Just because you have a retro bathroom doesn't mean you need to replace the fixtures and tile. Instead, work with what you've got; start by exploring color palettes. This homeowner was able to create a fresh look and utilize the room's mid-century-modern bones. Design by Rate My Space contributor mstupski.
We love this children's bathroom right down to the beach-bucket wastebasket. This homeowner painted the mural herself creating a one-of-a-kind design statement that costs less and means more. Design by Rate My Space contributor memehill.
This homeowner created a fun, soothing and imaginative space. We especially love the mirror bubbles, a whimsical design detail that was probably fairly inexpensive. And if you want a chandelier in your bathroom but don't want the expense of an electrician, string up a romantic candle light. Design by Rate My Space contributor Ikf-ia.
The comments on Rate My Space estimate the cost of this makeover at $40,000. Actually, this contemporary look was created for $8,000. The homeowners saved money by doing a lot of the work themselves and only hiring a contractor for the tough stuff. Design by Rate My Space contributor InspiredGuys.
This former stuck-in-the-'80s bath was redecorated for $700. The wall treatment had us doing a double take. That's not wallpaper but rather fabric, and it's a great idea especially for renters who can't paint. Design by Rate My Space contributor decormom1.
If you think a small bathroom limits design potential, take a look at this DIY space. Created in one weekend for about $1,000, it features a bold color palette and artwork, sleek finishes and stones on the floor. Design by Rate My Space contributor Mark Adam.
The wall quote is a great way to personalize your space and it's a design detail that can be pulled off for very little money. Refinish mismatched mirrors, then create your own refreshing quote. Design by Rate My Space contributor Tiggr16.
This once-dingy bathroom was turned into an elegant space for less than $1,000. The homeowner used prefab cabinets, added molding and replaced hunter-green tile with marble. Design by Rate My Space contributor mamma4x.
If you want to splurge on one item, find ways to save elsewhere. This homeowner found a slightly damaged clawfoot tub for just $90 then spent $900 on a vanity from Ebay. The seamless shower doors are a design splurge with fabulous dividends. Design by Rate My Space contributor KarenSpirit.
To save money, tile was only used on one wall. The vanity was a bargain find, and the homeowners did most of the work themselves. Design by Rate My Space contributor jlgraddy.