Giving your bathroom a makeover needn’t be a pricy proposition. Here are four low-cost ways to upgrade the look of your bathroom.

Install a New Shower

If you think you can’t afford a new shower because the materials are too expensive, you might be surprised to find how affordable acrylic wall panels can be. Acrylic is an attractive alternative to tile and stone that can instantly update your run-down shower at a fraction of the cost of pricier finishes. Because acrylic is durable, easy to maintain, and long-lasting, it can add a lot of value to your home. It’s also typically less labor-intensive to mount than other materials can be, which may save you additional money on installation fees.

Add a Towel Warmer

To give your bathroom a spa-like feel, why not add a luxurious towel warmer? Wrapping yourself in a toasty towel after a soak in the tub might just be the ultimate indulgence, and adding one to your room is a breeze; you can install one today and enjoy a more sumptuous shower tomorrow. Both wall- and floor-mounted options are readily available, so regardless of how much space you’re working with there’s sure to be a towel warmer that’s perfect for your bathroom.

Convert to a Slow-Closing Toilet Seat

The slam of a closing toilet lid can be quite startling in the dead of night, so consider swapping out your current seat for one that will close quietly every time. After just a little tug on your slow-closing lid, gravity will take over and snugly close your toilet. You’ll never hear a loud bang from the bathroom again!

Replace the Light Fixtures

Nothing screams “last century” quite like an outdated lighting fixture. Strip lighting was a popular look in the past, but nowadays individual lights or even pendants will give your bathroom a more current feel. Since you’ll probably mount your new fixtures in the same general area as your old ones, making the switch shouldn’t require any costly rewiring. Your only expense will be the new lights, and perhaps some fresh paint to cover any parts of your walls that weren’t previously exposed.

When it’s time to freshen up your bathroom, there’s no reason to break the bank to make some simple updates. Spending just a bit of money on a few key items may be all that’s required to take your bathroom from “blah” to “wow!”