Difficult myself with a $350 (or much less) funds toilet makeover!
After we moved into this home, our visitor toilet actually wanted a pick-me-up. Like, from the beginning!
However we left it as is for so long as we might.
And spent our time and money on different renovations that have been extra necessary for the home on the time – like new flooring, skylights, and so on.
Extra not too long ago although, with these larger renovation initiatives full for now, it hit me that we actually wanted to do SOMETHING within the visitor toilet. Like ASAP.
So, we settled on doing a really small $350 funds refresh, for now, to tide us over till we’re prepared for a bigger rework in right here. And I’m so glad we did!
Wanna see the way it all got here collectively? Click on by way of for the funds breakdown and all of the earlier than and after pictures.
That is what our visitor toilet regarded like after we moved in (above).
It was darkish and outdated, and had a really low to the bottom self-importance for some motive.
However we figured we might renovate it will definitely, so we weren’t too nervous about it. Quick ahead to now, and we’ve realized that we actually wanted to deal with some issues on this house, since my son makes use of it on a regular basis and we’re in right here rather a lot too.
So, after we had VELUX Sun Tunnels put in so as to add some (desperately wanted) pure gentle, it was time to deal with some beauty modifications in right here as properly.
The Solar Tunnels weren’t included within the funds for this toilet as a result of they have been gifted by the model.
Right here’s the breakdown of the whole lot that went into our funds toilet renovation…
Portray the Present Self-importance
The lavatory self-importance is a little bit of a wierd one. It was mounted very, very low.
It was like this after we purchased the home and I don’t know why. Perhaps it was ADA compliant?
However that is the toilet that my son makes use of on a regular basis, so the peak works completely for him, with out the necessity for a stool.
Because of this, and for funds functions, we determined to maintain the outdated self-importance for now. One of many issues I like about it’s that it’s mounted to the wall.
So if and after I determine to redo the tile flooring in right here, I gained’t have to fret about taking the self-importance out to do it. And I can simply substitute the self-importance with one thing new as soon as the brand new flooring is in.
Once more, unsure when that can occur, since I’m fairly proud of how these flooring got here out, for now.
Priming and portray the cupboard and switching out the knobs made an enormous distinction.
It’s not precisely what I’d do if I used to be totally renovating this house, however for the funds I used to be working with, it does the trick.
Self-importance Paint Shade
I blended my very own paint shade for the self-importance from two others as a result of I couldn’t fairly discover the paint shade I used to be in search of.
I obtained Farrow and Ball pattern tins of Lichen No. 19 and a Treron No. 292.
Poured everything of every pattern tin into one other container, blended them collectively, and that’s the colour I used for the self-importance.
I needed to exchange the prevailing faucet with one thing a bit extra up to date, however I used to be fairly restricted on the kind of faucet I might choose.
I used to be restricted to single gap choices and in addition wanted to search for a smaller dimension faucet, with the self-importance being so small.
I ended up discovering this gold faucet on Amazon that was tremendous reasonably priced and appears cute.
It’s easy, nevertheless it works nice to this point. No complaints.
I get requested fairly usually in regards to the knobs in our kitchen, that are the identical ones I used for the self-importance.
So I assumed I’d point out them. I over ordered knobs after I did the kitchen makeover, so I had loads of extras to make use of all through the home, together with these new ones for the self-importance.
The knobs are from Build.com, surprisingly, they usually add a number of character with the strong wooden and concave form.
Tile Backsplash + Shelf
As a result of the self-importance is so small and quick, I assumed I’d beef up the world slightly bit by including a backsplash and a shelf.
The method for tiling was simpler than I assumed it might be.
I used a reasonably costly tile to create the backsplash (from the model Cle – a part of the new California collection), however as a result of I wanted so few tiles the ultimate value was lower than $100 (together with different tiling provides).
As a result of it was such a small space that I used to be tiling, I assumed it was necessary to decide on one thing that felt actually particular and in keeping with the home.
The tiles from this assortment have a extremely lovely feel and look to them, much like a cool piece of pottery. Each tile is slightly completely different, with its personal shade variations, divots, specks, and so on.
To play off the irregularities within the tile, I went even additional with it, through the use of a number of completely different tile colours.
The result’s much more shade variation, which jogs my memory of the colours I stored seeing in nature, on a current journey to Yosemite and Mammoth.
Ultimate Tile Tip
One final word in regards to the tile…One more reason why I went with a number of colours for this tile is as a result of you’ll be able to solely buy 4 (pattern) tiles of the identical shade from Cle at a time.
This fashion, I used to be capable of keep on with their guidelines on pattern tiles, which you pay for individually, AND get my full tile order MUCH sooner than if I went with one shade for the entire thing.
*The tiles on this assortment are made to order, which usually means lengthy lead instances.
The lavatory shelf, over the tile backsplash, is one in every of my favourite elements of the toilet makeover. Partly as a result of it didn’t value me something to make, since already had all of the provides. And in addition partly as a result of I used to be in a position so as to add a plant just a few different cute equipment. I like having these up excessive too, since my son makes use of this toilet usually. Up and out of the best way is an efficient factor relating to breakable issues and toddlers.
So, the shelf is only a piece of scrap piece of wooden that I already had, leftover from my DIY cutting boards undertaking. together with some L brackets (additionally known as nook braces) I had laying round. I used the brackets to safe the wooden to the wall. And connected it as near the tile backsplash as doable.
Tremendous straightforward! After which I simply conceal the elements of the brackets which can be seen with stuff in entrance of it. I might additionally paint these the colour fo the wall, however I simply haven’t completed it but.
After I picked out the mirror initially, I didn’t have the complete plan for the house but.
I do know, I in all probability ought to have waited. However I didn’t.
General, I feel it suits in superb, however I’d change it out for one thing else down the road.
For now, as a result of we haven’t had an electrician come out but, it’s overlaying that ugly spot the place the outdated gentle as soon as was.
As soon as we get that eliminated, we’ll patch that a part of the wall and I can work out if I want to start out over with a smaller / completely different form mirror.
*Needed to additionally point out that this new mirror was fully free as a result of I had an Amazon reward card. In order that was a part of the enchantment.
The rock flooring is one thing I’ve gone backwards and forwards on.
It has slightly little bit of groovy/retro vibe to it, but additionally it regarded form of unhappy on the similar time.
In all probability as a result of it had paint splatters on it that wouldn’t come out and simply regarded form of soiled on a regular basis (I feel its the colours).
SO, I obtained it in my head that I’d paint it. Totally anticipating that if it ended up trying terrible, I’d take away all of it collectively and lay new tile in right here.
One thing that I’ll proceed to contemplate, if the painted flooring don’t maintain up for some motive.
With nothing to lose, I felt a bit extra freedom within the course of. And got here up with a method that ended up working very well.
I’ll almost definitely create a separate submit for a way I did he flooring, however you will get a way of the method from this post on my Instagram.
I exploit Krud Kutter fairly usually earlier than portray issues – it work as a degreaser and helps pull up something that may trigger the paint to not stick.
Be positive to make use of a sealer too – however I’ll element this in that future submit about portray the flooring.
Small Lavatory Transform Price (funds breakdown)
- Sink Faucet $42.99
- Self-importance Paint $16
- Self-importance Cupboard Pulls $0 (leftover from the kitchen makeover)
- Tile $80
- Tile Shelf Provides $14
- Tiling Provides $14.85
- Lavatory Mirror $0 ($146.19 was the value, however I had a present card, so it was fully free)
- Flooring Paint $54
- Wall Paint and Paint Provides $0 (leftover from one other undertaking)
- Bathroom Paper Holder $55
Whole Price: $276.84*
*If I’d have needed to pay for the mirror, the fee would have been $423.03. If I didn’t have that reward card, I in all probability would have chosen a inexpensive one, to maintain prices down. So, I feel, both manner, I’d have stayed underneath the $350 funds.
Ultimate Ideas on the Lavatory Makeover
I’m fairly joyful that I used to be capable of keep $75 UNDER BUDGET for this undertaking.
If you realize me personally, you realize this nearly by no means occurs. Lol.
However even when I hadn’t been underneath funds, I’d have been proud of the end result.
My aim with this refresh was to increase the lifetime of this house. And finally, push off a full blown rework for as lengthy a doable.
It’s not excellent, by any means, nevertheless it feels up to date for our household and extra like ‘us’ for now, whereas staying comparatively true to the unique type of the home.
I hope this funds toilet makeover offers you some inspiration in your subsequent undertaking.
Let me know within the feedback you probably have any questions. Glad to reply.