Bathroom renovations are one of the most common yet highly expensive projects you can do in your house. A 2020 research cited that 2 in 5 homeowners focus on remodeling their master bathroom to declutter and make the space more relaxing for users. Despite the pandemic, many are still pushing through their home improvement project. But the question now is: what if you could get the same results without having to spend too much money?
Fortunately, that’s possible! Here are some DIY renovation of bathroom ideas that deserve a spot on your 2022 to-do list.
1. Use Big Tiles
Using big tiles is a great way to make the small space look bigger. Also, it’s not as pricey as you might think. But if you want to use large tiles, remember that they should always be placed on the wall and not on the floor to stretch the room even more.
2. Use a Glass Shower Screen
Glass shower screens are ideal for smaller bathrooms because they take up less space and provide a modern touch to any bathroom renovation. Just make sure you choose one that isn’t too reflective to avoid making your tiny bathroom feel even smaller. A pebble glass screen will also do but make sure it matches with your overall theme or design. You can also paint your existing shower screen to match the new color scheme of your bathroom.
3. Add Mirrors
A common mistake homeowners make when renovating their bathrooms is neglecting to include mirrors in the design. But instead of hanging a mirror on each wall, try creating one big mirror across two borders, which will give the illusion that your room is more significant than it is. To maximize this strategy, you could also use dark framed mirrors to create maximum depth and space.
4. Use Wallpaper or Paint Color
One way to save money on your bathroom renovation project is by choosing paint colors that are similar but not too similar. So as not to drive potential buyers away from your house if you ever decide to sell (which hopefully won’t be any time soon). If you choose a paint color similar to your wallpaper, it will blend right in and not be as noticeable.
5. Go for White Tiles
White tiles are great because they can match just about any design or theme. You can use them on the walls to create an all-white look, or you can even use them everywhere for a cleaner and more minimalistic vibe.
Just make sure to look for a matte finish rather than shiny, because the latter might make the space feel smaller and safer as it is slip-resistant than the glossy ones. Also, don’t forget to seal grout lines with grout paint to make it easier to clean later on and prevent mold from growing underneath those white tiles in the future!
6. Add Extra Shelves or Storage
Adding more storage space is never a bad thing, especially in tight spaces. Shelves are great for keeping everything nice and tidy, while baskets are another excellent option if you want to hide some of your bathroom essentials under the sink. Also, try adding a hanging towel rack on top of your cabinet to keep towels within reach.
7. Use Dark Tiles or Mosaic Tiles
Another budget-friendly idea is using dark tiles or mosaic tiles around the border of your chosen tile color. The contrast between the light-colored grout lines and the darker tiles will make the room look bigger than it is, which adds depth to any design theme, too. Just make sure all four borders are visible, so they don’t get lost in the moment.
8. Use Patterned Tiles in One Area
If you’re not a fan of too much color and texture, then you can always add one or two patterned tiles in your preferred area to break up all that uniformity. Just make sure it’s only in one place and that the design is simple, stylish, and easy to use for maximum potential.
9. Add a Unique Showerhead
Another bathroom renovation idea worth mentioning is unique showerheads like waterfall or rain showerheads. These will add an exciting feel to the space without breaking the bank on materials and design choices. Also, if you have a bathtub, then a rainfall showerhead would be perfect for double duty! Of course, always make sure the showerhead is water-efficient and energy-saving to cut down on your monthly utility bills.
10. Add a Wainscot
A wainscot is great for adding character and depth to any room in your house. Still, it’s especially effective in smaller bathrooms where it can add more texture or tie everything together with minimal effort. You can even paint it if you don’t want to go through the hassle of wallpaper, and before you know it, your renovation of the bathroom will be complete!