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Bathroom remodels and renovations are notorious for their high price tags. This is why many people dread bathroom or kitchen remodels – they quite literally suck the money out of your pocket. 

However, remodelling and updating your home has many different benefits. A remodelled bathroom boosts the value of the house, it can increase your home’s functionality and it can also make your house more efficient. Not to mention that you can create a comfortable, spa-like bathroom for you and your family.

How to achieve all that without investing huge amounts of money, you may wonder? Believe it or not, remodelling your bathroom doesn’t have to break your bank. Here are 8 affordable bathroom remodel ideas that can help you a lot.

Declutter your bathroom

Rule number one of every remodel, update or upcycle is cleaning and decluttering. Getting rid of all the mess and unnecessary clutter should always be the first thing you do before any remodel. 

The whole point of decluttering and cleaning is to get a clean slate and see what you’re really working with. Maybe your bathroom isn’t that bad and all it needed was a deep clean. Once you have everything cleaned up, you can plan your next step.

Start with a fresh coat of paint

There is truly nothing a fresh coat of paint can’t do – even in the bathroom. If your bathroom allows it, choose a new paint colour and freshen it up. Long gone are the days of white bathrooms that lack warmth and character. 

Start by choosing the paint colour for your bathroom – whatever you like, from neutral colours to bold dark hues. And don’t limit yourself by choosing just one colour. Instead, experiment with different colours, shades, you can even consider installing wallpaper if that’s something you like.

You can even paint tiles! To avoid expensive and messy tile replacements, simply paint your existing tiles with a new colour.

The great thing about paint is that it’s relatively inexpensive and easy to apply. Not to mention its ability to transform any space. However, when choosing the paint colour for your bathroom, consider its size. Small spaces should be painted with lighter colours –to appear bigger and brighter.

Change the flooring or paint it

Depending on your budget, you’ll decide whether or not you can replace your bathroom floors. If you dislike the current flooring in your bathroom or find it impractical, you can replace it with tile or concrete flooring. 

Stylish tiles can give your bathroom character and make it look completely different. Tiles are not cheap but if you’re willing to install them yourself, you may be able to save some money. Another pretty affordable solution would be opting for concrete floors. The concrete look is very trendy and inexpensive, and who knows maybe you already have concrete floors underneath your current flooring that just need a bit of TLC.

The third and probably the best solution, in case you already have floorboards in your bathroom would be refinishing them. Take advantage of what you already have and simply sand your floor and stain or varnish it. You can also paint wood floors in any colour you desire.

Upcycle bathroom furniture

The growing trend these days is buying furniture from marketplaces or thrift stores and giving them new life. If you already have nice bathroom furniture, you don’t need to replace them. All you have to do is clean and upcycle them.

You can replace your bathroom cabinet doors, paint, replace the hardware and you’ll get a completely new cabinet without breaking the bank. 

In case you really want to get rid of your current furniture, you can check out your local thrift store or surf the pages of Facebook Marketplace. Although second-hand, you can get some nice and inexpensive pieces. Then you can also upcycle those new-old pieces if you want to.

New basin and faucet

Since you didn’t spend too much money on your bathroom so far, you can splurge a bit on the basin and faucet. Washbasins come in many different shapes and sizes. You can choose between round, square, or rectangular ones, you can also choose different sizes and colours as well. Check out some bathroom shops in your area to see what they offer.

Similarly, you can opt to change your faucet as well. A new modern faucet will compliment your new bathroom. Changing a faucet isn’t that expensive and yet it can transform your bathroom quite a bit.

Don’t get rid of your tub

Replacing a tub is a huge expense. The average cost of a tub ranges from $200 to $8.500 and more, all this without the installation! So, what to do with your old tub, if not replace it?

You can easily refinish your tub or you can have someone do it for you. Refinishing the tub is basically the process of refreshing the surface of an old, worn, or damaged tub. The whole process is not all that complex and it’s pretty straightforward.

This is a great solution but only if the bathtub is not severely damaged. If that’s the case, refinishing it is a huge waste of money since you’ll be needing to replace the tub soon.

More storage

Storage is one thing every bathroom needs. And it’s good to know that there are some pretty good bathroom storage solutions that could work in your bathroom. For example, shelves are a great and practical way to store jars and holders filled with cotton wool, soap, floss, and other bathroom essentials.

Introducing a bathroom ladder as a place to hold your towels could be a new thing in your bathroom. A towel ladder is a cheap yet stylish way to update your bathroom and make it look more stylish.

Decorate with new accessories

As a cherry on the top, decorate your remodelled bathroom with new accessories. Invest in new towels, rugs, curtains, soap dispensers, holders, jars, and such. You don’t need a lot of money to decorate your bathroom, most of these items can be thrifted as well. 

Maybe all your bathroom needs is a couple of new accessories to shine again. 

As you can see, you really don’t need a ton of money to remodel and update your bathroom. Design your own bathroom and make it come to life. Today, there are so many materials and items that can help you transform your bathroom even on the budget. 

So, our recommendation is to dare to remodel your bathroom. It’s not nearly as daunting as it looks and it can only benefit your home and lifestyle.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.