The average cost of bathroom renovations in Canada can be anywhere between $10k – $20k, based on a typical 5 ft. x 10 ft. bathroom in a low-rise house. This figure covers the design, planning, implementation and products going into the renovation.
While the bathroom isn’t the most expensive room to renovate, a $20k price tag can still be intimidating for many homeowners. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to live with your bathroom as-is. There are several ways to add new life to a powder, main or master bathroom without breaking the bank.
Here is a look at some suggestions to suit every budget.
Upgrade the fixtures
Upgrading the fixtures in your bathroom is a high impact way to change the look of the room without taking on a full bathroom renovation. Since your tub, shower and sink are major focal points, when you upgrade to something new, it takes the attention away from other areas that may need an eventual upgrade.
Change the shower and floor tile
The shower tiles and flooring tend to unify the overall look of your bathroom. So, upgrading them will automatically make your bathroom seem more pulled together.
Wondering how to add high style on a low budget? Update your shower tiles with the classically beautiful yet economical choice of subway tile. Choose a porcelain tile that has the look of marble, without the cost!
While you’re in the process of adding new flooring to your bathroom, take a moment to think about the possibility of adding under-floor heating. The best time to make this home comfort upgrade is when you’re already in the process of taking on other bathroom renovations. If you decide to wait and add underfloor heating later, you’ll have to rip your floors up all over again.
Paint the Walls or Cabinets
Paint will always be the homeowner’s best friend when it comes to freshening the look of your home. In the bathroom, you can update the wall colour and the cabinetry as well. Then, add new hardware to your cabinets to complete the look.
Freshen the lighting and decor
The easiest way to give your bathroom a little boost is by switching out the décor. Start with your light fixtures. Replace, a tired old vanity strip with a more updated option. You’ll discover that bathroom lights can often be found for less than $200.
In addition to your lighting, changing the mirror in your bathroom offers a high impact low cost way to enhance your bathroom’s look. If you still have a frameless, builder-grade mirror, definitely replace it with an elegant framed option. After that, look into new textiles. Towels, rugs and shower curtains can all help breathe new life into a tired room.
Don’t forget to add some personal touches! Art, photos and cherished objects can add real personality to a small space.
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