How to Make your Bathroom Look Chic For Cheap
You don’t have to spend thousands to make your bathroom look lavish. If you’re on a tight budget and want to revive your bathroom, here are a few ways that you can renovate it on the cheap.
Replace tile grouting, but not the tiles
Adding new tiles can be an expensive job. If your old tiles are looking grubby and worn, why not try getting them professionally cleaned instead of replaced? You may be able to buy a steam cleaner and do this yourself (it’s much easier than scrubbing tiles by hand). Grouting can often start to decay and become unsightly, so you may want to replace some of this rather than attempting to clean it. Grout is fortunately very cheap and is fairly easy to apply.
Shop second-hand for fixtures
When it comes to fixtures like bathtubs and toilets, you can often save money by buying these second-hand. You can find used fixtures at sites like Preloved that are still in mint condition. There are also stores that sell second hand fixtures, some of which have been taken from repossessed properties and are almost brand new. You may be able to save money by renting a van and picking up the item yourself as delivery costs on fixtures like tubs can be high. When buying online, make sure that you always inspect the fixtures for yourself in person so that you know the condition is good.
Try different colours
Most people stick to neutral colours like white and cream when buying fixtures and bathroom furniture. These popular colours often come at a higher price – if you’re willing to try different colours, you could save a lot of money. Brightly coloured fixtures certainly aren’t for everyone, but you could still save money with a brightly coloured cabinet.
Opt for a countertop basin
Vanities can sometimes be very pricey. Countertop basins can look just as elegant for a fraction of the price. Companies like Drench offer some great deals on these items. Cheap countertops meanwhile are easy to find – veneered woods can give the impression of solid hardwood, whilst various plastics can give the impression of stone like marble and granite.
Focus on the small details
You may be able to add a sense of elegance to your bathroom simply by exchanging the small details. A new shiny mirror could make a big difference, as could a stylish new shower curtain or bath mat. Try to adopt a colour code to link all these small details together – a matching toilet seat, shower curtain, bath mat and storage unit will create a sense of harmony within your bathroom. You could even add touches of wood for a rustic touch such as a wooden toilet roll holder, wooden shower curtain rail and wooden containers for toothbrushes and toiletries. These cheap small features are great if you’re living in rented accommodation and can’t make major renovations.