5 budget bathroom overhaul ideas

July 6, 2018

If you’re investing some serious money into a home-wide renovation, the majority of your budget will typically be spent on living areas, the kitchen and the bedrooms. After all, you might think a bathroom overhaul would mean a full-scale rip out and replace job, eating up your budget and leaving you unable to use such a crucial room for a while.

However, this doesn’t have to be the case if you think creatively. This post will explain how your bathroom can be overhauled in a way that’s economical with both time and money – suggesting subtle tweaks that can make a big difference.

Bathroom overhaul ideas

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Tired of your tiles? Update them

Some of the more heinous interior design crimes of the 1990s and early 2000s involve bathroom tiles – and if you have a few downright ugly tiles from that period still clinging on in your home, now is the time to modernise. Update a band of patterned tiles with a modern geometric design while retaining the plain tiles that surround them for a budget fix that looks just as good as a total refit.

Geometric isn’t the only cutting-edge tile style blessing modern bathrooms – you could go for a Moroccan-inspired design or a sharp primary colour metro tile splashback, both of which are quality options for an up-to-date bathroom style.

Consider how you let light in

If we’re talking in terms of how your bathroom will look, sources of light are very important indeed. Natural light blesses any space it touches, so consider updating or overhauling your bathroom blinds so they’re able to better illuminate the room.

If there’s enough light coming in to sustain plant life, grab a few plants that thrive in humidity, such as ferns or begonias. A few bursts of greenery can revamp any space and don’t have to break the bank, either – so it’s well worth considering a verdant overhaul once you’ve switched up your blinds. 

Look out for little luxuries

Above all, the bathroom needs to be a space in which you can luxuriate and indulge in a bit of ‘you time’. Little luxury overhauls can help you achieve this, and they can be as simple as swapping out a tired old bath mat for something a little more comfortable for your feet.

In terms of your bathroom fixtures, there are plenty of inexpensive upgrades that you can make to dial the luxury factor up a notch. Upgrading your bathroom radiators to include heated towel rails can transform your post-shower experience, while swapping old bathroom taps for eco-friendly, modern designs can improve the look of your bathroom – all while helping you save money on your water bill, which is definitely a win-win in our eyes.

Make it a space to unwind in

If you’re a five-minute-shower-and-go type, you can be forgiven for not thinking of the bathroom as a place to relax in. However, by investing in a few small-scale upgrades, you can turn this around altogether.

Tea light holders and fragrance diffusers placed around the bathtub can transform a weeknight soak into a meditative relaxation session, while the simple addition of a waterproof Bluetooth speaker can help you play your favourite music for mentally unwinding.

Keep it organised

Part of what keeps a tired bathroom looking that way is clutter – and if there’s a lot of it bursting out of your cupboards and dotted about the shower floor, it’s definitely time for an overhaul. It’s easier to relax in a tidy space, and, with the implementation of a few storage hacks such as decanting shower gel into dispensers and adding toothbrush holders to the medicine cabinet, it couldn’t be easier.

This super-simple step is also very cheap, and it may well breathe new life into tiles and fixtures that were previously obscured by shower gel bottles and soap containers.

Keep it organised with smart bathroom fittings

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So, what are you waiting for? We hope this post has proven that, with a bit of lateral thinking and only a modest house renovation budget, you can utterly transform your bathroom into your new favourite place to be in the home. Indulge your creativity while following these steps to make your dream budget bathroom a reality.

This blog was provided by 1 Click Bathrooms, the UK’s online one-stop shop that helps homeowners build their dream bathroom piece by piece.

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