Bathrooms are often neglected when it comes to stunning interior design. The room is so often treated as functional rather than stylish, which is perhaps inevitable. There is also the fact that renovating a bathroom to your tastes can be incredibly expensive. You’re usually looking at a price tag in the thousands instead of the hundreds, especially if you want to add a few of those luxury touches you have been dreaming of.
Of course, there are alternatives, ways that you can achieve the look you want but without the price tag that makes you want to cry. Let’s explore a few of the ideas that can help to make your perfect bathroom more affordable, so your bathroom isn’t letting the rest of the house down in the style stakes.
1) Print Your Own Art –
Bathroom art is overlooked far too often, but it can be the key in taking the room from functional to stylish. You don’t need to spend a fortune to achieve a touch of class with bathroom wall art. Print off a few of your favourite slogans or quotes, frame them, and hang them. You will be stunned by just how big of a difference it makes.
2) Install Your Own Suite –
Obviously, you will need a firm grip on your DIY skills for this one; but it is possible. You can source the necessary plumbing materials from the likes of Fernox and hunt online for a bathroom suite that’s in your budget. It might take a little trial and error, but fitting a bathroom is a doable project for any moderately experienced DIYer– and you’ll save yourself an absolute fortune.
3) Use Reclamation Tiles –
Tiling can be one of the most expensive areas of a bathroom. Reduce your cost by opting for reclamation tiles; older tiles that have been stripped out of other bathrooms. Head to a reclamation yard and see what they have on offer; you will be stunned by the quality and affordability on show. What’s more, reclaimed tiles are also going to be truly unique, so your bathroom will stand out for all the right reasons. `
4) Focus On One Area At A Time –
It might be tempting to rip the entire bathroom out and start again, but this is also the most expensive way of doing it. If you’re DIYing the majority of the renovation, then you have the luxury of time. Compartmentalise the room into areas that need attention, for example: the shower, the bathroom suite, the floor, the vanity, and so on and so forth. Do them one at a time, as your budget affords. If you have a small bathroom, then this method is a chance to be grateful of that rather than cursing it– you will have fewer areas to work on!
A bathroom makeover doesn’t need to cost a small fortune. If you take your time, do your research, and don’t mind rolling up your sleeves for a little DIY, it’ll be more affordable than you ever could have imagined.
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