Budget bathroom renovation ideas

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Does your bathroom need some work? Perhaps you haven’t done anything to it since you moved in, and you feel like the time has come to make a few changes.

After all, it should be a space for quiet relaxation – where you can hop in the shower or soak in the bath at the end of a long, hard day and feel all your worries wash away.

But what sort of project do you have in mind? A full bathroom renovation is likely to cost something in the region of £5,000 – a significant amount by anyone’s standards. 

And with the cost of living on the rise, the average person has less expendable income to pay for such work. So, what steps can you take to freshen up your space on a budget? Here are a few handy suggestions to help you out.

Use self-adhesive tiles

Marble, natural stone and glass tiles can prove particularly expensive – not to mention difficult and extremely messy to install. Instead, why not opt for a self-adhesive option? They’re much easier to use and they cost a fraction of the price, all without compromising on that all-important stylistic quality.

Upgrade your fixtures and fittings

It’s the little touches that make all the difference, so why not make a few changes to your door handles, taps and toilet roll holder, similar to one of these toilet paper holders. You could opt for matching materials to create a sense of synchronisation – and the fittings themselves don’t have to cost the earth.

Paint the walls

Bathrooms can be difficult and time-consuming spaces to decorate. There are often lots of pipe boxes to work around, which means a lot more cutting in, while it can be tricky to keep it looking neat and tidy around the awkward shape of the sink and the toilet. However, there’s no denying that a fresh coat of paint can instantly transform your bathroom, so the effort will be worth it in the long run.

Upcycle old furniture

All you need is a touch of creativity combined with a little elbow grease and you can soon turn that tired-looking cabinet into a real feature of the space. A good sanding and a lick of paint costs next to nothing – especially when compared to buying new furniture – so think carefully about what you might be able to do with some of the pieces you already have in the home.

Add some mirrors

It’s likely that your bathroom will already have a mirror above the sink, but adding more to other walls can create the illusion of greater space, as well as enhance the light in the room. All of which can contribute to you creating your own little slice of paradise!