Budget Ideas to Get Your Bathroom Looking New

By James Brown

One area of the home that can see a lot of wear is the bathroom, due to high levels of moisture and everyday use. Performing some minor renovations and touch-ups in this part of your property might be on your mind, but your bank account balance may steer you away from actually doing anything about it.

If you’re a home owner with a strict budget, but you’d like to make a few changes to your property, there are many ways to do this without breaking the bank.

Get back to the basics

It might seem obvious, but a fresh lick of paint in your bathroom can do wonders to get it looking almost brand new again. As an area that sees a lot of moisture every day, the bathroom can be particularly susceptible to mould and mildew growth. This is bad for paint and wallpaper and over time can make it look dull, stained and mouldy.

As bathrooms are usually quite a small area of the home, it won’t set you back much to buy a can or two of paint and do the work yourself or with some friends. Remember to look for paint that inhibits the growth of mould and mildew and will protect against stains.

If you find your bathroom is particularly moist throughout the day, you might want to consider installing a fan or window locks so you can keep air flowing throughout the room.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Just because it’s made of glass doesn’t mean mirrors aren’t susceptible to moisture damage. Over time, unsightly black spots can appear on mirrors, which can be due to moisture reaching the back of it. These nasty black spots can make your bathroom look worn and aged, so in these instances it’s best to replace them.

Mirrors are an important feature in bathrooms and they can even be used to give the illusion that a room is bigger than it seems. Think about installing a large, nicely framed mirror over the sink in the bathroom to give it a refresh. If you’re after a more modern look, consider patterned glass or brightly coloured mirror frames to make your bathroom stand out.

Think about the finer details

Shower heads, taps and fixtures such as wall-mounted toothbrush holders are all other easily replaceable parts of your bathroom. A brand new and eco-friendly shower heads and taps can help cut down your household’s water usage, while also making your bathroom appear more modern. Stainless steel is an obvious choice, but copper could add a tinge of luxury to your bathroom.


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