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The $495 Small Bath Makeover

Bathroom, Interior Design & Decorating
By Katie Carlson on Mar 17, 2016
The $495 Small Bath Makeover

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Small bathrooms have their challenges, but that doesn’t mean you should give up on them. If you’re tight on budget and don’t want to spend the time or money remodeling your entire bath, you should consider a low-cost and time-saving makeover. 

There are several benefits of making affordable and practical updates to your small bathroom. The advantages include saving money, learning new interior design tricks, enjoying a fresh transformation and not having to commit to a full remodel. See ideas for a $495 small bathroom makeover that’ll inspire you to make changes in your home.

DIY Paint


Paint is one of the quickest and cheapest ways to spruce up any room in your house. Painting is a DIY project that delivers results and can be done during the course of a weekend. Instead of dreading the idea of painting, get excited about picking out new colors for your bath and keep in mind how great it’ll look after you complete the project.

If you want to add new paint to your small bath but aren’t a DIYer, then submit your project to get free quotes from local painting contractors and have a pro do the work for you. Painting is critical for lightening up a small bath and making it seem larger, so there’s really no way around it.

Single Sink Vanity

Single Sink Bathroom Vanity

There are endless options of single sink bathroom vanities to choose from, both in stores and online. It’s a reasonable upgrade that’ll make your bath look so much better, especially if yours is outdated.

Purchasing a new vanity doesn’t mean you have to have the best cabinets and countertop, you just need to find the right materials and colors to compliment your home. Installing a light color or white vanity will make your bathroom brighter and appear bigger, just like a fresh coat of paint.


Replace Faucet

As you’re shopping around for a vanity, remember that you should also be selecting new hardware for your sink. Upgrading your faucet means selecting pieces that are going to shine and enhance the room. Replacing an old faucet is a small enhancement that’ll make a world of difference.

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Keeping the budget in mind, brushed nickel is a faucet that’s aesthetically appealing and affordable. Pay attention to the shape, curve and finish of a faucet to determine which you feel will have the most visual impact. There is no shortage of faucet styles to choose from including, gold, water-saving, contemporary, shiny, timeless and traditional with a twist.

Laminate Wood Floors

Laminate Wood Plank Floors

We hear about how great hardwood floors are all of the time, but they do require maintenance and upkeep. Don’t feel bad if it’s not an upgrade you want to spend your money on this time. A practical and inexpensive alternative flooring option is laminate that looks like wood planks.

Laminate wood is affordable, easy to maintain and won’t scratch. It’s a timeless look and one of the best ways to achieve the appearance of hardwood floors at a lower cost.

Art Work


Now it’s time to talk about the fun part of your $495 bathroom makeover, the décor! Decorating your house is one task where you can either spend a ton of money getting the best products, or spend little money being a thrifty shopper. The choice is yours.

Flowers, art work, candles, frames, murals, towels, shower curtains and rugs are all practical and affordable ways to decorate your bathroom on a budget. Remember that you don’t have to go overboard on your decorating plans. Focusing on a simplistic interior design is an elegant and sophisticated way to go.

Additional Low Budget Ideas

It’s not glamourous, but installing a new toilet is an economical way to update your bath and save water, which will save you money. The toilet itself doesn’t cost that much and it’s even cheaper of a project if you install it yourself.

Your bathroom mirror is another one of those items that often gets overlooked. If you’ve got a plain mirror, then consider fancying it up with a fun border or add new lighting above or on the sides of it. While you’re at it, head to the local store to upgrade your accessories too, such as storage bins, a soap dispenser and a trashcan. Making these sort of changes will give your bathroom a fresh look and your wallet a break. 


It’s easy to complain about having a small bathroom, but instead of complaining try focusing your energy on how to make it better. The suggestions in this article outline several ways to spruce up your bath without spending a lot of money. Start by attacking one small project at a time and enjoy the transformation along the way!

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