Long among the most popular areas for homeowners to undertake improvement
projects, bathrooms can be some of the easiest rooms in the house to renovate
without spending a fortune.
If you're looking to update one of the most-used spaces in your home, consider
these easy and cost-effective ways to give your bathroom a facelift.
Accessorize with Color
There are numerous ways to create a new look without lifting any tools.
Replacing linens and other soft surfaces like rugs, window treatments and shower
curtains can help brighten up your space. Adding a fresh coat of paint is
another low-cost way to modify the look and feel of a space. With a variety of
paint colors and finishes to choose from, you can add a splash of color as an
accent or go all out to create depth and contrast.
Update Cabinetry and Light Fixtures
Keeping your existing vanity and other bathroom cabinetry, especially if they're
in good condition, can be a cheaper option than replacing all the cabinets. To
create an updated look, add a different coat of stain or paint, replace the
hardware and add pullout shelving or drawer dividers.
Replacing old, out-of-date light fixtures with modern, efficient options -
including the appropriate bulb selections for each fixture - is another
cost-effective way to help the space look and feel brighter.
Install a Heated Towel Rack
Consider investing in a multi-purpose appliance to help refresh the look of your
area. For example, a heated towel rack can save time and money while providing
comfort and convenience. Companies like Amba Products offer a variety of styles
and finishes to fit almost any decor that produce radiant heat to gently warm
and dry towels, which can save time, water and energy by not having to do
laundry as often. In addition, the racks can help eliminate moisture, resulting
in less growth of mold and mildew. Some freestanding models come ready to use
and take as little as 5 minutes to set up.
An option like the UL-certified Jeeves Wet-Rated Kit allows homeowners to
install a high-quality, stainless steel heated towel rack inside moisture-rich
environments like wet rooms, shower alcoves and walk-in showers or above
bathtubs to make their bathrooms more functional while adding a touch of
Swap Out Decor and Accessories
A quick, inexpensive way to transform your bathroom is to update the decor and
other design elements. Installing a new toilet seat, faucet or showerhead and
adding matching accessories, such as a toilet paper holder, shower control knobs
or a toothbrush holder, can make the space feel new and interesting. For even
more impact, add artwork that matches the theme of the room, greenery or
Add Accent Tile
You can create a luxurious look with your backsplash, flooring or shower by
adding a pop of colorful tile. Cheaper than purchasing an entire room's worth of
tile, creating a chevron or herringbone pattern in one of these oft-seen areas
of the bathroom can make a fresh statement.
Get started on your bathroom remodel with more tips and ideas at