Cheap DIY Bathroom Updates That You Can Do Yourself

Updating your bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are a ton of cheap DIY bathroom updates that you can do yourself.

While having an entire bathroom renovation done at once can be tempting, there are plenty of bathroom updates you can make on your own. 

Below are some of my favorite cheap DIY bathroom updates.

affordable diy bathroom updates

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Update your medicine cabinet

A new medicine cabinet can give your bathroom a refreshed look. 

We update ours to a barn door medicine cabinet.

barn door medicine cabinet

Originally there was just a basic white medicine cabinet.

basic medicine cabinet

It’s easy to install and makes it easier to keep daily bathroom essentials organized. 

By getting rid of your old medicine cabinet you’ll immediately notice a difference in your bathroom. 

Update your bathroom fan

Updating your bathroom fan is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about cheap DIY bathroom updates.  

However, there are some pretty cool options available. 

For my master bathroom, I went with a Bluetooth speaker LED bathroom fan, which eliminates the need for a shower speaker or nightlight. 

LED Bluetooth speaker bathroom fan

It’s great for listening to music or podcasts while getting ready in the morning or when relaxing in the bath. 

Once I move on to the other bathrooms I plan on swapping out the fans in those for this type as well. 

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Add a shower door

While you can always update the look and feel of your bathroom by adding in new shower curtains and other decor, adding a sliding shower door to your tub can give off a more sleek appearance. 

My next cheap DIY bathroom update is going to be adding a frameless bathtub door to my shower. 

Plus, even if you do decide to remodel your tub later, you’ll probably still be able to use the same shower door.


You’d be surprised how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint can make to a room. 

Whether you’re looking to change colors entirely or just freshen up your current paint color, you’re sure to notice an immediate improvement. 

These affordable DIY bathroom updates can spruce up your bathroom

By making a few of these cheap DIY bathroom updates you’re able to change the entire look and feel of your bathroom without paying the price of a bathroom remodel. 

Sometimes the cheapest changes can have the biggest effects on the aesthetics of a bathroom.

What DIY bathroom updates have you done in your home?

Cheap DIY Bathroom Updates That You Can Do Yourself


  1. Melissa Cushing says:

    These are all wonderful and inexpensive ways to upgrade the bathroom and love this! I am loving for a new mirror and faucets to complete my new bathroom.

  2. Anosa Malanga says:

    Glad I came over this post. This is a reminder for me to update my medicine cabinet. Thanks for the suggestions too!

  3. These are some wonderful affordable ways to update your bathroom, I need to do some of these

  4. Marysa says:

    We like painting and changing up fixtures – definitely more affordable options. We are still renovating our bathrooms and it is expensive.

  5. I always want a relaxing bathroom and restroom and these are good ideas to make it happen.

  6. Ivan M. Jose says:

    I love that these are affordable especially because I’m due to give our bathroom a makeover.

  7. Lynndee says:

    I painted our bathrooms last year and so happy with the results. And we just updated the floors. Great tips!

    1. I want to redo the floors in my home. Have a few other projects I want to tackle first, though.

  8. Catalina says:

    Bathroom is one of the most important part of our home. Once in while an update is a must!

  9. Richelle Escat Milar says:

    It was so cheap and easy to do! I am thinking of upgrading my bathroom too. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips.

  10. Rose Ann Sales says:

    I really love doing some DIYs and these are good tips. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Sarah Bailey says:

    These are some lovely ideas to do a bathroom update, it is amazing how doing small things on a budget can change the look and feel of a room.

  12. Sara LaFountain says:

    I love these easy bathroom updates! That medicine cabinet is gorgeous!

    1. I saw it pop up on a Facebook ad and impulse shopped, which pushed the bathroom update up on my house to-do list lol.

  13. I live in an old European apartment—my bathroom is less than 1 x 2 meters, and it’s in the back stairway. My big “upgrades” were adding a radiator to the bathroom, and clawfoot tub to my bedroom!


    I love the barn door medicine cabinet. It looks amazing. I’d love one in my home.

    1. Melanie,

      You should get one. It really transforms the bathroom.

  15. Alita Pacio says:

    I have been planning on a bathroom upgrade. I’d love a new paint and a medicine box

  16. Tara Pittman says:

    We are in the process of converting a bathtub to a shower. I love the look of that bathroom cabinet.

  17. Such great tips! My parents have just updated their bathroom and looking at the photos, I am loving the new look

  18. Maggie says:

    Updating our bathroom is in my to-do list! Thank you for sharing these budget friendly ideas!

  19. These are some good tips. Also, if you have painted walls, a fresh coat of paint goes a long way.


    Soft close toilet seats are great. We have those at home and definitely recommend them to everyone.

  21. Marysa says:

    Remodeling can be so expensive, and it is nice to have some tips for doing updates on a budget. We try to switch out old fixtures every so often, as those can really date a space.

  22. Crystal Carder says:

    I love these budget friendly tips for updating my bathroom, mine desperately needs a makeover.

  23. Tara Ade says:

    I’ve been thinking about refreshing my bathroom and a soft-close toilet seat is high on my list! Thanks for the tips!

  24. Nikki Wayne says:

    Love these tips. I’m upgrading mine soon. So it’s very timely to read this.

  25. Our powder room could use an update. I’ll keep these suggestions in mind.

  26. Claudia says:

    A soft close toilet seat sounds amazing! My son has a habit of just letting the lid drop, and you can hear it all the way across the house!

  27. Tasheena says:

    These tips are really helpful. I can’t wait to implement them.

  28. Amber Myers says:

    I do want to update my bathroom at some point. I love your ideas! I’ll keep them in mind.

  29. Mar Wahrer says:

    Great ideas for some easy bathroom renovations. Changing out shower tiles or adding a backsplash could really transform the space.

  30. OMG I just saw an Instagram Friend do something FUNKY with her countertops and now I want to do it in our bathroom and it’s super budget-friendly! It’s basically like WRAPPING your counter tops!! They go from BLAH and SHAAAABAMMM with the help of a blow dryer!

    1. Gigi,

      I think I’ve actually seen a product like that but the person used it for their kitchen countertops.

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