Bathroom Vanity Makeover
Give a big-box store find a high-end look with a coat of paint.
Meg transformed her dingy basement bathroom with an inexpensive washstand that she found at Canadian Tire. She painted it the same powdery light blue shade as the panel moulding, which was installed to brighten up the small space by covering up the original dark tile. A painted façade for the side of the ugly old bathtub, in the same shade of blue, spared Meg the cost of installing a new tub. A black framed mirror, flanked with simple black metal and milk glass sconces, adds contrast to all the blue.
If you don't have existing plumbing for a bathroom, be prepared to splurge: "Adding plumbing for a new bathroom or kitchenette starts at $3,000," warns Bryan Baeumler. "But new kitchens and bathrooms should increase the value of your home."
See a tour of Meg's basement renovation with Lynda Reeves on Online TV.