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Revamping your bathroom doesn’t have to drain your wallet. Explore these savvy strategies for transforming your space without breaking the bank.

Focus on Paint: A fresh coat of paint can completely transform the look of a bathroom. Choose light, neutral colours to make the space feel larger and brighter.

Update Fixtures: Swapping out old, outdated fixtures like taps, showerheads, and drawer pulls can give your bathroom a modern look. Keep an eye out for budget-friendly options at home improvement stores or online.

DIY Vanity Refresh: Rather than replacing the entire vanity, consider giving it a facelift with a fresh coat of paint or stain, new hardware, and a stylish countertop. You can also replace just the sink for a more budget-friendly upgrade.

Accessorise: Adding new accessories like towels, rugs, and shower curtains can instantly refresh the look of your bathroom. Look for affordable options in coordinating colours or patterns to tie the space together.

Maximise Storage: Get creative with storage solutions to keep clutter at bay and make the most of your space. Install floating shelves, over-the-toilet storage racks, or baskets to corral toiletries and towels.

Update Lighting: Good lighting can make a big difference in any room. Swap out old fixtures for energy-efficient LED lights or install a stylish pendant light to add a decorative touch.

Regrout and Caulk: Over time, grout and caulk can become discoloured and worn. Refreshing these areas can make your bathroom look cleaner and more polished.

Add Greenery: Incorporating plants into your bathroom decor can add a touch of freshness and colour. Choose low-maintenance varieties like succulents or air plants that thrive in high humidity environments.

Refinish Bathtub and Tiles: Instead of replacing your bathtub or tiles, consider refinishing them for a fraction of the cost. There are DIY kits available or you can hire a professional to do the job.

Shop Second-hand: Don’t overlook second-hand stores, salvage yards, or online marketplaces for budget-friendly finds. You might score a gently used vanity, mirror, or accessories at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

By focusing on these cost-efficient upgrades, you can give your bathroom a fresh new look without spending too much!

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New research by Aldemore Bank reveals that DIY or home renovations are taking over lockdown life for 38 percent of us, with a further 17 percent of respondents planning to do some form of DIY or renovation soon.

Of the household renovation projects carried out, gardening (57 percent) was the most popular, followed by spring cleaning (47 percent) and then painting walls and wallpapering (34 percent). While the research shows the popularity of small-scale projects, Brits are also keen on major DIY jobs such as redecorating a room (23 percent), renovating a room or bathroom (20 percent), replacing flooring or tiling (13 percent) or planning an extension or major construction on their homes (5 percent).

With more time at home and many of us on furlough, lockdown has offered the perfect opportunity to finally start (and finish!) the home projects we’ve been meaning to get to for ages. With bathrooms one of the most likely rooms to renovate, here are some DIY priority areas in your bathroom that might help you decide what to do next:

1. Walls – peeling wallpaper, discoloured paint or mould are a real dampener in a bathroom. Painting walls a fresh, light colour will make the space lighter and also make it feel bigger. Carefully chosen wall paper will give your bathroom an instant facelift.

2. Re-tiling – if your bath or shower area is looking scrappy and bleach and a cloth have not done an adequate job of revamping the atmosphere in the room, then re-tiling could be the way forward. This is likely many DIY projects rather than one but will be well worth the final result. It will require techniques related to Removing, Smoothing, Waterproofing and Installing.

3. Lighting – dark, dingy bathrooms are simply the worst but this can be fixed with good lighting fixtures; opting for light that is bright enough, but not too bright, and also designed for high-moisture areas is the best idea.

4. Fixtures – updating bathroom taps, shower fixtures, toilet paper holders, wall hooks and other bits and bobs are easy DIY projects and will add the finishing touch to the overall look and feel of your bathroom.

5. Mirror – every bathroom needs an excellent mirror. The bigger, the better – but also be aware of the size of your bathroom. Choose one that is in proportion to the space you’re working in, and installing a light above your mirror will increase light reflection in your bathroom.

Good luck! And if you decide that you could do with advice or specialist help on certain jobs, do get
in touch! We’d love to help you put together your dream bathroom but also understand that installations can be costly. Why not apply for finance online? Visit our dedicated page HERE. The application form is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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