5 Ideas For a Low-Cost Bathroom Remodel

August 24, 2018 | By Louis Tully

 

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Ah, the bathroom. It's the room we spend so much of our time in. Whether to get ready in the morning or wind down at night, it happens in the bathroom. The bathroom is (or should be) one of the most cared for rooms in the whole house. It’s your place to rid yourself of the accumulated filth at the end of the day.

It’s a place of transformation. A place where you go in a mess and come out with clean teeth, brushed hair, a trimmed beard and smelling like lavender or honeysuckle. With such an important room, why not take some pride in it?

How to Remodel Your Bathroom For Less

Either way, your bathroom gives you a chance to start over feeling clean, refreshed and rejuvenated. That said, taking care of your bathroom means it can continue to take care of you. Of course, taking care of any room in your home can be pricey; but it doesn't always have to be the case. There are ways you can remodel your bathroom without breaking the bank. Here are 5 ideas for a low-cost bathroom makeover without the need for title loans.

Be Practical

If you’re remodeling your bathroom on a budget, it’s best to only replace what’s broken. Keep what still works and do your best to shine it up yourself. But if you must replace everything and the tub too, try looking on Craigslist for suitable replacements. You might have to buy used, but it’ll save you a ton of money. There are a lot of other sites you can visit as well. Even Facebook has a marketplace you can find good stuff in with just a little patience.

Paint

The first thing you might do to remodel your bathroom is to give it a quick paint job (you’ll want to conceal all those annoying water marks off the walls). This step shouldn’t cost very much, especially considering most bathrooms have minimal wall space anyway. Plus, with a good paint job, you can really transform the room. Painting a small room a nice bright, airy color makes it seem bigger. Imagine transforming a room with just the paint job!

Again, you don’t need a professional. All you need are a few affordable supplies and maybe a little elbow grease too. This step is well worth the effort. And if you really don't know how to paint, try going on YouTube for some pointers. Again, a fresh coat of paint makes any room look its best!?

Re-caulk

Perhaps you forgot to caulk around the tub when spring cleaning was in full swing. Not to worry. Simply buy a tube of caulk for around $5 at your local home improvement store and follow the instructions printed on the back. With a little squeeze, you can erase all the dark, unsightly grime off the corners of your tub/shower in seconds! Just removing that grime can make your tub/shower look brand new without having to change it!

Try a Dark Color Scheme

White is nice at first, but only at first. A year later and those white floormats may not look as clean and pristine as they did on day one, despite your efforts to clean them.

If you want to avoid having to replace dirty-looking bathroom pieces, try sticking with a darker color scheme (navy, charcoal, black, evergreen, etc.). It may not be your favorite color, but doing it this way might save you some money down the road. The trick is to not go too heavy on the dark. If you do then you might get the look of a dark cave and not a calming bathroom.

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Do a Little at a Time

It would be a dream for you to get started on your bathroom project today. But if you simply can’t budge from your budget to get the things you need, don’t sweat it! You can always chip away at it instead. Do what you can afford to do right now, then do the next thing later. Doing it this way might take longer, but the end result is all the same. Plus you won't feel too overwhelmed by taking on too much at one time.