Easy Bathroom Remodel

This easy bathroom remodel doesn’t require any sanding, cutting, or plumbing! Create a simple, no-fuss update to your outdated bathroom vanity. These tips for a budget small bathroom remodel are a quick way to bring your space into the 21st century without spending a fortune.

Graphic showing an easy bathroom remodel before and after

Easy Bathroom Remodel

These bathroom DIY renovations are so simple! It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do for your cabinets and countertop. Add a fresh, modern faucet, and the room looks brand new.

You can lump this DIY bathroom remodel with our other home updates, which include our DIY wainscoting and staining the deck. You can barely recognize it as the same house we bought 3 years ago!

Small bathroom before an easy bathroom remodel

Before – yikes!

Why You’ll Love These Bathroom DIY Renovations

  • Convenient – A couple of pre-made kits make transforming your cabinets and your countertop into a brand new vanity easier than ever.
  • Affordable – This budget small bathroom remodel was done for pennies, without replacing any of the existing features (except the faucet).
  • Easy – Anyone can do these bathroom DIY renovations, even if you’re not experienced in the home improvement realm!
Small bathroom after bathroom DIY Renovations

After – much better!

How to Pull Off This DIY Bathroom Renovation

Get the Right Tools

The original plan was to replace the bathroom vanity entirely. However, it’s an odd size and would have to be a custom order.

Let’s not forget to mention all the vanities I loved were over my budget.

So I decided to paint my bathroom cupboards and countertop. By buying just 3 items – a chalk paint kit, a countertop kit, and a fresh faucet – I minimized the number of supplies I needed to buy and saved a ton of money.

DIY bathroom renovation in progress, with cabinets partially repainted

Choose Chalk Paint

I came across a Chalked Decorative Glaze Project Kit, saw that it had everything I needed for the cabinets, and was sold. I didn’t even need to buy extra brushes for this part of my DIY bathroom renovation.

Chalk based paint is a no-fuss option for your easy bathroom remodel because it doesn’t require any sanding.

I won’t get into how I did it as I’m sure there are a million tutorials out there. I did want to show you what I used and share with you how much I love it.

The best part?

I still have enough for another vanity (possibly my double vanity).

Bathroom vanity before a budget small bathroom remodel

Before – adios 1996!

Transform the Countertop

I bought the Countertop Transformations Kit in White Mica from Home Depot. After looking at reviews online for week, this was the one I wanted to try.

It cost a little more than I wanted to spend, but I figured I could use it on my other countertops as well to make it efficient.

The bathroom countertops were a little more involved, but it was easy to do following the kit’s instructions.

A new faucet is used to finish the look for bathroom DIY renovations

Finish the Look With A Modern Faucet

To keep my DIY bathroom renovation on the affordable side, we decided to keep the sink. It’s old, and it’s not as nice as the new ones, but when it comes to remodeling on a budget, it was a sacrifice we were willing to make.

Updating my faucet made a massive difference in making the whole vanity look more upscale.

It gave my whole remodel a modern and on-trend look. I love it.

Front view of a new faucet used in a budget small bathroom remodel

Bathroom Remodel Before And After

My bathroom remodel before and after photos speak for themselves. These easy, budget-friendly tips can turn any small bathroom into a modern, on-trend space in your home. Purchasing the right tools (like these kits!) saves time, money, and has a huge visual impact.

Bathroom vanity after an easy bathroom remodel

After – Hello 2018!

Frequently Asked Questions About A Budget Small Bathroom Remodel

Are the Supplies Included In Home Improvement Kits Quality?

Kits of all kinds get a bad rap! It’s to be expected that the brushes and rollers in these kits aren’t going to be of the same quality you could buy on your own. However, the tools in these kits also aren’t meant to be put in the garage to use over and over.

My bathroom remodel before and after photos show that the tools included in the home improvement kits perform their job well, keeping your investment low.

How Much Do I Have to Spend for A DIY Bathroom Remodel?

That’s entirely up to you! I recommend starting with a budget, then narrowing down your project based on that. I wanted to spend less than $500 on an easy bathroom remodel, so I got the painting kits rather than replacing the entire vanity, and forewent replacing the sink. The kits also come in a range of prices, ensuring you’re able to update your space in a budget that you’re comfortable with.

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24 comments on “Easy Bathroom Remodel”

  1. I’m really liking the new look. The shades you chose make the bathroom look very modern. The faucet looked like a good choice too.

  2. Sometimes, the least expensive and easiest remodels look just as good as more expensive remodels. I like how this turned out!

  3. I love the way this turned out! This proves yet again that you don’t need to drop a small fortune to make a big change in a room.

  4. These are great ideas. I know I need to do both our bathrooms at some point too. We’ve been slowly working on fixing up our house ever since we bought it two years ago. I can’t wait to work on the bathrooms.

  5. Very pretty makeover! I am all about the neutrals this year and prefer the whites and greys VS colors!

  6. I am so glad you shared this! I am in the middle of doing the same thing and I have been stuck as what to do with my vanity. Checking out your other post about the painted countertops too.

  7. I love the clean, minimalist look of your remodel! Who knew paint could make such a dramatic change?

  8. I love the color on the cabinets. I like that you can buy kits for projects like this.

  9. Wow! It’s crazy how much a simple change can transform a space! Turned out beautiful.

  10. I love how it turned out! Fabulous!

  11. You did a good job with the bathroom make over! I do some DIY projects too, but I don’t have much success when it comes to working with paint. I am going to show this to my husband and maybe he will agree to a bathroom make over. 🙂

  12. We haven’t done anything to our house in a long time! You’ve inspired me to get started! 

  13. Your bathroom is so pretty! I need to give my bathroom a face lift for sure! 

  14. I’m currently contemplating something very similar to what you’ve done here. I love the simplicity of the result yet how much impact it really has without blowing your budget. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Great project, Randa! I absolutely love the minimalist approach and the subtle contrast between the countertop and vanity. Even better, it’s budget-friendly. Looking forward to the next project! Happy Holidays!

  16. Awesome – exactly what we’ve been looking for. Originally came here for your cast iron guide and came across this 🙂

  17. I love what you said about easily DIY bathroom remodel and counter tops and how they create the illusion space.That is so sweet! You give me the motivation to keep blogging!

  18. This turned out so great! I love how much more modern the painted countertops look. Definitely a DIY I need to try with some of my outdated cultured marble counters. Thanks for sharing!

  19. OMG I love how simple and easy your bathroom remodel was! Especially for the price you were able to do it at! I’ve been wanting to do a complete bathroom remodel, but have never had the money or the time and patience it takes to do a good job with it. I will definitely be taking a look into the products you used and more than likely using them on my bathroom! Thanks for sharing!

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