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DIY DIY Bathroom Refresh Tips

From Bad to Bougie: Budget-Friendly DIY Tips for Refreshing Your Bathroom

April 26, 2023 at 9:26 PM PST
DIY DIY Bathroom Refresh Tips

From Bad to Bougie: Budget-Friendly DIY Tips for Refreshing Your Bathroom

April 26, 2023 at 9:26 PM PST

Do you have a basic builder grade bathroom and the desire to refresh it without the budget for a bathroom renovation? There are plenty of budget-friendly DIY tips that you can use to refresh your bathroom without breaking the bank. Here are some ideas to get you started.

From Bad to Bougie: Budget-Friendly DIY Tips
Phot Credit: Stephanie Daniel

Clean & Declutter

The first step to refreshing your bathroom is to clean and declutter. It may sound like a simple task, but a cluttered bathroom doesn’t look or feel inviting. Take the time to go through the cabinets, decide what you actually want to keep and what needs to go.

Be honest with yourself when decluttering. The hair products that you may have bought when you were a transitioning naturalista and haven’t touched since can go. You don’t have to keep them because you spent money on them. Toss them out, along with any other products that only serve to take up space, and make room for things you actually love.

Repaint The Walls

Painting is probably the easiest and most affordable way to refresh your bathroom. A fresh coat of paint can easily transform the look and feel of a space without breaking the bank. Make sure you are choosing a paint that is suitable for a humid environment. If you are feeling unsure about tackling the project of painting your bathroom walls on your own, there are professionals who are skilled enough to do the job for you.

Replace Hardware

Upgrading your outdated bathroom cabinet hardware is another affordable and easy way to give your bathroom a fresh look. There are so many options to choose from that won’t break the bank.

Make sure that you measure your current hardware to make sure you are getting the right size. You can replace your cabinet handles, drawer pulls, towel bars and toilet paper holders for a quick bathroom update. Bring your old hardware with you to the store to compare sizing.

Update Lighting

bathroom refresh updated lighting
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The right lighting in a space can make such a huge difference. Consider changing your light fixture or swapping out your current bulb for a brighter one.

Remember, when doing any electrical work, always make sure to turn off the power source. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, hire a professional.

Upgrade Shower Head

Upgrading your shower head is a simple and affordable way to elevate your shower routine. A fancy shower head can make you feel like you’re at a spa. Depending on the shower head you choose, it also can help you cut down on your water bill.

Upgrade Faucet

refresh new faucet
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A new faucet can completely transform your sink and give your bathroom a fresh new vibe. There are so many styles and finishes to choose from that will match your decor.

Make sure to measure your sink and choose a faucet that fits the design. With just a few tools and some basic DIY skills, you easily can replace your faucet.

Install a New Mirror

Installing a new mirror is another affordable way to refresh your bathroom. A new mirror not only makes your bathroom look bigger, but also can be a stylish statement piece.

Keep in mind that if you’re dealing with an old, builder-grade mirror, removing it might take a bit of elbow grease and you’ll have to patch up the wall.

Add New Accessories

Stephanie Daniel Adding new towel to bathroom
Photo Credit: Stephanie Daniel

Refreshing your bathroom is the perfect time to get rid of those old towels and rugs. Accessories, such as a new shower curtain, rugs and towels, can help tie everything together and show off your personality.

Add a Shelf

DIY shelf
Photo Credit: Stephanie Daniel

A shelf is a great way to display art to show off your personality. You can easily DIY artwork by using inexpensive frames and print out of your favorite quotes or images.

Refreshing your bathroom doesn’t have to be an expensive, daunting task. With these budget friendly DIY tips you can easily transform your bathroom without breaking the bank. It will become a fun weekend project.

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