DIY Master Bathroom Remodel -- Update!!


Update: See the completely finished master bathroom in all it's glory right here!

Well, after 3 long weekends of work, our bathroom is 90% done! :)))))

I am ecstatic with how amazing it has turned out so far! It just goes to show that you CAN do a full-out upgrade to your bathroom on a small budget (we only spent around $1500!).

Okay, enough of the chit chat; let's let the photos do the talking! Oh yeah, keep in mind our bathroom has pretty much zero natural light. I tried to point out the "true" colors when I could.

DIY Bathroom Remodel

Wood Look Floor Tiles

DIY Bathroom Remodel

Bathroom Remodel Brushed Nickel Showerhead

Bathroom Remodel Chair Height Toilet

Bathroom Remodel White Vanity

Bathroom Remodel Limestone Vanity

Brushed Nickel Faucet

So what do you think?? Pretty awesome, right?!

As a reminder, here's what the bathroom used to look like:

Here's what's left to finish:
Install vanity in bedroom hall that leads to bathroom (far right picture above)
Install new mirrors
Install new light fixtures
Hang shower curtain
Hang towel bars, toilet paper holder, etc
Finish up small grout area
Purchase new towels and accessories

Though we're not done yet, we've come a long way over these past 3 weekends of work..

Low Budget Bathroom Remodel
so glad we're past this stage!

Once everything is finished up, I'll be posting final photos, specifics about our purchases (paint colors, faucet models, etc), all the hiccups we were faced with (because let's keep it real, not everything went as smooth as butter), as well as a budget breakdown. :)

So what do you think? Look a million times better to you? Have you been tackling any DIY lately? Let me know! :)

xx, Shannon

P.s. We also did some quick and easy upgrades to our half bath that I'll be sharing in the next few days!

P.s.s I have the best dad ever, and am so thankful that he helped us with everything! :)

Update: See the completely finished master bathroom in all it's glory right here!


  1. Wow! Great job...I love those wood tiles too!!! I want them now :)))


    1. Thanks Messy! :) The tiles were my favorite part of the whole project!

  2. awesome work!! I'm loving the wood floors, those boards are gorgeous, great work!

    kelly elizabeth

  3. Hi: What kind of vapor barrier do you put behind the shower/tub. Ours backs up to the kitchen stove, and we are concerned b/c there is not moisture barrier... Your remodel looks really nice!

  4. Looks great so far! We just finished re-tiling our tub surround too. I just posted part 1 of the ordeal on my blog. Gotta love the classic look of white subway tile!

  5. It’s amazing that you only spent $2000 for this beautiful bathroom remodel! You can easily tell the big differences that had happened. It’s just right that you chose white tiles and white paint for the walls because it made the room brighter. The wood-like tile floor is also perfect; it gives a rustic touch to the room.

    -.Darryl Margulies

  6. What an incredible improvement! And what’s more surprising is that you were able to remodel a bathroom with just $2000. It’s small, but the space is smartly used. Kudos on this perfectly done project!

    >Keaton Oakes

  7. Where did you get that tile?? I LOVE it! I couldn't find where you mentioned it in your other posts, sorry!

    1. Hi Angela!

      The tile was from Lowe's!

      Thanks so much!

  8. Hey there...maybe you posted it somewhere but I couldn't find it...where'd ya get your tub? We're looking to remodel our boys' bathroom and I love the tub you used. I think it'd be perfect for our b-room. Thanks!

  9. Shannon,

    The wood tiles look so spectacular! I love the way it brings a warmth to your bathroom. I'd love to pin your bathroom to the Home Depot's Inspiring Tile pinboard if you don't mind.

    Senior Editor,

    1. Hi Caroline!!

      Thanks so much for the kind words! We absolutely love the wood look tiles! Feel free to pin! :)


  10. I agree with you. Renovating your bathroom doesn’t really have to be expensive. You can always find beautiful fixtures and toilet accessories available in thrift stores, or you can get a simple one and design is as you wish. You just have to be resourceful and familiar with the installation. That way, you could get better results. Thanks for sharing!

    Martha Ward @ Son-Rise Plumbing

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