Earlier this week we left off with the master bathroom flooring and design progress, so be sure to catch up on that first!
Today we’re wrapping this room up and sharing some easy updates to a bathroom that you could easily pick and choose from whether you’re updating your own room, or prepping a bathroom to sell.
It took about 2 days for the tile guy to lay the entire bathroom and both closets, but once it was down we could see the vision coming together. Next up was grout. We chose a gray tone that matched the main part of the tile for easier cleaning. Or, so that you don’t really need to clean it. Depends on how you look at it 😛
Before we hung the new lights and mirrors, there was one major thing staring us in the face in the room that we decided to splurge on in hopes that it helped the house sell faster.
Yep, I’m looking at you countertops. We’ve done a few different DIY countertops in bathrooms, but this one was LONG guys. And time was of the essence. So, the splurge I mentioned in our last post turned out to be adding quartz counters to the space so we went off in search of a remnant that was large enough.
I knew we wanted some sort of white or gray countertops to flow with our existing kitchen ones, and we found a piece of Lyra (a popular marble look quartz) long enough for the space that was an amazing deal since it was a remnant piece. The sales guy actually quoted us wrong too, so we got an amazing deal on adding the sinks which made everything 10x easier!
Lastly was all of the accessorizing of the space. Since we were selling, we kept it very simple.
One last trick we used before I share the final photo – if you have beauty bars in a bathroom like us, chances are that the actual electrical box is not centered over each sink. In order to distract from this, we used two different sized mirrors to offset the lights and you’d never even notice unless you were looking for it (in our opinion, and we had no buyers mention anything!).
Magic, right? The larger mirror in the center (all Homegoods finds!) offsets everything and almost makes the lighting look intentional. We of course could have hired an electrician to come in the move the boxes, but again since we were selling we were looking for ways to save and use what we had.
SUCH a difference. Here’s a little before and after shot to bring it all together.
While the countertop was a more pricey splurge, I really do think that it added tons of value for the price point we wanted to sell the house at, and by shopping around and finding a remnant we made it as affordable as possible.
All of the more budget friendly updates included (some links contain affiliate links, meaning at no extra cost to you I earn a small commission if you purchase the product through this link to keep this blog up and running):
- Painting the existing vanity (we used this chalk paint)
- Adding hardware to the vanity
- Replacing the carpet with inexpensive tile floors (similar tile is here!)
- Removing the huge dangerous wall mirror and replacing with updated mirrors (Homegoods/Marshalls is your best bet for inexpensive options)
- Replacing all corroded gold faucets/shower fixtures in a cohesive finish, we chose oil rubbed bronze
- Swapping out the beauty bars (similar fixture is here!)
- Replacing the old shower doors – We used the Delta system at Home Depot and have used them on two houses with great results!
- Painting the walls – SW Agreeable Gray is what we chose
A lot of these updates cost less than $100 to do, and make a major difference in the space. Before moving forward with any project, be sure to check the comps to make sure you’re not over or under improving as well!
While I would have loved to swap out the beige tub and shower insert, it wasn’t in the budget so we worked with what we had and updated them by putting on new doors and updating the fixtures. It made all the difference and brought everything together in the end!
Hope this helps you with your master bathroom project or to prep your house to sell! We have a few rooms left in our last house, and then we’re excited to start a new chapter in this new home and get to work updating 🙂