21st May 2024

7 Money-saving Upgrades for Your Bathroom

Meta-Description: Make your bathroom more comfortable and visually appealing through these money-saving upgrades. 

When it comes to upgrades, the bathroom can be one of the most expensive or the least prioritized. Keeping your bathroom clean and disinfected may seem enough to be comfortable, but what if you can turn them into a pleasing, fresh, and eco-friendly part of the house?

Consider these seven money-saving upgrades you can do to achieve the bathroom of your dreams.

Repaint Cabinets

Adding a fresh coat of paint to your cabinetry is one of the cheapest ways to remodel any part of your home. Add more color to the whites of your bathroom by repainting the cabinets, shelves, and the frame of your vanity mirror with bright or cool colors. Shades of blue are perfect for creating a cool and calm ambiance in your toilet and bath. 

If you want something more rustic and organic looking, repaint with browns and tans, or revarnish your bathroom surfaces. Repainting doesn’t just beautify your cupboards, but it also reinforces their surfaces, making them last longer.

Update Toilet with a Low-Flow One

This tip may sound expensive, but updating your toilet bowl with a low-flow unit means you’ll save water and money in the long run. Some low-flow toilets may come with a hidden cistern, which is ideal for smaller bathroom spaces. Modern condominium developments like Mirea Residences in Pasig City use low-flow toilets in their units to conserve water, save money on water bills, and endorse sustainable living.

Install Water-saving Faucets and Showers

Along with your toilet bowls, replace your faucets and showerheads with water-saving ones to reduce your water usage at home. Conserving water prolongs the lives of many reservoirs that power thousands of households. You’ll not only save money on your water bill, but you will also help save the environment.

Place a Jet Spray

A jet spray is a more compact and water-saving alternative to a bidet. It is useful for cleaning yourself after you use the toilet. Plus, it is more sanitary than using toilet paper as it doesn’t pile up and induce foul odors in your bathroom.

Add a Window

If you don’t want to spend extra electricity on a vent fan, build a window to act as a vent for your bathroom. Open it from time to time to let foul odors out and for the air to dry out extra moisture that may cause mold and mildew. A well-ventilated bathroom makes it more inviting and comfortable to use.

Place More Storage

Want to add storage to your bathroom? Repurpose your baskets and tin boxes as additional storage for towels, hygiene products, cosmetics, and laundry. Use old wood panels as floating shelves to hold other items on your bathroom wall. Mount racks to hold robes, towels, and clothes. Adding more storage to your bathroom makes it easier to store and organize items and keep it clutter-free.

Clean Grout and Freshen Caulk

Your bathroom will develop mold and mildew in the tub lining and tile spacing of the floor and sink over time. These make your bathroom look unsightly, dirty, and smelly. Deep clean your bathroom with chlorine bleach or oxygen bleach powder to whiten stained tiles. Then, apply a vinegar and baking soda solution to eliminate stubborn mildew in between the tiles and the tub’s lining. Add straight lines of caulk on the tub and sink lining, and grout on tile spacing, to make them look brand new, clean, and sanitized. Tile grout and caulk are affordable and are easily found in hardware stores.

Upgrading your bathroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Repainting, deep-cleaning, and opting for eco-friendly devices are practical and affordable ways to remodel your bathroom into a comfortable and aesthetic den.