7 TRICKS TO REFRESH YOUR BATHROOM ON A BUDGET
Is your bathroom looking a little run down? Maybe you just feel like a change? Don’t stress, reviving your bathroom doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. Forget the heavy renovations interrupting your life for months on end, and put those pennies back in the piggy bank, because we’re here to help with ideas on taking your bathroom from drab to fab.
Replacing hardware is an affordable and effective way to instantly enhance your bathroom, and can be as simple as purchasing a new toilet roll holder, towel rail or cabinet knobs. Updating plumbing fixtures are a great way to modernise your bathroom and bring it up to date with the latest trends. For an added touch of luxury, consider replacing your existing showerhead with a contemporary waterfall rain head.
Fresh coat of paint
A fresh coat of paint on the walls will instantly revive any bathroom by brightening the space. Light colours such as whites and creams are ideal, giving the illusion of a larger room.
De-clutter your bathroom by getting organised. Start by disposing of any products or items that are out of date or are no longer of use. Invest in some plastic drawers or baskets, and sort essentials into categories i.e. hair products, skin care, makeup etc. Organising your items will not only drastically improve the appearance of your bathroom, but will also cuts a stack of time off your morning routine now that you can find things easily.
Image: Styling: Bree Leech & Heather Nette King for Dulux. Photographer: Lisa Cohen.
Update your mirror
With so many shapes, styles and colours to choose from, making over your bathroom with a beautiful mirror has never been easier. Opt for bordered or decorative mirrors to create a statement feature, or choose a classic shape to seamlessly fuse into your existing look.
Flaking grout is unsightly in a stylish bathroom, so if you spy a section wearing away, it may be time to consider a re-grout. Engage the professionals to check this finer-upper off your list, transforming tiles making them appear brand new and better than ever.
Upgrading lighting can add a whole new feel to your bathroom. Avoid warm yellow tones by opting for a more natural light – this will aid in brightening the room. Where possible, the light should be positioned near to the centre of the room for an even distribution. One mistake commonly made is placing lights directly above or next to mirrors, which casts shadows on your reflection.
The final touches
Now that your bathroom is looking fabulous, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Invest in your favourite scented candle and a new set of fluffy towels to help you unwind after a long day. Who said you have to go to a spa for a little relaxation? Fresh cut flowers also always look great in a simple glass vase.
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