Building your very own bathroom on a budget can be challenging. On the one hand, it’s very tempting to fill it with those shower curtains and rods as well as other odds and ends you saw on MTV Cribs.
On the other hand, your bathroom is a palace, and it’s best to keep it free of unnecessary bits. By choosing only the bits you need for your bathroom, you will spare yourself the hassle of having to declutter the area. Here are some ideas to help you build a functional but budget-friendly bathroom.
1. Assembly is the way.
Instead of buying pre-assembled furniture, why not purchase ready-to-assemble (RTA) pieces such as bathroom cabinets online? These typically cost way less than pre-assembled furniture.
Furthermore, they are easier to pack and transport — they won’t be much of a pain to bring to your unit, or out of it when you move. RTA pieces also come in a variety of sizes, and most of them are made for those on a budget.
2. Clear your shelves and get creative.
When you buy so many medicines, night creams, and lotions, the stuff in your medicine chest—or worse, your sink—can fill up very, very quickly. Before you know it, you won’t have any room to move without knocking something over!
Worst of all, grime can gather very quickly under piles of stuff when left unchecked. Try to stick to the essentials, and keep your makeup on the nightstand in your bedroom!
You can also make use of small shelves to store your stuff. Good Housekeeping recommends using wall-mounted baskets to maximize your space. Get creative! You can also make use of shelves and other handy compartments to stow your bathroom essentials.
If you’re on a budget, space may not always be a luxury. Keeping your bathroom worry- and clutter-free is just a matter of mindset.