The bathroom is where most of us start and finish our day, yet this high-traffic space is often overlooked when it comes to design. On average, you’ll spend around 30 minutes a day or more getting gussied up in the bathroom, so why not make it an inviting space?
Giving a boring bathroom a makeover doesn’t have to be painful or expensive. All you need is a bit of creativity and savvy know-how. The days of bank-breaking bathroom overhauls are behind us. Today, innovative products like DIY mirror frame kits and peel-and-stick wallpaper make renovations a breeze.
By going the do-it-yourself route, you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. And by purchasing gently used materials, you can invest in more decadent pieces that would otherwise be out of your budget.
When planning a bathroom makeover, map out your vision and do some research before making changes. Here are some things to consider:
- Color scheme – The color scheme you choose will set the “mood” of the space. If your bathroom is small (or even tiny), light colors, glossy white tile, and strategically placed mirrors can help you create the illusion of more space.
- Style – Do you love the raw, unfinished look of industrial fixtures and décor? Or maybe you prefer softer lines and textures. Research different styles until you find something that speaks to you.
- Storage space needs – How much space do you currently have, and how much do you need? Updating a bathroom is the perfect time to incorporate more storage space—for example, by replacing a pedestal sink with a vanity.
Whether you want to transform your bathroom into a luxurious spa-like retreat or make the best use of what you have, we’ve compiled some budget-friendly ideas to help you add some wow to your washroom.