Bathroom Updates You Can Make On A Budget

If you’re looking to make some bathroom updates (or any other room, for that matter) but don’t want to spend a fortune, there are plenty of affordable options out there. With so many different products available at varying price points, it’s easy to find something that works within your budget.

Here are some suggestions for how you can upgrade a bathroom on a budget:

New Mirror

bathroom mirror

Framed mirrors are one of the most expensive bathroom items you can buy. Why? Because they’re so personal! If you have a favorite picture, or you want something that reflects your taste and style, a framed mirror is an excellent choice. But if cost is an issue for your project, consider other options before splurging on one of these wall art pieces.

If you do want a framed mirror, try to find one at a lower price point by looking for sales online or at discount stores like Ross or TJ Maxx. Some brands like Ikea offer great deals on their inexpensive version of this classic piece (which I happen to love). And don’t forget about thrift stores or flea markets—you never know what gems might be hiding in there!

Storage Space

bathroom storage

Bathroom storage space is always at a premium, but it doesn’t have to be with little creative solutions and thoughtful organization. Here are some ways you can maximize your small bathroom storage in your own home:

  • Bathroom cabinets are great for storing towels, toiletries, and accessories. You can also use them to hide away clutter behind closed doors (e.g., toilet paper rolls).
  • A basket or bin under the sink is an excellent place for storing things like makeup or bath essentials—you can even hang them on the wall if there’s no room inside!

New Lighting


New lighting is always a great update, often because it can highlight other changes you’ve made in the bathroom while also being functional. If you’re not sure where to start or what kind of light fixture would fit your space best, we’ve got some tips for finding a fixture that’s right for you and your budget.

When shopping for lighting fixtures, keep in mind that there are many different styles available—from sleek minimalism to ornate luxury. You’ll want to decide on a style before looking at lighting options so that they will complement each other. If your budget allows for it, go with something unique and eye-catching; otherwise look for something more utilitarian if you don’t have much money available for updates.

The next step is determining how much light output (lumens) will be necessary: A higher lumen rating means more brightness from the same wattage bulb or tube luminaire. Generally speaking though, brighter bulbs tend to cast harsher shadows than soft ones so consider where these harsh shadows might fall when choosing between different types of lamps such as LED spotlights versus fluorescent tubes mounted along one wall instead of above each mirror.

Add A Rug

bathroom rug

A new rug can completely change the vibe of a bathroom. Choose something that’s pretty and practical — soft underfoot but easy to maintain. Just be sure to measure the space first so you know what size rug you need.

You may want to replace your current toilet seat with a more modern one (or go with a cool patterned tile), but if not, consider adding a colorful bath rug in front of it instead! The effect is similar without having to remodel anything at all.

If your bathroom has an outdated feel, pick up some new accessories like towels or washcloths to help give it an updated look without spending too much money on big changes like paint or flooring materials.

New Wallpaper

bathroom wallpaper

Wallpaper has come roaring back in recent years, and I think it’s a great way to personalize any room and make it your own. If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to wallpaper a bathroom. Give your bathroom an updated look by adding some new wallpaper. Wallpaper is a great way to add some personality to your space without breaking the bank.

Look for wallpaper with a fun print or a bold color that will really make a statement. Another budget-friendly update you can make is to swap out your old towel racks and toilet paper holder for some new ones. This is a quick and easy update that can really change the look of your bathroom.

Quick Fixes/Repair

bathroom paint

If your bathtub is chipped or scratched or if you’re just bored with a particular color, there are some smart solutions out there for fixing up an old tub without breaking the bank.

  • Tub and tile paint

This is one of the more affordable options when it comes to updating your tub. You can find several different kinds at your local hardware store (here’s a good guide to choosing which one). The process involves applying new paint onto the surface of your existing tub using brushes and rollers—it’s pretty easy to do yourself, but if you need extra help finding the right color scheme for your bathroom, consider hiring someone who specializes in interior design services.

  • Sanding and repainting

If you don’t mind doing some DIY work on weekends but aren’t interested in investing in new materials just yet, sanding down old surfaces before they’re painted can be enough of an improvement by itself. Just make sure not to get any dust or debris inside while you work! You can also try adding decorative details like borders around windowsills or painting over existing wallpaper designs with something simpler instead; that way only part of each wall will need taping off rather than all four corners being covered up by plastic sheeting during construction time later on down road.

New Shower Curtain

shower curtain

Shower curtains and liners can be fun and colorful, but they don’t have to cost a lot of money. This is a great way to change the look of your bathroom without breaking the bank. A new shower curtain doesn’t need to be anything fancy; you can find some very inexpensive options at big box stores or online retailers like Amazon.

Add Shelving

Shelving is a great way to add storage to a bathroom, and you can use it for towels and toiletries, but it can also be used for decorative items. For example, if you have a small space in your bathroom that doesn’t work well for shelving, there are wall-mounted shelves that come with hooks or brackets that allow you to hang other things on them.

Final Thoughts

Bathrooms are a great place to start when you want to freshen up your home. They’re also one of the most expensive spaces in your house, which is why it’s so important that you take the time to consider your options when making changes. As we’ve seen here today, there are plenty of ways to make these upgrades without breaking the bank!

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