4 Low Cost Ideas to Update Your Bathroom

Are you thinking about updating your bathroom but don't have a large budget? Here are 4 things you can do quickly and economically to reform it.
4 Low Cost Ideas to Update Your Bathroom

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Renovating the bathroom sometimes becomes an impossible mission because of the costs associated with it. However, there are ways to update your bathroom without breaking the bank. 

4 low cost ideas to update your bathroom

As you know, the bathroom is one of the most important areas of the house. People are constantly going in and out of it. Therefore, it must not only be aesthetically beautiful but hygienic and functional as well. This is especially true if you have a large family or children.

Over time, it’s normal for some things in the bathroom to need replacing or repair. 

Sometimes you can’t make major changes because you can’t afford it. Then you get frustrated thinking that you will never be able to renovate the bathroom.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. As you will see in this article, renovating the bathroom with very little money is possible.

Here we will share 4 low-cost ways to update your bathroom.

1. Textiles and accessories are fundamental

The first thing you can do to update your bathroom if you have a small budget is to change the textiles. 

The bathroom curtain, (if you have one), the floor mat, and the towels are all easily changed. While you’re at it, you can also replace the accessories. You can change the towel rack, the toothbrush holder, the wastebasket, etc.

Replacing these items with others of a different design or color will change the feeling of your bathroom.

These are small changes that can help you break the monotony without spending large amounts of money.

For example, if you want the bathroom to be bright, choose light colors. If you want an elegant look, choose accessories with metallic finishes and more sober colors. 

Bathroom textiles

2. The lighting

Have you noticed that you look better in some mirrors than in others? Sure, some of it is the mirror but mostly it’s the lighting. 

Bathroom lighting is extremely important because the bathroom is where you look at yourself the most. When you brush your teeth, put on makeup, comb your hair, etc. you do it in the bathroom mirror.

If the lighting in the bathroom is bad, you may not really know how you look when you leave the house. You might have a smudge on your face, messy hair or more makeup than you intended to apply.

So, the second thing you should do is update the lighting in the bathroom.  If you have halogen or incandescent lighting, switch to LEDs. In addition to being beautiful, they will save you money on your energy bill.

You can also change the light fixture and add other points of light. Make sure that when you add these that you are not creating shadows that interfere with the mirror.

Light bulbs

3. Tile and flooring

One of the biggest challenges for renovating the bathroom is changing the tiles and the flooring. 

Usually, this type of renovation involves a huge investment of time and money. However, now there are cheaper and quicker solutions to this problem. One option is special vinyl tiles for the bathroom.

They are made of a water-resistant material that imitates the finishes of wood, marble and other materials. You can find many different designs and models of vinyl tiles.

One advantage of using vinyl tiles is speed because they are self adhesive. They are also much cheaper than ceramic or parquet tiles. 

Undoubtedly, changing the tiles in the bathroom will completely transform your bathroom. It will look like you have had a complete renovation.

Modern bathroom in white and orange tile

4. Smart solutions to update your bathroom

At the beginning, we stated that a bathroom should not only be beautiful but also hygienic and functional.

Often with this room, the problem is space.  We always need more. But don’t worry. It is possible to gain extra space in the bathroom.

For example, you can introduce a utility cart to store cleaning supplies, makeup or hair products. If there is space under your sink, you can buy or make something that fits under there to store toiletries.

Using wicker baskets or boxes is a good way to keep everything organized but within reach. 

Utility cart to store toiletries


With these 4 ideas to update your bathroom, we wanted to show you that you do not need a lot of money to get it done. Don’t forget that any updates to the bathroom should be functional first and pretty second.