Upgrading the bathroom might still be high on your list of priorities when it comes to giving your home a makeover. But with all the uncertainties in today’s world, it’s easy to understand if you choose to put any improvement on hold to avoid breaking the bank. The good news is that there are ways to give the area a lift without having to spend a small fortune in the process. We’ll cover some tips on sprucing up your bathroom on a budget. Keep reading to learn more.

Flush the old loo out

Replacing an outdated and old toilet is one of the most inexpensive improvements you can make to your bathroom, as they’re generally reasonably priced. Moreover, modern toilets tend to have dual flush features, allowing you to save on water, which can be a bonus for those paying bills via their water meters. However, as is the case with all products that require some plumbing work, it’s recommended that you secure the services of an experienced tradesperson for its installation instead of doing it yourself. It will make a difference.

Add a beadboard or wall panels

Another simple way to update tired bathrooms is by fitting a new beadboard or wall panels. Wall panels for the shower are increasingly becoming favourites among homeowners and interior designers because of their versatility. With their wide range of available finishes and colours, they’re easy to fit into existing coverings and paired with any existing furniture and fixtures like small shower cubicles. Moreover, it’s a simple upgrade to do, meaning you can DIY the job instead of hiring a specialist, keeping your costs down.

Coordinate your accessories

If the bathroom is a hodgepodge of various accessories in different conditions and colours, adopting a more coordinated set of accessories can give the area a more cohesive look. Items like soap dispensers, tumblers, holders for toilet rolls and toilet brushes, and towel rails are all inexpensive but can elevate your bathroom’s appeal. Moreover, most can be mounted on the walls to give you more space, but make sure you pair accessories with sizable products like a showercubicle.

Paint or replace cabinet doors

If you’re looking to replace your cabinets but aren’t willing to spend on a brand new one, consider painting them a different colour. All it takes is a little bit of sanding and a fresh new paint coat, and it shouldn’t take you more than an afternoon’s work to do. Another option is to only replace the doors of your existing cabinets because it’ll give them a new look without the costs associated with purchasing new cabinets.


Giving bathrooms a makeover can be a complicated and costly experience. However, it doesn’t always have to be an expensive affair. There are many cost-effective and simple ways to refresh a bathroom, and the ideas listed above should help you get started on sprucing yours up at a price that you’ll be able to easily afford.



I'm Steve Prescot, an Interior Designer living in Kansas. I am a fan of DIY, home design, gardening and anything related to home interiors and exteriors. I'm also interested in crafts and Home Improvement projects. I have been in the home design industry for more than 17 years. I love decorating and transforming spaces so that people living in them are happy and pleased with their space. Have a look around and I hope you'll like the content and ideas in this website!!

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