A bathroom remodel can really add appeal to your home, however, they can be expensive. If you are looking to remodel the bathroom in your home but only have a small budget to work with, there are some clever bathroom remodel ideas you can use to give your bathroom a whole new look at little cost. Here are some useful ideas that will refresh your bathroom without breaking the bank.
1) Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
Paint is one of easiest and least expensive options when it comes to making a room look brand new or different. Paint is affordable and easy to use, and comes in a rainbow of color options.
To make your bathroom look like new, choose a new paint color, grab the paintbrush, and get going. You can create a whole new look simply by changing the color of the walls and ceiling.
If you want to stick with your previous color, add a new coat of paint to make the room look clean, fresh, and bright. Since the bathroom is typically one of the smaller rooms in a home, you will not need to purchase a large quantity of paint. This is one of the best ways to make big changes with few dollars.
2) Update Your Vanity Countertop and Cabinet for Less
The vanity is one of the main features of any bathroom. Updating the countertop by replacing it is a great way to give the bathroom remodel a brand new look. If your budget is very constricted, consider purchasing a pre-formed laminate countertop to save money. If your small budget can handle a chunk of the money to go toward replacing the vanity countertop, consider adding a granite remnant. Remnants can be purchased for much less and work well, especially with a small vanity.
If your vanity is on the small side, this will likely be within the budget while still adding a touch of luxury to the room. It’s a known fact that updates in the kitchen or bathroom practically pay for themselves when it comes to the resale value of a home, so it’s definitely a worthwhile investment if the budget can handle it.
If your vanity cabinet is in good shape overall, leave it in place. A coat of paint or a new coat of stain will work wonders towards making the entire vanity unit look new. If using paint, consider painting the cabinet in a contrasting shade to the walls for a dramatic effect. If using stain, consider going a bit darker to create a brand new look for your bathroom. Be sure to sand any areas that may need it before either painting or staining. If there are any severely knicked or damaged areas, apply a small amount of filler and then smooth it out during the sanding process.
Apply a primer first, followed by a topcoat of paint or stain in your choice of color. With the combination of updated countertop and vanity cabinet, it will look like an entire new ensemble, all the while remaining within the budget.
3) Update Toilet Seat and Add Accessories
Simply replacing the toilet seat can add to the new look of any bathroom. Perhaps choose a colored seat or a seat with a design or pattern on it to add a decorative touch. If you don’t desire to replace the seat itself, invest in an inexpensive decorative cover, perhaps with a matching accent rug. Many fuzzy seat cover and rug sets are available for low cost at most retail outlets or bed and bath type stores. Buying a set that matches your walls or accent color in your bathroom is a great way to spruce it up.
Adding coordinating accessories such as a decorative soap dish, soap dispenser, and a new shower curtain will help to complete the look. Add a few decorative soaps to the soap dish and use the dispenser for actual hand washing. Other coordinating accessories might include a toothbrush holder and a matching drinking cup. A hamper in a color that matches the accessories also adds a nice touch while also being practical. Finding an inexpensive framed art piece to hang on the wall that features a common color or theme will really tie everything together to create a brand new look for the bathroom.