Just because you don’t have a lot of money to spend doesn’t mean that you can’t create an incredible bathroom in your home. Although remodeling costs can quickly skyrocket, with a little bit of creative thinking, you can find affordable projects that have a big impact on the space. Here are some bathroom remodeling ideas for homeowners on a budget:

1. Paint the walls. Paint is by far the easiest and most affordable way to completely change the look of a room. Because most bathroom spaces are small, you may even be able to get by with just a quart of paint rather than a gallon. That means that for just a few dollars, you can create a fresh, clean space by adding a simple coat of paint.

2. Save on tile. Tiling your shower walls, backsplash, or countertop can be a great way to add style to the room. Unfortunately, tile can quickly get expensive. One of the best ways to keep the cost of your remodeling project down is by shopping for tile through classified ads. Oftentimes, people buy more tile than they need for a particular project. They then sell off the extra tile through sites like craigslist. This can be a fantastic way to get beautiful tile on a budget.

3. Update your fixtures. Outdated faucets and lighting fixtures can make your bathroom look like a snapshot from the past. For a relatively small investment, you can replace these items and create a much fresher, more modern look.

4. Do the work yourself. One of the best ways to keep remodeling costs down is by taking on the work yourself rather than hiring a professional. There are, however, a couple of exceptions to this rule. When it comes to plumbing or electrical work, you should always hire a pro. We found a great local contractor that did a great job for me (here’s their website).

These low-cost bathroom remodeling ideas should help you update your bathroom without breaking the bank. Some of the projects can be done on your own, but of course, they require time, patience, and some skill. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to call in a professional.