How to Remodel Your Bathroom While Sticking to a Budget

Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the most expensive rooms to remodel. New flooring, countertops, appliances, and fixtures can make the cost steadily add up. The good news is that you can give your bathroom a refresh without breaking the bank. With a bit of planning and creativity, you can update any bathroom in your home while keeping the cost low. Here are some ideas to give you direction and inspiration.

Paint Can Transform Any Room

Want to completely transform a room? Simply paint it a different colour. If youve got a rose-coloured bathroom that looks outdated by a few decades, bring it into modernity by painting it a neutral, spa-like, light gray. While paint may not sound like much, youll be shocked at how it changes the overall vibe and energy of a room. Make a small room feel bigger by painting it a lighter colour. Does your bathroom look boring and feel blah? Paint it a bright, interesting colour. The great thing about paint colour is that it can always be changed if you dont like it or if you want to move to something more neutral in order to sell your home in the future. With paint, theres always room to experiment.

New Fixtures for an Easy Fix

The cost of replacing items like sinks, your bathtub, and countertops can add up fast. A less-expensive way to give your bathroom a facelift is to trade out your old fixtures for a set of new ones. This will make your bathroom look entirely different. Youll be amazed at how trading out that water stained, gold-coloured sink faucet and handles for a sleek, brushed-nickel set brings your sink into modern times. In addition to looking lovely, new fixtures bring the benefit of the added function and features of current bathroom fixtures. From shower heads with lights and massage settings to sink faucets that turn off and on with the wave of a hand, youll truly be moving your bathroom into the 21st century.

Utilize Furniture for Your Vanity

A brand-new vanity can be a large expense, especially if you want something thats particularly interesting or eye-popping. Rather than heading to your local bath fixture store and picking out a pricey vanity/countertop from amongst their selection, why not peruse your local second-hand and antique stores to find a cabinet that can be repurposed? Your contractor can install most any cabinet you can find, cutting holes for plumbing and placing the sink on top. You only need ensure that the cabinet will give you a decent amount of counter space and will be the appropriate height. It will look beautiful, andadded plusits unlikely that anyone else in Toronto will have a vanity just like it!

Dont Let Tile Break the Bank

Youve been shopping for weeks for the tile youd like to use for your bathroom remodel. Youve finally found the PERFECT tile and itswell, its really, really expensive. Relax! Just because the tile you love is pricey doesnt mean that you have to blow your entire budget on tile or abandon your choice. See if you can find a less-expensive tile that will complement your favorite one. Use your favorite tile as an accent in strategic places, rather than placing it all over. This way, youll get the best of both worlds!

Get Creative with Accessories

The addition of little items throughout can also help to transform your bathroom into something special. Grab an extra dining room chair and place it in the corner of the bathroom with a new decorative pillow on it. Find a basket youre not using and place it on the bathroom countertop with towels rolled up in it. Hang artwork around in your bathroomand dont be afraid to change it up when you get tired of it!


When youre ready to get started, contact the team at Kitchen and Bath. Theyre ready to answer all of your questions and get you started on the exciting process of remodelling your bathroom.

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