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 transform your bathroom to upgrade it in no time.
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. Shop online to find a broad range of wallet-friendly fittings.
2. Transform your cupboards
Nothing screams ‘dated!’ like cupboard handles. Find hardware solutions from classic to contemporary, or browse vintage stores 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 these natural remedies for a satisfying deep clean, or use a ready-to-use product to address blackening and stains and resist yellowing so it’ll stay looking good.
4. Add a splash of colour
If it is functional but let down by a less-than-lovely colour scheme, the ideal solution to transform your bathroom may be as easy as hanging wallpaper or 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 and don’t skimp on the preparation process!
5. Optical illusion
If your bathroom renovation budget is seriously tight, introduce a mirror. Particularly in spaces with a small window, there’s nothing quite like a mirror for upping the light quotient and a decorative choice 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 to extend the room’s storage capacity at the same time.