Ways to Repurpose Existing Furniture Items into a Bathroom Redesign

Posted on: 27 January 2017

When you're looking to change the appearance of your bathroom with the help of a remodeling contractor, you don't necessarily need to begin your search at a plumbing store. If you're on a budget or favor the low environmental impact of repurposing old items instead of buying new ones, there are a number of projects that you and your contractor can tackle. Shopping at secondhand stores and even looking throughout the basement and garage of your own home can yield the necessary furniture and other items to use in your bathroom makeover. Here are some sample things you can use.

End Table

Provided that it's the right height, a rectangular end table can be the perfect piece of furniture to repurpose into your new bathroom counter. Instead of using a bulky bathroom vanity, your contractor can install a sink into or onto your end table. He or she will need to cut a hole in the top of the table for the sink or its drainpipe, but this project will quickly transform the look of your bathroom. It's ideal to find an end table with a shelf toward its bottom, as you can use this to store toiletries, towels, or other bathroom-related items.

Wooden Ladder

A wooden ladder is another rustic item that you may have gathering dust in your basement or that you may be able to find for just a few dollars at an antique shop. Your remodeling contractor can refinish the ladder to suit your specifications, perhaps sanding it and giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain. The ladder can then be cut to size—or left alone, depending on your preferences—and leaned on the wall in the corner of the bathroom to become a repurposed rack for your towels. You can place towels of varying sizes over the rungs as well as use other rungs for your clothing when you get undressed before a shower.


Old spoons can also be successfully repurposed into your bathroom redesign. You may have an old set of cutlery that you no longer use; if not, you can easily pick up stainless steel or silver spoons for very little cost at a thrift or antique shop. Your remodeling contractor or you can then bend the spoons into hooks, mount them onto a small piece of wood, and then hang the wood from the wall. The spoons become rustic makeshift hooks to hold your bathrobe, clothing, or any other articles that you wish to deal with in this manner.

Talk to a company such as NARI Greater Dallas to learn more.