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Updating Any Bathroom On A Small Budget

Making any bathroom look new and improved doesn’t mean it needs to be completely gutted and redone. Using money wisely and replacing or updating with a few small projects can make a world of difference. Embrace your inner HGTV and use these tips to tackle the ugly bathroom you’ve been dying to redo.

One of the first things people notice when entering a new room is the color. Color represents feelings and you want your bathroom to be calming and relaxing. Lighter colors can make a room feel bigger and even make your complexion better when looking in a mirror. A few colors that are known to help reduce stress are, lavender, pale gray, light blue, beige, and pale green. Paint is your friend. Paint the walls, paint the shelves, or vanity. Painting something is a cheaper way to make it look new without buying it new.

Replacing an outdated faucet is a great way to update the look of a vanity without buying an entirely new one. A faucet is something that everybody uses every single time they go into the bathroom (hopefully, anyway). An old or rusty faucet can make a bathroom feel noticeably aged.

Before and After

Buy a new mirror. Or create a DIY trim on an old one. Mirrors are something everyone looks a when washing their hands, as they are usually placed over the sink. An ugly or outdated one can make the rest of the bathroom feel frumpy even if it’s the only thing left that’s old in the bathroom. Have some fun and get creative gluing some stones or shells around the old mirror. Buying a new one can be cheap too if you shop around for a good deal, or better yet buy one at a tag sale.

Recaulk the tub or shower. Old caulk can get moldy or peel off the edges of showers. Spotted green caulk that should be pure white stands out and looks dirty. If bleach isn’t working to get the stains off consider recaulking. This will give your shower or tub a fresh, clean look.

shower before and after

Get new curtains and shower curtain. If you paint your bathroom you might be left with window and shower curtains that no longer match. Check out the sale section of your local craft store for reduced prices on curtains. As for the shower curtain, putting a fabric one in front of the plastic one makes the space look a bit more modernized.