8 Easy Ways to Update a Bathroom Without Remodeling

8 Easy Ways to Update a Bathroom Without Remodeling

Renovating a bathroom is a great way to increase the value and enjoyment of your home, but it can also get expensive fast. Here are 8 easy ways to update a bathroom without remodeling.


Update your fixtures

Probably the easiest way to update a bathroom without remodelling is to replace the fixtures. You may not need to replace that old vanity or pedestal sink if you just swap out the fixtures. Brass and gold in particular are making a comeback right now, as is black, which makes for a striking accent colour.


Update your lighting

Replace that cold, functional lighting with something warmer and modern. Or try a vintage chandelier or wall sconces. Lighting that pops brings a whole new feel to a bathroom.


Create an Accent Wall

Another great way to update a bathroom without remodelling is to use colour and texture to make an accent wall that grabs attention. Wallpaper is making a big comeback and there are tons of fabulous peel and stick designs that are easy to apply (and easy to remove). You can also consider peel and stick tiles or a decorative backsplash.

Spruce up the Tub

Is your tub showing its age? Try reglazing it instead of replacing it. You can even choose to change the colour, or maybe get daring and go two-toned. You can do this yourself, or hire someone one to do it pretty reasonably.

Another fun idea is to panel the side of a drop-in tub to give it a more vintage look.


Add Some Plants

Plants give any room a whole new feel. Try a few or go crazy and make it a jungle. Just make sure to choose plants that like humidity and warmth.


Curtain Please

A stylish shower curtain can really add something to your bathroom. It doesn’t have to be a plain, old plastic sheet. You can even use a shower curtain to cover up an existing shower stall giving the room a whole new look.


Fresh Paint

Painting always freshens up a room and it’s a great way to update a bathroom without remodelling. You can try matching the floor to create a monochromatic effect, or go plain white to let your fixtures and artwork do the talking. You can even go two-tone and separate them with a chair rail, or add wainscotting to the lower (or upper) half.



And our final tip to update a bathroom without renovating is artwork. Well-placed artwork can draw attention away from floor colours if you don’t like them and don’t want to retile. Create an art wall or even just drop in a well-placed centerpiece photo or painting.

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