Affordable Bathroom Upgrades

Posted on March 3rd, 2018 by Nastazsa Lin Cabrera

Bathroom renovations can easily cost thousands of dollars but the reality is that they don’t necessarily have to. If you are on a budget or want to achieve a fresh look for spring or summer, a few reasonable ideas may be all that’s needed to proceed. Sprucing up your tired decor may also be the only necessity if the goal is to sell the home. With that in mind, here are a few simple yet effective ways to liven up your bathroom just in time for the cheery upcoming seasons.


Paint is the easiest way to clean up a tired bath, especially if the color is from the last decade. Trends in paint today are neutral, light, and bright. Shades of white, beige, and gray are popular among all age groups and should cost less than $100 depending on the size of the room.

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Wallpaper is currently making a tremendous comeback, and is an option homeowners no longer avoid as a choice for moisture prone areas such as bathrooms. Wallpaper, if professionally installed, should not cause any issues. There are a plethora of options ranging from subtle to quirky and eccentric. Using wallpaper is one of the most enjoyable ways to bring some life into what was once a dull space. The wallpaper is the backdrop in which the rest of the accessories should be chosen to complement.

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Flooring can update the bath dramatically without an obnoxious price tag. Consider luxury vinyl tile as a less expensive alternative. It is also easier and requires less time to install compared to ceramic tile, and as an added bonus – it is completely waterproof. Luxury vinyl can even be installed over existing tile within a single day. If you want to include a huge selling-factor that looks and feels like the real deal we always recommend riding the Porcelain tile wave. Porcelain tiles require no maintenance, are extremely durable, and come in a wide variety of different designs and sizes.

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Tub Resurfacing/Glazing

Replacing an old, worn bath tub can be costly due to demolition costs, new tile costs, and labor costs. There are companies that specialize in re-glazing tubs, taking around two days to complete. Total costs run approximately $400.

Free-standing tubs can be painted on the outside for an updated look. A fresh bright color can work wonders.


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Never underestimate the power of accessorizing. Accessories, whether big or small, can make all the difference in the world. Start with a new, high quality shower curtain and then carry the color through to the towels and rugs. Finish the look with a framed picture tying in the paint and curtain color. It is best to keep the look clean and simple when accessorizing the bathroom. These items do not have to be expensive to make an impact.

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These same ideas work perfectly to upgrade any area of the household when on a tighter budget. In the meantime, you can start by enjoyably enhancing your bath while keeping in mind that it can, in fact, be 100% affordable.

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Written by Nastazsa Cabrera