Most people think an upgrade means complete renovation. Here are a few budget friendly upgrades you can do to implement a weekend bathroom makeover!
I don’t know about you, but every few months I love sprucing up areas around my home. Whether it's changing up the art on the walls, their frames, or by just buying new throw pillows, implementing new pieces in my home to makes it feel more homey and mine. That is why today I am so excited to share a few bathroom makeover projects that can all be done over the weekend (with some planning) or over a few weekends if you prefer. These ideas are all cost effective and can be done by one or two people.
Change The Shower Curtain
Change out the old shower curtain for an enclosed glass slider. The big box stores like Lowes and Home Depot or many online stores carry many different styles and price points. You can get a good one for around $300-500 which is great for the impact it will bring to space.
Spruce Up The Walls
While paint is the easiest way to improve the walls, you can also add wallpaper or a wood detail on the wall. If you go with paint, make it eggshell or a satin finish for the humidity. If you are going with wallpaper, try removable wallpaper. It’s a great way to use wallpaper without the commitment. The best part? If you don’t like it, you can take it down.
A shiplap wood detail can take a bit of time but you can also only go halfway up the wall to save time (I would stop at 48” or 60”) and cap it off with a square trim molding. You can also just do a single wall in the water closet all the way up for an easier project.
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Change Up The Vanity
Another easy weekend bathroom makeover is to paint your cabinets for a whole new look without spending too much money. When it comes to your bathroom cabinets you can keep it neutral or go bold, and you can always change it again in a few months or years.
Pro Tip: Did you know you can always check with the local granite yard to see if they have any scraps that you can buy for your vanity at a discounted rate? Sometimes they even have a fabricated top that couldn’t be used for one reason or another and they’ll sell them at a steep discount to try and recover whatever money they can. Use that in your favor! A cool vanity top is a wood slab with a beautiful graining. Floor and Decor (at least here in Orlando) sell 8’ prefab butcher block counter tops for $300. You can cut these to size and they are an inexpensive and really fun way to get a unique look to your bathroom.
Change The Fixtures And Hardware
Changing out the shower head and sink faucets can make a big impact but if changing these out is beyond your capabilities, try changing out the towel bars, hooks, toilet paper holder and cabinet hardware. You can mix metals but stick to two at most. The trend of mixing lots of finishes on hardware won’t last long. Keep plumbing finishes all the same and then you can change out the lighting finish or the hardware or keep them all the same.
Replace your standard mirror with a DIY mirror and shelf in one. You can make the box and have a local glass company install the mirrored glass. This is such a fun and trendy look!
Tip: If you have old floor tile that is outdated, do a stencil. Chalk paint is an amazing product that adheres to everything without much prep other than a good cleaning. With pattern tile so popular now it’s easy to find a stencil and use black and white paint to create the look of concrete tile.
A weekend bathroom makeover is definitely within your reach! Implementing these easy tips will make your bathroom your personal oasis. Don’t forget artwork to spruce up your bathroom!