We moved into our house just shy of two years ago (at the time, I was 36 weeks pregnant with Little Brother). The house is great, but the original owner bought it for the purposes of renting it out. So, you can imagine the quality of everything–basically, the lowest-level builder’s grade. Our master bathroom is a fantastic example:
Lots of the cheap brassy/gold fixtures. The process of updating the house and swapping out all the fixtures has been a slow one. Last summer, we at least got a little color and decor in the bathroom (see that reveal here). We loved the results!!
But, we didn’t have enough money to update the rest of the bathroom–namely, the fixtures. So, all the builder’s grade & brassy/gold stuff stayed. Our little bathtub nook looked great, but our whole vanity area…not so much.
So, when I found out that this month’s Lowe’s Creative Ideas Challenge involved bathrooms, I was ecstatic to finally finish up our bathroom! For under $500, we were able to upgrade just about all the bathroom fixtures and give things a much more updated look!!! Here’s what we got:
- Waterpik 4-Spray Showerhead — $49.98
- Levolor Walnut Vertical Blinds — $39.96 x 2 = $79.92
- Portfolio Bronze Vanity Light — $29.98
- Portfolio Semi-Flush Mount Light — $29.56
- American Standard Watersense Faucets — $52.00 x 2 = $104
- Zenith Recessed Medicine Cabinets — $40.86 x 2 = $81.72
- Allen & Roth Soap Dispensers — $14.98 x 2 = $29.96 TOTAL: $405.12 + taxes
And, it’s all SO.MUCH.BETTER! Goodbye brassy/gold and yucky almost 15 year old fixtures! The beveled glass medicine cabinets are great, as are the new brushed nickel faucets! And, the new shower head?! Heaven! We love the bathroom SO much more now! For a different look, we even changed up the bathtub nook by putting in dark blinds and I painted one of the frames dark brown & distressed it (just like with the starfish art). From afar, I realize nothing probably looks bad about the white blinds. But, up close, they are awful (and sadly in every single window of the house)!! They have a terrible shiny floral design on the front and are becoming yellowed & brittle. UGH! My husband has been wanting to darken up that window a bit. So, we thought the brown would do just that, plus, it ties in the brown throughout the rest of the bathroom.
It’s SO nice to have a nicer, updated space! Thanks to Lowe’s for helping us get this project done!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Creators & Influencers Network and received Lowe’s gift cards to complete my projects. As always, all opinions and experiences are my own.