How To Upgrade Your Bathroom On A Budget

Last Updated on March 15, 2022 by Kravelv

Bathrooms require daily cleaning, and regardless of how religious you are in cleaning the area, there will come a time when your bathroom needs a facelift. Your bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home, and how it looks can significantly affect your mood every single day.

How can you start your day right if you take a bath or a shower inside an old bathroom? Do you think you will have the motivation to practice your skincare routine if your bathroom is not functional? You will use your bathroom the moment you wake and before you sleep, which is why you should exert time and effort to ensure that it looks good.

Most people think that a bathroom renovation requires a hefty budget, yet with careful selection and a little creativity, you can transform your bathroom on a reasonable budget. As long as you have the time, you can even upgrade your bathroom using the tools and equipment you already have in your home!

Here’s how you can upgrade your bathroom on a budget:

Recycle Old Furniture

If you have a kitchen cabinet that has seen better days and is now in the garage, why not restore it and add some storage space in the bathroom? It might need a coat of paint, but an old cabinet can blend nicely in a bathroom, while also giving you that much needed space for bath towels and other things. If you don’t have any old furniture, keep your eyes on the classified section and you might find the ideal item, even if it does need a coat of paint.

If your space allows it, you can also place an old ottoman in your bathroom. This furniture is not often seen in this part of the house, making your bathroom very unique. Plus, an ottoman is a very functional piece of furniture as it provides additional storage and seating, which is perfect if you have a small bathroom.

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Fixtures And Fittings

Often referred to as the icing on the cake, the taps, toilet roll holder and towel racks can all be changed, which will certainly make the room more appealing. Online suppliers would also have some discount bathroom suites, which would enable you to add a new suite to the shopping list without breaking the bank. Changing the splashbacks is another great way to brighten up a dull bathroom, and with new mirrors, the look is complete. The best way to source a supplier is an online search, which will bring up a list of local building supplies companies and you can compare quality and prices before finally making a decision.

Re-Grout The Tiling

If the bathroom tiles are in good order, why not re-grout them? This will certainly make a difference and there are quite a few colours to choose from, so you could have a grout that contrasts well with the tiles. If you are a DIY enthusiast, re-grouting the tiles is an easy job, otherwise your local handyman would be only too happy to help. A couple of hours should see the job done and for what it costs, this will make quite a difference to your bathroom ambience.

Consider Changing The Lighting

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Light has a major effect on the ambience of any room, especially the bathroom, and with some stylish LED wall lights on either side of the vanity and some floor level lighting, you can make the room look warmer and more inviting. Avoid using bright light in the bathroom and perhaps a splash of colour in either blue or yellow would make the room look more appealing and natural. A soft pendant light would make ideal task lighting above the vanity unit and if you would like the Hollywood look, you can stick some LED strips around the vanity mirror. There are websites you can check for more bathroom lighting ideas.

Replace the Shower Screens

Shower screens are major features in any bathroom, so if your shower screens have seen better days, why not replace them? There are stylish yet affordable shower screens available from online suppliers, and the product comes with full fitting instructions and all the extras you will need for installation.

Revamping the bathroom doesn’t have to break the bank and with your DIY skills and trade prices, transforming your bathroom can be achieved on a reasonable budget.

Improve the storage

All of your efforts to upgrade your bathroom will be useless if the area is full of clutter. Aside from causing a lot of stress, an unorganized bathroom will make it difficult for you to find items the moment you need them.

Make sure that this doesn’t happen by improving its storage. You can invest in wicker baskets and then place them under your vanity or install floating shelves from extra pieces of wood. You can also use a makeup organizer to store all smaller items, such as your lipsticks and perfumes.

Takeaway Points

Revamping the bathroom doesn’t have to break the bank and with your DIY skills and trade prices, transforming your bathroom can be achieved on a reasonable budget. These projects will make your bathroom stand out and become more functional!

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook