How to Upgrade Your Bathroom on a Budget
So, you’re ready for a fresh, new look in your home? Remodeling your entire bathroom based on what you saw on HGTV or Pinterest may be the dream but not in the budget. Remodeling costs can quickly add up, but small, strategic projects can give your space the big boost it needs. Get your tools and paint brush ready and check out these budget-friendly tips to upgrade your bathroom on a budget.
Install a New Mirror in the Bathroom
Something as simple as a new mirror can switch up the look of a bathroom. Try something frameless or one with a unique shape. A new, chic mirror will give your bathroom a more modern and trendy look. For those who want to add some original flare, simply frame a plain, rectangular mirror with a vintage frame for an antique vibe.
Switch Up the Color
Change the color palette of your bathroom by painting the walls, floors or updating the stain of the cabinets. Don’t forget to paint the trim! This hue update will instantly leave your bathroom feeling brand new. A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to make a change. Additionally, staining the cabinets is an affordable alternative to replacing them altogether.
Paint Inside of Cabinets
Not ready to completely change the wall color? Add a subtle accent color by painting the back inside wall of your cabinets. The hidden pop of color will add a little charm and character without the commitment of painting the entire room.
Updated knobs on cabinets and doors are a small change that will make a big impact. Consider changing them from pull knobs to handles with a chrome finish for a more modern look. Looking for an even easier fix? Paint the knobs to your style, whether you want them to blend in with the cabinets for a more subtle look or stand out with a different accent color. To easily add character, look for antique knobs you can refurbish.
Put in a New Shower Head
Give your bathroom a luxurious feel with a new shower head. To make every shower feel like you stepped into a spa, consider a large rain-style head. For those who love jet pressure when they shower, consider a new high-pressure shower head.. If you’re more into utility than luxury, install a removable head which will make cleaning the shower a breeze.
Changing outdated light fixtures will instantly vamp up your bathroom. It’s one of the most effective and affordable ways to brighten up a room. It will require a few tools, but not a lot of time. Don’t be afraid to try something like a chandelier. Though seemingly expensive, you can purchase several styles for as low as $25.
Install new shelves to add utility and character to your bathroom. Not only will you get more storage space, but you’ll also have more room for decoration like towels, soaps, baskets and plants.
Change Out Linens
If your linens are on display in your bathroom, switching them out can give a little change of pace. White linens will give the room a crisp, fresh feel. However, don’t feel the need to stick to white. Choose a bright color like coral, turquoise or mustard to add a pop of color.
Replace the Countertop
Changing the countertop will refresh the whole space with a new texture, style and color. Looking to spend a little less? Think about tiling your counter. Tile can get pricey, but for a small space like a counter, it’s an inexpensive alternative to a brand new stone slab.
Upgrade Vent Fans
Though seemingly unnoticeable, vent fans can date your bathroom. An easy fix is to upgrade to a newer version. Not only are newer models sleeker in design, but they make less noise.
Integrate Wall Art
A piece of abstract or contemporary wall art will give your bathroom a sophisticated and refined feel. Don’t let the selection process intimidate you. You don’t have to be an expert in Italian Renaissance Era art to pick out a canvas. Simply choose a piece that fits your taste and your bathroom’s style. Art isn’t your cup of tea? Opt for a framed print or photograph instead.
Upgrading your bathroom can be easy and affordable. Use these tips, and your bathroom will receive the makeover it deserves without breaking the bank. For a space you use every day, it’s definitely worth the investment! Learn more real estate tips here!
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