When renovating your home, a bathroom upgrade often comes as an afterthought or is simply ignored. But think of the amount of time we spend in our bathrooms — from the morning shower to the relaxing bath to wash off the day’s fatigue and the bathroom breaks in between. Sure, it’s a functional space, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be visually charming.
The dazzling bathrooms in home décor magazines or the ones featuring in celebrity selfies might make you think that bathroom renovations cost a bomb. The good news is that many elements of those inspirational spa-like bathrooms can be easily incorporated in your bathroom without breaking the bank.
Let’s take you through great bathroom upgrade ideas that will not burn a hole in your pocket.
- Redo the bathroom floor
If you are tired of the wooden bathroom floor or your old floor tiles, you can give it a new look by painting it using a protective enamel paint. You’ll find them in an array of different colors and finishes at stores like Bunnings.
This is pretty much a DIY project which will save you contractor fees. Even if you’ve never done any painting before, there’s not a trick you can’t learn from watching YouTube videos. Spread the project over a few weeks and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the shining new floors at the end of it. An equally stylish alternative to painting would be vinyl flooring.
- Change the vanity top
Pricy marble or granite countertops might look swish, but you don’t really have to invest in one. High-definition laminate or porcelain can look just as classy and they won’t dent your wallet. Still want a stone countertop? Quartz is a good budget-friendly option. If you’re willing to flex your DIY muscles, here are some helpful tutorials you can try with wood, concrete, or tile.
Every bathroom should have a lighted mirror but you can easily use them as an added light source that will elevate the ambience of your space. Yes, we are talking about the on-trend lighted mirrors that can create a natural lighting effect in your bathroom.
Think quirky shell frames or an ornate Victorian frame with LED lights fitted to them to give an instant makeover to your vanity space. Consider a demister pad too if you are tired of foggy mirrors.
- Accessorize it right
Accessories are often treated as minor additions, but they can make a big difference. Decant your toiletries in pretty dispensers, get a snazzy shower curtain, put up a framed art piece on the wall, and place some scented candles on the shelf — none of these ideas will cost you a bomb but together they can transform the look and feel of your bathroom.
- Add a touch of freshness
Bring in a spot of green into the bathroom and it can instantly boost the appeal of your space while freshening up the air inside. Low maintenance houseplants like philodendrons, ferns, spider plant, and calathea are perfect for this. For a pop of colour, get plants like begonia, African violet, and bromeliad. All these plants happily thrive in humid spaces like bathrooms.
Let these ideas be your inspiration for giving your bathroom a gorgeous facelift on budget!