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Budget-Friendly Bathroom Updates

Essential Updates for an Older Bathroom

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Don’t want the cost and hassle of a full bathroom renovation? With simple updates, minor renovations, and a new color palette, you can refresh your bathroom over a long weekend without breaking the bank.

Check out these essential updates to revamp and modernize your older bathroom.

“Replacing an outdated vanity with something sleek and modern is like an instant facelift for your bathroom.”

Try New Wallpaper or Paint

If your bathroom looks a little boring and dingy, a striking wallpaper can bring new life into it without a high price. Temporary peel-and-stick wallpaper is quick and easy to apply yourself, and you can accessorize your space to match.

Or, if you prefer, go for a new coat of paint. You can do a fresh coat of the current color or go bold with bright shades of blue, green, pink, or whatever catches your eye. If you’re feeling creative, do a budget-friendly two-tone look with dark and light hues.

Update Your Light Fixtures

Replacing worn light fixtures with more attractive options that fit your bathroom’s look is a small change that makes a significant difference. Consider bathroom lights with features like glamorous glass accents or sleek lighting for a modern appeal.

Replace the Vanity

Replacing an outdated vanity with something sleek and modern is like an instant facelift for your bathroom. It instantly changes your bathroom’s look and feel to something luxurious and personalized. You can find vanity combinations with an installed countertop and sink for a quick bath refresh. RTA bathroom vanity cabinets come in a range of sizes and designs to suit your space, whether you want all-wood RTA cabinets or wood overlay.

Include Vintage Pieces

You can add a lot of personality to your bathroom with flea market finds. Architectural salvage yard and estate sales offer vintage tubs, sinks, countertops, benches, flooring, and other accents that liven up your space without big price tags.

Replace Old Fixtures

Your bathroom has a lot of fixtures on the tub, shower, toilet, and sink, all of which can make the space look dated. Skip major revisions like a new bathtub or tiling while still refreshing your space by swapping your fixtures for shiny new ones that reflect your new design, whether that’s vintage, upscale, modern, minimal, or rustic.

Improve Organization

If your bathroom is cluttered, making it look as nice as you want can be difficult. Pick up some organizers for the drawers and cabinets to hold your cosmetics, toiletries, cleaning supplies, or spare linens and stow them away.

Better yet, RTA bathroom vanities, cabinets, and accessories allow you to customize your organization potential with options for pull-out trash bins, slide-out shelves, and drawer dividers. To access a range of luxury cabinet manufacturers, Austin residents can count on National K&B Cabinetry. Our home solutions maximize your space without hassle.

Add a Sound System

Soft, soothing music turns your bathroom into a spa-like oasis. Whether you invest in a new sound system or add smart speakers to the shelves, this is a great addition to enjoy your showers and baths.

Go Lux with a Chandelier

If you’re feeling a bit of glamor, consider replacing your bathroom light with a chandelier. It’s a quick and easy upgrade, but it adds a ton of reflecting light and a touch of decadence to the space. Plus, you can update all your hardware to match.

Install a Medicine Cabinet

If you don’t already have a medicine cabinet, this small upgrade is both attractive and functional. All the clutter on your countertops will disappear without taking up much more space. Consider including trays and containers on the shelves to keep them from cluttering behind closed doors.

Bring in a Chair or Ottoman

Having seating in the bathroom (that’s not the tub edge or toilet) is an excellent way to towel off after getting out of the tub or shower. A chair, ottoman, or cushioned bench with pillows is a nice touch – just ensure the cushion is a suitable fabric for a moist area like the bathroom.

Install Heated Hanging Towel Bars

You don’t need to install an electric towel warmer to feel like you’re at the spa. If you’re updating on a budget, install a hanging towel bar on the wall opposite the showerhead. The shower’s steam will warm the towels for you, making them nice and cozy when you’re finished.

Change Up the Curtains and Rugs

One of the quickest and most affordable ways to change the whole look of your bathroom is by replacing your old curtains and rugs. If you don’t have a window, replace the shower curtain and get new towels and washcloths to match.

Upgrade Your Bathroom with the Top Wood Cabinet Design Austin Offers

Whether for solid wood RTA cabinet options or custom cabinetry, Austin homeowners need look no further than National K&B Cabinetry. Our in-house designers are always ready to help you visualize your new bathroom and get the look you want – all within your budget. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation estimate.