If your bathroom hasn’t been updated in a while and could use some attention, it’s time to plan some improvements. Complete bathroom remodels can be pricey with an average cost of just under $10,000. However, with some DIY work, you can tackle these budget-friendly bathroom remodeling ideas.
Repaint the Bathroom
Painting is an inexpensive and easy way to update a room quickly. Because the bathroom is a smaller area, it won’t take long to apply a fresh coat of paint. Use quality paints, rollers, and brushes for the best finish. This is a project you can complete in a day and it can cost less than $100.
Bathroom Remodeling Ideas: Paint the Tile
You may not have the budget to re-tile, but you can still upgrade your bathroom by painting the tile. Update bland white tile with a bold color or paint multi-colored tiles in a uniform hue. If your floor is tile, stencil a design on the tile and protect your work with a coat of polyurethane sealer. You’ll have to clean and scuff the tile before applying color so the paint will adhere. Painting is less expensive than replacing the tile and can completely change the look of the space.
Update Your Mirror
Your bathroom mirror may be a basic design that came with the house. Spruce up your bathroom by adding decorative molding around the mirror as a frame. Choose a trim that you love and stain or paint it a color to complement the bathroom decor. Depending on the size of your mirror and the style of trim, this project can cost less than $50.
Flooring for Inexpensive Bathroom Remodeling
The bathroom is not a good space for expensive hardwood flooring. The moisture and humidity can cause wood to warp, split, and mold. If you like the look of hardwoods but are on a budget, use waterproof flooring options that are better suited for the bathroom.
Vinyl flooring is a great choice for remodeling a bathroom on a budget. Vinyl is available in many styles and colors, even with options that mimic hardwood. This type of flooring is available in sheets and tiles and will cost between $2-$8 per square foot.