5 Ideas For a Low-Cost Bathroom Remodel

August 24, 2018 | By Louis Tully


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Ah, 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 as you go in a mess and come out with clean teeth, brushed hair, a trimmed beard and smelling like lavender or honeysuckle.

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. 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.


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.

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. A fresh coat of paint makes any room look its best!?


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!

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.

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Do a Little at a Time

If you’d like to get started on your bathroom project today, but 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.