6 Savvy Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom in a Budget

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 1:00 AM | 70 Comments

Remodeling a bathroom can be a pricey venture. Here are upgrades you can do on a budget that will give you the feeling of a fresh, new bathroom without depleting the college fund.

6 Savvy Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom in a Budget

  1. Paint, Paint, Paint

    One of the most dramatic, and least expensive, updates is a fresh coat of paint. If there is old, dated wallpaper on the walls, remove it. Choose a fresh, neutral color for a spa look. You will be surprised how “new” your bathroom feels!

  2. Light it Up

    Lighting is very important, especially in the bath. Many bathrooms have the old, outdated bar lighting which is easily replaced. Opt for a new, brushed-nickel fixture, or a vintage look. Proper lighting, important for applying makeup or arranging hairstyles, is also safety issue.

  3. Reflect Your Good Taste

    Many bathrooms have large, plate-glass mirrors. A simple, yet dramatic, update is to frame the mirror. Find molding at the home improvement store and create a frame. Have it cut to size, select a paint color, and attach it to the mirror. Use wood filler to fill the corners.

  4. Make the Cabinets Look New

    Again, paint is the key. Give the cabinetry a good scrubbing, lightly sand the surface, and apply a coat of primer. Use an oil-based paint for the top coat and your cabinet will look brand new! Complete the makeover with new hardware.

  5. Update the Shower

    Older tubs with shower or stand-up showers have old, boring shower heads. Install a new shower head with hand-held function, or a trendy new rain-style showerhead. Most models are easy to replace and simply thread onto your plumbing.

    Sometimes a simple plumbing job uncovers a true plumbing problem, according to Always Plumbing & Heating. Poor water pressure may signal a broken pipe or another situation that requires an experienced plumber.

    Hiring a licensed plumber, who has the expertise and proper tools for the job, will ensure the work is done properly at a good price, preventing the plumbing problem from becoming a plumbing emergency.

  6. The Simplest Redo

    Sometimes all that is needed for a bathroom remodel are a new shower curtain, with fresh hooks and hardware, new towels, and a new rug. The old bath now has a facelift, a new color scheme, and a whole new feel. Find some accessories to complement the colors, and enjoy.

A bathroom redo can take a tired, yet serviceable, room, and make it feel like you stepped into a home decorator’s dream.

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  1. 70 Responses to “6 Savvy Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom in a Budget”

  2. By blocked toilet Brisbane on Jun 9, 2016, 2:20 am | Reply

    Most of us are in the habit of squeezing out every last day of service out of such equipment. Yet, replacing any unit more than 12-15 years old probably can pay for itself within a few years through reduced energy or water usage.
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  3. By James Banyard on Jul 18, 2016, 6:22 am | Reply

    Hey great share,,,,

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful article. Your tips are really awesome and beneficial. Hope to see more stuff from your side.

    Keep sharing!!!
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  4. By drain cleaning Enoggera on Jul 26, 2016, 3:43 am | Reply

    Homeowners also should consider replacing ancient water heaters, toilets, boilers, and other appliances with new high-efficiency or water-saving models.
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  5. By Silas Knight on Jul 27, 2016, 3:14 pm | Reply

    Thanks for the tips on remodeling the bathroom. Our shower is so old, I know it needs to be redone, so thanks for the advice on how to do that. I will also make sure to keep my eye out for any plumbing issues that may come from it!

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    Some of these plumbing fixtures include hands-free faucets and low flow toilets. These plumbers also have ample experience installing water filters, water heaters, handicap fixtures, and automatic shut off valves for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.
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  7. By Abélia on Aug 22, 2016, 4:21 pm | Reply

    This article on remodeling your bathroom on a budget is exactly what I was looking for! It’s good to know that there are things you can do to improve the bathroom without completely breaking the bank. I agree that a new color scheme, including a new shower curtain, rugs, etc. can really give the room a face lift. I’ve never painted cabinets before but I’m open to just about anything. Thanks for the tips!

  8. By Kendall Everett on Aug 23, 2016, 2:25 pm | Reply

    Changing your tubs to showers is a great way to update the look of your bathroom. Like you mentioned, if you do replace the tub for a shower, you may be able to fix old existing issues as well which is good. Updating your bathroom is also a good way to increase the value of the home.

  9. By fred wingg on Sep 6, 2016, 8:14 am | Reply


    Thanks for sharing such a crucial stuff with us.

    I believe all the listed points regarding changing look of a bathroom have their own importance .I genuinely feel that changing accessories of the bathroom can totally give it a new look .

    I have such an instance where we just changed the bath tub,showers and sinks , and our relatives said did you remodel your bathroom.It was good to hear that.

    It is a way to beautify your home.Not only this we changed our bathroom curtains too.

    Fred wingg

  10. By Jessica Quin on Sep 17, 2016, 4:24 pm | Reply

    Very nice. Your tips is jut awesome. I think it will be helpful for buying Bathroom fixtures.

  11. By gas hot water heater Ashgrove on Oct 17, 2016, 11:45 pm | Reply

    Hiring a professional plumber also makes great sense because a lot of the more reputable companies will actually offer you a safety guarantee during any type of repairs within your home.
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  12. By fixtures installation Bedminster on Nov 22, 2016, 2:43 am | Reply

    Proper plumbing needs efficient planning and right materials.

  13. By gas hot water heater Stafford on Nov 28, 2016, 10:42 pm | Reply

    If you are suffering from problems with your plumbing, being your own plumber can be OK if you know what you are doing. But, often times this is not the case which is the reason why professional plumbers are in the plumbing business.

  14. By bathroom renovations contractor Bedminster on Nov 29, 2016, 2:15 am | Reply

    Remodeling your house doesn’t need to be expensive. It can always be affordable with the right contractors.

  15. By Robert Gill on Dec 6, 2016, 7:00 am | Reply


    Great post. Doing any of these tips that are mentioned above for home-improvement projects on your bathroom will help to preserve the value of your house.
    It will also allow you to more comfortably use your bathroom on a daily basis. Examine your bathroom for anything that needs to be fixed or replaced.

    Robert Gill
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  16. By Tony on Dec 14, 2016, 2:13 am | Reply

    Getting a professional plumber also makes great sense because many reputable companies will actually give you a safety promise during any type of repairs as part of your home.

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    Commercial water heaters are complex, expensive, and fragile appliances. It is critical to have professional plumbers handle all appropriate water heater issues.
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  18. By Eric Auld on Jan 18, 2017, 5:20 am | Reply

    Hello Sir,
    Thanks for sharing this important information to us.
    Really,these tips are superb .
    And the design of bathroom is too pretty.
    And i would like to say you that please keep sharing such informative articles on home remodeling.
    Thank you very much.

  19. By Trenton on Jan 18, 2017, 3:31 pm | Reply

    A fresh coat of paint and some updated lighting can really make a difference in a bathroom. Home improvement can be costly but starting small can make a big difference. Thanks for sharing.
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  20. By Aaron C on Mar 16, 2017, 3:02 pm | Reply

    Thanks for the awesome points. A big part of remodeling a bathroom has to do with things you can see such as pipes and wiring, and you did a good job touching on those.
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  21. By Tingalpa plumber on Mar 29, 2017, 3:36 am | Reply

    A skilled plumber is equipped with all the required tools and can do the job quickly, without causing more damage in the process.
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