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How to Renovate Your Bathroom on a Budget

Home renovations enhance the enjoyment and comfortability of your home while also increasing your property’s value. When talking about home improvements, bathrooms are always on top of the list. This is because they’re used on a daily basis.

If you want to add value to your property, make sure you have a bathroom that’s serviceable, appealing, and of course, comfortable for both you and your visitors.  

However, most people think that a bathroom renovation is expensive, and so they often give it the least priority. The good news is that there are budget-friendly ways to remodel your bathroom. Keep reading and discover these six renovation ideas that will surely fit your budget.

1. Plan the Overall Design

To save more money, you need to plan everything out. Create a blueprint of the bathroom and lay out its dimensions, positioning of the sink and toilet, and overall design. This will give you a rough estimate of the cost in advance. Then you can adjust accordingly depending on your budget.

2. Keep Plumbing In Place

If there are no issues with the plumbing, keep them in place. Renovation doesn’t necessarily mean taking everything out, including old pipes and changing their positioning. You can always do that, but it will be costly. Instead, you can opt to replace the sink or the shower with a new but cheaper one.

3. Choose Cheaper Tiles

Installing new tiles can make your bathroom more appealing. Make sure you place them neatly. Otherwise, they will ruin the look of your bathroom. You can install them yourself to save on hiring a laborer.

In addition, consider buying cheaper (but durable) tiles. Porcelain tiles are more expensive than ceramic tiles. Quality-wise, porcelain is more durable, but so is ceramic. Plus, ceramic tiles have more versatile designs than porcelain.

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4. Upgrade The Look

Renovating the bathroom doesn’t only mean changing the sink and toilet. With your available budget, upgrading some of the items inside the room can be a good idea. For example, you can change the shower curtain or place a bathroom carpet. You may also add new items like a scented candle, towel rack, and aesthetic mirror if you want.

5. Repaint It

Repainting the entire bathroom can be the cheapest way to renovate. It will save you money since you will only need paint and a paintbrush — you can even paint the walls yourself. Choose the right color and make your bathroom look new and fresh. You may use the same color or add a different color to one side of the room for more variance.

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6. Style Your Bathroom

You don’t need a stylist or an interior designer to make your bathroom renovation beautiful. Trust your creativity and start transforming your dream bathroom. You can visit sites like Pinterest to give you some ideas for designing a bathroom.


Renovation doesn’t have to be expensive. You can always remodel your bathroom even on a tight budget. Start by inspecting the bathroom. Check for damages, any rust parts, scrapes, or tile cracking. Prioritize repairing them if necessary. When purchasing new items for your bathroom, select those that are durable to avoid replacing them often.

Remember, the bathroom is a place where you get the most privacy. By ensuring its appeal, comfort, and function, you can have a better living experience.