Budget-Friendly Tips & Tricks for Updating your Bathroom

Updated: Sep 2, 2020



Bathrooms are one of the most commonly used rooms in our homes. There is also a lot that goes into them; showers, toilets, sinks, cabinets, tile, etc. It is no wonder that these rooms play a huge role in your home’s resell factor. With all the odds and ends that go into a bathroom though, remodeling can be very expensive, and not always worth the cost.

However, there are budget-friendly tricks anyone can do that will instantly update your bathroom without breaking the bank. If your bathroom is looking drab, use these 5 tips to get your bathroom ready to sell or enjoy…

5 Bathroom Refresh Tips Every Homeowner Should Consider

1. Paint your Vanity White

While wood cabinets are beautiful, nothing dates a home more than wood. You can tell the trend of a home-based on the wood species and stain that is used throughout. If your bathroom has outdated 1990s yellow oak or the mid-2000s rich red cherry cabinets, painting them white is a quick and easy solution. White works with any existing colors you might be challenged within a flooring tile or shower surround. It will help keep the space feeling lighter and calmer, which is always a good thing for bathrooms.

2. Swap out the Fixtures

Another bathroom update that is a great quick budget-friendly fix is swapping out your plumbing and lighting fixtures for fresher options. There is a lot of design details in the style and finish of a showerhead or sink faucet. It is said that these tiny designed details often make a space, and it’s true. This will instantly transform any room. With our bathrooms having so many of these elements, it’s a great way to add some new life into the space.

3. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

You might have thought your teal walls were cool and fun, but now you get a headache every time you see them, and they could be a huge turnoff to a potential buyer. A new coat of paint can do wonders and it is one of the most budget-friendly options when updating your bathroom. Look for soothing neutral colors such as warm grays, soft whites, and taupe. These instantly calm down a busy bathroom and bring a fresh change into your space.

4. Get a New Shower Curtain

If you have a traditional alcove bathtub/shower combo in your space, you probably have a shower curtain. This easy decorative swap can add a lot to the style and design of the room. Don’t stop at this decorative element. Switching up those tiny décor accessories like bath towels, wall art, and bath mats is an affordable and easy way to quickly add a change.

5. Add some Wallpaper

Wallpaper is no longer a seventies thing. There are so many cute and fun wallpapers out there today. If you are wanting to make a bathroom bold and dramatic, such as a powder room or kid’s bath, a cool wallpaper will be the talking to point of the room without costing you much money.

Follow these tips, and you will have a transformed bathroom without blowing your budget.

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