Pocket friendly renovation tips to get your bathroom gleaming with aesthetic modernism.
When it comes to remodelling your home, you might not start with the bathroom. Stop and think for a minute. The bathroom is more than just a functional room to clean yourself up in, it can be a serene spot to take a pause from a hectic day. And if that’s the case, it’s all the more important for your bathroom to mirror the peace and serenity you are looking for with its harmoniously put together elements. Worry not, we aren’t talking high-end interiors here that will burn a hole in your pocket. We are merely suggesting some budget friendly tips to transform your ordinary washroom into a relaxing cool space.
Here are ten fabulous ideas to renovate and redesign your bathroom on a friendly budget.
The floating vanity or under-the-sink cabinet is a chic idea to keep your bathroom clutter-free and to get it looking stylish too. Skip end to end cupboards and clean out the floor space with a cabinet that is suspended under the sink.
Refurbish Old Bathroom Cabinets
Replacing old cabinets can be a costly affair. Instead you can look at renovating existing ones with a splash of paint on the doors and base. You can refinish the doors with wood-look laminates and see your dull and dated bathroom transform into a cool and trendy one.
Also Read: Bathroom Cabinet Design Ideas
Modern Shower Panels
Replace that old shower fitting with a sleek modern shower panel. With their cool features, not only will they heighten the experience of your refreshing morning shower, they look amazing too. Check out ones with different functions and you can get one as complicated as your budget allows. Or you can simply swap out the old shower head with a large sunflower style one or a versatile hand-held one.
Upgrade Your Bathroom Fittings And Hardware
Bathroom fittings begin to look tarnished and lose their sheen with time. You can give an instant and cost-effective make over to your washroom by upgrading the hardware – faucets, towel rails, cabinet knobs, toilet paper holders, drawer handles, etc. Coordinate the metallic accents in the fittings with those in the lighting fixtures for a seamless cohesive look.
Hidden Cistern Toilets
Toilets with hidden flush tanks fit in well in contemporary bathrooms. Changing the old toilet tank or creating a faux wall for it to hide behind is a cheaper option than remodeling the entire bathroom. You can even opt for a low-flow tank that will save on water too.
Play With The Lighting
Bathrooms with adequate natural lighting are not so common. You can up the ambience of your washroom with strategically positioned LED lighting that is also conducive to your shaving and make up applying needs. Renovate your bathroom by installing hidden lights or back lit mirrors. Fancier fixtures may create an interesting play of light and shadow in a small room contributing to the dramatic effect you may be going for.
Install Floating Shelves
Floating shelves are useful and if tied in with the rest of the decor (the cabinets, vanity, mirror, etc), are aesthetic and interesting. Floating shelves can be stand alone or can be installed parallel to each other at different heights. If placed well they can be decorative but do keep in mind that open shelving needs to be kept neat and tidy to look good.
Glass Shower Partitions
Glass shower partitions are not only practical additions to keep the shower splashes away from the rest of your bathroom but they look sleek and yet they don’t make your bathroom look any smaller. Installing glass partitions can be one of the best ways to modernise the look of your bathroom without spending a bomb.
Use Oversized Mirrors
Large mirrors can do wonders in smaller bathrooms. They can make a bathroom look bigger and lighter than it actually is. Mirrors also come in all sorts of frames – simple, fancy, modern, antique. Give your bathroom a new look with a huge mirror on one wall or have it extend over onto more than just one.
Accessorise With Wicker Or Cane Baskets
While renovating or remodelling your old bathroom on a budget just pay attention to the little things. Small additions like wicker baskets or cane hampers add delicate charm to a boring washroom. A vase of flowers exudes freshness and elegant soap dispensers and toothbrush holders can instantly transform a dull bathroom into a chic one.
You don’t need to break the bank to renovate your boring old bathroom. Just a few smart tweaks to existing decor or uncomplicated additions can help you remodel your bathroom into a lovely little haven within your budget.