Doing a Bathroom Renovation on a Budget

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.

Have a Great Week!

Love and Blessings

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Kim is the CEO of Life in a House, proud mother to two great sons, and 2 beautiful granddaughters. She loves spur-of-the-moment road trips and weekend getaways to Norfolk and Virginia Beach. She has been blogging for over 17 years and focuses on family, home, and lifestyle topics. She loves hosting giveaways and putting together great gift guides for likeminded grands looking to spoil their grandkids. Her dream is to retire to a little cottage on the beach and spend her days collecting shells with her granddaughters.
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