It’s tough remodeling an old bathroom, especially when you’re on a budget. But what if we were to tell you that that’s not true? In fact, with a little bit of creativity, you can give your bathroom a facelift, without having to break a bank for it and this post will let you in on how you can do just that. 

You can keep a notepad with you and jot down every single renovation idea you have for your bathroom, so you can put your money where it matters the most. 


Here is a list of innovative bathroom remodeling ideas that you can use t get started:

1. Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

Perhaps one of the cheapest, but effective, ways to give your bathroom a facelift is to apply a new coat of paint on the walls. Choose a color that doesn’t just help your bathroom shine brighter, but also matches with some of your other new design ideas. We suggest buying yourself some mold-resistant bathroom paint to protect your bathroom from aging. 

2. Update the Fixtures

Normally, pedestal sinks can still be in great working conditions, even after decades of use, but not sconces or leaky faucets. So the only thing for you to do is to replace those fixtures. Changing these two can give seriously uplift your bathroom without having to change the tiles or shower wall panels - examples of what we mean. If you have a colored tub, just consider resurfacing it. 

3. Get a Modern Shower Head

Instead of replacing your entire shower system, you can just replace its old showerhead with a modern low-flow one. You’d want to get yourself a sunflower-style head to give you that rain-like spray. Otherwise, you can go for a hand-held shower which hangs above your head like a regular shower. The nose that is attached to this head makes it hand-held. There is also a showerhead that enables you to control the volume of water as well as temperature. 

4. Think About the Lighting 

Who doesn’t love a well-lit room? Lighting can turn up the mood of a room from one that is cold and sterile to one that is dim, romantic and relaxing. To bring out that kind of environment, we recommend going for a dimmer switch. 

Task lighting should also be kept in mind for lighting up the vanity and shower area, as well as the tub. For a budgeted solution, check estate sales for chandeliers where you can find one at a fraction of the cost. 

5. Tile The Bathroom Countertop

Tiling the bathroom countertop gives it an extra appeal for anyone who wishes to freshen or tidy up. This is a worthy substitute in place of a stone slab. Apart from being an affordable option, a tiled countertop is easy to fix to the point where homeowners can do it themselves with the right guide. You can also add a bead of clear caulk to the countertop to ensure that water doesn’t get into the wood. A ceramic tile bathroom countertop can give your bathroom that unique and attractive touch up it needs. 

6. Add a Unique Wallpaper

Wallpapers are known for giving character to any room. You can choose anything from bold geometric patterns to subtle damasks and ditsy floral for your bathroom. What’s more, is that bathroom wallpapers are very affordable compared to tiling and the wallpapers of today can easily be swapped if or when the need is required. 

You can also make your own graphic wallpaper from the pages of a register or a classic book. Then place wallpaper paste at the back of those pages and stick them onto your bathroom walls.