According to experts, remodeling your bathroom or kitchen will give you the highest return on investment. Sometimes it can reach up to 100% if you do it right. While remodeling your entire bathroom can sound expensive, there are some budget-friendly ways you can consider. Here are some bathroom transformations you can do within a small budget.
- Paint the Bath Fresh
Do not underestimate the power of a new coat of paint in your bathroom. A new color can instantly brighten up every room. This one-day job will only require a brush, some paint tape and a bucket of your chosen color, but will make your bathroom look entirely new. Don’t be afraid to choose bright colors if it will boost your mood in the morning. Paint that bright coral for an energizing vibe. You can also give your cabinets a new color to match the walls.
- Update Fixtures
Remodeling a bathroom does not require changing the countertops, tiles, paint and door. The seemingly little upgrades can give a new look to your bathroom. Consider updating your fixtures such as the hooks, faucets, soap dispensers, shelving brackets and tower racks. You can actually save money by replacing the fixtures yourself. Warm metal tones are making its way to bathrooms these days for that classic and polished feel. These fixtures generally follow a similar style but do not be afraid to experiment. Remember that the beauty is in the details.
- Change the Showerhead
Upgrading your showerhead is another inexpensive idea you can do. It can also give you a whole new experience. If you have not replaced your bathroom’s showerhead for five years now, it’s time to head to the hardware store. There are now a lot of models that can help you save water and give you a spa-like experience at the same time. You can go for a rain showerhead or a handheld showerhead depending on your desired experience. The great part is it will not cost you an arm and a leg.
- Replace the Lighting
Similar to your showerhead, make sure you replace your light fixtures after a couple of years. Check if your lightings are placed in the right location or if you are using the correct bulbs. There are now bathroom-approved light fixtures that can match your bathroom’s design. The best light for a bathroom is a cool, bright white or daylight bulb with a high CRI. This can literally brighten your bathroom in an instant.
- Buy New Accessories
For a no-sweat low budget project, go replace your bathroom’s accessories such as the shower curtain, towels, window curtains, and rugs. You can choose a bright, abstract rug to add a pop of color to a neutral bathroom. Choose a quirky shower curtain to give your bath a new personality. You can check out the flea market for things you can repurpose for your bathroom including wooden baskets for your toiletries.
- Be Creative
A small budget for a bathroom remodeling should not stop you from being creative. Find an old picture frame that will fit your bathroom mirror and repurpose it for a new look. Your mirror will change from cheesy to elegant in a matter of minutes.
- Deep Clean Every Inch
Check if you really have to remodel your bathroom or you just need to give it a thorough cleaning. We spend everyday cleaning ourselves in the bathroom but when was the last time you gave your bathroom its own scrub? Wipe the walls down and remove molds. Scrub all the surfaces, including those hidden cracks and crevices. Dismantle your light fixtures and check if you need to replace the light bulbs. Dust the ceiling and exhaust fan. Your bathroom can appear old and messy if you do not spend time cleaning it once in a while. Once its sparkly clean, you might be surprised how brand new it looks.
Remodeling your bathroom does not require breaking your bank. Simple weekend projects can transform your bathroom into a room that will make you feel fresher in the morning.