Many homeowners spend their home improvement budget on upgrades and renovations to the kitchen. After all, it’s the most used room in most houses. Major updates can leave little time or money to improve other areas of your home. If the bathrooms need a new look, there are plenty of small and inexpensive ways to change the space. Here are a few easy ways to update your bathroom. The best part is that these updates are affordable and straightforward, so you won’t need to hire a contractor. Spend some time this weekend improving the bathroom.
1. Give the Fixtures a Facelift to Update Your Bathroom
If your faucets, shower head, and toilet handles look worn or outdated, install new ones. This update is quick and easy; you can complete it in the afternoon, and it doesn’t require special skills. Unscrew the old fixtures and screw on the new ones.
If the lighting fixtures are starting to show their age but they’re still in good working condition, improve them with a fresh coat of paint. Turn off the breaker to the light, uninstall the fixture, remove the globes to wash them, and paint the main body of the fixture. This quick update will help the lighting fixtures match the rest of your bathroom.
2. Update Cabinet Hardware
Another simple improvement you can do yourself is to replace the cabinet hardware. New hardware will give your bathroom a new look without spending much money or undertaking a complete cabinet replacement. You only need a screwdriver to remove the old knobs or pulls and install new ones. New hardware can change the bathroom’s look, and you get the opportunity to try out a unique style or finish.
3. Update Your Bathroom: Add Wall Art
If your bathroom walls are bare, add art. Framed art can easily add color and personality to your space. Look for affordable wall art online or at a local home goods store. If you’re being especially frugal for this project, you can find pieces in consignment stores and thrift shops. Measure your space and take note of the room’s color scheme before you purchase a piece to ensure it fits the space.
4. Swap Out the Shower Curtain
A new shower curtain is an easy and inexpensive way to freshen the bathroom. If you’re tired of your color scheme, choose a new one. You can find shower curtains in all colors, patterns, and materials, so there’s sure to be one that fits your style. Find a shower curtain you enjoy that complements the style and colors of your bathroom.
5. Replace the Towels
If changing the room’s color scheme, purchase new towels to match. We use towels daily but often forget to replace them when updating décor. Shop for affordable towels at any home goods store, and wash them before use, so they’re soft and absorbent. Towels are a practical way to add color and function to a bathroom.