Any plans for the weekend? If your bathroom is in desperate need of some much needed TLC, why not give it a revamp?
A new and pristine bathroom suite can help transform your room
If you're looking to redesign your bathroom, it shouldn't cost a fortune. There are plenty of things that you can do to enhance the look of the room. The tips below should help to give you some inspiration. If you follow steps one to ten you will have a completely different room.
1. Plan what you want
The first step to any redesigning project is to plan exactly what you do and don’t want. Take a look around your existing bathroom. Is there anything you want to keep? What is currently wrong with the room and how can it be enhanced?
Write down your ideas. That way you’ll know exactly what you need to do in order to get the bathroom of your dreams.
2. Consider the size of the room
Sometimes what you want in your bathroom isn’t necessarily what you can have. You need to seriously consider the size of the room before you make any big plans. If you’re buying new furniture this is particularly important. Measure all available spaces so that you invest in the right sizes.
3. Eliminate all clutter
Does your bathroom have an excessive number of toiletries gathered around the bath? Are there too many accessories cluttering up the room? A few accessories are fine but too many and you’ll soon find any style or design work gets drowned out.
4. Stick to the same theme
When choosing accessories for the bathroom, it’s easy to get carried away and choose different styles. The problem is, while they may look great on their own, when combined with other accessories in the room they could clash badly. Try to stick to a single theme with everything you buy.
5. Change the colour of the walls
One of the simplest ways to change the look of your bathroom is to give it a new coat of paint. Changing the colour will drastically alter the style of the room. It’s one of the cheapest redesigning tips you can use.
A fresh lick of paint can work wonders.
6. Add clever storage
7. Make the room appear larger
Lighting is one of the best ways to make a bathroom appear bigger. Reflective flooring will also help, as will large, illuminated mirrors.
8. Ensure baths, basins and toilets are fitted professionally
If you are updating the larger items in the bathroom, make sure they’re fitted by an expert. This will enhance the look and ensure everything works as it should. Find out how much you should pay to have a bathroom fitted.
9. Consider heated towel rails
Heated towel rails solve three problems. They help to save space, keep your towels nice and warm and provide heat to keep the room from getting too damp.
No matter which season it is, it pays to think about your bathroom heating. A heated towel rail (pictured) is both efficient and stylish.
10. Get inspiration online
If you’re struggling for inspiration on theme ideas, take a look through our Advice and Ideas sections. You’ll also find loads of ideas with our customer bathroom images, style guides, mood boards and much more.