Not ready to begin a full remodel but your bathroom still needs a makeover? You have options! Take a look at these 10 ideas for inexpensive bathroom updates, and spend no more than $100 on a project!
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New shelving adds a decorative ambiance to the space and provides more room for storage. You can go with prefab shelving or source your own; reclaimed wood is a popular trend in interior design.
- Average cost: $20 to $100
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Cleaning your grout may seem like a project no one will notice, but it makes a huge difference in the overall appearance of your bathroom.
Spotless grout—whether it’s around your sink, shower or floor—will give your bathroom an instant pop of newness. In most cases, using a mixture of warm water, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap will remove most stains. If you encounter tougher stains, ask your local hardware store about specialized grout cleaners.
Want to take it to the next level? Try painting your grout to spice up your tile!
- Average cost: $10 to $40
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Your shower curtain doesn’t have to be a say-nothing part of your bathroom. Opting for a boldly colored or patterned shower curtain adds personality to the space, and can even set the mood for other parts of your décor.
- Average cost: $10 to $50
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Hanging framed pictures or photographs in your bathroom creates a finished appearance. Short on art? Frame mementos from trips, postcards or other fun items.
Once you’ve got your frames, arrange them in an interesting pattern—just be sure to keep them away from water and places they could get knocked off the wall. Above your toilet or on the adjacent wall are popular places for framed artwork.
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- Average cost: $5 to $25 per frame
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Add Storage Cubbies
All bathrooms could use a little extra storage. Cubbies are perfect for storing towels, robes, and counter-hogging items like hairdryers and curlers. You can also use your cubbies as a style-forward addition.
- Average cost: $10 to $100
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Replacing dated or worn cabinet hardware goes a long way in reviving an old vanity. If you like the design of your pulls, consider repainting them. A new color will change up your hardware’s appearance and potentially inspire other updates!
Be sure your new pulls are in keeping with the rest of your bathroom décor. Installing ornate, traditional pulls on modern cabinets will take away from the charm of your space.
Note: If you’re handy, you can also install a new sink and faucet to match.
- Average cost: $3 to $100
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Replacing a rusty, mineral-corroded shower head with an updated design will improve the appearance, efficiency, and comfort of your bathroom—particularly your shower. Rainshower heads, in particular, are popular for their modern aesthetics and spa-like comfort. Removable shower heads are also a hot item. These also come in a variety of sizes and designs.
- Average cost: $5 to $100
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Consider adding a new mirror if your old one is easy to replace. Adding a bold replacement will create a focal point and tie together other additions like new cabinet hardware or shower curtains. If your current mirror is difficult to remove, consider installing a small hanging mirror on an adjacent wall. This will add more depth to the room and act as a fun piece of décor.
Framing your existing mirror is also a popular way to revive an old mirror. You can choose from a variety of frame designs, ranging from modern to traditional—just be sure it fits with your bathroom’s existing décor.
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- Average cost: $5 to $100
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Adding small details like new rugs, toothpaste holders, hand soap dispensers, and colorful small storage containers, are affordable ways to make a major difference in the appearance of your bathroom. If you have more space, consider creating a small sitting area with two chairs and a coffee table.
- Average cost: $1 to $100
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