A sleek, beautiful and on-trend bathroom renovation is a surefire way to increase the value of your home. However, a complete bathroom renovation costs an average of $10,000! That’s a pretty steep price for a room that you don’t spend much time in. But you don’t have to break the bank to lighten up your lavatory. If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom without the hefty price tag, here are six easy updates you can do that will make a big difference.
Painting your bath vanity rather than purchasing a brand new one is one of the most cost-effective ways to start your bathroom restoration. Longing for the chic white vanity that’s plastered all over Pinterest? Set aside a weekend to do it yourself!
Something as simple as swapping out the faucets, shower heads, towel racks and other fixtures can make your bathroom feel brand new. You don’t have to splurge on high-end fixtures, either- there are plenty of great tutorials out there for spray painting bathroom fixtures to look shiny and new.
Can’t splurge on a granite bathroom countertop for your vanity just yet? Use granite-look contact paper! If applied carefully and correctly, this can be a cute and easy fix for your countertops until you can get the real deal. Pro tip: to make it last longer and prevent it from water damage and peeling, coat it in a water-based polyurethane gloss finish.
Accent walls are a great way to take any room from boring to beautiful. If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom, consider adding a textured accent wall such as shiplap or tile. Want to make a small bathroom feel bigger? Paint the walls white and pair it with a lighter colored accent wall – the room will feel much more bright and airy!
Taking the time to properly clean the grout in a bathroom can make a huge difference – all you need is water, baking soda, vinegar and a toothbrush! You’ll be amazed at how much your bathroom will sparkle with clean grout and fresh lines of caulk around your bathtub and sink.
Floating shelves are a great option for stylish, minimally invasive storage. Display your perfume or cologne bottles, lotions, cotton balls and Q-tips in cute jars, or whatever décor your heart desires. These shelves are super easy to install and don’t take up too much space, which is especially important for smaller bathrooms.
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With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Jen Waters is an expert in luxury real estate and new construction. She is also an experienced stager with an exceptional eye for design and detail. Looking to sell? Partner with Jen to maximize your home sale.