Being a key area of your home, the bathroom is an important room to keep fresh and clean. If your bathroom is starting to look a little tired, here’s how to transform a dull and uninviting space without spending a fortune.
Budget: Under $200
Paint walls and/or tiles – with many options now available, painting your bathroom has never been easier. Outdated tiles can even be given a new lease of life with a lick of specially formulated paint.Replace towel rails – although mostly covered by towels, towel rails that are past their best can be replaced with modern, simple ones so the old ones don’t detract from the newly painted walls.
Thoroughly clean grout – A little elbow grease goes a long way; and if you’re not up for a full tile renovation, simply getting that grout as clean as possible will make all the difference.
New shower curtain – A new curtain in a modern design is a quick and cheap way to brighten your bathroom. For extra small bathrooms, a clear curtain will open up the space.
Budget: Under $500
Paint vanity units – Update your vanity with a good sanding and specialty paint. New handles and knobs will also complete the look.
New towels – Not only a practical necessity, towels contribute a lot to the look of the bathroom. Invest in some new towels to add colour and luxury.
Replace or frame mirrors – In keeping with your desired look, build a frame around your mirrors to tie in the look with the vanity.
Replace light fixtures – Another simple way to lift a bathroom is to ensure light fixtures match the rest of the space and provide adequate light.
Replace taps and faucets – This will not only update the look, but keep your sink in good working order.
Following these easy steps will give your bathroom a new lease of life and make it a joy to be in. A little imagination and elbow grease is all it takes.