5 Simple Bathroom Updates On a Budget

Posted on June 29 2017

5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

Renovations can be an expensive and lengthy process. There are, however, ways to revamp your bathroom without breaking the bank! We gathered our top five simple bathroom updates that make a big difference without killing your pocketbook.  

1. Update Your Bathroom Mirror

You probably don’t even realize just how much you utilize your bathroom mirror. Without intending to be, the bathroom mirror becomes the focal point of the room. Giving it a facelift can have a surprisingly dramatic effect on the feel of the entire bathroom.

5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

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Ashley from Cherished Bliss created a trendy farmhouse style frame to embellish her existing bathroom mirror.  Using a pre-built wooden frame and some stain, you can completely DIY this look for your bathroom with very little labor. Click here for instructions and supplies needed!

5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

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If the farmhouse style isn’t your jive, then you can always replace the mirror entirely. This Moen model can be bought on Amazon for a shockingly low price. With it’s tilting capabilities and sleek style, it will give your bathroom a classy touch.

2. New Decor

One simple update that can refresh your bathroom for very little cost is a change in decor. If your bathroom is lacking a theme, pick one and run with it! Hang some prints of the ocean along with a variety of seashells for a beachy seaside feel. Get a shelf with industrial elements and add some wire shelves for a more masculine environment.  

5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

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Adding new decor and choosing a theme can give your bathroom the simple update that it needs without completely breaking the bank.  

3. Replace the Shower Head

Your shower head does more than just keep you clean. It gives your bathroom a stylish edge. Changing out your shower head can be just the facelift your bathroom needs.


Looking to create a more relaxing spa-like atmosphere? Consider a rain shower head. This Moen model sports a 9-inch pivoting outer ring with 3 different spray settings! It has a budget friendly price and installation takes less than five minutes.


If you are looking for something more versatile, check out this handheld shower head. It’s 6 different multi-functions give you the most variety in spray pattern and pressure. The handheld design allows you to use it for showering, cleaning, and even bathing your pets with ease!    

4. Change Out That Lighting

5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

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Changing out your lighting is much easier than you think and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of dough. If you’re plagued with boring glass dome lights, consider switching it out for a more stylish option. Emily from My So Called DIY Blog does a simple DIY with some acrylic beads and some spray paint to get this Gorgeous Chandelier look! For a whopping $26, this look could be yours. Click here for full instructions and supply list!

 5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

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If you want to avoid DIY projects, then you can always purchase one outright. This lovely piece is on Amazon for a very reasonable price.

5. Upscale Your Tub

5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

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Now, I know what you’re thinking, a new tub is going to cost a fortune! And you’re right. But in this case, we’re not suggesting that you run out and purchase a new tub for your bathroom. Instead, give your existing tub some new life! Kristi from Addicted 2 Decorating shows us how you can actually re-paint your tub to give it a fresh feel! You don’t have to stick with just white, paint the exterior of your tub a trendy black for a more modern finish.

5 Simple Bathroom Updates on a Budget

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If you want something a little more dramatic, Rachael from Lovely Crafty Home gives a great how-to on using Air Stones on the exterior of your tub to give it a more rustic look. For more information and detailed instructions, click here.

These five simple updates can make your bathroom feel like a completely new place. Whether you are getting new decor, updating your lighting, or even doing all five, the how-to is simple and the cost is minimal. It is possible, you can update your bathroom and not break the bank.  

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