Making seemingly big changes to your home, especially your bathrooms, doesn’t always seem like a plausible option when you are on a tight budget, but here are a few fun and inexpensive ways to upgrade your bathroom without spending a ton of money. They will completely transform the look and feel and you’ll be wishing you didn’t do it sooner.
1. Add Some Simple Floating Shelves
It’s true that you may not want to keep any of your more unsightly bathroom products on open floating shelves (let’s keep the cleaning products and tissue paper under the sink where they belong), but some classy decor can easily turn these highly functional storage units into something that transforms the entire vibe or your bathroom,
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2. Spraypaint The Faucets
Spray paint definitely won’t last forever, nor will it turn your regular old faucet into a real bronzed masterpiece, but it will help give your bathroom a major facelift. This project takes very little time and effort to complete and the absolutely gorgeous end result will make breathing in all of those stinky spraypaint fumes more than worth it.
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3. Frame The Mirror
The presence of a gorgeous mirror can change the entire appearance of your bathroom, but if you’re not totally up for paying those antique store prices or spending hours at a home goods store trying to find the right one, you can just transform your old one with this great DIY instead. Creating the real wooden frame for this project is just about as easy as it gets, but putting it back up on the wall may require a little bit of patience.
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4. Toilet Paper Holder Makeover
It’s the little things that count, especially when it comes to decorating. Small, inconsequential items like toilet paper holders and vanity knobs can make a big difference on the overall look of your space, which makes paying attention to the little things so important. This easy DIY transforms a regular IKEA toilet paper holder into something chic with a little bit of Washi tape and some RubNBuff.
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5. Give The Vanity A Colorful Paint Job
While it doesn’t necessarily have to be such a bold color, painting over your boring old vanity with something fresh and new will definitely transform your bathroom. Satin paint gives the above vanity a gorgeous finish and the beautiful coral color adds a much-needed splash of color to the bathroom, bringing every element together perfectly.
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6. Create Your Own Storage Closet
If your bathroom is seriously lacking in cabinet and closet space, why not create your own? This closet is surprisingly cheap to build though it does require a bit of handy work to build and may not be the best option for renters but the in-depth tutorial and a little bit of help can definitely solve one of those problems.
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7. Add Classy Artwork
While it may not be your first inclination to add beautiful artwork to your bathroom, it can go a long way in upping your style. Whether you like silly references and bathroom humor, or prefer an artistic approach, including framed artwork is an easy way to upgrade your space. You can find tons of options on Etsy, Home Goods, Amazon or even make your own.
8. Update Lighting
Whether you need to get rid of the builder grade vanity lights or you need to swap out the dome light that hasn’t worked in years, you’ll be in awe of how much lighting can transform your space. Upgrade fixtures with more modern touches and use brighter LED bulbs to brighten up the space, creating a bigger feel. If you’re really fancy, why not add a chandelier?
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When your shower tiles start to look a bit worse for wear, hold off replacing them. In the short term, you can give them a new lease of life with tile paint and/or peel-and-stick tiles. When you reach this point, start thinking about what you want to do when they do need to be replaced. You can replace them with new tiles but bathroom wall shower panels may be a better option.
There are two main reasons for thinking about swapping your shower tiles for bathroom wall shower panels. Firstly, they’re much more affordable. Secondly, they’re much easier to clean. As a bonus, the fact that they’re reflective can help to make the most of the available light. This can do a lot to make a small bathroom look much bigger.
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