The cost of a complete bathroom remodel can quickly add up. Just like with the ten kitchen update ideas I shared a while back, there are several small, inexpensive projects that you can do to give your bathroom a makeover without breaking the bank. Some of these projects can cost less than $50 and make a world of difference.
Here are ten ideas to help you maximize your budget and still get the bathroom style update that you are looking for to turn your bath into a cozy and relaxing retreat.
Update Your Bath Cabinet Hardware
These small items say big things about your bathroom style. Changing out your knobs and pulls to brushed nickel or bronze can create a whole new decorative touch.
Update Your Faucets
It’s one of the most frequently used items in your bathroom, so it’s important to select a faucet that truly reflects your style. Updating your faucet with a new low-flow model is a relatively inexpensive way to cut water consumption while adding a refreshed look to your sink area.
Replace Your Showerheads & Hand Showers
Showerheads and hand showers add a nice touch to your overall bathroom design, and make your showering experience more enjoyable. Replacing a showerhead can be a quick and inexpensive project. Hand showers can be used as fixed shower or hand-held and provide maximum versatility. Drill-less models provide easy installation.
Update Your Bath Hardware
A bathroom is not complete without hooks, towel bars and a toilet paper holder. Coordinating bath hardware items can liven up your old bath décor and add impact to your bath’s overall design. And for both style and safety, don’t forget to include decorative grab bars for your bathtub and shower.
Update Your Bath Light Fixtures
A new lighting system will add a touch of illuminating ambiance to your bathroom. Consider updating the existing fixtures or adding a few decorative sconces to complement your faucets and hardware.
Paint Your Bathroom Walls
Color is the key to any room’s personality. The right wall color will make all your other bathroom updates really stand out. For a look that takes center stage, choose a color that complements your countertop, faucet and hardware.
Add or Update Your Bath Fan
Bath fans play an important role in removing excess moisture and odors from a bathroom. Newer models are fashionable as well as functional, offering quieter operations and an assortment of decorative features to complement any bath lighting system.
Refresh Your Vanity Top
Whether you choose to go with laminate, granite or something in between, a new vanity top can add dramatic new texture, style and color to your bathroom. The variety of styles, materials and finishes make replacing a vanity top the ideal project for any budget.
Replace or Update an Old Vanity
Replacing old, outdated cabinets can transform your bathroom into an entirely different space. With styles ranging from eclectic to traditional, a new vanity can greatly enhance the storage, functionality and look of any bathroom.
Replace Your Toilet
Most people think of toilets as purely functional, but today’s models offer a level of performance, efficiency and style that wasn’t available a decade ago. Choosing an economical high efficiency or ultra low flow toilet offers substantial water savings without sacrificing performance or aesthetics. Look for the WaterSense label for the most efficient options.
Check out 10 Affordable Kitchen Updates That Give Your Kitchen a Whole New Look to also help you update your kitchen on a budget.