5 Tips to Update Your Shower on a Budget

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Want to update your shower? It’s not as costly as you may think. (DepositPhotos)

Has your shower seen better days? Wondering what you can do with a small budget?
Look no further.

We understand how hard it can be to update your bathroom when you have nothing, as well as the stress that it can cause.

To help you discover new and exciting ways to give your shower the makeover it needs (and deserves), here are five of our top tips for a fresh look.

1. Replace the Grout

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Your shower’s grout can grow dirty and diminish over time. Consider replacing it for a refreshed look. (DepositPhotos)

Over time, grout gets dirty and moldy. While it can be cleaned, it takes a lot of time, and there are plenty of occasions where it is just too far gone. In these situations, it needs to be replaced.

This isn’t a difficult task, and it can leave the shower looking brand new again.
While you’re at it, removing and replacing the sealant is also a good idea for that fresh appearance. Both tasks can also reinforce waterproofing and help prevent damage to your walls.

2. Refresh and Replace the Tiles

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Replacing your shower’s tiles is a weekend project. (DepositPhotos)

Over time, tiles can become cracked and ugly; even growing mold and mildew if not cleaned regularly. Sometimes, they just fall out of style, and you want to change things up.
Tiles can be pretty budget-friendly depending on where you buy them, but replacing them can really brighten up the shower.
Even if you do half the wall in tile and the other half in paint, it’s a great way to refresh the enclosure.

3. Get a New Showerhead

Shower head
Want to instantly feel like you’re in a spa? Replace the shower head!

A new showerhead makes all the difference, and this is both in terms of the appearance and your washing experience.
There’s a massive range of styles and types to choose from, including the classic showerhead and the rainfall. The latter of these mimics falling rain, maximizing its circumference and creating a truly immersive experience, like you’re washing under a tropical waterfall.

4. Replace the Fixtures

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When it comes to shower updates, you can start small, like replacing the faucet. (DepositPhotos)

Little fixtures like the taps in a shower bath need replacing, and even the temperature controls need refreshing every so often.

Buying new ones is actually surprisingly inexpensive, and there are loads of styles that you can choose from.

So, if you decide that you want your bathroom to have a whole new theme, the shower can follow effortlessly.

5. Replace Rollers and Handles

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Replace your shower door’s handles is a simple change that makes a big impact. (DepositPhotos)

It’s amazing what a difference a new set of rollers for your shower door can make; rollers are the worst for collecting mold and grime.

Not only will the doors open smoothly and without hesitation, but they will sparkle with that new shine you’ve missed for so long.

New handles can have the same effect, but they can also transform the appearance of your shower doors – giving them a modern or styled look that suits your tastes.

We hope that this has given you some inspiration because the little things are often able to make the biggest impact.

From scrubbing the tiles and replacing the grout to investing in new handles, you can have a shower that looks just as good as the day you bought it.

Taking care of it can give the bathroom a fresh breath of life, making it a room you feel comfortable in again.

We’d love to hear how your bathroom renovation turned out, so make sure you leave us a comment below!

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  1. I have a deck that needs repair. The wood eater bees come back every year. The bee have eaten up my deck. Some of the planter bricks have fallen down
    I would love to retire the master bathroom. I’m afraid to tackle that project


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