A total bathroom renovation is a big job, we’ve talked about that several times. It’s not only a messy, time-consuming process, but it can cost a small fortune and it’s often totally unnecessary to replace the entire suite. You can transform your dingy bathroom into a personal sanctuary without breaking the bank. So, before you start tearing out the old bath tub and chipping off the tiles, why not consider these simple updates that will make a world of difference!
Task 1 – Refresh
You’ll be surprised how far a little elbow grease can go, so get out your marigolds and start scrubbing! A deep clean will give your bathroom back its sparkle. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals to complete the job, I find natural products work just as well (sometimes better!). Try the following non-abrasive cleaning techniques:
- Clean white grout in between tiles using toothpaste and use an old toothbrush to get into the nooks and crannies.
- Submerge your shower head in white vinegar and leave to soak for half an hour, or overnight, to remove any grime/ dirt. Finish the job by running the shower for a few minutes to clear any remaining debris. You’ll be amazed at the difference!
- Squeeze fresh lemon on taps and leave over night to ‘work its magic’ before rinsing off in the morning. Watch the limescale vanish before your eyes!
Task 2 – Stick to a Consistent Theme
Are your tiles still intact? If so, keep them in place and let them determine your theme. Bathroom tiles can be a costly (and messy) update, so by keeping the existing ones in tact you’ll not only save money, you’ll prevent damage to other fixtures. If your bathroom tiles are a bold colour, choose neutral accessories for a modern and cohesive finish. If your tiles are white, the world is your oyster! Choose a bright, contrasting colour if you want to make a statement, or stick to the neutral colour scheme for a chic, contemporary look.
Task 3 – A Lick of Paint
Even if you don’t want to change the color of your bathroom, a fresh coat of paint can work wonders. It makes for a pristine finish, which will make your old suite feel brand new. Choose a durable paint, such as Dulux Bathroom+ Soft and sheen. It’s moisture and steam resistant formula will ensure that it wears gracefully and lasts longer, so you won’t have to retouch it as often.
Task 4 – Fix Up Your Fixtures
New bathroom furniture doesn’t have to leave a hole in your pocket. Simple updates like shiny new basin taps, or new handles on cupboard doors, can give a tired bathroom a modern refresh. Not only is this a great visual lift, it can be a practical decision, especially if you’re suffering from leaky taps or excess limescale. You can find more information about bathroom fixtures on our post here.
Task 5 – It’s All In The Details
You’ve selected your colour scheme and revamped your fixtures, now comes the fun part! The accessories you choose will give your bathroom some personality. For a glam finish, why not try incorporating metallic accessories, scented candles and coordinating towels that ooze luxury? If you’re more of a minimalist, storage is your friend to ensure that the countertops are kept clear. Tall units are consistent as they offer tonnes of storage but can be easily fitted into smaller spaces.