9 Ways to Upgrade your Bathroom on a Budget

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For most people, bathrooms are unfortunately overlooked in the redesign process. This important space deserves an upgrade as much as any other portion of your home, and it’s easy and often inexpensive to create a modern, practical bathroom while adding value to your home.

Here are nine ways to upgrade your bathroom on a budget:

1. Out of the Ordinary

If you’d like to go a little more out of the ordinary with your design, check out bathroom fixtures and appliances you won’t soon see anywhere else. Whether it be a unique sink or a kitschy toilet seat that will bring laughs or looks of disbelief, suit your bathroom to your personal tastes.

2. Don’t Skimp On the Walls

Don’t leave the walls bare, especially when you’ve put in so much effort to make your bathroom look and work better. If you’d prefer to avoid the hustle and bustle of a crowded shopping mall, do some one-stop shopping on a modern web store that provides all the eye-catching wall art and accessories you need to really put that finishing touch on your bathroom.

Sites like Touch of Modern offer canvas prints bound to grab attention and stylish electrical outlet cubes for all your plug needs, plus everything in between to make sure bathroom is as comfortable and modern as possible.

3. Reorganize

If you find your bathroom is in a constant state of chaotic clutter, it’s time to revamp your organization. Add pullout drawers to existing cabinets or add a freestanding drawer set to unused space and clear the mess from your sink counter.

If you’ve already got drawers that are a mixture of everything you’ve ever used — and maybe stuff you don’t remember buying —g et some drawer organizers and set to arranging your items in terms of usefulness. You might find you’ve been unknowingly holding onto things you don’t need. A good bathroom purge clears more space than you might think.

4. Let There Be Light

Light is arguably the most important thing you can change in any room to provide an instant upgrade. You spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and for many of us, it’s where we get ready for the day.

Without good lighting, the primping process is a struggle and it doesn’t need to be. Replace harsh florescent lights and add a border of lights around your bathroom mirror. Simple switches like this can make a large difference.

5. Repurpose

Use old items you may have laying around in the backyard or garage and give your bathroom and elegant touch of rustic appeal. An old wooden crate can be refinished to make a perfect shelving unit, or contain the bathroom reading materials you usually just throw to the side. Find an old table at a flea market and transform it into a small vanity.

6. Upgrade Spouts

Make stepping into your shower feel like immersing yourself in a rainforest. Add a rainfall shower head and revel in the warm water cascading directly over you. Try one with changing LED lights, or go all out and purchase a faucet system with various spouts and shower heads. Showers should be luxurious, and newer spouts are often much more water-efficient.

7. Tranquility

Bathrooms are the place where we wash away the stresses of the day, so following that vein, it makes sense to create a tranquil space. Choose a calming color and paint your walls for an instantly transformed vibe.

8. Sprucing

Simple tricks can make your bathroom a more practical space. Provide a neat-looking basket and fill it with toilet paper. This bathroom necessity is perfectly contained, looks like decoration, and you’ll never make your guests scramble to find toilet paper again.

Add silk flowers to a vase for a bouquet that never wilts and always provides an extra bit of décor.

9. Ecofriendly Options

With constantly depleting resources becoming an international concern, upgrading your bathroom to be ecofriendly is more important than ever. There are a variety of ways you can accomplish this. Replace your old toilet with a water-saving new design. Install aerators on your water spouts to reduce wasted water, and replace a tanked water heater with a tankless heater to cut down energy costs and improve air quality.

There are a variety of ways you can make this important space work better for you, and guests will notice the difference in practicality and design. After all, it’s a space in the home everyone has to visit eventually. Make it a pleasant visit by upgrading your bathroom.

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