Renovating your bathroom can be an expensive process. If you don’t have a few thousand pounds lying around, you might think you are going to have to grin and bear your bathroom as it is. But there are plenty of things you can do to give it a lift.
Clean Out Grout
It can be expensive to replace your bathroom tiles, but you can save a lot of money by freshening them up. Check out this guide from Cleanipedia on how to clean out your grout. The results can be like having a completely new set of tiles installed. If the stains are particularly tricky to get rid of, think about buying some industrial grout cleaner. Make sure to ventilate well and wear a mask, as it is a potent substance. Apply it and leave to work its magic. Then just wash off and enjoy the results.
Plan A Theme
The key to a great-looking bathroom is consistency, but it is hard to be consistent without an result in your mind. A good way to get started is to think of a theme. It doesn’t matter how general that theme is, but the more you can focus on it, the better it will look. Let’s say you want a natural theme. Bringing in flotsam and jetsam that you find on the beach can give you some unique and unusual pieces for nothing. Or, you could make it your mission to find things on a forest walk. Pressed flowers behind a glass frame will offset a few cheap plants that love high humidity, such as the aloe vera.
Replace Your Lighting
Bright lights in the bathroom are hardly the most relaxing feature, so think about replacing them. There are many different options. You could think about having a dimmer switch put in, or even installing some new lights at different levels around the bathroom. If you have kids, then these disco lights for the bath will encourage your children to enjoy a good cleaning.
Replace Your Taps
You might not be able to afford that beautiful wall-hung basin or the free-standing bath tub you saw in Home & Garden magazine, but you can probably afford new taps. A good set of beautiful taps can make the dullest bathroom look fantastic. Take a look at these Bella Bathrooms taps for some inspiration. It is a far cheaper investment and, arguably, brings about similar results for your bathroom.
Hang Some Art
Excellent artwork can add some real personality to your bathroom. Obviously, you will need to hang your pieces behind glass and makes sure they are secured to avoid moisture getting in. If you can’t find anything suitable in the shops, why not make your own? You don’t have to be artistic. As we mentioned above, flower pressings can be a great and simple idea, or you could even just paint some blocks of colours to hang in different places.
The above ideas are all pretty affordable, and could transform your bathroom from a dingy necessity to somewhere you love spending time in. Enjoy!