How to upgrade a small bathroom on a very limited budget

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 07, 2017
    Paint the vanity and flooring,if there are knobs n the cabinets change them out,fresh coat of paint on the walls,and change out accessories

  • LJ LJ on Dec 07, 2017
    What do you want to change and how small a budget? Paint updates prolly least expensive, shower curtains, window treatments, new light fixtures among the least costly before you move into changing out faucets, sink/countertop, vanities, flooring, new tub/shower. Finally a total gut job, down to the studs and room re-design.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 07, 2017
    Come up with a theme and color scheme first. Paint; new flooring (very inexpensive in a small space) - look at Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring that you can install yourself easily; add wall shelving for storage, new towels, and some wall art. You can redo the vanity top for not much money depending on what you want to do. We did a concrete finish for about $15 on ours.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Dec 07, 2017
    Color is the easiest way to make a change. If you cannot change the flooring- consider a bright area rug , even in a stripe. Paint on the walls changes everything. New towels to match the color scheme. Find some accessories - try thrift shops. An extra large planter can serve as a trash can, new pictures, a candle. All can be purchased at a thrift shop for a few dollars. If you have a Habitat for Humanity Restore in your community you can get a gently used new sink / vanity if yours requires replacing. If you have chosen a décor with a brown or natural color scheme consider a new wood toilet seat - it can make a bright difference.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Dec 07, 2017
    Check out or or to get ideas of WHAT style you like... and then choose which elements of the design you can incorporate now.. like paint and shelving, a new mirror, etc.... and what elements you can add or change later like counter top or faucets.
    Start with an inspiration piece... a shower curtain that you are really attracted to... or artwork, painting or photo.. use that to "pull" your colors and finishes from.... Go Bold... or.... stay neutral (paint, tile, counter, faucets) so you can make changes to the accents (shower curtain, towels, artwork, etc.) could even change for the season if you wished...
    Find something pretty... and run with it..

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 07, 2017
    I painted my walls and cabinets, added a new shower curtain and curved rod for under $100 and a few years out, still love it.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 07, 2017
    Paint walls and cabinets. Add color with a shower curtain and and towels. If room allows consider a small shelving unit. If you have storage space under you sink put a extra shelf or two in there for more storage. Remember to use the space behind the door for storage too. Tension rods work nice for adding storage space under the counter too.

  • Peg Peg on Dec 07, 2017
    Please post a picture.