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How To Update Your Bathroom On A Budget

Wondering what to do next after Spring Cleaning? Reward yourself by reviving your bathroom just in time for summer, while staying on a budget! You don’t need to start from scratch to liven things up, just pick and choose what means the most to you. It’s the little things that count! Read more to find out what types of upgrades speak to you, and how you can accomplish them in quick and easy ways that will leave you and your wallet smiling.


Bathroom Vanities

Vanities are the true focal point of any bathroom, and can really take your space to the next level. Ready to Assemble Bathroom Vanities from TheRTAStore come in a variety of colors, styles, shapes, sizes, and finishes to suit your needs and your budget. All of our RTA & DIY vanities are solid wood and plywood – there is no particleboard anywhere in the construction, so you are guaranteed quality at an affordable price.



Get a grip and pull your bathroom together – literally! Add flare by replacing cabinet pulls and knobs to create a fresher face to your cabinets and drawers. Choose from satin, brushed, oil-rubbed, antique, chrome, and matte finishes on an array of metal bases. Coordinate colors that mix and match well with your existing space to make a stunning upgrade. Silver and stainless steel works best with cooler tones like grey and blue, while brass and bronze compliments warmer tones like tan and yellow. While you are at it, consider new bath hardware as well, such as towel bars and rings, robe hooks, shower bars, and paper holders.


Wall TreatmentsBead Board Wainscoting

Don’t forget vertical real estate! You can achieve a unique upgrade by installing a DIY tile backsplash behind the tub or above the vanity. Different colors, textures, and sizes are available to showcase your personal style. For walls, add bead board paneling (also known as wainscoting) for a touch of visual interest and charm.


Storage and Organization

Cut through the clutter and make the most of your space by adding a pivot-out waste container to the cabinet door under your sink. It’s a convenient way to keeping your trash easily accessible yet hidden from view. The built in mechanism lifts the lid for easy access and emptying out. Also consider installing a trimmable tilt out tray for false drawers. This customized piece slides right below your sink counter, transforming empty wasted space into the perfect place to store toothbrushes and toothpaste.


Fixtures and Other Accents

Good things come in small packages, and can coincidently create a big impact too. If you don’t have the time or money to invest in DIY projects, shoot for small scale enhancements. Things like new lighting, outlet covers, wall or door hooks, racks, étagères or shelves, niches, shades or shutters, paint or wallpaper, new towels, decorative mirrors, and wall decor are small but important details that pull your look together.


Spruce up your bathroom just in time for summer, without breaking the bank. With a little DIY know-how and help from TheRTAStore, you can!


By Justine Delmonico