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6 Ways to Update Your Bathroom on a Budget

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Sep 1 6 minutes read

Renovating a part of your home doesn't always have to be a difficult or expensive task. At first glance, it may seem like bathroom renovation may not be a viable option when you're on a tight budget. However, there are lots of fun and inexpensive ways to upgrade your bathroom. Some of them will completely change the look and feel of the room, and you will be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner. That's why we assembled this list of 6 ways you can update your bathroom on a budget.

Why Renovate?

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to remodel or renovate your bathroom. Maybe you don't like how it looks anymore, you want to improve the resale value of your home, or you're simply moving into a new place and want to personalize it. Whatever the reason is, know that you don't have to spend a fortune. More significant bathroom renovations can last a long time. The more you choose to change, the longer it will take, and you might not be ready for that kind of commitment to a remodel. Luckily for you, there are many quick and easy ways to update your bathroom on a budget.

Update Your Vanity Cabinets

Buying a new vanity cabinet is something that can drastically change the look and feel of a bathroom. Alternatively, for a quick and easy bathroom update, you can just paint the bathroom cabinet doors. Pick a color that compliments the other colors in your bathroom. If the rest of your bathroom is white, consider a green or yellow cabinet color to add a splash of playfulness and brightness. This is an easy fix, and it shouldn't take too long.

Add A Plant

One of the easiest ways to update your bathroom on a budget is to simply add some plants. Sometimes all your bathroom needs is a little bit of life. Plants add color to the environment and help to purify the air. To add color and texture to your space, use an eye-catching pot. When selecting a plant, keep the amount of natural light in your bathroom in mind. If you don't have access to natural light, consider purchasing an artificial plant.

Buy New Containers

If you don't have those already, buy small mason jars for your everyday items. You can use them to store your cotton swabs and other essential beauty and hygiene products. Usually, things like cotton swabs/balls don't come in especially aesthetically pleasing boxes, but placing them in glass jars can make your bathroom look more elegant and organized. Moreover, it will help your countertops look less cluttered.

Change Your Hand Towels And Floor Mats

Another effortless way to upgrade your bathroom on a budget is to change your hand towels and floor mats. First of all, changing your floor tiles might be too much work and take way too long. That's why changing your floor mat is a much better, more economical solution. When buying a new floor mat, you can add a pop of color to your bathroom and refresh the room's feel. 

As a bonus, you can buy matching hand towels and give your bathroom a spa-like feel. If your hand towels are torn, worn out, or have lost their color, it's definitely time to replace them. Luckily for you, there are tons of affordable options when it comes to picking out hand towels. You can even get a few options and rotate them depending on if you have visitors. Just make sure you wash the hand towels regularly. Many people are unsure how often to clean household items, but when it comes to hand towels, every few days is optimal.

Try A New Coat Of Paint

If you've been meaning to paint your bathroom for a while, now is the time to do it. Bathrooms are an excellent place to try out a new daring paint color that can brighten up your space. Alternatively, you can be even bolder and add wallpapers to your bathroom. Wallpapers are easy to clean, and most of them can withstand high humidity. However, don't hang wallpaper anywhere where they will be in constant contact with water. Furthermore, if your bathroom isn't well ventilated, stick to wallpaper specifically designed for bathrooms. Wallpapers are available in tons of colors and patterns, so you can really experiment and personalize your place. Even if you're selling your home, redoing the bathroom walls is probably one of the easiest repairs you should make before listing your house for sale. It can bring up the price of your home significantly and catch the eye of a potential buyer.

Update Your Fixtures

New fixtures are the jewelry of the bathroom, and they are simple to replace. Also, they come relatively cheap. Things like towel racks and rings are simple to install and can help you organize your bathroom accessories. New faucets and a modern showerhead can modernize your bathroom. Alternatively, you can replace the knobs on your cabinets to create a custom look for your storage vanity.

Things To Consider

If you're moving into a new apartment and already know you want to remodel the bathroom, consider making some of these changes before you move in. Sure, you can add plants long after the moving day. However, other fixes, such as painting the bathroom or adding wallpapers, might take a little more time. You shouldn't do those things in a hurry or when you're surrounded by dozens of boxes that need unpacking. So keep that in mind when browsing Verified Movers for the perfect moving crew and scheduling your relocation.

Final Thoughts

Making the most of your bathroom doesn't necessitate a radical renovation or a large amount of money. To completely update your bathroom on a budget, all you need is some creativity. New fixtures, updated cabinets, and decorative accents can easily add character and style to your bathroom without breaking the bank. So, why not try them out?

Article via Tanya Douglas with East Coast Haul. Image via Pinterest. 

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