do you have a bathroom that you are just notloving? if you do, stick with me because i have sometips to creating a beautiful budget friendly bathroom. the first tip is in creating your budget friendlybathroom, is you actually have to set a budget. this is going to really help you make thedecisions along the way. think about what you want to change in it. if you're changing the actual structure ofthe bathroom, if you're changing just some cosmetic things, if you're painting, whateverit is that you want to change, make your list and price that out.
also make sure you have an overall amountbecause that'll help you making decisions on what you spend and what you splurge on. tip number two is i want you to think aboutyour future plans for the house. yes, doing your bathroom is just not aboutdoing your bathroom, it's about the long term investment in your home. now, kitchens and bathrooms have the biggestreturn on value, so even if you do plan on selling, it's still a great thing, but i wantyou to think of in terms of the major changes you're going to make and the budget. is it a home that you plan on staying on,growing with your family, or is it something
for resale? this can help you in the decisions that youmake. tip number three. now we're going to get into some of the budgetfriendly tips or things that i love in bathrooms. a lot of times, the biggest thing that makesa bathroom kind of ugly is the tile. replacing tile, a bit of pain, but not a superexpensive thing to do. if you're semi-handy, you can do it yourself. i say go with subway tile. it's such a classic tile.
it goes with every kind of style out there. it really is not that expensive to do. there also is some stick on options. again, you're going to have to check if they'rewater resistant. you may be able to do some around the sink,but not in your bathroom. painting, there are different types of paintyou can use that work well and can change the tile and look of your bathroom. tip number four is changing the vanity. this may seem like a huge thing to do, butit's actually not.
what you want to do is measure it out andthen find something that's a similar size that basically just go right in. again, if you're handy, you could do thisyourself or hire someone. what i suggest is looking in the big box stores,places like home depot or ikea are great places for standard sized vanities that look greatand are a fraction of the cost. my last tip, baskets. i love seeing baskets in a bathroom. think of putting baskets above your toiletper se and you could put toilet paper or towels in there.
think of getting new towels. this is something we always forget about anddon't do, but it makes such a difference to have new towels in your bathroom, or a beautifulsoap dispenser. also, a shower curtain. this can really make a difference. i did this in my bathroom, got a new showercurtain and a new bathmat and the towels and they all kind of coordinate together. you know what? it kind of detracts from the other featuresthat i don't like so much.
just to review, a few tips on creating a beautifulbathroom that you love on a budget is first you've got to set your budget. you've got to decide how much you're willingto spend on this bathroom and that'll really help you in pricing everything out. second, i want you to think about your futureplans for the house. again, bathrooms and kitchens are great forresale, but do you plan to stay? do you plan to grow? who's using the bathroom? really think about all of these factors.
my third tip is subway tile. i think just is such a classic. it's so inexpensive. you can get it at the big box store. look at replacing your vanity. again, you can get these at big box storesor places like ikea and just get the actual size that's in there now. last but not least is to add beautiful thingslike your towels or your shower curtain or beautiful soaps.
i know this sounds all great, creating thisnew bathroom, but you're probably still a little bit overwhelmed. where do i go? what do i do? how do i put it all together? i've got something really special for you. i have created an actual budget bathroom designboard for you with links of where you can purchase the items and you can link to itbelow. if you like this video, please like it.
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