Are you looking to add a little wow factor to your bathroom?

Need some inspiration to update your bathroom?

It is easy to think that you need to spend a lot of cash to update your home. The good news is that you really do not have to. Sometimes it is as easy as adding a light fixture and doing some savvy thrift store shopping. It makes it even easier when you know what you are looking for or have some inspirational ideas.

This article has 7 ways to update your bathroom on a budget. Use these ways to get inspired and start dreaming of what your new oasis will look like.

7 Ways to Update Your Bathroom on a Budget

  1. A Dramatic Mirror
    Better Homes and Gardens is quick to point out how much a dramatic mirror can really add that wow factor to any bathroom. Their suggestion is for a dramatic mirror with glass and chrome accents, paired with new towel bars, and a fresh coat of paint of a contrasting color to give your bathroom a budget-friendly makeover.
  2. Glass Jar Storage
    This suggestion comes from the Huffington Post and it’s a great one. Glass jars can be a really inexpensive way to add a fresh look to your bathroom. Head over to your local thrift store or flea market and pick up a few glass jars and store some of your everyday items in them.
  3. Choose White Tile
    Choose white tile when updating your bathroom walls and shower. The money you will save in choosing these lower costing tiles will allow you to add accents to your bathroom like a fancy shower head, a new faucet, or even an accent tile and your bathroom will really stand out.
  4. Tile Your Countertop
    One idea from This Old House is to tile your countertop. Instead of using a stone slab, tile does a really great job at resisting water. As with tip number 3, tile costs less. This Old House paired a white vanity with a rustic orange tile called Merola Tile Augusta 4-inch tile.
  5. Reglaze the Tub
    If you are lucky enough to already have a vintage tub in your bathroom, try reglazing it instead of purchasing a new one. Vintage tubs are one of the hottest interior design trends of 2015. Giving that old tub a new look would add a lot of wow factor to your bathroom.
  6. New Lighting
    Add some new and fresh lighting to your bathroom for the perfect update. Updating your bathroom’s lighting is always a great place to spend a little of the budget because a little can go really far. Ideas for light include adding a chandelier over your tub or wall lamps by the mirror.
  7. A Few Quick and Easy Updates
    Here are some quick and super easy updates you can do at any time:
    • Add a new shower curtain
    • Bring in some flowers
    • Set up a relaxing candle
    • Hang some artwork
    • Add a bath pillow to your tub


Whether you are looking to simply update your home or are considering getting to ready to sell, the budget-friendly tips above are a great place to get started.

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