PaintsYour bathroom can be one of the most difficult spaces in your home to modernize. You might find yourself thinking you need to replace expensive installments like showers, tubs, and toilets in order to update the appearance of your bathroom. Fear not, homeowners! There are simple, affordable ways to update your bathroom.

Reuse and Recycle. Upgrading your bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go out and purchase all new fixtures. If you’re fond of your current hardware, add a coat of paint or finish to them. Sometimes a touch up or change of color makes all the difference.

Scour Garage Sales. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. You might be able to find the perfect towel rack, cabinet, or mirror at half the cost at a local yard sale or thrift shop. Find a shelving unit or medicine cabinet that can easily be painted to update the look or better match it to your existing bathroom décor.

Incorporate Updated Accessories. Swap out old decorative carpets for new, fresh ones. Install shelving units to place decorative accents like floral arrangements or simple decorative photos. Hang crisp, clean hand towels for your guests to use. Store your soap in an intricate pump instead of the plastic bottle it comes in. Keep toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other toiletries stored in a drawer or cabinet to prevent the appearance of clutter. Simple upgrades such as these can breathe new life into any bathroom in seconds.

Touch Up Flooring. Depending on what type you have, you can do a few things to update the look of your floor. If you have hardwood flooring, try painting the floor with waterproof paint, similar to deck paint. If you love the existing color, layer on a fresh coat of stain or sealant to bring its shine back to life.  If you have tile flooring, use a cleanser designed to remove ground in dirt to refresh the surface. If you’re your flooring needs to be completely replaced, use affordable vinyl covering to get the look of ceramic, wood or stone at a fraction of the cost.

Paint Walls. Applying a fresh coat of paint is a simple, affordable way to update your bathroom. If you have a lot of natural light to work with, play with deeper shades of red or blue. Even a simple coat of white paint can refresh your bathrooms appearance. If you’re really feeling courageous, play with accent walls. A gold accent wall surrounded by warm brown paint can really cozy up a space. Faux painting is another option, and has become a recent trend amongst homeowners. Give your bathroom walls the appearance of marble, antiqued wood, or even Venetian plaster with the help of the painting specialists at CertaPro Painters of League City, TX.

If your bathroom is in need of an upgrade but you’re on a budget, consider some of these thrifty ideas. Sometimes all you need is small change to make all the difference. Using different colors and adding simple accents can really add to the decor factor in your bathroom.