Small bathroom ideas on a budget

Need some small bathroom ideas that will revamp your bathroom space without draining your wallet? You don’t need tons of money to remodel your bathroom. We’ve got some incredible tips and hacks to upgrade your bathroom on a budget.

Create a plan and budget for your small bathroom makeover

Remodelling a bathroom takes a lot of planning. You have to sift through a multitude of ideas and decide which ones you want. A small bathroom requires even more consideration because space is limited. You’ll need to focus on renovation ideas that do not overwhelm your bathroom, but instead make it look larger, more appealing, and more functional.

Failing to adequately plan for your small bathroom remodel project can result in costly mistakes or you being stuck with a bathroom upgrade you do not like. Part of the planning involves creating a detailed budget. This will help you determine what you can afford and prevent you from overspending.

Get a big impact with small changes

Don’t underestimate the impact of minor changes. Some changes may seem subtle but can go a long way in giving your bathroom a new look. So if you have a tight budget, focus on some key areas of the bathroom that you’d like to breathe new life into and see how much impact it has on the whole room.


Create a new look for your bathroom with paint. A fresh new coat of paint can completely transform your bathroom. Consider painting your bathroom walls, ceiling and even your floors if you’d like.

You can choose to go with a neutral colour or a bold one, just make sure you select nontoxic paint that is suitable for moist environments.

DIY vanity upgrades

Just because you’ve had your vanity for a while doesn’t mean you need to throw it out. Keep it and work on it to create a new look. Upgrade your old vanity with some paint.

Also consider replacing your faucet, handles, and knobs with some stylish and modern options.

Get creative with storage

If you have a small bathroom, storage is probably an issue. With the limited space, you need to find creative ways to store essential items.

Think about adding bookcase shelves or floating shelves to store key items and place decorative items. Also, utilize any storage space your vanity offers or make use of baskets that you can place under your sink.

Light it up

Introducing additional lighting in your bathroom is the upgrade you may not know you needed. A well-lit bathroom elevates your mood and makes the space look modern, expensive, and larger.

All of these are great, particularly for small bathrooms. Install recessed lighting on your ceiling, around your mirror, or in your shower. Or go with a statement pendant lighting or even something as fancy as a chandelier.

Get flooring options

Switch out your bathroom flooring by selecting an affordable and durable flooring option. Focus on affordable choices that will fit in your budget, offer water resistance and look great as well.

Luxury vinyl tile (LVT) is one of the best flooring options for small bathroom remodels because it is durable, inexpensive, easy to maintain, and easy to install.

Need to get started on your small bathroom remodel?

Our team here at Summit Contracting has been helping homeowners across the GTA remodel their small bathrooms on a budget, and we’re happy to help you. 

Contact us today for more affordable bathroom renovation ideas for small bathrooms.

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