We all have to agree, that the bathroom is one of the most important, and the busiest rooms of the house, but as it’s tucked away from main view, it can be easy for it to be overlooked when you’re looking to update or redesign aspects of your home.
Most would rather spend their makeover money on the living room, or their bedroom – which is fair enough, so how can you update your bathroom without breaking the bank? Or breaking into the cash you’ve set aside for other rooms in your home?
Here, you’ll get the lowdown on the easiest ways to make your bathroom look fresh, new and stylish.
Updating your bathroom can be as easy as installing a couple of new taps for your sink. Or a couple of glass shelves for all your toiletries. Companies like Better Bathrooms have an amazing range of bathroom accessories, from mirrors to towel rails, toilet roll holders to a new shower head, so the hardest thing will be choosing which style you want to go for!
Want to shower with music? Drag your bathroom into the 21st Century and install some Bluetooth speakers! The possibilities are endless.
Painting walls, shelves or a vanity can be an inexpensive way to update your bathroom without having to make any other big changes. But before you start slathering a bright new colour on your walls, take a few things into consideration.
Remember that the bathroom is a place that is full of moisture! Spray from the sink and steam from the hot shower plays havoc with wall paper and freshly painted walls! So, use a water-based primer, this will help keep moisture off your walls and prevent mildew. You’ll also want to look into a mildew-resistant paint too – but don’t worry, this is available in a wide range of colours, so it shouldn’t hinder your creativity too much!
Even a great bathroom can feel drab and depressing when the lighting isn’t right. Start with the least expensive lighting fix. Trim thick shrubbery covering your windows from outside and even replace that dusty and faded old blind that hangs in the window space.
Adding mirrors also gives the illusion of space and they help create a light, airy space. See? Mirrors aren’t just for over the sink!
And we’re not just talking electrical lighting solutions either. Why not position a few candles here and there in your bathroom and give it that spa feel? If you don’t like the idea of a naked flame, then look into battery powered LED candles instead.
Half empty bottles of shampoo, abandoned beauty supplies and even the kids toys pile up fast in the bathroom, so consider getting a new storage cabinet. Got space above your toilet? Why not install a couple of shelves? Or fit an inexpensive unit around the base of the sink? You could also half your bathroom supplies too to free up some space!