from The Home Depot Newsletter
Looking to refresh your bathroom without spending a fortune? With our quick and easy bathroom makeover ideas for less than $500, you can enhance your bathroom’s style and functionality in just one weekend without blowing your budget. From shower heads to storage solutions, find stylish and affordable hardware and accessories for your bathroom update at The Home Depot.

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  • Get organized–One of the most affordable ways to update your bathroom is to organize it. Adding storage solutions not only reduces clutter and saves space but also gives your bath a more polished, streamlined look. For instant shower-area organization, put your bath products on a ceramic shelf or shower caddy and install robe and towel hooks beside your shower stall for easy access. You can also free counter space with wall-mounted soap and toothbrush holders. To add even more storage space, install a floating shelf above your toilet and replace your vanity mirror with a medicine cabinet.
  • Update your hardware–Add style to your bathroom in a snap with a Liberty Futura 4 Piece Kit (701280) or mix and match different bathroom hardware designs for a personalized look. Shop for towel rods, toilet paper holders and other accessories in chrome for a sleek, modern look or try a bronze finish for a vintage touch. Replace any rusty or outdated pulls, knobs and hooks for a quick but effective update. Choose from a variety of styles at The Home Depot.Tip: Expand your space in the tub or shower with a curved shower curtain rod.
  • Save money with eco updates–Enhance your bathroom’s energy efficiency for less with environmentally friendly updates. Whatever your taste, you don’t have to sacrifice style for affordability. The Home Depot carries a variety of low flow shower heads and WaterSense-certified faucets in modern finishes that make controlling your water use both easy and attractive. The 1.5-gallon-per-minute flow rate of WaterSense faucets reduces water use, while their ceramic disc valves help stop drips.Tip: Save even more energy in your bathroom by replacing old incandescent lights with energy-efficient LED bulbs.
  • Add color–Update your bathroom for less with color. From warm yellows to bright blues, enhance your décor with color-coordinated shower curtains, bath towels and bath mats. Or try mixing and matching different patterns. To complete the look, give your walls a fresh coat of paint. For a radiant sheen, try BEHR Premium Plus Ultra Satin Interior Paint and Primer (911076) or opt for Martha Stewart Living Specialty Paint Finishes to enhance a current look.
  • Keep it safe–Avoid slips and falls by improving bathroom safety affordably with practical but modern grab bar styles from The Home Depot. Non-slip bath mats and safety treads are smart buys for your tub and shower, and wall-mounted soap and lotion dispensers add safety and convenience. Don’t forget to add a night-light both inside and just outside your bathroom for safe entry and exit in the dark.

Skill Scale-Easy ***** Time Required-Varies

Shopping List:


Hooks, Knobs and Pulls

Safety Treads

LED Light Bulbs



Shower Caddy

Wall-Mounted Soap and Toothbrush Holders

Floating Shelf

Medicine Cabinet

Toilet Paper Holder

Towel Rod


Shower Curtain

Grab Bars

Bath Mat



Wall-Mounted Lotion Dispensers