Are you thinking about giving your bathroom a makeover, but can’t afford to do major improvement work?
While popular home renovation ideas can be costly and time-consuming, there are still affordable ways you can make significant changes to the appearance of your bathroom.
Here are six inexpensive modifications you can make to get your bathroom looking like something straight out of a Pinterest home decor board.
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Paint the Tiles
Just like everything else post-Covid, the costs of building materials and skilled labor are up, so replacing your current tiles might not be the most cost-effective way of remodeling your bathroom. However, many homeowners have done wonders to the look of their tiles by using special tile paint which is both durable and easy to apply. Tile paint is an excellent and cheap alternative which can tide you over while saving up money for more thorough renovations down the line.
The method of application will vary depending on the manufacturer, but most of them include cleaning your base thoroughly before applying a base primer and then going over it with the paint a couple of times to set the color.
There is a vast range of colors to choose from, and for an extra magical touch, use a stencil to create beautiful contrasts and get your tiles looking completely renewed.
Use Wallpaper for an Accent Wall
If your bathroom walls are starting to look a little drab, or you’re simply tired of the current color scheme, adding wallpaper to just one wall to make it an accent wall is a smart way of upgrading the room.
Choose wallpaper with an interesting pattern and then, if you have enough space, hang some framed photos or mirrors of different sizes on it for an extra luxurious effect. The wallpaper will provide the added benefit of hiding any dings and scratches on the wall.
Just make sure to always wipe and quickly dry off any larger splatters so that the material doesn’t get damaged, and keep your bathroom well ventilated to prevent mold from forming.
Buy New Faucets
Swapping out your faucets, together with one more noticeable change such as replacing cabinet hardware, can really contribute to elevating the design of your bathroom. Not only that, but many newer types of faucets work to conserve water, which is both eco-friendly and has a positive effect on your utility bills.
Instead of going for a basic single-hole faucet, we recommend installing a widespread one (i.e. a faucet with one spout and two handles) that could give your bathroom a slightly vintage look.
Make sure to take precise measurements before buying a new faucet to know exactly how much space you have on your sink or countertop. Faucets come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you will surely find one that can accommodate those dimensions.
Change Your Cabinets or Replace Hardware
Changing your cabinets can be an inexpensive way of sprucing up the appearance of your bathroom and giving it a lot of personality.
If your walls and floors are a neutral color, you can really experiment with different cabinet designs and go for vibrant colors such as teal or light pink.
For extra frugality, try scouting out used furniture stores and buying old wooden sets of cabinets that you can easily breathe new life into by repainting them and installing new hardware.
Alternatively, you can repaint your own cabinets if you’re still fond of their design, and switch up the nobs and handles to give them a completely different look.
Your bathroom should be a place where you can go to relax and recharge with positive energy. Putting flowers and plants on shelves, countertops and even above your shower not only has the effect of turning this room into a real restroom, but it also makes for great budget bathroom deco .
You can experiment with different kinds of plants and greenery, and keep them in beautiful vases that could additionally contribute to the bright look and feel of the room. Soon enough, your bathroom will become a welcome escape into nature every time you walk into it.
Refinish the Tub
Although usually made of a durable material, tubs will eventually start showing signs of wear and tear, especially after years of use. Luckily, you don’t have to replace your tub to give it a shiny new look.
Refinishing or reglazing your tub is ideal for problems including cracks, corrosion, and yellowing. Tub inserts or bathtub liners can also help with these issues. Tub refinishing, on the other hand, looks better, lasts longer, and is less expensive than relining.
If you’re aiming to cut costs by going DIY on your tub, consider consulting an expert at the very least before going it alone, otherwise your refinishing job will prove faulty when you start seeing new cracks just a few months later.