Don’t want to shell out the cash for a full bathroom remodel, but still want to update? Look no further than our list of 10 easy updates that each cost less than $100.
1. Upgrade the Shower Head
With a space as frequently used as the shower, you don’t have to settle on a subpar showerhead. Replace yours with an affordable option for an instant upgrade in features, water efficiency and style.
Price Range: $20 to $100
2. Clean Grout
Dirty grout does no one any favors. Use a 1:1 mix of white vinegar and water to spray the area, let it sit for five minutes, then get to scrubbing. If that doesn’t do the trick, try a baking soda and water paste.
Price Range: $3 to $10
3. Replace Bath Faucet
If a vanity is the centerpiece of the bathroom, then think of the faucet as the cherry on top. Brands like Peerless offer affordable yet stylish options to replace older faucets.
Price Range: $70 to $100
4. Update Bath Hardware
Does your bathroom still have the hardware your builder installed? Or maybe you’re not a fan of the previous owners’ taste? Swapping out the towel bar, towel ring and toilet paper holder can make the world of difference. For bigger savings pick up a bath hardware set. They can cost as little as $30 to around $100 depending on the brand.
Price Range: $25 to $60
5. Install Floating Shelves
Floating shelves take up a small footprint on bathroom walls but add plenty of space for keeping some essentials at arm’s length. It also gives you the opportunity to get new décor, which we’re always down for!
Price Range: $5 to $20
6. Add Storage Cabinets
Storage cabinets and cubbies are a less permanent solution than hanging shelves. Plus, it’ll make your bathroom look less cluttered when you store essentials like toilet paper, lotion and extra towels in them.
Price Range: $40 to $80
7. Repaint the Vanity
If your vanity is in good shape, there’s no need to drop some dimes on a new one. You can easily give yours a facelift to bring that golden oak to the current decade. It’s even cheaper if you can find an “oops” gallon of paint.
Price Range: $15 to $40
8. Add Accent Tile
Plain walls can be so drab, so why not tile them up? Not actual tile—but peel and stick sheets! Tic Tac Tiles offer a variety of styles so you can add an affordable accent to any wall, whether it’s a wraparound or full backsplash.
Price Range: $20 to $40
9. Recaulk Around the Sink and Tub
Caulking around your sink and bathtub not only will make them look neater, but it also prevents mold and mildew from creating a problem. You’ll need to strip whatever’s left of the current caulk and pick up a caulk gun for a clean application.
Price Range: $5 to $10
10. Freshen Up with Plants
Getting your daily amount of greens isn’t just for your diet. It’s well studied that houseplants can calm you down and make you feel relaxed, so why not add some to your bathroom?
Aloe and orchids are two great options. Besides giving your space a tropical look, aloe will be your go-to after a sunburn. Orchids, on the other hand, thrive in humid environments and don’t require much upkeep.
Price Range: $5 to $30
Sprucing up your bathroom on a budget is totally doable. Each of these projects are within the realm of any DIY skillset—plus, you’ll only have to drop no more than $100!
Are you planning any bathroom projects this fall? Share your story in the comments!