Friday, May 12, 2017

Quick & Easy Budget Bathroom Upgrades

When it comes to renovating your bathroom, two major factors are likely to stop you - the sheer cost is an obvious starting point, of course. But you have the pain, misery, and timescale to deal with, too. Along with the kitchen, there is no other place in the home that can create quite so much mess and cost so much money as a bathroom renovation - but there are alternative solutions.

Today, we’re going to take a look at how upgrading your bathroom needn’t be the pricey, painful experience you expect - and some simple solutions can refresh your water closet space and make an instant improvement. Let’s take a closer look at some of your options.


First steps

Before you lift a finger, you need to ensure that all of your bathroom issues are not being caused by something like a plumbing problem. There is no point in redecorating a bathroom that has a leak, as the problems will return almost straight away. So, the first step is to track down the sources of mildew, damp patches, and anything else that is wrong in your bathroom and fix it.

Vinyl flooring

It wasn’t so long ago that vinyl flooring was a complete no go for anyone wanting a beautiful bathroom. These days, however, things are very different. There are luxury vinyl floor solutions that won’t cost you an arm or a leg, and look tasteful, trendy, and beautiful. And the great thing about vinyl is that you can lay it over almost anything, meaning you won’t have to take up your current flooring.

Tile Regrouting

If the tiles in your bathroom look like they have seen better days, there is no need to replace them. You can save a considerable sum of money by regrouting tiles instead. It’s often the grout that suffers in the bathroom. Black spots and mould will often appear after a while, and taking out the old grout and refreshing your room with a new application will give your bathroom an instant lift.


Bathtub refinishing

Bath tubs are subject to all kinds of abuse, and often get chipped, stained, and cracked as a result. And the temptation to buy an entirely new tub can be a strong one - but there is no need. You can get your tub refinished for a fraction of the cost of a brand new bath. If the issues are beyond repair, speak to your local scrap yard - they often have old baths arriving on site in excellent condition, and you can pick them up for next to nothing.

Little additions

The simplest of additions can make all the difference to a dull and boring bathroom. Look at your local thrift stores and flea markets for stylish old mirrors. Collect driftwood from beaches and create an interesting picture or mirror frame. And don’t forget to dot some hydrogenic plants about the place to add that all-important natural touch.

The cost of installing an entirely new bathroom can sometimes run into five figure sums. But these tips will give your bathroom an instant lift for just a few hundred - and a little elbow grease, of course!

xxo
Kim

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