Bathrooms are like kitchens in that it can cost a fortune when the time comes to replace all of the fixtures and fittings. Most people can’t afford to replace everything when their bathroom begins to look shabby and tired. Since we are assuming you fall into this category, here are some cheap ways to give your bathroom a whole new lease of life.
CHANGE THE ESSENTIALS
Investing in a new bathroom suite is expensive, but changing your rusty old radiator in favour of a shiny new designer towel rail from warmrooms.co.uk won’t break the bank. Changing the taps is also relatively inexpensive, so if you want to create a whole new vibe, swap your radiator, taps and light pulls for something completely different.
Coloured bathroom suites are no longer fashionable, but although most homes now have white suites, you don’t need to stay away from colour completely. Investing in some colourful accessories is a quick and easy way to add colour to a bathroom. Choose an accent colour and look for towels, soap dishes, a blind and a shower curtain in your chosen colour. This works well if the rest of the bathroom is white or neutral.
Bathroom storage is critical. Traditional pedestal sinks offer no storage whatsoever. A quick and easy way to resolve this issue is to invest in a bathroom vanity unit. Vanity units are relatively inexpensive. You can pick them up online quite cheaply, and as long as you are reasonably skilled in DIY, they are not difficult to install.
Cluttered bathrooms look untidy and are difficult to clean. Look at ways to declutter your bathroom and find nice new receptacles for your essentials. Since you probably have dozens of bottles of shampoo, conditioner and shower gel littering the bath or shower, be ruthless and reduce your collection to only the essentials. Next, throw out half-empty bottles gathering dust on shelves and the floor. Take what’s left and place it in your new vanity unit.
Plants look great in bathrooms. Tall house plants work well in corners, but if you don’t have much floor space, plant up a basket with trailing greenery and hang it from the ceiling. Succulents and cacti like humid rooms such as bathrooms. You can place them on the window sill and they will enjoy the combination of high humidity and bright light. And if you forget to water them, it won’t be the end of the world as this type of plants survives no matter what.
PAINT THE WALLS
Swapping one colour for another is easy enough. It shouldn’t take more than a day to paint your bathroom a different colour. Just make sure you cover everything up before you begin and mask the edges with masking tape to avoid ragged edges.
Choose your colours carefully. Relaxing lavenders and pale greens are perfect for bathrooms, but if you need a morning wakeup, go for sunshine yellow or vibrant pink.