How to Design a Windowless Bathroom | Small Bathroom Makeovers Before and After

How to Design a Windowless Bathroom | Small Bathroom Makeovers Before and After

Windowless bathrooms can be a struggle! Watch as I transform my small basement bathroom into something beautiful, bright and airy with no natural light. (And on a strict BUDGET!) Even though this small bathroom makeover before and after had some trials along the way, it came together quite nicely in the end!

DIY Tutorials:
Peel & Stick Wallpaper Installation:

How to Install Self-Adhesive Wallpaper | Peel and Stick Wallpaper Demystified

How to Install Shiplap:
How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets:

Full Bathroom Makeover Details:

Video Sources:
Towel Bar, Set of 4:
Bathroom Decor:
Tools to Install Shiplap:

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  1. CEM on August 11, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Looks great!!

  2. Mary on August 11, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Wow, it looks great. And very doable!

  3. Terri Noe on August 11, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    This bathroom looks so great! What did you use to diy the artwork?

  4. J. Lee on August 11, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    This was great! I have a bathroom with the same layout that needs some help and this gave me some great ideas! My counter and backsplash are all one piece. You removed your tile backsplash. Will the shiplap still look right if the backsplash is not removed? Or would that look awkward? My favorite DIY I’ve done was the breakfast nook I built. Some vintage Drexel dining chairs I found at the Habitat Restore helped me determine the French cottage style of the space. That project has then inspired style changes I’ve made in my whole house.

  5. Lori W on August 11, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Beautiful job – love your choices!

  6. Joyce Myrick on August 11, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Beautiful as always

  7. Dyan Trottier on August 11, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Congrats on your I came out snazzy💃

  8. Angela Martinez on August 11, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    I love the way your bathroom turned out as you make everything look so easy. ❤

  9. Beverly McMackin on August 11, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Love your bathroom… my favourite thing about it is the wallpaper. Thank you for taking the time to video it for us. What a transformation!

  10. عائلة جنة وفارس on August 11, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Thank you for sharing the video blog well done my friend I enjoyed watching in honor of your good work God save you and take care of you my friend

  11. Tracy Longhenry on August 11, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the wall paper. Could you give out your source for it?

  12. Melissa Allen on August 11, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    Sarah, do you think peel and stick wallpaper would work on textured (knockdown) walls? Any suggestions? Love the bathroom!

  13. Diane Orth on August 11, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    LOVE the new vanity paint color….the wall paper…the shiplap……..looks GREAT!!

  14. K H on August 11, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Loved the wallpaper and the shiplap. Perfectly decorated. Just wondering though….is that wallpaper installed upside down?

  15. Mama T on August 11, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    I just made over my small guest bath. The tile floor and shower were done in 2007 and there’s a lot of warm tans and browns. Changing those out was not in the budget so I leaned into them by figuring out what style would best complement them while updating and making them look more 2023. I went boho beach vibes. Warm white walls and painted the vanity the same color as the walls. My inspo was a bamboo shelf. I added a new modern light fixture and wall and cabinet hardware in matte black to coordinate with the brushed nickel plumbing fixtures. I then added some texture and subtle pattern with Turkish towels and styled with greenery and pottery. I’m thrilled with the result. I have a brand new bathroom for around $400 in 2 days

  16. Patricia M on August 11, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Great makeover!

  17. Terri Zimmerman on August 11, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    Sarah, you are SUPERWOMAN. It’s fantastic. My favorite renovation is our front sitting room and dining combination. We painted 3 different colors on the vaulted walls with cream, marigold yellow, and a burnt orange on this huge room. It has a large bay window for all my houseplants. The entryway has a handmade console table from a Tucson carpenter. Above it hangs a giant 5 panel mural of fall trees in a park. In the dining area, we have 2 tall bookshelves with a 55 gallon aquarium sitting between them. Our 30 year old dining room set is my jigsaw puzzle zone when our family isn’t visiting for big meals.

  18. Janith Mathews on August 11, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Very nice job. I like the colors you used. We recently painted our dark stained kitchen cabinets white. The kitchen looks so much bigger and doesn’t look so dated.

  19. Daz on August 11, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    Looks amazing!!!

  20. Karen on August 11, 2023 at 4:16 pm

    You did a wonderful job on this makeover. I love the colors in the wallpaper and the light tone and texture of the shiplap. It’s beautiful! Well done! ❤

  21. dee casey on August 11, 2023 at 4:16 pm

  22. Laus Deo Living on August 11, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Your bathroom is just beautiful , you did an Amazing job <3 The wallpaper is gorgeous! Our bathrooms are not huge either so this gives me some inspiration. Hope you have a blessed Easter weekend.

  23. Tracey S on August 11, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    It looks so much better! I would have went with a solid white shower curtain and gold knobs on your vanity. I love your choice of wallpaper and vanity paint. They compliment each other perfectly.

  24. Felecia Rock on August 11, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you for all of your inspiration 🙏 Guess I better get to work!

  25. Karen Burke on August 11, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    You are so talented!

  26. Deborah Sanders on August 11, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    You did a beautiful job. You must be proud😊

  27. Liz Klassen on August 11, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Loved this video, that inspires me to tackle my bathroom.

  28. Marci Dragicevich on August 11, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    The bathroom turned out beautiful! My favorite project was our bathroom we remodeled during the Covid lockdown. I designed it all around a ceramic wax warmer. The colors of grey, blue and white with a rough stone texture. Copper sink, blue painted vanity with a black glaze. Absolutely a labor of love…we only have 1 bathroom in this 90-yr-old farmhouse.

  29. Gina Maria on August 11, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Looks beautiful 🤗

  30. Alison O’Neill on August 11, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Dark space with no natural light & cabinets are painted dark! 🤷‍♀️

  31. Carmen Detweiler on August 11, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    What a beautiful job you did! It looks fabulous! Gorgeous wallpaper! 💕-Joanna

  32. Matilde Castro on August 11, 2023 at 4:29 pm


  33. V bee on August 11, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    I love the wallpaper but the Wow! is the light fixture. It mimics some of the flowers in the wallpaper. Boom! 🌟

  34. Sharron Schornagel on August 11, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    It’s fantastic

  35. Cathy Kirk McRae on August 11, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Good job! It looks great!

  36. Johanna Bennetts on August 11, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    That looks amazing! My favorite room refresh was our dining room. I found this deep dark teal I loved and everyone said, “don’t do it!” But I did and I’m so happy. We use white accents and a bunch of MCM furniture we found at flea markets.

  37. Co Co on August 11, 2023 at 4:34 pm

    This is beautiful ❤

  38. GinaBR on August 11, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    It’s lovely! ❤ I have a thing for bigger rugs so knowing me, I would have to put a bigger rug in there. I think it just looks more luxurious. But this was a great makeover 😊

  39. Canadian Mom on August 11, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Looks good

  40. Sarah's October Home on August 11, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Sarah, I am trying to find wallpaper right now. I now have 4 samples to go through.😂 Your project turned out lovely, Sarah.🤍

  41. Bondizzle H on August 11, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    I was wondering how this was going to turn out ! Looks fantastic ! It all came together ❤️. In our current home which was a custom build four years ago , we added one wall of ship lack in our bedroom , that just made the room so much better! Another thing we did was take off the cabinet above the toilet in our pool bathroom and put up floating shelves . What a difference that made! It was a pretty simple project , and turned out so well! Next project is painting our island white ☺️

  42. D Jenkins on August 11, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    Looks great! Love the wallpaper.

  43. Robin Miller on August 11, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Smart trick adding the trim to the baseboard!

  44. Anna Izak on August 11, 2023 at 4:43 pm

    You are very talented! I love decorating my house and changing decor from time to time, but I never DYI any big project like you.

  45. Barb B. on August 11, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    That wallpaper is gorgeous and looks so good with the shiplap, cabinet and three leaf pictures.

  46. Nell Graber on August 11, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    It looks beautiful, I love your style!

  47. Jane Bentrott on August 11, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    Beautiful remodel! The cabinet color is so unusual, but gorgeous!

  48. Gaila Cook on August 11, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    You can NOT be stopped! You embrace and OVERCOME design challenges time and time again❤
    Such a great makeover/remodel on a small budget!!!

  49. Sherry Hudson on August 11, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Very nice!

  50. P Man on August 11, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    You made that look easy..if only😫
    Absolutely stunning work👏👌’ve inspired me, that I can do this myself when the time comes. Thank you🙏

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