Trying to find some low-cost fixes for your bathroom? Or simply looking for cheaper alternatives to bathroom remodeling? Whether you’re a renter or homeowner, there’s a lot you can do with just a $500 budget.
From adding new décor to fixing the door handle and navigating a tub repair, we’ve put together these 6 tips you can always turn to for a serious, low-cost bathroom upgrade.
1. Upgrade Your Bathroom Lighting
Adding new bathroom lighting is a great way to switch up the ambiance without spending much money at all.
If you haven’t been loving the reflection in the mirror, try adding some vanity mirror lights, or replacing your overhead lighting altogether for an overall softer vibe.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your bathroom’s diversity in lighting. Try a sunset lamp to brighten up your days and add to your new aesthetic.
2. Get a Professional Bathtub Reglazing Done
Is your bathtub chipped, discolored, dull, or stained with water spots? Do you simply want to change the color and bring back a more luminous, new shine?
Thankfully, you don’t need to spend thousands on a whole new bathtub – you can still save the one that’s a few years old.
Opt for a professional bathtub reglazing and get it done within your $500 budget instead! It doesn’t have to be just for your bathtub – you can also get your shower surrounds, sinks, tiles, and countertops refinished, resurfaced, and reglazed.
It’s always recommended you turn to a professional for this tip as you don’t want to end up having to completely replace your bathtub anyway.
3. Decorate with New Bathroom Accessories
The little things matter – they set the tone of your bathroom. But it’s a good thing you can find so many affordable accessories, from new bath towels, to new bath mats, mirrors, bathroom diffusers, soap dispensers, shower curtains, and even more, just about anywhere.
Amazon Home is a great source of a variety of cost-friendly bathroom accessories. You can even find fresh new tile stickers and fun wallpaper to completely switch up the aesthetic of your bathroom.
4. Fix Up Your Bathroom Hardware
Is your bathroom looking kind of old, making weird noises, or just not working right? Here’s a list of bathroom hardware you can upgrade with a super low budget:
- Door handles
- Drawer pulls
- Toilet paper holders
- Vanity lights
- Towel bars
- Faucet fixes
5. Paint Your Bathroom Walls & Tiles a New Color
If wallpaper and tile stickers aren’t your things, you can still try one other method of remodeling your bathroom tiles and walls within a low budget: painting them.
You can try a color you have never tried before, and what’s stopping you from also painting the ceiling, floor, or tiles? One fun low-budget DIY is painting wooden bathroom floors into a fun, new pattern.
Another one is adding an ombré paint effect to your bathroom walls with a few different colors. The low-budget options are endless here.
6. Throw in Some Houseplants for your Bathroom
Like your own personal indoor garden. For all you green thumbs and nature enthusiasts, fill your bathroom up with good vibes and plenty of O2 with some houseplants that you love.
Add them on shelves or hang them on walls, or even try fake plants if you don’t have a window or you aren’t the best mother of plants.
Small changes make big differences in your bathroom, so don’t shy away from these 6 options. Even if DIY is not your strong suit, you’ve still got budget-friendly professional options, like bathroom refinishing, that you can turn to for your bathroom improvements.