Improve the Look of Your Bathroom on a Budget

simple bathroomHaving a stylish, well maintained bathroom is a welcome enhancement to any home. If you bathroom looks cluttered, fussy or out of date, it can be difficult to enjoy using it. There is also the worry that your bathroom may be reducing the value of your house. Never fear. Even if you are on a tight budget, there are lots of things you can do to improve your bathroom.

Give your bathroom a thorough clean

Whilst it might not sound like the most glamorous task, giving your bathroom a deep clean will instantly transform its appearance. A little hard work and effort will pay off and the results will be simply transformational.

Clear the bathroom of all the clutter, ensuring you throw away any old or broken accessories in the process. Clean to your heart's content. This process will probably show up any missing paint, damp or holes in the wall, information which will be useful to know later on.

Ensure you clean out behind the radiator and the insides and backs of any cabinets. Bins should be bleached and left to dry completely, whilst any stainless steel needs to be polished. Vacuum the whole of the room and scrub the floor with a hard brush before mopping. As long as you have the cleaning supplies in house, the process should cost nothing.

Whilst you clean, make a mental note of any outdated light fixtures, fittings, towel bars, cabinets or taps.

Repair anything you have found

The next job may take a little longer. It is now the time to fix anything which you can sort yourself. So, fill in those halls in the walls. Replace any missing or broken tiles and fix the damp problem once and for all. At the same time, change any light bulbs that need replacing. Whilst you are working, check to ensure that the bathroom is not experiencing any leaking around the shower, bath or sink. If you are feeling really brave you might even attempt to retile the walls. Make sure you have adequate tiles, supplies and that you know how to do this before starting.


This is the fun part, the part where you can legitimately spend money on shiny new purchases! Once your bathroom is finished, consider what kinds of bathroom accessories will complete its new look. Would a new towel rail work well, for example, or a stylish set of baskets? What about new soap dishes and toothbrush holders? The possibilities are endless.

You will be surprised at the further transformation which can take place when you enhance your bathroom with accessories, and they needn't cost the earth.

So there you have it. Drab and cluttered to sleek and sophisticated, in a matter of a day or two and £100-£200. Sorted!

If you are considering renovating your bathroom, why not visit Better Bathrooms to view a wide range of stylish accessories, as seen here.

If you have any questions, please ask below!