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Against common belief, bathroom renovations don’t have to be expensive, especially when you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty.

Given how much it costs to remodel your bathroom the traditional way, thinking outside the box is a must.This means replacing some materials and doing some work by yourself.

This being said let’s look at how you can get the best bang for your buck and get creative with your kitchen renovation.

In case you need to make some changes when it comes to plumbing, you should definitely contact a professional since you can’t learn everything by yourself.

But if you are looking to change cabinets, paint the walls or make small changes for the sake of making your bathroom more stylish-looking, you can definitely do it by yourself.

This being said, let’s take a look at a few budget-friendly ideas that will make your bathroom look like a million bucks.

Store your belongings in a safe place

Don’t make the mistake of remodeling your bathroom while having all of your belongings inside it.It will only get in your way and make your job harder.

Try putting everything in labeled boxes and storing them in a safe place.If you believe your home is already too crowded and the last thing you need is boxes everywhere, try a self-storage service.

They self-storage services have storage options for everyone.From storing a few boxes to big furniture pieces.

Throw an unusual piece to the mix

A wooden chair or a small wooden table can bring a sophisticated air to a clean, minimalistic looking bathroom.

You can pick a small wooden coffee table to be the centerpiece of your bathroom and place some beautiful baskets along with some towels strategically on the table.

Minimalist bathrooms aren’t only elegant and clean looking but they are also suitable for smaller budgets or for people who simply want to get rid of the clutter in their lives.

If you choose a wooden piece, make sure there is no other attention-grabbing a piece of furniture, for example colored cabinets.

Update your mirror

bathroom fixtures CalgaryA beautiful mirror frame, no matter the style, can make the difference, plus is cheaper than buying a hanging mirror.

If you have a mirror without a frame, this will also help you hide any spots on the edges and make it look like is new.

You can opt for a wooden or iron frame and get wild with it.Spray painting over a pattern is a great idea if you want to give your frame a more playful look.

Hit the antique stores, the flea markets and craigslist

There is nothing more exciting than finding a diamond in the rough.

If you are looking to make big changes in your bathroom but you don’t have the budget for it, looking for used furniture is a viable option.

Not all used pieces of furniture are in a bad shape, and some of the defects they have can be fixed with small investments.

On top of it, at a flea market or in an antique store, you are more likely to find unique pieces, the kind of cabinets, chairs, and shelves that will become the centerpieces of your bathroom.

Online stores are a good option if you don’t have any shops around you or you don’t have the time to explore them.

Websites like Craigslist and eBay can be also useful in your search, some sell leftover materials at half the price or used furniture.

Ditch the tile

Tiles used to be a must-have for bathrooms, but this is no longer the case.

There are other materials that can make your bathroom look glamorous at a smaller price.For example, you can use pebble stones to do the flooring or wood panels.

Concrete floors can be acid stained for a more elegant look.For bathrooms, you can choose a cold blue instead of investing your time in covering the concrete.For the walls, you can use waterproof wall panels.

Create the illusion of space

If you are renovating a small bathroom, the best way to create the illusion of space is to use open shelves.

A few baskets on the shelves can hide the items you don’t want everyone to see and you save space otherwise used by big, chunky cabinets.

You can decorate the shelves with colorful soaps, towels and perfume bottles, instead of hiding them behind the closed doors.

Lighting can also help you create the illusion of a bigger space, especially if you use natural light or if your bathroom has a sunroof.

Get creative with paint

Walls aren’t supposed to be only white, green or grey.

These days is really easy to add a pop of color to your bathroom with wallpapers and spray painting over patterns that make your walls look like a work of art.

Even a small bathroom with a modest-looking furniture will change it’s vibe once you add some color to the mix.

Contributed by: Aaron Gruenke writer and foremost expert in bathroom design and bathroom fixtures.