Many people think that making updates to their bathroom is a laborious task that can cost a good chunk of change. When it comes down to it, though, there are plenty of ways to update your bathroom that are neither cost expensive nor time extensive. In fact, making updates to your bathroom can be one of easiest and cost effective ways to improve the overall quality of your home's life. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about 4 simple updates that can greatly improve your bathroom that are quick, simple, and won't leave you with a deep pain in your pocketbook.

Replace Or Install A Ventilation Fan

One of the biggest complaints that you hear homeowners discuss when they mention their bathroom is that there simply is not enough airflow. Many bathrooms are without windows, which can cause a lack of airflow and stagnant air. The easiest solution to this problem is installing a ventilation fan. This is a relatively simple task if you have a bit of DIY know how and are willing to invest in a bit of elbow grease. Make sure that you purchase a ventilation unit with a "sone" rating of 1; these are extremely quiet units. They are also not too terribly expensive. A great, high-quality ventilation fan will set you back approximately $30-$150.

Install A New Vanity Cabinet

Vanity cabinets are a quick and inexpensive way to make your bathroom look much more aesthetically pleasing than it previously was. Many big box and DIY stores sell great stock or semi-stock options that are inexpensive and easy to install. Although some people can spend upwards of $800 on a vanity cabinet, if you buy a stock vanity you will wind up only spending between $40-$150 on an aesthetically pleasing vanity cabinet that fits the design and contours of your specific bathroom. In addition, if you are willing to install bathroom vanities yourself – which takes very little time and effort – you can save over $100 on installation fees.

Replace The Faucets

There is a long list of reasons you might want to replace your faucets. First and foremost, if you have had the same faucets for a while, you might want to update them for purely aesthetic reasons. After a number of years, faucets tend to wear down, so investing in a new faucet can rejuvenate your bathroom's appearance. Secondly, you may wish to invest in new faucets to save energy. Contemporary faucet systems can actually serve to conserve the amount of water you use overall. Not only is this good for the environment, but it also will serve to cause less of a strain on your pocketbook.

Replace Your Bathroom Fixtures

It is often said that fixtures are the jewelry of the bathroom. Unlike jewelry worn as an accessory, though, fixtures are often subjected to a lot of changing environment conditions and are touched by human hands day in and day out. This is enough to cause a bit of wear and tear! Towel racks and rings are quite inexpensive facets of your bathroom to replace and, generally speaking, it is easy to find fixtures that easily match the aesthetic of your bathroom. Not only that, but fixtures are incredibly easy to install. Basically, anyone with a screwdriver and a little bit of visual imagination can pull off the installation of bathroom fixtures.

It doesn't take someone with a lot of cash and an ample amount of leisure time to fix up a bathroom. Hopefully, this brief article has given you a head start on how you can go about fixing up your bathroom on a budget and without a lot of time. Updating your bathroom is far from the laborious task it is often made out to be.