|February 27, 2013|
Let's face it — completely remodeling your bathroom can be an incredibly expensive, time-consuming project. Unlike other rooms in your home, a complete bathroom remodel requires a lot of expensive work, like replacing or rerouting plumbing and electricity and buying brand new fixtures and tile. But never fear, budget-minded Portland homeowner! Here are six simple ways you can add some life to your lavatory without breaking the bank.
A fresh coat of paint can work wonders in any room, and the bathroom is no different. Many people stick to white in the loo, but don't be afraid to add some color if you feel like doing so. Make sure to tape off all edges and cover fixtures like the toilet and tub.
2. Replace Tub/Shower Features
Replacing your entire bathtub or shower can be a big, costly pain. However, replacing your shower head or tub spout can add a lot of personality to your bathroom for not a lot of money. Also try replacing that old shower curtain and rod.
3. Upgrade or Replace Cabinets and Shelves
Completely replacing bathroom cabinets can get pretty pricey, it's true, but simply refinishing or replacing your cabinet doors is a fairly quick and inexpensive project. You can even add some stylish, inexpensive shelves to a bare wall for extra storage space.
4. Spruce Up the Throne
You probably aren't going to replace your entire toilet, but you can get an attractive new toilet seat and cover for under $50. Swapping out this one aspect of the toilet can make the whole thing look brand new.
5. Don't Forget the Mirrors
Mirrors are an inexpensive, easy way to add class and spaciousness to any bathroom. Don't limit your placement to only above the sink, either. Get creative and experiment with fun new spots.
6. Finally, Add Some Accents
Accents alone won't save an ugly, decaying bathroom, but they can help add a dramatic flair to an otherwise hum-drum room. Stick with simple, stylish accents, such as an orchid, a candle, or a brass waste basket. Don't overdo it, though. Adding too many accents to an ugly bathroom will only make the room crowded and gaudy.
What kind of experiences have you had remodeling your Portland bathroom on a budget? Leave us a comment and let us know!