How to Refresh Your Bathroom on a Budget
Updating your bathroom doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. Just a simple cosmetic update can create that refreshed style you’re looking for without breaking the bank.
Bathrooms are an important feature within the home, so it’s vital to create a space that is timeless and fit for purpose. Whether you require a full refurbishment or a cosmetic update there are now plenty of ways to renovate and redesign bathrooms on a budget.
Firstly, you must determine a maximum spend. Small budgets could involve updating fixtures such a taps, whereas higher budgets could include an entire refurbishment.
Regardless of your budget, avoid unnecessary costs by adhering to these simple tips:
Tiles are an expensive feature for a bathroom and cost a fortune to be removed and replaced. So before heading towards your bathroom with a sledgehammer, assess the existing space and consider how you can rework what you’ve already got.
If they just need sprucing up consider restoring the grout with specialist cleaning or even re-grout with a less conventional shade such as grey. Similarly, if you’re tired of the existing colour and want a quick-fix change, painting the tiles with specialist paint will provide a speedy make-over.
Tiles can be used in moderation to reduce costs so try creating a trendy feature around a mirror or concentrating around the bath.
Floor tiles are also an excessive cost, but they can be easily replicated by low-cost groutable vinyl. This option is remarkably budget friendly and offers a luxurious quality finish without the hassle or cost.
The fixtures you use can significantly influence the style of your bathroom.
From bath to basin, from contemporary clean lines to classically traditional styles, changing your bathroom taps can offer a low cost alternative to remodelling.
Bathrooms look their best when the finishes match one another so if you chose to modernise the basin you should probably change the bath fixtures to compliment them. These fixtures can show the age of a bathroom suite so consider swapping these for a more modern style for an instant update.
Showers and Baths
Replacing a bathtub or shower can be the most costly item in the bathroom. However, there are various money saving tricks to upgrade these without spending a fortune.
If you have a shower curtain why not consider replacing it with a shower door or a bath shower screen. Changing to a glass screen or shower door will not only save you money from continually replacing your shower curtain, but is also a lot more stylish and easier to keep clean.
Prefabricated showers are perfect for a budget refurbishment as they are both affordable and are easy to install. This style of shower is particularly advantageous for people looking for a quick bathroom remodel.
Research suggests that replacing your fixtures with greener alternatives such as showerheads could almost half you energy and water bills.
A water efficient shower head is designed to reduce your hot water use by restricting the water volume that is powered through the system. The new models work just as well as a standard shower heads meaning you don’t have to compromise on performance.
Regulated flow or aerated taps come in an array of styles and help reduce you water usage without compromising on efficiency and power.
Bathroom Furniture Sets and Vanity Units
Bathroom furniture sets offer both contemporary and traditional solutions and are suitable for any budget or room size. Similarly, freestanding bathroom furniture gives you the freedom to independently create a space suited to any given need.
Combined toilet and basin units provide useful space saving alternatives to furnishing your existing bathroom as they come integrated with the required ceramics. These are also ideal for small bathrooms where space is limited.
The simplest and most cost effective way to modernise the bathroom is to keep the colour simple. Pick basic white furniture and ceramics to create a timeless space that defies changing trends.
No matter what your budget or space, there is always a way to update your bathroom on a budget.
Take your time and decide what needs changing before charging headfirst into a full redesign, follow these tips to achieve the best out of your bathroom at minimal cost.