December 1


11 Budget-Friendly Ways to Remodel Your Bathroom

By finnteriors

December 1, 2019

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When homeowners think about remodeling their bathrooms, many think that it takes a ton of money to implement creative ideas. While some remodeling can be expensive, there are ways to get a genuinely inspired bathroom within a limited budget.  It may not seem possible, but an inexpensive bathroom remodel is attainable.

A low-cost bathroom remodel can produce an attractive and functional bathroom. Plus, you will have considerably more money in your bank account than homeowners who went the more expensive route.

Creating a Plan

It’s important to have a plan and budget in place before the remodeling begins. Answers to the following questions will help you decide what needs to be changed or upgraded in your bathroom as well as the type of items to buy to make those changes.

  • What are your needs?
  • Who uses this bathroom?
  • What is the size of the bathroom?
  • Are you changing the layout or relocating any plumbing fixtures?
  • What is your overall vision?
  • How long do you plan to stay in this home?
  • What would be a great bonus to have?

Bathroom Remodeling Ideas

install a modern showerhead

Here are some ways to modernize your bathroom and make it more functional without shelling out a lot of cash.

  1. Install a Modern Showerhead

    Installing a showerhead that controls the volume of water as well as the temperature or a hand-held shower head is an added comfort and convenience. You can also choose showerheads that are low-flow showerheads that can decrease utility bills.

  2. Re-Paint the Bathroom

    Repainting is the most cost-effective way to give your bathroom a new look. 

    When choosing the type of paint consider the moisture in your bathroom. Since mold and mildew develop easily in a bathroom, and humidity and temperatures change often, it’s a good idea to invest in a mold-resistant paint.

  3. Update Fixtures

    You can update light fixtures, sink and bathtub faucets, towel racks, and drawer pulls for a relatively small investment. These items may seem insignificant but updating them can make a big difference in the aesthetic look of your bathroom. 

  4. Resurface the Tub

    You can refurbish your current tub or shower instead of replacing it. Having it professionally refinished is much cheaper.  You can also opt to have it professionally relined, which is also less expensive.

  5. Add Bead-Board Wainscot

    Modernize your bathroom with bead-board wainscot. You may choose to wainscot part of the walls or their full length. Installing this will protect your walls from spills and give your space a fresh look. This board can be painted any color that you desire. Interior latex paint works well on this material. 

  6. Frame Your Mirrors

    Does your bathroom have a factory-grade mirror? You can make it look more unique by framing it. This project is achievable even if you don’t have great carpentry skills. There are standard DIY tactics you can follow to achieve this task.

  7. Plantation-Style Shutters

    With bathroom window shutters, you can close the shutters entirely for total privacy or close them partially to dim the light while soaking in your bathtub. During the day, the slats can be tilted to let in the amount of light that you need. These shutters add a nice touch to any bathroom.

  8. Carve Out a Wall Niche

    Wall niches are a unique way of creating more space in your bathroom. They provide an ideal place to store your bathroom items. This type of bathroom design can be custom-fit to any space, from the most cramped bathroom to a roomier one.

  9. Bathroom Tile Backsplash

    Your shower is the perfect place for patterned tile. The backsplash can help create a spa-like environment in your bathroom.  You don’t have to have marble or an all-white color palette to make it feel luxurious. The tile backsplash is just enough to add a high-end look.

  10. Buy Used

    You can also save money on fixtures, toilets, and showers if you purchase them used. Search online sites like eBay and Craigslist or check your nearest Habitat for Humanity ReStore. They specifically sell home necessities such as doors, mirrors, sinks, toilets, and tubs.

  11. Use “Faux” Materials

    Inexpensive alternatives often can look like the real thing. Instead of real wood plank flooring, try luxury vinyl flooring. High-definition laminate countertops and quartz countertops now compete with granite for the look of authentic natural stone. Faux-stone ceramic and porcelain tile backsplashes can mimic the look of travertine and marble.
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update fixtures

Need Help?

Before you remove any fixture or item from your bathroom, make sure that you select the idea that suits your budget and needs.  If you find it difficult to implement these remodeling ideas by yourself, seek help from a professional.  Finnteriors is the expert at transforming homes, both inside and out. We will work within your budget to remodel your bathroom or any room in your home.

We’d love to add you to our growing list of satisfied customers. For your next remodeling project, contact us for a free estimate.


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