Here’s a few simple ways you can give your bathroom a makeover on a budget.
A coat of paint on the walls and ceiling is the easiest way to freshen up your bathroom. Lighter colours will make the bathroom seem larger and if you use paint especially designed for wet areas, such as the bathroom, you’ll have less trouble with mould and a more hardwearing finish.
Change the taps
As one of your bathroom’s most notable features, a quick change of taps, spouts and shower heads can work wonders. Most tap fittings can be replaced by simply unscrewing the old handle and body and replacing it with new ones. Take the old ones with you when you purchase the new tapware to make sure they fit. If you’re not confident about changing the taps, call a plumber in.
Over time, the grout between the tiles can become discoloured or mouldy. Re-grouting will quickly add a fresh sparkle. Use a grout rake to scrape out the old grout, remove all dust then apply the new grout. If the tiles are still letting your bathroom down, you can paint over them with a special tile and bathroom paint.
Once upon a time, shower screens were custom made to fit, however these days, there are shower screens in a wide range of sizes that you can buy off the shelf and install yourself. Measure up your existing screen and take a look online to see what you can find!
If your old vanity is still in good shape, give it a quick facelift. Paint the doors and drawers with a suitable paint and swap over the handles to something a bit more contemporary. If your budget is a little larger, a new vanity, combined with your new tapware, will make a massive difference to your old bathroom.