How to Update Your Bathroom Without Spending a Fortune

If you have an unlimited budget, of course you can easily create a stunning bathroom space in your home; if you're like most homeowners, however, your budget is not only limited, but a bit tight! No matter your finances, you can update a bathroom and make it look fresh and new, and even downright exquisite, with just a few simple changes. Note some suggestions here, and remember to have a plumber handle updates in the bathroom as needed, so that everything is installed properly and you avoid actually damaging the home's plumbing.

New flooring

You don't need a lot of money to update a bathroom's floor tiles, as many laminate or vinyl tiles are very affordable and have a peel-and-stick backing. This allows you to put the new tile right over the bathroom's current flooring, without tearing out those old tiles! Be sure you thoroughly clean the current tiles so that the new flooring will adhere properly, and invest in a quality pair of shears so that you make quick work of trimming the new tile to fit around the toilet and other obstacles. In some cases, you may need to install a sheet of plywood over the current tiles to create a level and even surface; otherwise, you can easily have a brand new bathroom floor with very little time and money. 

New toilet and sink

It's not as difficult to replace a bathroom's toilet and sink as you might assume; this is a job best left to a plumber, but new fixtures in the bathroom can quickly and easily make the entire space seem brand new. An upgraded low-flow toilet or one with a dual flush mechanism will save you money on your water bills, and a pedestal sink can open up a small bathroom, making it seem less crowded. 

New tapware

Tapware refers to faucets, showerheads, and taps or handles on sinks and in showers. You may not think that swapping out the tapware of your bathroom would make much of a difference in its appearance, but old tapware, or the basic pieces installed by a builder, can make the bathroom seem bland, dull, and outdated. New tapware in an oil-rubbed bronze or brushed nickel can update the entire space and make it seem new and modern. You might also opt for low-flow showerheads or handles that are easier for a child or someone with arthritis to manage, if needed. This will make your bathroom more attractive and more accessible for everyone in the home!

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