Delta Commercial Touchless Faucet or the Kohler Purist Widespread 2-Handle Low-Arc Faucet with Low Cross Handles in Polished Chrome.

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Inspired: Bathroom Vanities in Every Style

Posted by: on July 8th, 2013 | 4 Comments

An inspiration board showing bathroom vanities in several styles


Aside from tile, the bathroom vanity does the most to establish the look of your bathroom. Whether you opt for something with modern lines, a distressed finished, or unusual hardware, bathroom vanities can dramatically change the look of a bathroom. Here are some bathroom vanity ideas to inspire your next bathroom remodel.


The London 61 in. Double Vanity is an elegant choice for a master bathroom as it boasts a Carrara Marble countertop, chrome finishes, and plenty of storage space for potions, serums, and other beauty must-haves.

Floating bathroom vanities are a great way to create an open, airy feel while still adding valuable storage space in a small powder room. The Dreamwerks 30 in. Vanity in Lacquered Cherry has a marble top, contemporary faucet, and  three drawers.

For a more youthful look, we love the bright pop of color that the Keys Vanity in Distressed Aqua Marine brings to a bathroom. It features two functioning drawers, an undermount sink, and a polished marble top.

The Savoy 31 in. Sink Cabinet in white is a great option for a bathroom where you want to create a more modern, glamorous vibe.

For the homeowner who prefers a more earthy, rustic vibe, the Montaigne Double Vanity is a beautiful selection. The solid wooden base of this bathroom vanity anchors a room, and the open shelves offer a great spot for woven baskets and towel storage.

Get lots of inspirational ideas and inspiration boards featuring products from and our sister site, Home Decorators Collection – along with irresistible finds from around the web.

Places: Bathrooms with DIY Vanities

Posted by: on June 26th, 2013 | 2 Comments
Image of a DIY bath vanity using a Home Depot sink

Image via Sweet Pickins


In any bath, the vanity is arguably the most important piece of furniture in the room. That’s why we’ve been so inspired to see many homeowners dressing up their baths with creative DIY alternatives to standard bathroom vanities.

And, of course, we absolutely love it when people such as the ingenious folks over at Sweet Pickins (above) make vanities pairing one of our vintage-inspired sinks with a repurposed dresser to create a unique piece for a bathroom.

You may want to consider a few of the incredible DIY bathroom vanities we’ve spotted recently if you’re looking for ideas that can add character to your bath.


DIY Vanity Ideas for Small Bathrooms

A collage of images of DIY Vanities for Small Baths

Images via Beneath My Heart (clockwise from left), Three Scoops of Love, A Detailed House, Pinterest via Beautiful Matters, His & Hers and Makely School for Girls


If you are intrigued by the idea of creating your own DIY vanity, a half-bath or guest bathroom might be the perfect place to try it out. Experiment with salvaged cabinets and thrift store tables and use a drop-in sink, or try a repurposed storage cart topped by a vessel sink, or just build something of your own design.

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A Bathroom Remodel, Part 3: The Completed Bath Makeover from Emily A. Clark

Posted by: on May 30th, 2013 | 15 Comments

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

When blogger Emily A. Clark told us she was planning a bathroom remodel, we were excited to see where she would take the space, and how we could help! In Part 1 of this three-part series, Emily shows us how she started on her project of turning an upstairs closet into a brand new boys’ bathroom. In Part 2, she walks us through painting a vanity.

In Part 3, she unveils the finished bathroom makeover!


It’s been fun to share the process of converting our upstairs toy closet into a bathroom. Here’s how it turned out.


A look inside the finished bathroom remodel


Before I show you the details, here’s a quick look at where we started.


A look at the toy closet before the bathroom remodel


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