DIY and Reuse the Fixtures
Paint the Vanity and the Room
Don’t underestimate the power of paint. In addition to painting the walls, consider painting the vanity cabinet and even the shower tiles if they are a dated color. Inexpensive vanity cabinets can cost anywhere from a couple hundred dollars up to a few thousand dollars. If the doors or drawer fronts are not in great shape and paint won’t salvage them, you can order replacement doors and drawer fronts online. You don’t even have to stick to what style you originally had, you can go from raised panel to shaker, for example. Just be sure to order the same size parts as the original. If you do plan on painting your vanity, you’ll need to either sand the cabinet down to bare wood or use a liquid de-glosser to remove the urethane coating. You should also use a quality primer before your finish paint.
Another great way of refreshing the look of your bathroom is to replace the vanity countertop. If you have a scratched, broken or ugly vanity counter, you should be able to buy a plug-and-play replacement for it. Most bathroom vanities are standard dimensions, so finding a replacement unit is as simple as measuring your cabinet width and getting a new countertop with a sink in the same place as your old one.