If your bathroom is on your renovation to-do list but you’ve just blown your budget on giving your living room a long-deserved facelift, worry not, we have compiled five low-cost, DIY hacks that will upgrade any space.
1. Upgrade your tapware
Swap old, worn tapware for new, on-trend fittings. It’s a relatively straightforward process if you’re simply swapping out a three-piece basin set, but if you plan to change to a mixer you’ll need to upgrade your basin too. Find a broad range of wallet-friendly fittings at Bunnings.
2. Transform your cupboards
Nothing screams ‘dated!’ like cupboard handles. Find classic hardware solutions at Mother of Pearl & Sons Trading, or browse Anthropologie for quirky, fun options. Just check the size – the holes need to match up for a neat finish.
3. Give your tiles a refresh
And by that, we don’t mean you have to retile your entire bathroom; new grout will give your tiles a bright look and feel. DIYers who love a bit of a challenge can achieve maximum results by removing existing grout and re-applying with new. Try Selleys White for Life Ready To Use Grout – it’s water-based and ready to go, in tub or cartridge format, and its formula resists yellowing, blackening and stains, so it’ll stay looking good, especially if you seal it with Selleys White for Life Grout Sealer.
4. Add a splash of colour
If your bathroom is functional but let down by a less-than-lovely colour scheme, the solution may be as easy as a fresh coat of paint. Refresh painted walls above the tile line, or even just redo the ceiling for an instantly brighter feel. Make sure you choose paint suitable for use in bathrooms, such as Taubmans' Endure Kitchen & Bathroom, and don’t skimp on the preparation process!
5. Optical illusion
Introduce a mirror. There’s nothing quite like it for upping the light quotient in a space that often has a small window, and a decorative one will give the whole room a lift for a small outlay. If the budget allows, kill two birds with one stone by choosing a mirrored cabinet, upping the room’s storage solutions at the same time.
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