Your bathroom is probably one of the rooms in your hosue that takes the least priority when it comes to DIY and it’s hardly surprising when new bathroom suites are so pricey. Luckily you don’t need thousands of pounds stashed away to create a room you’ll love getting ready in. Here are x easy (and, more importantly, cheap) ways to give your bathroom a new lease of life without breaking the bank.
A new shower curtain
We all know it’s important to change your shower curtain often to prevent mould and grime build up, but why settle for the same old boring white every time? Add a pop of colour to your bathroom and jazz things up with a shower curtain that has a unique pattern or bold colour. You can pick up shower curtains very cheaply from all major supermarkets and it’s a great way to inject some fun into an otherwise sterile white room. It’s also worth installing a curved curtain rod while you’re there. As well as giving the room a sleek and polished finish, you’ll get more elbow room when you’re reaching for all of your lotions and potions.
A lick of paint
So simple it seemed too easy to add here, but you should never underestimate what a fresh lick of paint can do to a room. Even if you don’t go all out with a new colour, topping up your existing colour will instantly make the room look fresher. If you’re going for a new look stick with a white ceiling to make the room look bigger and head to your local DIY store from some testers so you can see what the colour looks like before you commit. Eggshell and satin finishes are good for bathrooms as they clean easily and don’t show imperfections so well.
Re-tiling a bathroom can be expensive so why not go for an accent look instead? A mosaic tile effect around the shower surroundings never goes out of style and you can pick up tiles very cheaply in clearance sales. Just be sure to plan the design out on paper before you begin to avoid any problems at a later stage.
Add a shower shelf
A simple change that really makes a huge difference. There’s nothing like clutter to really detract from a room and you wouldn’t leave bottles of condiments sprawled all over your kitchen, so why should your bathroom be any different? A shower shelf means you can keep the important every day essentials such as shower gel and shampoo kept neatly hidden away while you store your lesser-used products in a stylish wicker basket. The shelf is so easy to install too – you just need a little adhesive found in all DIY shops.
Ditch the towel rail
There’s nothing worse than towels ending up in a crumpled mess on the floor so ditch your towel rail and go for hooks on the back of the door instead. As well as looking chic they’re super easy for the kids to use and you can fit several towels into the same space as you can fit one on a towel rail.