Interior Design

5 Easy Steps to Update Your Bathroom on a Budget

These simple steps can elevate anything bathroom.

Freshening up your bathroom doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, there are several ways you can update your bathroom on a budget. ESTATENVY interviewed Brad Ashman from Chicago Renovation to learn more about easy steps homeowners can take to update their bathrooms.

Replace your shower head

Your shower head does more than just disperse water. Changing your shower head can change the entire ambiance of your bathroom. Shower heads come in a variety of shapes, sizes and functions. “The two most common showerheads we see are the Clubmaster or Speakman” said Brad Ashman of Chicago Renovation. Installing a new showerhead can enhance the water pressure as well as help enhance the area.

Liven up the lighting

There are so many new lighting fixtures as well as smart lights that you can introduce into your bathroom. Home Depot has a great selection of vanity lights at an affordable price. The Good Lumens by Madison Avenue light has great reviews at an affordable price and can be found here. If you do not want to buy a new light fixture, you can also spray paint your existing vanity light fixture to give your bathroom an updated look.

Update the hardware

Replacing the hardware in the bathroom such as the knobs, faucets, towel rack and hooks can breathe new life into your bathroom. “We usually see chrome hardware in the bathrooms, that is the classic Chicago style,” said Ashman. Changing out the hardware is a quick fix and is typically inexpensive. You can find these pieces at Hobby Lobby, Home Depot or any other home improvement store.

Repaint your bathroom

Paint is probably one of the easiest ways to instantly refresh your bathroom. It is also one of the cheapest ways to update your bathroom. One thing to consider while painting your bathroom is the moisture. Mold and mildew can easily grow in the bathroom, it is a good idea to find a paint that resists moisture. “Benjamin Moore makes an Aura Bath and Spa paint that will give you a nice matte upgrade, but is durable in hot and humid environments,” said Ashman. The Benjamin Moore Aura Bath and Spa paint also comes in a variety of colors to help brighten your bathroom.

Transform the textiles

A new shower curtain, bath mat and towels can pick up your bathroom with very little effort. Most discount stores such as Homegoods and Tj Maxx sell shower curtains, bath mats and towels at a fraction of the price of high-end retailers. Neutral colors are often the most popular when it comes to textiles in the bathrooms because they are the easiest to keep clean. You can also add a monogram to your towels for a classic personal touch.