5 Budget Friendly DIY Bathroom Ideas

Full bathroom remodel with new bathtub, vanity and mirrors

DIY Bathroom Ideas on a Budget

We all love to spruce up our home here and there. Small projects are pretty easy to get started, but it’s a little more difficult to come up with good DIY bathroom ideas on a budget. In this article, we go over high impact DIY bath remodeling ideas that require only a small investment.

Install a Beautiful Tile Backsplash

Looking to add a little extra glamour to your vanity? These bathroom remodeling ideas can cost as little as $50, depending on your tastes. Spice things up with a simple, yet effective tile backsplash. While some choose a small backsplash above the vanity, as pictured, others prefer to cover from the floor to just above the sink.

Check out Builder’s Warehouse in Peoria IL for affordable tile backsplash. It’s a local gem that could save you quite a bit of money on this and many other projects.

For helpful tips on keeping your backsplash looking clean and fresh, check out our article on tile grout maintenance!

bathroom vanity tile backsplash

Put Up a Large Mirror or Medicine Cabinet

Aside from its obvious use, hanging a mirror is a great way to make a small bathroom seem bigger. A full length mirror can even be converted into a medicine cabinet to maximize storage space.

For all of those DIY fans out there, this video does a great job explaining How to Build a Sliding Wall Mirror Cabinet.

DIY bathroom ideas with a large mirror

Upgrade Bathroom Fixtures

If it’s your first time remodeling your bathroom, you may not even realize how much room there is for customization. The difference between a matte black and chrome finish can make all the difference. If you’re itching for an update, but aren’t quite sure where to start, consider replacing these oft overlooked bathroom fixtures:

  • Shower head
  • Curtain rod
  • Sink head and handles
  • Towel bars or racks
  • Vanity hardware

Repaint Cabinets and Shelves

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders, especially if you want to change the look and feel of your bathroom. For an elegant look, many homeowners choose a dark natural brown, while those looking to make the space look larger may choose a bright or antique white.

The Spruce offers some great tips on How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets, as well as what to expect during your project.

repainted wooden bathroom cabinets

Get Creative With Your Accessories

From inexpensive drawer trays to a DIY liquor bottle soap dispenser, there are plenty of things you can do or make to declutter your counter space. One of the most popular seems to be a countertop hand towel fixture.

We’ve found some great bathroom counter storage ideas on Pinterest, but the easiest place to start is by ordering a simple bathroom accessory set. This small purchase will take care of the necessities and help you get the creative juices flowing.


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