Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Easy Bathroom Makeover

Easy Bathroom Makeover Reviewed

Do you have a small bathroom in need of a quick, easy, and inexpensive makeover?

I use the word easy, I don't want to make you think that you just wave a magic wand and puff it's all done.

There is certainly some work involved but, it is really not that difficult.

We have a half bath in our house that really needed a new floor. Since we were going to replace the floor we thought it was a good idea to paint the walls and trim work. 




The first task for our new project was to remove the toilet and get it out of the way. If you're removing a toilet you'll need to clean up the wax seal and then stuff a rag in the hole to prevent the smell of sewer gas. 

The next step was to remove the old floor, I think this was the hardest part. Next, I removed all of the baseboards.  Do this carefully so you break of damage it.

We choose a light mint green paint for the walls although when we started to paint it was a little darker than we expected. So, I used the white paint that I had for the trim work and added a teaspoon at a time to lighten up the green.

Easy Bathroom Makeover: Install the new floor

Now it was time to install the new floor. We used peel and stick flooring. You can find some very durable and inexpensive peel and stick flooring. In total, we bought 45 sqft. of tile and paid only $25.00 for the floor. Prices will vary depending on what you buy.


Before you install a new floor you have to make sure that the subfloor is clean and flat. It's a good idea to use a Shop-Vac to get all of the dust off the floor.

Tools you will need:
Measure and divide the room in half by both length and width. Intersect the lines in the center of the room using a straight edge or chalk line.

Once the center is marked, start to lay the tiles from the center of the room out to the edges. You will have an even space on length as well as the width of the room from your last tile to the wall.

At this point, you will need to measure and cut the remaining tiles around the room. They are very easily cut with a sharp razor knife.

The following short video will show just how easy it is to measure and install a new floor.



Now that the floor was in I painted and re-installed the baseboard and re-installed the toilet. Overall it was a pretty easy project. That means if I can do this anybody can.

You might also want to know How to Re-Caulk your bathtub




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9 comments:

  1. Sam, there are some very nice peel and stick flooring to choose from - this a great way to give a bathroom, or even a utility room (which did in our previous home) a facelift!

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  2. Nice job you did there Sam. Bathrooms are the one place that really makes a big impression when they are updated and freshened up. Congratulations on a job well done.

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  3. New paint and flooring can make any room look like new. Good job on your bathroom, Sam.

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  4. Using the adhesive tiles really is inexpensive & easy enough, with beautiful results. I used the tiles in my kitchen a few decades ago and they worked quite well. I remember well how nice it was to have a clean new floor. The lightweight adhesive tiles were perfect for me to use. As I recall, cutting them in around the door was the only thing that gave me real problems. I'm sure you & Fran will enjoy this newly remodeled bathroom a lot. You might just find yourself going in there just to admire the lovely change.

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  5. A great way to update a bathroom. Sounds fairly simple too!! Thanks for the info.

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  6. Putting in new floor tiles is an easy and inexpensive way to give an old bathroom of any size a quick facelift! Enjoy your pretty "new" half bath.

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  7. It is amazing the difference fresh paint and new flooring can make in a home. The latest technology in peel-and-stick flooring puts this type of DIY project well within the reach of most weekend warriors. Easy on the budget, too. Nice work, Sam!

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  8. We also used the peel and stick 'tiles' when we decorated our toilet last year - such an easy way to make a great impression.

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  9. Thanks for the DIY tips ! The peel n stick are great for a quick refresh!

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