How to Give your Bathroom a Facelift without Breaking the Bank
Is your bathroom giving you the blues? When you’ve got a space that feels depressing every time you walk in, it can be easy to see that you need a change. But what if a remodel project is out of the question? Some of us simply don’t have the time, energy or budget to completely redo the room. Thankfully, there are several ways to really give your bathroom a facelift, and the best part is, they won’t cost you a fortune.
One of the easiest things you can do is give your bathroom a deep, luxurious cleaning. This means going out and getting the right product to get that hard water ring out of the toilet (pumice stone works well), taking a toothbrush to your basin and tub taps, and polishing your chrome bathroom accessories to a healthy shine. You can also be sure to attack any mold or mildew issues with a good spray of bleach solution and of course use a non-abrasive cleanser to make your bathtub glow like new. Soak your shower head to remove mineral buildup, and scrub the bathroom floor by hand in order to get to all the corners.
You may be surprised how great your current bathroom looks after you’ve taken the time for a deep cleaning.
Change your Taps
If your bath tub, shower or sink are still in relatively good shape, you may be able to install new taps to give them a whole new look. Choose high-quality taps with unique designs. Their shiny new finish can give the space a completely updated appeal. Taps are easy for people with minimal experience to select and replace.
It may sound obvious, but a fresh coat of paint in almost any room will give it an updated look. Prime and paint your space in a color that will offset your bathroom furniture and design. This is a project you can do in one weekend, and it results in minimal inconvenience.
If you’re feeling a bit more ambitious, you can absolutely install new, low-cost flooring in your bathroom. Eliminate cracked tile or stained linoleum by replacing it with a nice neutral foundation. Look for discontinued tile, or high quality linoleum flooring that can be easily cut to fit your space. If you’re not a big DIY-er, you can enlist the help of a handy friend to help you complete the project.
One of the biggest reasons why people hate their existing bathrooms is that they don’t have enough storage. If you find yourself piling things on countertops or hanging towels over the doors, look to some simple storage solutions to solve your problem.
Wide, open shelving can hold clean rolled towels, while a strategically placed new cupboard can help hide all your bits and bobs. Grab a couple of new hand towel holders and robe hooks to keep things off the floor. You can also take advantage of a new hamper for holding dirty clothes.
Play with Light
If darkness in your bathroom is making it dismal, why not add some light? Take advantage of natural light by changing out blinds for sheer curtains. Replace old light fixtures or go with an age-old trick- install a large mirror to reflect existing light.
Take advantage of these easy, cost-effective solutions to give your bathroom the lift it needs.