A full bathroom renovation is expensive. New tiles, countertops, showers, and toilets quickly eat up your budget before you even feel like you’ve gotten started. Luckily, a pricy renovation is not the only way to freshen up your bathroom if you’re on a budget. Doing a “fixture swap” can make a big difference, while staying within the parameters of your budget. Fixtures are the smaller elements of your bathroom; while it might not seem like they have much impact, switching them up can be a breath of fresh air in a bathroom that’s getting boring.
1. MIRROR AND LIGHTS
Bathroom mirrors aren’t just for putting on lip gloss; large mirrors will make your bathroom look bigger and brighter. Combine that with variable colour tone LED mirrors, and the mood can be adjusted with just a quick tap of the mirror. Now you’re looking at only a few hundred bucks, rather than the thousands a full reno would run you.
It’s the little details that build atmosphere. Though often overlooked, these details can keep a bathroom feeling stylistically fresh. It’s easy to forget the toilet roll holder, the towel bars and your robe hook, but once you’ve swapped them out with something flashy you’ll see just how big of a difference they can make. Updating them all with a smooth chrome finish can be done cheaply and nearly effortlessly, and if you really want to pump up the style at the same price range, try out a matte black or champagne gold finish.
One of the biggest changes you can make in your bathroom is to update the faucet. Minimal plumbing skills are required, and you can update the centerpiece of your bathroom at a low price. The only issue you're going to have with buying a new faucet is that there's too many to choose from! Selecting the right one to match the other updates in your bathroom can be a challenge, but when you get it right the payoff is well worth it, and mixing and matching is half the fun!
4. TOILET SEAT COVER
An old, bland seat cover can really dampen the mood of your bathroom and detract from the rest of the decor. For an incredibly low price you can keep things fresh and stylistically consistent with the rest of your bathroom!
5. NEW PAINT JOB
Painting the walls in your bathroom a new colour is something you can do within a few hours with just a brush and a can of paint. If you want your bathroom to look light and airy, choose a bright colour that will pop. If you're looking for a darker, more modern vibe, dark colours such as blue, navy, or black are what you're looking for.
Whatever you decide to do with your bathroom, consistency is key. All the elements of your bathroom should play off each other to achieve the style you want. If you like chrome accessories, you want to choose a chrome faucet and light fixtures. If you want to be bolder, you can coordinate gold accents with matte black fixtures. At the end of the day, you’ll have a bathroom that looks brand-new, without any of the costs or headaches of a full renovation!