If there’s a best place to invest your money in order for your home to look and feel more luxurious, your bathroom is the place. Getting ready or ending your day in a beautiful bathroom can make your whole day feel more enjoyable. However, most people don’t want to spend an arm and a leg updating their bathroom. But if you know the right places to spend your home, you can get a whole new bathroom without having to do a complete renovation—or having the budget of a complete renovation.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three tips for updating your bathroom without doing a full renovation.
Get Fresh Linens and Textiles
If it’s been a while since you’ve had fresh linens and textiles in your bathroom, replacing these all-important items can not only help your bathroom feel like a whole new space, but it can also help you to be more comfortable and content in that space.
According to Elyse Moody and Caroline Biggs, contributors to MarthaStewart.com, in addition to replacing the items that you touch daily with your hands, like your bath towels and hand towels, you should also consider replacing the bath mat that you have in the space. In fact, if your bathroom has good enough ventilation, you don’t even have to use an actual bath mat. You can use a rug or piece of carpet, which can really open up your options for picking a textile that pulls the room together.
Install New Hardware
Making small changes in the right places can help your bathroom look like a brand new space when you’ve really only done a small amount of work.
For example, Matt Muenster, a contributor to the DIY Network, recommends that one of the first things you do when updating your bathroom is to replace your old hardware with new hardware. In areas like your vanity, sink, and shower or bath, putting on new pulls for your drawers or cabinets, a new showerhead, and a new sink can really take your bathroom to another level. Because these small pieces are used so often and can easily be seen by anyone in the bathroom, switching things up here, which is relatively inexpensive and easy, can make a world of difference.
Create Safe Flooring Options
Flooring, while one of the bigger areas of your bathroom that you can update, can not only make the space more beautiful when done correctly, but it can also help your bathroom be a safer place for you and your family or guests.
To accomplish both of these goals, This Old House recommends installing non-slip surfaces on the floor. Something like textured tiles, small tiles with a lot of grout, or tiles containing sand in the finish will all be less slippery and, therefore, safer to use.
If you’re wanting to make some small but impactful updates to your bathroom, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you accomplish this.