There are many ways to keep down costs when refurbishing your bathroom so here are just a few of our favourite tips to help you redecorate your bathroom on a limited budget.
Paying attention to the finer details of your bathroom is a great way to update it for a very small amount of money. Looking at just a light fixture or a towel rack on their own may seem a little pointless, but altogether they do form part of the whole picture and it will make a difference when you update them. Bear in mind that you can use random objects within your bathroom to make it look different. For example; why not use a copper pipe as a towel rack? Think outside the box and you will save money and make your bathroom very individual.
When grout is dirty, it’s pretty ugly and the same goes for mouldy sealant. Cleaning the grout and replacing the sealant will make a real difference to the overall look of your bathroom. There are lots of useful tips available in relation to cleaning grout and both grout and sealant are extremely cheap so this is definitely an inexpensive way to brighten up the room.
If your bath is made of porcelain, iron or fibreglass it can be refinished which is considerably cheaper than buying a new unit, particularly since it does not require a plumber. This is only cheaper with baths as showers and sinks are usually cheaper to replace completely. You might even be able to do it yourself although that might take some time and effort and you’ll need to buy all the right tools, but whether you take the DIY route or get a professional in it will be worth it.
Although you can get amazing deals on showers, toilets and fixtures from leading retailers, there are savings to be made elsewhere as well. Check local newspapers, well known auction sites and even car boots for used bathroom items.
When you’re redecorating do try to think about the environment. Simply by upgrading your bathroom you are adding value to your house, and if you do it in an environmentally friendly way you add even more, as potential homeowners are a lot more environmentally aware than they used to be. When buying things like toilets, sinks and taps the water-saving versions often cost less than traditional ones so you’re not going to have to spend any more to be environmentally friendly. Upcycling and recycling is also good for the environment so don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
Hopefully at least some of these tips have inspired you to enjoy decorating your bathroom even if you don’t have a huge budget! With lots of enthusiasm, some careful planning, time and creativity you will be able to achieve a stunning bathroom that’s unique and excellent value for money.