Updating a tile bathroom shower

Reviving a tired washroom needn't require a total overhaul.In the following gallery, see how updated fixtures, painted floors, smart storage solutions, and creative wall, window, and mirror treatments can add character and style at an affordable price.

Turn the ceiling into a focal point by installing a medallion and handsome hanging fixture, such as this bronze-toned light with crystal teardrops.

If installed over a tub, as seen here, be sure there's at least 8 feet of clearance from the tub rim to the bottom of the pendant to comply with electrical code.

Similar to shown: Kohler 20-inch Recessed Medicine Cabinet, about $178, and Betsy Fields Design Brushed Satin Pewter standard wall plates, about $7 each; An alternative to a stone slab, a tiled counter resists water but costs a lot less and is easy for DIYers to install.

This terra-cotta top has white-painted wood edging to go with the vanity below.

To get the look of these small squares, use a vinyl tile cutter to slice 12-inch tiles into 4-inch ones.

Last modified 06-Dec-2015 19:52