How to Update your Bathroom without Renovating

Need to update your bathroom or just sick of looking at the same old room and are starting to feel that itch to change it up? Don’t spend $20,000 for a bathroom renovation try these tips and hints which will help you re-design your bathroom without breaking the bank. You don’t need to overhaul the entire room to create a new look just changing a few things can help you spruce it up

Even if your bath can’t be extended, you can still make it look and feel better with the use of attractive color palette, smart design, innovative fixtures, and quirky personal touches. Designing your bathroom is a good idea and adding a second full bathroom to an one-bath house is a good investment, or you can opt to just remodel an existing one.

Even if you are not planning to sell your house, a new or remodeled bathroom can improve the quality of life of the household. A new bathroom can avoid the fights over who goes in first while a remodeled bathroom will add more comfort to the users.

How to Update your Bathroom without Renovating

  1. Replace those fixtures

A shiny new silver faucet will attract the eye and can transform your bathroom without you having to do much at all. If you want to go all out changing the towel rail/rack, toilet roll holder and soap holder gives the bathroom a complete fresh look.

  1. Where can I put it?

As a female there is never enough room in the bathroom for my stuff. Changing out the cupboards or putting in some open shelves can be a simple way to update your bathroom without renovating it completely.

  1. Work it! Or toss it!

Have some bright colored tiles that you want to get rid of but can’t afford to replace them all. Embrace it! Divert the eyes with louder drapes if you have to. Unless they truly are horrible in which case sand back them tiles and head into your local hardware store and find something you will like. I found a great guide on how to paint your tiles here.

  1. Paint it up

You were probably waiting for this one… everyone throws a new color at the walls when they start getting bored of the old. It really is one of the easier and cheaper ways to change the look of a bathroom without the complete overhaul.

  1. Who is the fairest of them all?

You guessed it a new mirror! But pairing this with a contrasting vanity will really shake things up in the bathroom.

  1. Towels and mats

Surprisingly the towels you put in your bathroom can have a huge effect on your bathroom design. To mix things up you can tone things down if you have crazy colors with simple white towels or make it loud with some brightly colored or patterned towels. The same thing with your mats although I would avoid white mats as they can very quickly get dirty.

Getting serious with your mission to re-design your bathroom, here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Now that you’ve decided to re-design your bathroom, the first think you need to do is to personalize it to suit your taste. You should also consider whether you want to do a new construction or just remodel an existing one. This will influence the design of the bathroom.
  • One of the most expensive elements of remodeling a bathroom is the labor. You should learn how to negotiate for prices and explain what you want. Before you start with the remodeling project, you should plan out the steps you should do from start to finish. Having a clear picture of how you want your bathroom to look will reduce costs and time.
  • You should get bathroom design ideas if you still don’t have a clue as to how to decorate the room. Just ensure that the design is something that all family members can use. That means it has different fixtures than those in the master bath. You should learn how to make the bathroom functional but at the same time fun.
  • You can also opt for specialty bathroom. These can be functional. Just make sure that you find the right one for your home. A bathroom is incomplete without ventilation and lighting. You should learn how to incorporate windows and other light sources to the design of the bath.