Bathrooms are one of the most important rooms in our homes. After the kitchen, they are probably the busiest, particularly in the morning when the whole family is trying to have showers and brush their teeth and use the toilet. It is also a room that needs to appeal to any guests or visitors – there is nothing more unwelcoming than a dingy and tired looking bathroom.
Unfortunately, to completely renovate a bathroom, it can be quite expensive, especially if you are a one-income family, as new baths, showers, and toilets all need plumbing in by someone who knows what they are doing, and if you are working to a tight budget, this may not be possible. Thankfully, updating the look of a tired bathroom on a tiny budget is achievable, and in this article, we look at how.
4 tips for how to update your bathroom on a tiny budget
1) Change the grouting
Most bathrooms have an awful lot of grouting in due to the tiles. When these get grey and grubby looking, which they do even in the cleanest of bathrooms, it can make the whole room look drab. You can do a quick fix with a grout pen, but for best results, Groutsmith Tulsa can come in and give it a really good clean up for long-lasting results.
2) Upgrade your storage
Bathrooms are magnets for clutter – towels and toiletries everywhere can make even the biggest bathroom look and feel cramped and suffocating. Get rid of anything that you don’t use and make an effort to use whole bottles of shampoo and shower gel before opening up a new one. Vanity cabinets are superb for hiding extra toilet rolls and those spare tubes of toothpaste, and cute baskets and tubs can store your shower essentials neatly. By increasing your storage, you are also increasing the illusion of space.
3) Give the room a lick of paint
One of the quickest and cheapest ways of giving your bathroom a whole new lease of life is by giving it a lick of paint. One of the best colors for a bathroom is a lovely bright white – you can add splashes of colors later with accessories. White opens up the room and makes it feel much bigger and cleaner. Remember only to use paint that is designed for bathrooms; otherwise, it will fade, or even peel, very quickly.
Accessorizing is the fun bit of doing up any room – and is a really easy way to give the room a whole new look without spending too much money. Polished chrome accessories never date and always look great – towel rails, door handles, toilet roll holders, and light fittings are a few things that can be changed quickly and cheaply. You can also add vases of artificial flowers or succulents to give the room some life, as well as canvases for the walls.
As you can see, updating your bathroom can be done on a tight budget and in a very short space of time with a bit of creative thinking and careful accessorizing.