If you have an older home here in the UK or you just have bathroom fixtures that need updating, it’s probably time to undertake a home improvement project that redesigns your bathroom into a personal sanctuary where you can relax and rejuvenate at the end of the day. You’ll want to determine what your budget will be for your upgrade and then begin to shop for the items that will improve the way that you do your grooming habits each day. You don’t have to have a large budget and you don’t have to hire tradesmen to do all of the work; decide what skills you have and pick out some of the changes to do yourself. Let’s look at how you can design and remodel your bathroom economically.
Update Your Fixtures
Because your fixtures are most likely going to be the focal point of your bathroom, you should shop for these items first. They will be the most expensive parts of your remodel but remember you can spend money here where it’s important and do some of the other work yourself to save money. Look for a nice shower cabin that has some of the features that you prefer such as a hand-held shower head and massaging jets. Also consider changing some of your lighting and plumbing fixtures to more modern styles that can make a difference in the look of your new bathroom. Check out this for some inspirational ideas and the most modern showers available that provide you with a plethora of benefits. Be sure to compare prices on all of the fixtures so that you’ll get the best value for your money.
Paint Saves Money
If your budget is tight, you may want to paint some of your walls with new colours that give a fresh, new look to the bathroom. Tile will be more expensive and the tradesmen that you hire to lay it are professionals, so this will be a more costly upgrade than a coat of paint. You can use neutral colours that will match your linens and that reflect light well from your new fixtures; remember that paint is not a focal point but will work to enhance the upgrades that are you installing in your new bathroom.
Give Attention to Grout and Caulk
Before the installation of your new shower, you may want to give some special attention to the grout and caulk throughout the bathroom. Simply cleaning this area can add a detail that makes a real difference in your overall new look; use a product designed specifically for cleaning grout and caulk to protect its integrity and use a gentle rubbing motion as you work your way around the room. This is one very inexpensive way to brighten up your bathroom without having to spend a lot of money.
Once you add in your new linens, some baskets, and other accessories, this new bathroom will be one of your all-time favourite projects and another room successfully updated on a budget.