If you want to remodel but aren’t yet ready to tackle big projects, the bathroom is a great place to start. For any upgrade, you’ll need to plan for expenses, but your project doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are a few ideas to remodel your bathroom on a budget.
It’s easy and inexpensive to paint the bathroom. These spaces are small, requiring fewer materials and less time. Generally, bathrooms are best if painted in lighter tones. Darker colors can overwhelm a tight space and make it feel even smaller. However, if you want to use a dark shade on the walls, ceiling, or both, add better lighting and some mirrors to make the room feel larger.
Remodel Your Bathroom with Updated Lighting
Upgrade your lighting fixtures. Bathrooms are usually smaller places and good lighting helps the room feel more spacious. Install a new fixture with bright LED bulbs. For a less expensive upgrade, remove your current fixture, wash the globes well and use a coat of spray paint to update the metal. Textured or metallic spray paint is a quick way to give your lighting fixtures a boost.
Upgrade the Mirror
If you haven’t updated your bathroom’s mirror, shop for options. A new, framed mirror adds personality to the bathroom and will help it feel bigger. If you cannot afford a new mirror, add decorative molding around the mirror to create a custom frame. You can paint it any color to match your bathroom’s color scheme.
Install New Hardware to Remodel Your Bathroom
An easy and inexpensive way to update the bathroom is by replacing drawer knobs and cabinet pulls. Because the bathroom usually has fewer cabinets, you can spend a bit more on luxury handles. This simple upgrade will change the look of the space.
Paint the Hardwood Flooring
Hardwood floors are not ideal in a bathroom due to the humidity and moisture. If you want to update your flooring, but are on a budget, repaint the hardwoods with protective enamel. Go for a solid color or paint a pattern on the floor to liven up the room. This will help protect the flooring while also updating your bathroom.