As the pace of life speeds up, we're all looking for quick and cost-effective ways to renovate our homes. One of the last, yet most important rooms to be considered is the bathroom.

When it comes to updating your bathroom, there are many simple and affordable changes that you can make without having to completely renovate. So, whatever your bathroom space and budget constraints, there are options for you. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the UK’s No. 1 showering manufacturer, Mira Showers, to take us through their 5 quick and cost-effective bathroom updates.


1. Upgrade your shower

When was the last time you changed your shower? Updating your shower can not only refresh your bathroom look but also greatly improve your showering performance. A common misconception is that, in order to change your shower, you'll need to re-tile your bathroom. If you’re looking to replace an electric shower, the Mira Sport Multi-fit is the hassle-free replacement option. This clever electric shower will replace any existing electric shower, as it has multiple water and cable entry points. It also comes with flexible fittings, so you can adjust the brackets on your shower slide bar to cover over existing screw holes—again, reducing the need to re-tile. Better still, the Mira Sport comes complete with Mira Clearscale™ technology which is proven to help your electric shower last up to 50% longer than similar showers.

Mira Element BIR thermostatic mixer shower

The Mira Element BIR thermostatic mixer shower works on all systems and with all water pressures

Alternatively, if you’re updating your mixer shower then the Mira Element range offers numerous options. Choose between the Mira Element EV, Mira Element BIV and Mira Element SLT depending on your style preference. Again, the flexible fittings within this range help to cover up previous screw holes for a seamless finish. Mira mixer showers not only work on all systems and pressures, they also feature Mira Magni-flo™ technology which delivers up to 3 times more water flow even at low pressure. So, you can rest assured that you’ll have the best possible showering performance, whatever your water system.

If you’re looking to upgrade your mixer shower, then Mira digital showers are the must-have upgrade. With precise digital temperature control and award-winning design, the Mira Mode digital shower range is guaranteed to make a statement in your contemporary bathroom. What’s more, the Mira Mode can be controlled using a free app for your smartphone, meaning you can truly personalise your showering experience.

Mira Mode dual rear fed digital shower

The Mira Mode digital shower is the must-have upgrade for your bathroom


2. Choose stylish bathroom taps

Simply updating your bathroom taps could make all the difference to your bathroom look. Browse the Mira taps range to find the tap that suits your style. For your contemporary bathroom, Mira Comfort is the perfect, family-friendly tap. If you’re styling a traditional bathroom, Mira Virtue has the classic, Victorian-style features you’re looking for. All Mira taps have a universal fit, making them the ideal replacement. Plus, with basin pillar, bath pillar, bath/shower mixer and monobloc options you can replace all your taps for a consistent, refreshed look.

Mira Virtue basin mixer tap

Designed in a classic Victorian style, Mira Virtue taps are ideal for traditional bathrooms


3. Add a mirrored cabinet

In a smaller bathroom, maximising space is often a practical necessity! Adding a simple bathroom cabinet is a great way to hide away all the bathroom clutter. Wall mounted solutions take up no space at all and are perfect for smaller bathrooms and ensuites. Choosing a mirrored bathroom cabinet or adding a mirror to the room, is a simple way of giving the illusion of more space.

Mirrors and mirrored cabinets

By simply adding a mirrored cabinet you could reduce clutter in your bathroom


4. Add a splash of colour

A true “quick fix”, adding a splash of colour can instantly make your bathroom feel like a new room. Make sure that you invest in a good brand of bathroom paint (like Craig & Rose 1829) that is resistant to steam and condensation, to prevent damp. Be bold with your colour choice—whether it’s a cool blue or a warm mustard yellow, make sure that it reflects your personal style. For maximum impact, choose a complementary piece of wall art.

Bathroom paint

Be bold with your choice of colour


5. Maximise lighting

A simple refresh for your tired looking bathroom is to replace your outdated light fixings. Whether it’s the main light fixing or more of a decorative light, you’ll see yourself at your best with the right combination of light sources in the right locations. It’s a great finishing touch that can complete the look of your contemporary or traditional bathroom.

Bathroom lighting

Pick your bathroom lighting carefully to get the mood just right


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