Going into the same bathroom day in and day out can make any space seem underwhelming and tired. If you have credit card debt, a big renovation isn’t a great idea. Here is a plan for a DIY bathroom makeover without spending thousands.
Affordable DIY Bathroom Makeover Plan
Typically, the thought of renovations screams cash, headaches and inconvenience. With this DIY bathroom makeover plan, you won’t suffer from any of these (unless you find yourself in a mess of unknown issues). Sticking to these items will leave you room in the budget to continue with debt reduction.
Change the Shower Curtain & Accessories
Changing the shower curtain and bathroom accessories is the first and easiest part of the DIY bathroom makeover plan. This project is potentially the cheapest option as well. If you only have a few dollars to spare, this is a great transformative and inexpensive DIY project.
Here are some common bathroom accessories you could update:
- Shower Curtain
- Toothbrush Holder
- Curtain or Window Treatment
This project is especially applicable if you are renting your home or apartment. A change of color and theme can do wonders for white walls!
Paint & Wallpaper
Updating paint colors and wallpaper is a wonderful DIY project. This step in the DIY bathroom makeover plan is a little more work than the first, but it can also make a dramatic difference.
The less you spend on materials, the better your chances are of avoiding more consumer debt. Do you have any paint lying around the house or maybe a friend has some extra you could have? Check out the paint section of hardware stores for any paint that has been brought back that is now discounted.
Replacing the bathroom vanity takes a little bit of measuring and thought, but it’s not overly ambitious. A quick Internet search for bathroom vanities shows that prices range from about $200 to thousands of dollars.
To curb the expense of the vanity itself and any plumbing supplies you may need, visit your local reuse or architectural salvage store before purchasing anything. They might have just what you need for half the price. Staying away from a pricey retail setting is a good way to manage credit card debt during a DIY bathroom makeover.
Between the fixture itself and potentially hiring an electrician, replacing the light in your bathroom could be the most expensive part of this plan. Sticking to a similar size and type of light fixture can go a long way to keeping costs down. Unless you are a trained electrician, it’s really not worth the savings to try and do it yourself.
As you can see, there are reasonable DIY bathroom makeover options available that won’t compromise your plan to pay credit card debt.
For more DIY project ideas, visit ACCC’s Pinterest Board: DIY & Decorating on a Dime.