We all want that perfect bathroom, but sometimes it isn’t in the cards to do a full renovation. Luckily, there are ways you can update your bathroom that won’t break the bank. So if you’re ready to revamp your bathroom and take it to the next level without doing a complete renovation, these are the eight best ways to get a luxurious space for less.
8 Ways to Uplevel Your Bathroom for Less
There is nothing more relaxing than walking into a tranquil bathroom. As experienced tile and flooring contractors, we want to show you how much you can truly appreciate your bathroom without taking it back to the studs — and all the headache that goes along with it — with these eight simple tricks.
Add Unique Flooring
If you’re updating a smaller bathroom, redoing your flooring won’t be too costly in terms of material or labour (if you hire a flooring contractor for installation). If you’re working with a small bathroom, you can hire a flooring contractor to install natural stone or porcelain tiles or even DIY with vinyl sheet flooring.
If your bathroom isn’t small, these options are still available to you, but the cost of labour and material will increase. You can also bring some personality to your bathrooms by using patterned flooring, or keep it neutral for a tranquil, subtle space.
Add a Backsplash or Feature Wall
If you want a quick fix that will instantly update the look of your space or to add a focal point, then a backsplash is the perfect solution. You can keep it simple and opt for a peel-and-stick variety or go for opulence and hire a tile contractor to install an eye-catching, floor-to-ceiling effect. Not only are backsplashes and tile walls visually appealing, but they’re also a practical addition to your space as they make cleanup easier.
Update Your Paint Colour
Like any other room in your house, you can set the room’s mood just by changing the paint colour. Or, if you want to get even more creative, the latest bathroom trend is experimenting with removable wallpaper. Wallpaper can be a great idea for a smaller space or for homeowners that like to stay on top of trends, as they can swap out the paper as often as they like.
Play With Plants
Add a touch of nature to your bathrooms with potted plants. The natural humidity in your bathroom is an ideal climate for plants like ferns or aloe. Not to mention, plants freshen and clean the air naturally.
The nice thing about plants is that you don’t need a green thumb; many species of plants don’t require much maintenance or even much light, like snake plants. Additionally, you can get creative with planter pots — will you keep it plain or get creative with colour or patterns?
Update Your Hardware
When we say hardware, we mean replace your vanity knobs, towel racks or the flusher lever on the toilet. Consider the impact of swapping out your kitchen knobs; it’s the same concept with your bathroom! It instantly updates the look of your space. You can personalize or update your bathroom’s identity by adding new trendy, captivating, or modern and sleek hardware.
Switch Out Your Light Fixtures
Another easy fix to make your bathroom feel more luxurious is by updating the light fixture. A new light fixture can brighten the space and add a fun focal point without taking up any other valuable space. Another tip is to install a dimmer switch so you can adjust the lighting to suit your needs and create the specific ambiance you want.
Create a Spa Vibe
Going to a spa means instant relaxation, so why not recreate the tranquillity of a spa in your own bathroom? An easy way to do this is to install a shelf, like a hanging glass one, and arrange an assortment of glass jars with toiletries (like Q-tips).
Some other ways to transform your space into a spa are by keeping everything neutral, inserting natural elements like plants or wood-look floors, using plush rugs and towels, and using calming scents like lavender.
Make It Bright and Airy
There is a reason why mirrors are a must-have fixture in every bathroom: they help your space feel bigger and brighter. Dim bathrooms are the opposite of calm, so use mirrors or reflective surfaces to make your space feel bright.
Reflective surfaces could be anything from chrome fixtures to having a flooring contractor install a polished reflective flooring or backsplash. The idea is to make your bathroom well lit, so good lighting and reflective surfaces will make it feel bigger and more serene.
Transform Your Bathroom Into a Luxurious Oasis
If you cannot commit to a complete bathroom renovation, nothing is stopping you from instantly refreshing the look of your space with these eight clever tricks. Not renovating your entire bathroom does have its upsides: it’ll cost you less and you have an unlimited time to perfect your vision. You can aim to refresh the space in a day or a week and still retain the use of your bathroom throughout the entire process; a huge win!
If you’re not sure of the best way to update your bathroom without breaking the bank, call The Brothers Flooring for a free, no-risk consultation. Let us use our 20 years of experience doing bathrooms and floors in and around Toronto to help you discover the best way to uplevel your bathroom so that it’s more luxurious for less.