If you’re on a tight budget or pressed for time, making home improvements can seem like a pipe dream. However, regular maintenance and upgrades are an important part of home ownership—as the improvements you make will help to protect your investment, enhancing the functionality and beauty of your home for years to come.

The good news is that upgrading your home doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or time. There are many home renovation projects worth looking into that are perfect for households on a budget. In particular, a bathroom renovation is an effective way to enhance your home in an affordable way. From bath conversion, to shower or tub replacement, bathroom upgrades are surprisingly easy, affordable, and impactful home improvement projects to take on.

At Bath Planet of Chicagoland, we’re dedicated to transforming our customer’s homes with beautiful remodeling products and installations. To inspire you to get started with your own affordable remodeling project, here are some of the many bathroom remodeling ideas we offer that deliver dramatic and beautiful results—without a high price tag attached.

Shower or Bathtub Replacement

If you’re bathtub or shower is looking dingy despite your best efforts to keep it looking clean, it could be that the materials are long overdue for replacement. Older bath products are not equipped with the advanced materials that today’s products are engineered with—that fight dirt, grime, mold, and mildew by themselves.

That said, upgrading your current shower or bathtub with a brand-new replacement product can mean much less time cleaning and scrubbing for you. It also means having a shower or bath that looks brand-new for years to come—with minimal effort on your part. Surprisingly, bath and shower replacement isn’t expensive, and many bath companies offer one-day shower remodel or tub remodel options for a quick and easy remodeling experience.

Accent Walls, Surrounds, and Liners

Beautiful bathroom walls can make your space seem brighter, cleaner, and more modern. Adding in a colorful or textured accent wall in faux slate, marble, or wood can look like the real thing at a fraction of the cost. Materials made with vinyl, fiberglass, or porcelain materials are designed to closely resemble higher-end materials and are low-maintenance and durable as well.

Shower surrounds, bath wall surrounds, and bath liners can instantly transform the way your bathroom looks and functions. Surrounds and liners are made in a range of beautiful designs, providing long-lasting protection against deterioration. If your shower or bathtub walls are dirty, slimy, or full of mold or mildew, wall surrounds, and bath liners made with high-quality acrylic materials are a great option.

Upgrade the Vanity

The vanity area of most bathroom spaces is usually the focal point of the entire room. If your vanity isn’t as beautiful as you’d like for it to be, consider refinishing it, repainting, replacing the mirror or the fixtures. For example, replacing a small, round vanity mirror with an oversized, rectangular one can refresh the entire space at a low cost. Another great idea is upgrading a deteriorating sink and vanity area to something more modern and durable. A floating vanity made of vinyl products painted to look like wood, for example, will add a modern and updated look for your bathroom at a very affordable cost.

A bathroom design specialist can consult with you about your bathroom vanity, giving you excellent ideas to make it more beautiful and modern.

See Yourself in a Better Light

Lighting is an incredibly important part of any room, and especially the bathroom. Strategic lighting—for example, soft lighting that’s not too harsh, but still bright enough to be able to see clearly, dimmer switches, and different light strengths throughout the bathroom—can be a great way to improve our self-image, increase visibility, and set the mood for relaxation or other occasions.

Some tricks for better lighting in the bathroom include adding soft LED lights on the sides of the mirror, instead of overhead. Overhead lighting tends to cast dark shadows on our faces, making us look tired, older, or less attractive. LED lighting can help save energy and bring your utility bill costs down as well.

Beautiful and Affordable Bathroom Renovations in Chicagoland

At Bath Planet of Chicagoland, we’re dedicated to helping our customers enjoy the pleasure of a more beautiful, luxurious bathroom—without spending a fortune on materials or installation services. There are plenty of ways to upgrade the bathroom, and many of the most effective bathroom remodeling ideas are surprisingly affordable, quick, and easy.

We work closely with our customers to come up with a customized plan that depends on their needs, functional requirements, design preferences, and budget, for a renovation experience that exceeds expectations. To request a free, no-obligation estimate with one of our project coordinators in your home, give us a call to speak to a representative over the phone now. You can also request an in-home visit by filling out our online form.