A bit like kitchens, bathrooms will probably be one of the most expensive rooms to design and decorate, so many people will be looking to do a bathroom remodel on a budget. I recently painted my white bathtub pink as a quick bathroom makeover so I thought I’d do a little round-up of how to do a bathroom remodel on a budget.
Bathroom Remodel Ideas on a Budget
A cheap bathroom remodel is a great way to update your home for several reasons. It can freshen up your bathroom without breaking the bank and most of the time bathroom suites are in good condition and don’t need to be completely ripped out. All it needs is a lick of paint and a few plants! 🙂
How to Do a Bathroom Remodel on a Budget
1. Paint Your Bathtub!
If you have a white bathtub, perhaps think about painting it to give your bathroom a whole fresh new look. When we were renovating our house, my love for white and grey interiors was strong and therefore my kitchen and bathroom took on this color scheme!
Fast forward two years and I had grown a little tired of the monochrome look in the bathroom and adding colourful accessories was just not cutting it.
I’d seen a few people on Instagram paint their bathtubs a different shade so I decided to go for it! Acrylic and cast-iron baths are perfect for this, click here for instructions on how to paint it. This is an extremely quick and easy way to do a bathroom makeover!
Whether you’re on a tight budget or just looking for some creative ideas, you can find a variety of affordable and stylish solutions for revamping your bathroom; for more inspiration and tips on how to transform your space without breaking the bank, don’t forget to visit this website.
2. Change Your Flooring With Vinyl
With patterned tiles becoming the biggest trend in the bathroom in recent years, vinyl is slowly catching up. Patterned vinyl is a great way to do a bathroom remodel on a budget, is cheaper than tiling, and is relatively easy to lay.
I love this Monochrome Mardi Gras Sagres Vinyl from Carpetright
3. Paint Your Floor
If you have vinyl down in the bathroom and it just isn’t doing anything for you anymore, consider pulling it up and painting your flooring (if you have wooden flooring that is in good condition).
A bit like when I stenciled my decking, there are so many fabulous stencils out there to choose from, my favorite being Dizzy Duck designs. You could easily paint a patterned tile onto your floor or paint the floorboards the same color, just make sure you use wood paint.
4. Paint Your Bathroom
Painting a bathroom is one of the cheapest ways to do a bathroom makeover. Don’t be afraid to use color and choose a bright and cheerful tone so that your white bathroom suite really pops out.
Paint can be used to create a variety of different looks and styles, from bold and bright colors to subtle and understated tones. It can also be used to accentuate architectural features, such as a sloped ceiling or a feature wall.
From soft pink hues to sunny mustard and gorgeous green, anything goes and will also be a fabulous contrast if you have white tiles.
5. Bathroom Wallpaper
This is the next thing on my list of never-ending jobs to do in the house, but I really want to wallpaper our walls. A lot of people are nervous about doing this in the bathroom as for obvious reasons, it can get damp and if you have a small bathroom with little or no ventilation, it’s probably not a good idea.
However, wallpaper can add a unique and stylish look to your bathroom. Many modern wallpapers are designed to withstand moisture and humidity, making them suitable for use in bathrooms.
Additionally, some wallpaper is mold and mildew-resistant, which can help prevent issues with bathroom dampness.
Wallpapering your bathroom is a clever bathroom makeover idea and will completely transform the look and feel of your bathroom. Melanie Lissack Interiors wrote a fab blog post on how to wallpaper your bathroom and if it’s done right, can add that wow factor to a room!
6. Panel Your Walls
This is something I would absolutely love to do in our bathroom but the space is quite tight and we wouldn’t be able to get it around the bath.
Paneling is durable, easy to clean and maintain, and is an affordable alternative to tiles or other high-end finishes in the bathroom. It can be less expensive to install and requires less labor than installing tiles, which can help keep your small bathroom remodel on a budget in check.
Panelling is a great way to provide a feature in your bathroom and if you use tongue and groove panelling, it’s fairly easy to install. You can finish it off with water-resistant paint and create a fabulous contrast to the rest of your walls.
7. Refresh Your Tile Grout
Probably one of the best ways to do a bathroom remodel on a budget is to renew your tile grout! Grout can easily get dirty and moldy so the best way to clean it is to use a good limescale cleaner, grout cleaner, and grout cleaning brush.
If the grout still looks grubby after a good clean you can use a grout pen to basically color over the dirt and leave an anti-mould finish. You can also use grout pens to change the color of your grout (if your grout is white, to begin with) and leave a wonderful contrast against your white tiles.
8. Shower Curtains
Now, I’m not a fan of shower curtains as they tend to wrap around me like clingfilm around a barbecued sausage, but they can add fun and fantastic color to a bathroom. It’s probably the quickest and easiest way to do a bathroom makeover and online stores like Dunelm and Wayfair have a huge range to choose from.
While some shower curtains can be expensive, there are several ways to add shower curtains on a budget. Shop for deals, consider making your own with a waterproof material, or buy a plain shower curtain and add your own trim to it.
If you have the space, think outside the box when it comes to storage and storage furniture in your bathroom. Find a vintage cabinet or dresser to store your bathroom items or use old ladders to hang your towels.
Before you start shopping for bathroom furniture, set a budget for yourself. This will help you to stay focused and avoid overspending. You can find a variety of bathroom furniture options at different price points, so determine how much you are willing to spend before you start shopping.
10. And Finally, Add Plants!
What is a bathroom without plants? If you have natural light in your bathroom, they are perfect at bringing life to sterile and dark corners and they act as a natural humidifier.
I can’t imagine my bathroom without them and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing what plants will work, including snake plants, spider plants, ferns, and peace lilies. Create shelving to perch your plants on or find hanging plant pots to dot them around the room.
Even if you don’t have natural light in your bathroom, faux plants have come a long way in recent years and are nearly as good as the real thing.
I hope this has given you some ideas to do a bathroom remodel on a budget without having to rip it out and start again! Many cheap bathroom remodel ideas can transform your space and make it unique. What will you do to yours?
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