Giving your bathroom a facelift is never easy, and that can count double if you’re working on a budget. But just because something’s tricky doesn’t mean it isn’t worthwhile – and getting things done under budget can be a great feeling in itself. With that in mind, we’ve whipped up a quick guide to creating your perfect bathroom on a budget.
So, let’s start off with one of those “little wins”.
Start with low-price but high-impact areas
Just like in life, sometimes small things can make a big difference when it comes to bathroom renovation. Take bathroom taps, for example. A brand-new set of stylish bath filler or basin taps can cost less than £100, and yet installing them can make a huge impact in the aesthetic appeal of a bathroom. If you want to see results fast without breaking the bank, this is a great place to start.
Do as much as you can under your own steam
For many of us, the realm of bathroom renovation seems best left to the professionals. While this is true for technical stuff like plumbing and electrics, it’s always a good idea to do as much as you can yourself without having to hire in a tradesperson. So, for example, if you want to do some repainting or re-grouting of the bathroom walls, that’s something you can almost certainly manage yourself… perhaps with an online tutorial for a bit of guidance!
Don’t assume that something is out of your budget
Another common misconception when it comes to bathroom renovation is that certain things are beyond your budget. They can seem so out of budget, in fact, that you may not even look into them – but this could be a mistake. Take whirlpool baths, for example; we’ve heard many people assume that they’ll have to pay thousands to install a whirlpool bath, but it’s just not true. In fact, you can enjoy spa bathing at home for under £500 – so it’s definitely worth a quick look!
Don’t neglect the little things
Saving money is often about making small changes which add up to big ones, and the bathroom is no exception to this. There are plenty of small ways in which you can improve the aesthetics of your bathroom. Examples include:
Create a singular “feature wall”
Of course, one of the most impactful ways to give your bathroom a face lift is to paint it, but this can be restrictive in terms of both costs and time. Luckily, there’s a current trend which is both stylish and cost-effective: a feature wall. In a nutshell, this means that you decorate just one wall in your bathroom while leaving the others as they are. You can paint it, wallpaper it, or even do something with a little more character, like using newspapers and a coat of varnish – the only limit is your imagination!
Has today’s blog post got your creative juices flowing? If so, why not try some low-cost bathroom renovation ideas for yourself? And, of course, if you have any questions or need any expert help, we’re only ever a phone call away at 0800 028 6174.