How to Renovate a Bathroom on a Small Budget

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A common misconception that many homeowners have is thinking that a bathroom renovation requires a large budget that they simply cannot afford. However, there are effective and affordable ways to renovate your bathroom. With a little creativity and a minor investment, you can transform your bathroom into something you will love. 


4 affordable ways to renovate your bathroom


For as little as a few hundred dollars, you can transform your bathroom into something beautiful that makes getting ready in the morning and winding down with a relaxing bath after work feel great. The following are four ways to renovate and improve your bathroom despite a limited budget. 


Update the fixtures

A great place to start your renovation is to update fixtures that seem outdated, damaged or simply ugly. A bathroom fixture does not have to mean replacing the toilet or bathtub, which can cost a lot. Instead, change the small things that can make a big difference, including light fixtures, sink faucets and towel racks. By finding the right bargains, you can do this for as little as a few hundred dollars or less. At the same time, giving the tub, toilet, sink and counters a deep clean can also help. 


Environmentally friendly

Another great way to renovate your bathroom affordably is to change outdated faucets and showerheads with a more environmentally friendly solution. Conserving not only is friendly to the environment, but it can also be very friendly to you financially as well. While it will involve a minor cost to purchase new and improved showerheads and sink faucets, it typically yields a return on your investment long-term. Low flow toilets are also a great environmentally friendly investment as well. 


Upgrade the paint color

One of the least expensive ways to transform the look of your bathroom is to change the paint color. New paint can make a bathroom look much more up to date and picking the right color that works for you can pay large dividends as well. However, although you might be on a limited budget, it is still encouraged to pick as high-quality paint as possible. Since bathrooms tend to have much more moisture, the paint might be more vulnerable to fading over time with lower quality paint. 


Grout and caulk

Grout and caulk is a great way to make your home look more modern and up to date despite not having a lot to spend on the renovation. While it may seem insignificant, taking the time to fill in seams and gaps with quality caulk can make a bathroom look more appealing. Additionally, quality waterproof grout and caulk can help prevent water damage in your bathroom. 


The bottom line

There are a variety of other ways in addition to these four to transform your bathroom without spending a lot of money in the process. The key is to stay organized, establish your budget before you begin and use a lot of creativity in the process, seeking out great deals and ways to save money throughout the renovation. 


Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at or call her at 615-896-5656 (Office) or 615-533-1660 (Cell) for more information.