Everyone likes to have nice things and this is possibly even truer for bathrooms than for any other room in the house. Bathrooms have a certain power of relaxation and rejuvenation in ways that not many other rooms in a home can provide. Most people enjoy a good trip to the day spa and usually leave feeling much more relaxed and refreshed than when they first arrive, but household bathrooms are often built for bare functionality, and it can be a quick in-and-out experience. However, the modern home is placing increasing emphasis on the luxury and opulence. The bathroom should be a place where you can soak in the tub, enjoy a nice steam shower, and simply unwind from the chaotic and stressful tensions of everyday life. If you’re looking to create this kind of atmosphere for your old, outdated bathroom, but are worried about budgetary restrictions, check out this list of easy ways to modernize your bathroom without breaking the bank.
Tile the Countertop
If your countertop is old and water-damaged, it could have a detrimental effect on the rest of your bathroom. One easy way of updating your vanity countertop is by covering it with tile. This way your counter is safe from water damage, and it’s an easy-to-do task that doesn’t require outsourced installation work.
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Paint the Floor
If you have wood floors in your bathroom, giving the boards a new paint job is a great, low-cost way to update your bathroom and make the whole room feel like it received a first-class makeover. Rather than ripping out the floorboards and dealing with material fees, labor, and construction, you can just repaint the floor and enjoy the feeling of a brand new room.
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Create Your Own Wallpaper
If you live in a home with papered walls, chances are it’s becoming older and may even start pealing. Think about something that is important to you. That may be the morning paper, graphics and comics, a certain type of books, art, etc. Pick whatever it is, and create your own wall paper. Give your bathroom a makeover that is creative, artsy, and definitely a conversation starter.
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Frame a Mirror
It sounds too simple and easy to be effective, but take the measurements of your bathroom mirror and find a high-quality elegant-looking frame to enclose it. The effect will be a boosted appearance that makes your entire bathroom seem more sophisticated and luxurious.
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These are just a few examples to help you start generating ideas for how to renovate your outdated bathroom. Have you recently renovated your bathroom space with an easy DIY or low-cost alternative? Do you have questions about a specific area/appliance in your bathroom that you’ve wanted to update? Leave your feedback and questions in the comments below and let’s get the ideas rolling!