shutterstock_219441025Is your bathroom in need of a fixer-upper, but you don’t have the cash to spend on a full makeover? Or perhaps you’d just prefer to save your money for other things, and yet having an updated bathroom would add to the overall appeal of your home. Whether or not you are already ready to start fixing up your bathroom, a good list for changing things up is never a bad thing.

Glam it up

Some bathrooms are perfectly beautiful, clean, and functional, but are just missing a little something. Adding some glam is one way to refresh your most used room’s look. Whether it’s a more dramatic-looking mirror, shelving designed with chrome or glass, or fancy, shiny towel bars, the small things can make a big difference when it comes to adding a little bit of flair.

Hide the imperfections

Paint is a great, relatively inexpensive way to essentially rid yourself of any of the visible imperfections on your walls or especially your cabinets. You can either completely sand away the finished stain or the gloss coat over a previous coating of paint, then paint or stain it for a refreshed and polished look. If there are damaged spots, fill them in with filler before your primer coating, then add your finishing touches with a lovely new color. Your bathroom will look good as new!

Wall wonders

The secret to updating a wall without breaking the bank is to divide things up -- use inexpensive white field tiles for the bottom half of your bathroom walls, as well as the shower walls. They will look fabulous while maintaining the facade of elegance.

Keep things light

If you are having trouble deciding what change to make to ensure that your entire bathroom looks updated, consider changing up the light fixture. You will be amazed at how much of a change in lighting will affect your bathroom’s entire look.

Flea market finds

Finding items at a flea market, online auctions, or other second-hand venues (such as architectural salvage yards) will make your bathroom look vintage and chic. An obvious option for second-hand, repurposed vintage items is storage units, such as shelving, but you can even get vintage tubs, sinks, and flooring that function perfectly well, cost very little, and will add some charm to your bathroom.

Update your organization

Clever storage solutions will work wonders in your bathroom space. Bathrooms are a cesspool of clutter. Sometimes it sneaks up on us so gradually that we barely even notice it. If this is the case for you, find a system that will work for you to keep the clutter where it belongs. Drawer organizers are an excellent way to keep the clutter off of your counters.

No matter what solutions you decide on for updating your bathroom, you can rest assured that there are plenty of options out there that don’t cost a pretty penny. Identify what exactly your bathroom needs, then use some creativity and an online article or two to help you choose your course of action!