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Budget bathroom renovation designs for millennial homeowners

Create that ultimate millennial bathroom for you and your family with these budget bathroom renovation designs.

Bathrooms are integral to any house because it’s where homeowners start and finish their day. People relax on them after a long and stressful day at work. Bathrooms are also communal areas and are of use to the entire family, which is why it is crucial to ensure that your bathroom has everything that your family needs. 

Although there are popular bathroom designs, millennial homeowners have special requirements for bathrooms. This article will give you some budget bathroom renovation ideas you can explore to create that ultimate millennial bathroom for you and your family.

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Modern bathroom

Millennials love technology, so it’s natural to incorporate technological innovations into their homes, and bathrooms are no exception. 

You might be thinking that a modern bathroom is expensive. Still, high-tech bathrooms are also energy-efficient, so the money you invest in a bathroom renovation results in long-term savings in your utility bills. 

One of the most cost-efficient budget bathroom renovation ideas is replacing your old shower with a programmable shower. You can program it to give you hot water on demand, so you don’t have to suffer through a cold shower before heading to work. 

What’s great about this feature is you can set the water temperature, so there’s no need for your water heating system to work overtime. It automatically stops when the water is at the right temperature. Most programmable showers also have a rain shower feature that offers more coverage while you shower while using half the amount of water so you can shower while saving water. 

Another economical bathroom renovation idea is to replace your toilet with an anti-bacterial dual-flush toilet. It lets you select the amount of water to use for flushing, allowing you to save water. The anti-bacterial feature keeps your family safe from germs and bacteria and requires less maintenance, so you can save time and water in cleaning your toilet. 

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Minimalist bathroom

Most millennials are at that stage when they are busy balancing the time they spent furthering their careers while spending quality time with their families, making a minimal yet functional bathroom ideal. These bathrooms provide millennials with their needs but require little maintenance.  

Instead of a complicated bathroom design that requires upkeep and might be too expensive, go for a minimalistic and budget-friendly design. Replacing gaudy tiles with white or grey colours creates a relaxing space where you can unwind at the end of the day. 

They are also easy to clean because you can easily spot dirt and grime. Using light colour on bathrooms are also excellent if you have a small bathroom because it gives the illusion of space, and you end up with a bathroom that looks roomier.

If you don’t have one yet, you can also install a bathtub in your bathroom. There are simple bathtub designs that work well with minimalist bathrooms. You might think that a bathtub doesn’t sound like a budget bathroom renovation idea, but think of it as a reward for yourself for all the work you do in your workplace and your home. You can also save money because you can have a home spa to unwind instead of paying for an expensive spa membership. 

You can take this idea to the next level by asking your designer to add a skylight above your tub so you can relax on your tub while sipping a glass of red and gazing at the night sky. A skylight can also help you save money because you can use the bathroom during the daytime without turning on your electric lights. 

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eco-friendly bathroom
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Millennials are environmentally-conscious, so budget bathroom renovation ideas on eco-friendly themes are popular choices. An outdoor-themed bathroom renovation is easy to pull off and provides a relaxing oasis for weary bodies. If you have old bathroom floor tiles, you can cover them with smooth pebbles that act as nature-inspired and anti-slip floors perfect for active kids who love to run and jump while taking baths. 

You can also add floating shelves made of reclaimed wood where you can place potted plants to add a touch of green to your bathroom. Aside from the relaxing effect that the colour green provides, plants help provide your family with clean air in your bathroom. 

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bathroom with lots of storages

More storage options

Adding more storage options is an excellent bathroom renovation idea because they are helpful and can add to the aesthetics of your bathroom. If you want a minimalist bathroom, as suggested earlier, adding open hanging shelves is an excellent option because they can hold many bathroom items while adding to the minimalist effect. 

Open shelves are also easy to use because you can see stored items quickly. After installing open shelves, you can add wicker storage baskets so each family member can have individual storage space for their items. This can help prevent clutter in the bathroom and make it easier for family members to search for their bathroom accessories. 

You can also replace your old bathroom vanity with a floating vanity if you want a storage option that maximises space. The open space under the floating vanity is ideal for storing bathroom slippers or cleaning tools and supplies.

Another idea is to ask your designer to include storage niches in your bathroom wall. You can use the niche to store items like towels, soap, shampoo, etc. You can also have storage niches of different heights to have a niche for adults and a lower one that children can easily reach. 

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Renovating bathrooms can be challenging because you want to have the ideal bathroom for your family without breaking the bank. They need to be comfortable and relaxing but not high-maintenance. At the end of each day, you want your bathroom to help you relieve stress so you can spend quality time with your family. It should also be easy to use but won’t bloat your water and electricity consumption.

With the budget bathroom renovation ideas above, you can work closely with your home designer to have a bathroom that looks fantastic but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. If you want more fantastic home renovation ideas, be sure to follow our Trends and Inspiration Gallery pages. Dreamspace will make sure to help you have a home that looks amazing to look at and a delight to live in. Sign up to use our free project coordination tools and features.

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