With so much uncertainty in the world, it’s understandable if you’ve put that full bathroom renovation on hold. However, there are some easy ways you can revive your bathroom on a budget.
A new bathroom may still rank high on your priority list when it comes to upgrading and refurbishing your home. However, with many homeowners wishing to hang onto all those hard-earned pennies, your project may be on hold.
Luckily, help is at hand. There are plenty of ways to give your bathroom a quick uplift without spending a bundle. Here are 7 top tips to help you renew your bathroom on a budget.
1. Flush out that old loo
Replacing your old, outdated toilet is actually a pretty inexpensive fix, with quality close coupled toilets to be found for under £100. And what's more, if your new toilet features a dual eco flush, you'll be helping to save water too—a huge bonus, especially if you pay your bills using a water meter.
As with any product that needs to be plumbed in, we’d highly recommend hiring an experienced and recommended tradesperson to install your toilet. You can find out how much you’ll expect to pay in our bathroom cost guide.
The Clarity close coupled toilet with seat—yours for just £79.99*
2. Do it yourself! Tile your walls
Despite what you might think about DIY, tiling is something you can do without having to call out the professionals. Get rid of ghastly wallpaper or rotting paintwork and get some on-trend tiles in place.
Check out our handy tiling DIY guide which comes complete with videos and step-by-step instructions, to see exactly how it’s done, which tools you’ll need and much more. Plus, at the end of your job you will have an immense sense of self-satisfaction at a job well done! And, if it isn’t quite perfect? Well, it all adds to the character, doesn’t it?
3. Add wall panels or beadboard
An easy way to refresh a tired looking bathroom is to fit some funky new wall panels. Shower wall panels are fast becoming a firm favourite with bathroom designers due to their all-round versatility. Available in a range of colours and finishes, they can simply be cut to size then fitted over the top of existing wall coverings, like tiles, to produce a stunning new look.
Quick and easy to install, this shower enclosure wall panel pack is yours for just £189*
When it comes to traditional or country style bathrooms, beadboard is an extremely popular choice of wall covering. While this is typically done using individual planks of wood, you can also create from ready-made beadboard sheets.
4. Replace cabinet doors or paint them
Not ready to splurge on new cabinets? If your existing furniture is made from wood, refinishing them may be a great project for you to take on. Begin by sanding the cabinet doors, then paint with a primer. The last step is painting the cabinets with a fresh coat of paint. A great alternative is to also replace your cabinet doors, which is an affordable option as well.
5. Replace taps and shower heads
You would be surprised how refreshed a bathroom can look with a shiny new set of taps and shower head.
Replacing a shower head is a simple matter and could help to improve your flow rate. Meanwhile, there is now a wider range of taps than ever before, with beautiful finishes like brushed black or nickel to add fresh new style to your interiors.
Instantly upgrade the look and feel of your bathroom with the stylish Derwent waterfall basin mixer tap, just £47.99*
6. Coordinate with a new set of accessories
If your bathroom contains a mish-mash of different accessories in a variety of colours and conditions, a new coordinated accessory set will add a much needed cohesive look.
Items like toilet brush holders, towel rails, toilet roll holders, tumblers and soap dispensers, can all be wall mounted to create additional space on worktops, floors and basins.
7. Replace knobs and handles
Replacing doorknobs and door handles is not only one of my affordable tips for bathrooms, but the entire home.
More bathroom ideas on a budget
Searching for a simple and cost-effective bathroom refresh? You’ll find plenty of inspiration right here at Victoria Plum. Whether you’d like to freshen up your bathroom for less than £150 or spend less than £700 on a revamp, we have some great budget bathroom ideas.
*Prices correct as of 06/07/2020