Spending thousands of pounds to create the ultimate luxurious retreat might be appealing to you but its probably going to be a bit of a strain on your bank balance.
Updating or adding a bathroom to your house adds value to your property, that’s a fact, but you need to make sure you determine how much you can afford to spend on any kind of remodelling in order to determine the extent of the changes you can make.
The key to transforming your bathroom into an inviting, stylish space lies in forming an achievable vision and sourcing materials that are unique to you but that are ultimately built to last and work to your budgetary needs.
1. Update the fixtures.
By replacing tired or leaky faucets and out-of-date sconces you can really transform your bathroom and help to revive the overall look of it.
You can update light fixtures, sink faucets, towel racks and storage for a relatively small investment. These items might seem like insignificant details but they are what really tie a room together.
A ceiling fixture is also a fun way to liven up the space, or perhaps some ornate moulding and panelling.
You can give the room a whole new look and feel just by giving the walls a fresh lick of paint. By having a fresh, cleaner looking background, a room can look and feel a whole lot better and brighter.
If you have tiling in your bathroom you can always paint the walls and cabinets white and let the tile colour pop and speak for itself. Although if you’re really struggling with the colour of your tiles you could just paint them too. Although this won’t last as long as replacing them, it can be a quick, easy and cost effective alternative
Hiding unsightly cleaning products and bathroom toiletries can help to smarten up a bathroom. So make sure to utilise as much space as you can by turning smaller areas into extra storage where possible.
By purchasing handmade items that are custom built to last you know that you’re getting a unique item and that the money you spend on it will be worth it because it’s well-made and it will stand the test of time.
Bespoke vanity units are a stylish way to go if you are looking for extra storage in your bathroom. They’re perfect for storing away those items that you don’t want or need to be on show and they are a really attractive focal point for any bathroom aesthetic. By getting a bespoke vanity unit you are making sure that it is of superior quality and that its specifically made to suit your requirements.
Updating your bathroom accessories is an easy way to revamp the space. Try investing in a new matching bathroom set to highlight a particular colour or to accentuate the overall aesthetic.
Use bold, colourful towels for bathrooms with a more neutral décor, and neutral coloured or white towels for bathrooms with a bolder more graphic décor.
A new shower curtain and rings is an easy and inexpensive way to update your décor too.
5. Caulk and Grout
Caulk and grout can be easily overlooked but it’s actually a really important detail.
By simply cleaning the grout and adding straight, clean lines of caulk around your bathtub, sink and shower you can really add a fresher look to the bathroom.
They’re both inexpensive materials too and you’d be surprised at what a difference they can make.
6. Go Green
When you’re updating your bathroom don’t forget to redesign with the environment in mind.
You can now install low-flow toilets, sinks and showerheads that will help you to conserve water and save you money in the long run, as well as benefiting the environment around you.
By using used or repurposed materials you can also help to contribute to a greener environment. There are plenty of companies that offer upcycled upgrades, and/or you could redo or buy used instead of buying new. For example you could have your bathtub professionally relined, which is actually cheaper and more environmentally friendly, than replacing it completely.
It’s pretty easy and cost-effective to rejuvenate your bathroom, you just need to work to your budget, use appropriate materials and source items that are unique to your aesthetic but that are well-made and can stand the test of time.