There’s no denying that the bathroom is one of the most heavily used areas of the home. Every day, the bathroom is subjected to steam and moisture from the shower, sink, bathtub, and toilet, soap residue, dirt, and grime, and more. If you have older bathroom products, or if your bathroom is cheaply made, you’ve probably noticed that it’s gotten harder and harder to keep clean as the years pass by.

If that’s the case, upgrading the bathroom with newer, low-maintenance materials can be an incredible way to improve your home. Understandably, many homeowners are worried about the cost of a traditional bathroom makeover. While full renovations can become quite expensive, there are plenty of ways to upgrade your bathroom beautifully without spending a fortune on materials or installations.

At Baths by Bee, our focus is providing our customers with everything they need for a successful, no-stress bathroom renovation—with superior-quality products, perfect installations, and the most affordable prices on the market. We know a thing or two about low-cost remodeling options for bathrooms, which is why we’ve provided you with this list of some of our favorite ways to beautify your bathroom on a budget.

Add Stylish Storage Areas

One of the best ways to change up the look of your bathroom is by adding an interesting, modern storage area. Consider minimalist shelving on a plain wall above the toilet or bathtub or clear, floating shelves in lieu of an aging medicine cabinet above the sink. For small bathrooms, consider open shelving built right into the wall to save floor space in tight areas.

Update Fixtures

Even just updating the fixtures—from the faucets and doorknobs to the toilet and cabinet drawer handles—is an excellent way to upgrade the look of your bathroom. If the fixtures haven’t been replaced in a while, they might be outdated or in bad shape, and choosing a modern, sophisticated look can make the entire bathroom appear newer and refreshed. Consult with a home décor specialist if you need help choosing the fixtures that look the best in your bathroom.

Instant Transformation with Bath Liners and Wall Surrounds

Ugly chipped tile and nasty grout are a common problem in bathrooms, as water damage and soap scum can quickly make your shower or tub look dingy and dirty. The same goes for wallpaper, which can peel and bubble from excessive moisture. Both tile and wallpaper can also become outdated fairly quickly, which can make the entire bathroom appear less-than-inviting.

An excellent solution (and an impactful upgrade) is to replace ugly wallpaper, and tiled walls with shower surrounds or bath and shower liners. Wall surrounds and bath liners are inexpensive, acrylic panels that fit right over your existing walls, giving the area a finished, polished look. Wall surrounds, shower liners, and bath liners come in various styles, colors, and textures, and can even be combined with stylish shelving that fits right on top.

Consider Water-Saving and Energy Efficient Features

A more efficient bathroom means extra savings on your utility bill—which is a huge plus for homeowners on a budget. Additionally, modernizing your home with high-tech, eco-friendly features can enhance the value of your home, making it more appealing for potential buyers.

Eco-friendly shower heads feature a low-flow mechanism to limit the amount of water wasted during shower time. Similarly, low-flow toilets and sinks are also excellent options for saving water. Installing LED lighting can also be a great way to cut back energy usage while using sustainable, renewable, or recycled materials for bathroom products is also ideal.

Focus on Flooring

One of the most dramatic improvements you can make to enhance your bathroom is by focusing on the flooring. Your bathroom floor sees plenty of wear and tear every single day—which is why replacing it can make such a huge difference to refresh the entire area. Ugly tile, outdated linoleum, and other eyesores can be easily replaced with newer, easier-to-clean, and more attractive options.

Consider covering your current floor with engineered wood, vinyl, or ceramic tile. These options can save you plenty of money when compared to real wood or stone flooring and are often more durable as well. The trick here and with all other options is to focus on buying high-quality materials and to look for an installation company that can guarantee top-quality work. 

Budget-Friendly Bathroom Transformations from Baths by Bee

If you’re all about saving money while enhancing the beauty, value, and function of your home, Baths by Bee stands out as one of the highest rated remodeling companies in Indiana. Whether you’re interested in a full bath renovation or a small, one-day remodeling project, or even if you aren’t sure where to start—our expert bathroom contractors can help you make the best and most cost-effective decision for your home.

To get started, give us a call to speak with a representative from Baths by Bee today. Or, you can also fill out our online form to receive information on how to schedule a free, in-home pricing estimate now!