Very often bathrooms are one of the last rooms in the house to receive an upgrade or a revamp, yet they’re the most useful room of all! It can be easy to overlook the cracked tiles and aging features when keeping clean or brushing your teeth, but having a working, the updated bathroom will not only improve your overall enjoyment of the space but will also increase its longevity. If you can’t afford a professional upgrade, don’t panic, there are so many small changes and improvements you can make on your own with a little bit of research and some savings.
Re-tiling your bathroom may seem like a daunting project, but with the right research and guidance, it can be a relatively simple process. The main thing you’ll need when taking on a re-tiling project is time. If you’ve never done one on your own, it’s best to be able to take your time and work carefully. Since re-tiling is one of the bigger jobs you can take on, also make sure to be aware of the costs and workload associated.
Invest In New Linen
One of the easiest things you can do to inject some life into your bathroom is to purchase new bath linen – that is, towels, bath mats, etc. Having clean, matching sets can make a massive improvement in the overall look and feel of the space. It’s also a good idea to replace your bath linen every couple of years, as using them every day causes them to become old and tired. The best thing about purchasing new bath linen is that it can be done on a budget, as most budget department stores stock basic and premium lines that are still excellent quality. If you do want to buy brand name, keep an eye out for upcoming sales and price reductions at your local homewares store.
Do Some Painting
Last but not least, there’s no harm in giving your bathroom a new lick of paint. If you’ve got painted walls that could do with a fresh coat, go to your local hardware store and get some samples and paint cards. Like re-tiling, painting is a pretty simple job, but it takes time. Make sure to set aside a day or a good portion of the time within which you can complete your DIY goals to a satisfactory level. It’s also best to finish a painting job with a friend or helper, so call on friends and family members to lend a hand.
If you’re thinking of more difficult renovations, such as installing a new bath; re-doing the sink; or fiddling with light fixtures, make sure to be ready and educated before you leap. Painting or replacing linen are much simpler steps and leave a lot more room for error. Overall, have fun with the experience and don’t be afraid to consult a professional if you’re feeling out of your depth.