6 Tips to Upgrade Your Bathroom on a Budget

March 9, 2017

Bathrooms are notoriously difficult to decorate, but doing so can have a bigger impact than in any other room in your house. If you want to impress your guests, make your bathroom stand out, just want to change things up a bit, or tweak a custom home design, these tips are for you. You can improve your bathroom without breaking the bank! Here are a few tips to upgrade your bathroom on a budget:

1. Spruce Up Your Shower

Your shower is a great place to start with your bathroom makeover. Things like shower curtains and rods are fairly inexpensive, but take up a lot of visible space. These items can help accent the rest of your bathroom design and decor and help tie it all together.

To add some personal flavor, consider adding stencils to your shower curtain. With some stencils and waterproof paint, you can add your favorite designs or quotes, making your shower curtain the new centerpiece of the room. This can be used in almost any bathroom since you can source your shower text from whatever source fits your motif, be it Beyonce or Edgar Allen Poe.

If you want to add some class to your bathroom, consider using a curved shower rod. Not only will it give you extra space in the shower, but the extra dimension can really make your bathroom pop. In addition, using two shower curtains, and using them much like theater curtains might be used, can make your tub seem more elegant.

If you already have a walk-in shower unit, you can give the entire bathroom a new look simply by installing a door or upgrading the current door.

2. Replace Eyesores with Themed Containers

Putting a lot of work into decorating your bathroom can seem pointless if you are just going to put an eyesore of a Listerine bottle on the counter. To keep your liquids matching the rest of the room, consider putting shampoos, soaps, and mouthwashes in alternate containers.

Antique bottles, crystal decanters, and other more elaborate glass or plastic containers can help your theme flow smoothly and consistently throughout your bathroom. If you are using a glass container, make sure that it is not chipped in any way!

3. Create Magic with Mirrors

Do you want to create an inexpensive but attention-grabbing centerpiece for your bathroom? A simple modification to your current mirror might be just the ticket.

Switching out your mirror can be a quick and easy way to upgrade your bathroom. Painting the frame of your mirror with a bold color can make it stand out for just the cost of some paint. To make your bathroom appear larger and more open, place small mirrors on the wall in a pattern.

4. Update the Lighting

The lighting in the bathroom is often ignored until it is time to change the light bulbs, but the bathroom lighting can have a significant impact on the overall look of the room. Lighting is an inexpensive way to add a creative touch to the bathroom.

There are several lighting choices available to choose from, including wall sconces, strip lighting, and mirrors with built-in lights. Choose something that will provide sufficient lighting as well as add a touch of character to the bathroom.

5. Choose a New Paint Color

Painting the bathroom is one the least expensive, yet dramatic forms of transforming your bathroom from drab to bright and cheery. Colors such as blues and greens are great options for a bathroom because they create a soothing effect.

Paint is also one of the quickest ways to refresh the bathroom as a weekend do-it-yourself project. To add visual enhancement to the bathroom and make it appear larger, consider painting the top half of the walls and the bottom half of the walls, each a different color.

6. Consider New Flooring

The flooring of the bathroom has a large impact on the overall look of the room. If tiles are cracked and worn, it can significantly devalue the entire room. There are hundreds of flooring options available, in all price ranges that can fit any budget.

Selecting floor tiles that are made from laminate or vinyl are very inexpensive. Installing new flooring in a standard size bathroom typically only requires a couple of boxes and the new floor can make the entire bathroom feel larger, brighter, and more comfortable.

When you want to redo or upgrade your bathroom, but you are on a budget, it is important to take your time when making selections. Remember you are on a budget, but when you avoid rushing into purchases, it is easier to make trades, for example, you can spend more money on a higher quality floor and spend less money by only buying paint and/or accessories that are on sale.

Using these tips to upgrade your bathroom on a budget, the bathroom will look dashing in no time. Good luck decorating! If your current bathroom and home are just not cutting and you’re ready to start working towards a custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090. We’ll help make your dream home a reality!