How To Renovate Your Bathroom On A Budget?

Bathroom renovations are one of those things that are usually a net positive for the value of the home. Unfortunately, they are also relatively expensive. A complete remodel running somewhere between $10,000 to $50,000. 

However, if you haven’t the money to spend on a complete remodel, don’t worry. There are many things you can do to upgrade and update your bathroom, without having to break the bank. That said, here are some ideas on how to renovate your bathroom on a budget.

Install new fittings

One of the cheapest and easiest ways to update your bathroom without spending too much money is to install new fittings on your sink, bath, and shower. This could mean a complete replacement of the taps if you want to spend a little more. Brass and gold fixtures are back in style this year. 

However, if you want to opt for something a bit more modern, you could always stick with the stainless steel look. For the shower, again, if you want to spend a bit more money, try going techy, with a new ‘smart’ shower system. But, if you haven’t the money to spend on that, stick with the new fittings for now.

Paint

Another relatively inexpensive way to give your bathroom new life is with a splash of paint. Whether you’re looking for a brightly coloured bathroom or something a bit darker — black and white are in style, as grey was last year’s colour craze. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to any space.

Replacing the toilet

One of the best upgrades you can give to your bathroom is a new toilet. If your old one is looking a bit antiquated or is starting to provide you with issues. If you’d like to switch to something a bit more environmentally friendly, it’s time to upgrade your old toilet. 

New toilets don’t have to be particularly expensive, either, but you should always get a professional plumber to install them. If you’re going green, consider the purchase of an eco-friendly, low-flow toilet, this will save your water and save you money in the long run, as your water usage goes down, so does your water bill.

Go pre-fabricated

Typically, one of the most expensive parts of a bathroom remodel is the shower unit. But it doesn’t have to be very expensive — you can cut down on the costs by going prefabricated. These prefab shower units come ready to install. All you need to do is pop them into place, seal them and hook them up to your water supply.

Another prefab option is your countertops. If you’re looking to redo your countertop space, you don’t need to buy quartz or granite; you can install your own vanity countertop — a laminate alternative that is far cheaper (and lighter than the stone alternative). This typically comes with a pre-cut sink and faucet hole, up to 60 inches long, and can be easily popped into place without much fuss.

Don’t move too much around

It’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement of a remodel of any space, and by the time you stop and think, you’ve torn out the sink and cabinets and the toilet and you’re left with a big mess but no real plan of what’s next. Take the time to think carefully about your space and resist the urge to move major items around if instead, you could spruce them up a little.

Do what you can yourself

One of the easiest ways to spend a lot of money is to get professionals to do everything for you. And while they certainly have their place and are certainly beneficial to any home renovation or remodel, the more work you can do yourself, the more money you’ll save. YouTube is a great teacher for all the simple things — and in general, the simpler you make your bathroom remodel, the more money you’ll save. You’d be amazed at what you can do by yourself.

If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom, know that it doesn’t have to be a very expensive endeavour and that there are many different ways to save money. A new bathroom simply requires a bit of ingenuity and a willingness to do some of the work yourself. And, if you need a hand with your bathroom plumbing, then get in touch with Tap This Plumbing today!


Top 5 Bathroom Designer Favourites You Need To Know

The bathroom is one of the most visited rooms in a house, and yet it’s also often the most overlooked when it comes to interior design trends. With research suggesting that adults spend an average of 416 days out of their lives in the bathroom, it is worth making sure your bathroom is a place that you love — both in terms of practicality and trendy designs. 

The following is a list of favourite bathroom designs, separating them by themes to help you grasp a wider sense of inspiration. If you’re looking to upgrade and renovate your bathroom, then here are 5 bathroom designer favourites that you need to know.

1. Nice and natural

There is nothing more relaxing than nature, so look outside for some inside inspiration. Adding plants to your bathroom is a great and inexpensive way of incorporating natural themes, adding a touch of freshness for even the most minimalist of styles. Partner your greenery with wooden shelves and a subtle colour palette to complement a captivatingly simplistic yet elegant space, all ready for your relaxation. 

Use a large mirror in a strategic place to aid any natural light, and delicately scatter your favourite smelling lotions and candles within reach of a clean white bathtub. This design is fresh, durable and easy to maintain. 

2. The functional family 

Revise your bathroom decor to suit your family’s busy routine. Whether you’re potty training little ones or trying to manage a speedy school morning schedule, enhance aspects of your bathroom to help you save time and space. Think fun colourful bath mats, child lock cupboards, labelled hooks for pyjamas, and cupboards or shelves dedicated to bath toys. 

If you’re open to some renovations, there are plenty of ideas around that will help you to create a great design for a busy family. For more lowkey decoration ideas that don’t require professionals, keep in mind that a tidy bathroom could make all the difference, so think about the must-haves, where you’re going to store them, and how organised you want your bathroom to be. 

3. Fun and funky 

Modern design trends are often inspired by past interior favourites, and this theme is no exception. Consider giving your bathroom a retro redo with bold 70s style photo prints against peachy pastel or classically coloured walls. Add some personal touches, like photo frames and uniquely patterned towels, to style it to your taste. 

Use big plants and circle-shaped mirrors to add a bohemian Woodstock style twist. Or you might opt for a vintage bathroom look that’ll have you listening to the sounds of the 70s whilst you soak the day away. There are plenty of options available; just let your imagination go wild and find a design that best suits your personality and your home’s style.

4. Romantic oasis

For couples old and young, nothing says romance like a hot relaxing bath. Utilise empty spots on your vanity to add aromatic candles and flowers, and keep your feet warm with a luxury cream bath mat. Keep to a neutral or light pastel colour scheme to avoid a cluttered-looking bathroom. 

Consider adding a double shower or a free-standing bath to add an elegant focal point, truly embracing that honeymoon hotel style. Lighting is so important when it comes to setting a mood for a room, so for the romance aspect, look into dimmable lights to create a perfect day to night contrast. 

5. The modern must-have 

Our final trend mixes accessibility with ease and class, adding a luxurious look to your bathroom. Though this design may at first glance seem intimidating to the less tech-savvy, it is actually created to reduce the number of steps in your bathroom routine. 

A jacuzzi bath, heated flooring, and spa-like decor are no longer reserved for the rich and famous, speak to a consultant to achieve that bespoke celebrity style for a fraction of the cost. 

Which bathroom trend is your favourite?

Incorporate these ideas with your favourite bathroom essentials, or take yourself shopping for great products that will help finalise the overall look of the room. 

Upgrading your bathroom decor can be as simple as you like, with adding plants or a lick of paint to walls and existing furniture, producing incredible results. Make your bathroom worth your time. And, if you need a hand with upgrading your bathroom, then get in touch with Tap This Plumbing today! 


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