No matter how small your space is, remodelling a bathroom is no small feat. There are a lot of things to consider, such as design, functionality, and, most importantly cost. On average, remodelling a bathroom in the UK cost as much as £4,000, and an extra £1,000 for all the extra fixtures.
For a homeowner on a budget, it might sound like too much. But that’s what we’re here for. Here are five ways to revamp your bathroom without having to break the bank:
Choose the right bathroom fixtures
Little fixtures such as sink faucets and toilet handles may seem insignificant, but they make huge differences to your bathroom’s overall vibe. The general rule to putting in any kind of fixture, as previously mentioned in ‘What is a Standard Bath Size?’ is to make sure that they meet your needs without cluttering the space. So if you’re looking to put in extra cabinets, for example, then you have to think about its functionality first. What exactly are you going to put inside? If it’s only towels and extra shirts, then a stick-on hook or rack might be the better option.
Use removable wallpaper
If you don’t want to trouble yourself with paint just to give your bathroom a fresh splash of colour, then the next best thing is to use removable wallpaper. The Spruce have listed some of their favourite designs, such as geometrical shapes and bold-coloured stripes. Plus, removable wallpaper is easy to change if you get tired of it, and you don’t have to worry about permanently damaging your walls.
Tweak your lighting
Sometimes, for a bathroom (or any room, really) to look inviting and spacious, all you need to do is play with your lighting. This can range from adding more windows, getting brighter bulbs, or simply adding more lights. A neat trick is to put lights in your vanity area, so you can avoid seeing shadows against your face whenever you move in front of the mirror.
Make sure your boiler is well maintained
With the winter season coming up, a warm bathroom becomes more of a necessity than a luxury. In fact, scientists from the University College London predict that this upcoming winter might be the harshest in the UK in over a decade. Therefore, HomeServe recommend investing in boiler insurance to cover you all year-round just in case it needs repairing or your heating system gives out over the festive period. After all, when you’re coming out of the shower, the last thing you want is to be greeted by a cold gust of air.
Refurnish your old appliances
It’s tempting to buy new equipment the moment you see your bath rusting, or when your sink is no longer as shiny. But it’s no secret that replacing appliances is going to cost a lot. Instead, consider having them refinished or professionally relined. To give you an idea, a standard Kohler bath costs around £500, while refurnishings are only around a £150.
All in all, having a personalised bathroom doesn’t have to cost a lot—if you know what to use and who to approach.