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How to Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget

image of newly remodeled bathroomWe’ve heard from a lot of our customers that remodeling a bathroom is just simply cost prohibitive. But as a tile store in Anaheim, we can tell you – it doesn’t have to be! You can have a luxurious bathroom, without breaking the bank. There are ways to achieve budget renovations that will pack an equal punch to full on overhaul.


Sometimes a simple paint job is enough to completely change the appearance and vibe of a bathroom. While this certainly isn’t going to be enough to give your bathroom a whole new look, it is the first step.

Since the bathroom is naturally a wet environment due to showering, flushing, and hand washing; it’s wise to invest in water withstanding and mold/mildew resistant paint.  Just be careful to paint around windows, toilets, mirrors, vanities, storage space, pedestal sinks, shower/tub combos, the floor, and ceiling fixtures.

Fixtures and Hardware

Light fixtures, sink faucets, bath faucets, shower heads, towel racks, toilet tissue holders, and shower curtain rods are all relatively inexpensive items that when replaced can give your bathroom a facelift. Although it may not seem like changing these fixtures will have a major impact on your bathroom’s appearance, but we can tell you first hand that after you make the switch, these subtle changes will amount to big differences.

If your budget is especially tight – you can find used fixtures online, as well as at thrift stores, or sometimes you can get by with a can of metallic spray paint!

Mirror Makeover

You would be shocked at how different a bathroom can look when you switch out the mirror. It’s a focal point in the bathroom, so choose one of two selections: get a completely new mirror, or find a suitable frame for the old one.  You can find used mirrors from secondhand stores, yard sales, flea markets, and consignment shops. Additionally, you can find an inexpensive frame for your mirror, and paint it in a complementary color to your new walls.

Freshen Up Accessories

Now that you’ve given your mirror a makeover, you can complete your bathroom remodel with a complete accessory overhaul. You’ll be surprised at how much of a difference it can make to buy or repurpose new accessories to give your bathroom a new feel. The simplest of items like shower curtains, rugs, artwork, and bath accessory sets can give your bathroom the fresh aesthetic that you’re looking for.

Social Media For Inspiration

If you’re looking for a bathroom upgrade on a budget, you are definitely not alone. We talk to a lot of folks at our Anaheim tile store who are hunting for bargains.

We have consistently heard that Pinterest is the absolute best source for getting ideas, inspiration and instructions on how to execute a bathroom remodel without emptying your bank account.  Pinterest is a social network that enables users to browse and share text, images, and videos with similar themes.

Pinterest has a seemingly endless supply of do-it-yourself bathroom remodel ideas, projects, and step-by-step instructions.