Are you wanting to renovate your bathroom with a whole new look? Here are a few ways to do just that without breaking your budget.
A fresh coat of paint
One of the simplest ways to change up your bathroom is by painting it. You don’t have to tear anything down and really just need to cover up anything you don’t want to paint using a drop cloth or some newspapers. Just make sure you get paint that is designed to be used indoors and on the material that is used in your bathroom. Be sure to use a primer first if covering dark colors or if the wall has never been painted before.
How much will it cost you? You will pay $35-$150 in paint for your average 5×8 bathroom. Painting yourself is a simple way to save money and change the look big time. If you hire someone to do it and use higher quality paints expect to pay in the 250-400 dollar range. Make sure to shop around for bathroom renovation quotes before deciding on your preferred contractor.
Get new light fixtures
Some new lighting won’t just brighten up your bathroom; it can also give it a new, stylish look. You might want to install some task lighting on the vanity or just put in some new light fixtures to create a bold aesthetic for your bathroom.
How much will it cost you? Simple options can cost you about $20 per light fixture with more expensive ones coming in at over $1,000. The cost of labor can range from $60 to $200, depending on how many fixtures you want to change and how labor-intensive the process is. Here is a great resource to help you figure out how much light your room should have. If you have basic electrical skills swapping out a light fixture is a simple way to change the look of your bathroom.
Change the Trim
One simple way to change up the look of your bathroom is to modify the trim. Putting in new trim on the faucets, door, showerheads and along the walls can seem like a lot, but trim can be very affordable. It all depends on what kind of trim you want to go with, though.
How much will it cost you? You can pay a few hundred dollars on nice trim and even more for modern technologically like advanced showerheads and motion-sensing faucets.
If you just want a new look, you can get by with a faucet and shower set for under $200 dollars if you install it yourself. Plumbers are expensive, as long as your not getting into changing shower valves or pipes you can do this yourself.
Try some tile accents
Accenting your bathroom with tiles is a whole lot cheaper than changing out all of the tiles. You can just put a few here and there that offer a unique and stylish design. You can place tiles around the shower, on the wall, by the bathroom vanity counter and in other places where they might make for an appealing and striking overall look. These can enhance the appearance of your bathroom and give it an interesting new look without you having to put in a lot of work or money.