Fast, functional and fabulous bathroom fixes for less than $500

Fast, functional and fabulous bathroom fixes for less than $500

(HIB) – Longing to update your home, but short on time and money? You’re not alone. Remodeling experts report that whole-house remodels have declined in recent years – but don’t throw in the towel just yet. Instead of focusing on every room – focus on smaller areas where you spend a lot of time, like the bathroom.  

“Bathroom renovations are one of the most popular projects with homeowners, but not everyone has the same needs or budget,” says renowned home improvement expert Danny Lipford.  “Luckily, cosmetic updates can be quick, inexpensive and easy enough for anyone to do.”

With a few days and minimal budget, you can give your bathroom an instant facelift that will be fashionable and functional.

1. Start your bathroom update with a good cleaning. Removing any mildew, dust and soap scum is the first step to a brighter bath.

2. Color can affect our mood – so add a splash of paint. For only the cost of a brush, roller, tape and a gallon of paint (less than $40), both your bathroom walls and your mood will feel refreshed.

3. Did you know that within a year, the average person washes their hands 8,776 times? And that doesn’t account for the time spent brushing your teeth or washing your face.  With these many interactions with water, be sure that your bathroom remodel includes a stylish new faucet.  

4. Not sure if your current cabinets or vanity are fashionable enough for your new faucet?   Before you replace it, consider adding new cabinet hardware for an instant update. There are a wide variety of choices – and manufacturers, such as Moen, even offer knobs (starting at $8) and pulls (starting at $16) that perfectly match your faucet in both design and finish.

5. The average person takes 365 showers per year. If your shower space is feeling a bit small, add 7 1/2 inches in an instant with a curved shower rod. Moen offers both single and double curved shower rods (starting at $41) in the most popular finishes to maximize your bathroom shower space with ultimate style.

6. According to the National Association of Home Builders, fewer people are living alone. In fact, the number of homes with five or more residents has increased in the last two years – which means you likely share your bath with others. Bathroom accessories are a simple and inexpensive (less than $150 for a set) way to add organization and a design update to your bath. Collections, such as Ashville or Lindale offer a variety of solutions such as towel bars, towel rings and robe hooks to keep items tidy and off the floor, as well as pivoting paper holders to entice users to change the empty roll. Plus, they are available in a variety of finishes to perfectly coordinate with the rest of your new bath hardware.  

7. The final step of your simple and sensational bath upgrade is the soft touches. Add plush and colorful towels to your new accessories, a decorative shower curtain to your new shower rod and a soft throw rug in front of the vanity.

Soon, with minimal budget and effort, your bathroom will be more enjoyable – with an attractive look you’ll love and your guests will envy. For more information on Moen products, visit


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