I would call this a mini-renovation. The homeowners wanted some updates but did not want to gut it or spend a fortune. The bathroom was mostly in its original state except for a shower that had been retiled. It had a small vanity (by today’s standards) and a garden tub that looked like it was still sporting the original tile work.
Here is the original vanity and garden tub:
And this is the shower tile:
We retiled the garden tub to match the shower, moved the tub filler to the side for easy access when you’re in the tub, and added a decorative panel so the plumbing could be easily accessed.
We painted the vanity, added a new vanity top, vessel sink, faucet, mirror, and light fixture along with new towel bar and shelf over the new toilet. Paint and a new vent fan finished the look.
These small changes transformed the entire look of the bath and gave it an updated and individualized look. The costliest part was moving the plumbing and replacing the old tile, but even with that this bathroom re-do came in at $3500.
If you think a bath needs updating you are probably right. Don’t be afraid to make small changes. Even a change in paint color and hardware can make a big impact!