10 Pretty DIY Small Bathroom Makeovers & Budget Ideas

Got a teeny tiny bathroom? Chances are, it’s ready for one of these small bathroom makeovers. Don’t think there is much you can do to a small bathroom that will make it work for you? Ah, wrong attitude, my friends. These bloggers have taken their tiny baths and made them A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! (some with before and after pictures as well!) Follow along with their small bathroom makeover before and afters, and then plan to DIY a bathroom redo of your own with some of these tight budget ideas! You can do this!



Small Bathroom Makeovers

We are in love with this small bathroom makeover by ‘Angela Marie Made‘. She took a dark, ugly ’80’s bathroom, and turned it into this fresh, farmhouse style design gem! She has DIY budget small bathroom ideas all over this before and after! The gorgeous vanity only cost her $65 to make, and she did the shiplap on the ceiling and walls. A little paint, new mirror, vinyl flooring they did themselves = crazy cool tiny bath!


This black & white small bathroom makeover takes an outdated space and turns it into a trendy, spa like bath… on a budget! Those aren’t expensive cement tiles, they are peel and stick. They painted the vanity and added new knobs. The brackets to the floating shelves were spray painted to match the rest of the hardware. Go check out the before and after pictures over at ‘BHG‘.


If you are looking for small bathroom ideas on a budget with a touch of an exotic, Boho flair,  look no farther than to Kathy at ‘Up To Date Interiors‘. This before and after bathroom makeover has so much personality and charm! Loving on the blue cabinets against the green wall. Bold choices are great in a small room, and the bathroom screams for a touch of glam, don’t you think?


Need really tight budget small bathroom ideas? ‘Lemons, Lavender and Laundry‘ did this awesome bathroom redo for less than $100. Yep. Go check it out!


Sammy on Statetransformed this small bathroom with budget ideas and a lot of elbow grease. This faux brick wall is super awesome, and their tutorial for it makes it super easy too. Check out how they made their bathroom vanity, and the other projects they did in this small bathroom redo.


Bathroom Before and Afters

The Crazy Craft Lady‘ did this weekend small bathroom redo for less than $200! Paint was a big player here. She also used peel and stick vinyl tiles to update the bathroom floor. Can you believe her “before”? Ton of great budget bathroom ideas here!





Four Generations, One Roof‘ has a tiny bathroom bath before and after that I particularly love, because it is all cosmetic. No major upgrades here, paint, fabric and a cheery design aesthetic! Jessica, I really love your use of color, and yet it’s so fresh and bright! Read through her post, she spells out all that she did, and these small bathroom ideas would be easy to replicate!

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Roeshel at ‘DIY Showoff‘ has every reason to “show off”… (yea, I know, I’m sure no one ever made that comment about her blog name before…:)) This tiny bathroom before and after is crazy! Yep, a little more investment with this one, but I know you DIY’ers can take this on. Remember, you don’t have to do it all at once, you can break it up into smaller parts if necessary to fit your budget. That having been said, there is nothing like just hammering out a makeover and having a dramatic reveal. Love these small bathroom ideas, and I have dark cabinets too, so I am going to steal ideas from this project. Are you loving on these tiny bathroom makeovers yet? Us too!



Old House New Tricks‘ made over this tiny bathroom, and many of these are DIY projects, including the wood countertop! OMG! Wanna hear a shocker? This is a basement bathroom!

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Being Home‘ makes the most of a small bathroom makeover, with this before and after. Great ideas, even on a budget!

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That should be enough budget ideas for small bathroom makeovers to have you running to each and every bathroom in your home, trying to see where you can make changes. These talented bloggers got these tiny bath ideas done, and you can do it for your home too. Just commit, and believe in the power of creativity!

If you have tiny bathroom, we know you really enjoyed this post on Small Bathroom Ideas & Makeovers! We think you will also like our posts on DIY Spa Tub Caddies or Small Bedroom Ideas That Are Big on Style! Also check out our post on Pretty & Fresh Bathroom Ideas & Updates and DIY Closet Organizers over on TBD!


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Small Bathroom Ideas & Makeovers

Image Credits: BHG, Angela Marie Made, Up To Date Interiors, Lemons, Lavender and Laundry, The Crazy Craft Lady, Four Generations, One Roof, DIY Showoff, Old House New Tricks, Being Home
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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Granite Countertops Sarasota
    November 26, 2019 / 1:38 am

    This make over article is amazing! it caught attention to me! thanks for sharing!

  2. bathroom decor
    April 19, 2018 / 1:01 am

    i am searching some useful information, immediately i found this post and gain some useful information great work such a great brain to use. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Karen
    January 11, 2018 / 5:41 am

    Very nice but what does a person do with all their stuff? (medicine cabinet items, etc)

    • Loli
      March 3, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      I was thinking the same thing too!

  4. DJinCA
    February 15, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    For those of you curious about paint colors used, you might want to try the Sherwin-Wiliams Color Snap app. It allows you to click on an image and match that paint color to one they can create for you. I hope this helps!


  5. Vickie
    January 15, 2017 / 8:58 am

    It is very upsetting when I see photos like this and then can’t get an answer or find the color/colors that were used in the picture. Many people are inquiring about the wall color as am I but I don’t see a response. 🙁

    • Kathy Woodard
      January 24, 2017 / 4:15 pm

      Hi Vickie,
      Sorry that its upsetting… I wish we had the info for all the photos we post, or the time to look up and try to find the wall colors for you, but since many of them are not our photos, you would have to go to the original source which is located with the photo or at the bottom of the page. Hope this was helpful!

  6. Jennifer
    January 4, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    I’m trying to find the paint color used in the “Old house new tricks”. Any idea what it was? It’s the lighter aqua blue color. Thanks!!

    • Kathy Woodard
      June 23, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Im sorry, its not our project so we don’t have that info… sorry we couldn’t be more helpful!

  7. shannon
    August 11, 2015 / 7:37 pm

    I just painted my bathroom cabinet black like the last photo. Never thought of that bright paint color on the walls. I guess I will be rethinking my plan to paint then plain brown cause I love the look of that new bathroom.

  8. May 23, 2015 / 8:19 pm

    wonderful remodels!!!

  9. February 4, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    This is amazing! I LOVE the remodels! I am a huge DIY person when it comes to decorating!

    Getting ready to redo our bathroom as well

  10. Edwina Conner
    December 31, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    I love the wall color in the photo above. Can you tell me what brand and color it is?

  11. Caitlin
    December 11, 2014 / 5:27 am

    What color/brand paint did you use in the bathroom with black countertop? It’s blueish. Thank you!!!! Love your photos!

  12. Susie Nelson
    November 9, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    what color/type of paint did you or recommend to use for dark paint in the bathroom?

  13. August 11, 2014 / 6:52 pm

    SO many great ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much for including our bathroom makeover!

    • Kathy Woodard
      August 29, 2014 / 10:45 am

      Thank you Roeshel! You always have such great ideas!

      • January 21, 2015 / 5:40 pm

        Hi Kathy – can you please encourage readers to pin from the original source? I noticed that you’ve pinned my image/my work so that it links back to your site. I appreciate the feature but prefer to not be included in future features. Thanks!

      • Linda
        August 9, 2017 / 7:29 pm

        So true! lol

  14. July 23, 2014 / 10:29 pm

    Thank you so much for adding my bathroom makeover to such a wonderful list! I very much like what the other bloggers have done. 🙂

    • Kathy Woodard
      July 29, 2014 / 12:36 pm

      You did an amazing job Julie! Thx for sharing it!

      • Randi
        December 9, 2014 / 7:05 pm

        Kathy I’m very interested in the process of staining my cabinets like in the last pic on here can u help me with materials needed??

        • Kathy Woodard
          December 30, 2014 / 10:00 am

          Hi Randi! That last photo was done by Julie at ‘Being Home’, and there is a link right above the photo to her project… she didn’t stain it, she painted it black. If you were wanting to stain your cabinet, I would suggest showing your local paint center or department a photo, and tell them you want to get a similar look. They will help you with all the materials!

        • MMG
          February 2, 2015 / 8:27 am

          Hi – if you would like a black stain, use Minwax Ebony. If you would like a really dark stain use either Minwax in Dark Walnut or in Jacobean. Often the Jacobean label looks like a light stain but it isn’t. I have used both the dark walnut and jacobean alot -flooring, furniture, and countertops -then I cover in a couple of coats of Varathan to prevent chipping -satin or gloss depending on what I want.

          • MMG
            February 2, 2015 / 8:29 am

            sorry – I forgot to say if you want a really dark “brown” stain (like a dark chocolate or cocao -then use dark walnut or jacobean – good luck!

    • Angela Greer
      November 5, 2014 / 12:31 pm

      Your work is exceptional. What can you do for a very small (5’1/2″ x 5’1/2″) bathroom. I don’t know where to start. Any ideas?

      • Angela Rich
        March 19, 2015 / 5:58 am

        I have a very small bathroom that’s the same size as the one you mentioned. I’m wondering if you found a way to do it? I’ve been searching for truly tiny bathroom ideas and have not found any. No idea where to start.

        • Charles
          April 6, 2016 / 9:00 am

          I have a bath that is only slightly bigger than yours if you guys have any ideas let me know.

          • J
            November 12, 2017 / 4:02 pm

            Put in a pocket door recess the paper holder in wall or cabinet wrap the counter around toilet no window add motion detector

      • Cathy
        August 11, 2017 / 9:26 am

        I have the same problem. Hope you have an ideas that will work!

    • teresa terando
      January 20, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      What color paint did you use on the walls Julie @ Being Home

    • TamMarie
      May 3, 2017 / 1:52 pm

      Love…love…love this bathroom.What color is the walls?

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