If your bathroom is looking in need of a little love, here are some simple DIY tips to give your bathroom a sophisticated makeover.
Bathrooms are often one of the most expensive rooms in a home to renovate, second only to the kitchen.
But the good news is that you don’t need a full-on renovation to beautify your bathroom; instead, all you need is some imagination and willingness to get stuck into hard work.
Here are 11 simple ways to beautify your bathroom:
#1: Resurface your bath and tiles
If your bathroom was built in an era where apricot and blue porcelain was the height of sophistication, you’d likely be the proud owner of some very outdated, colourful bathroom appliances.
The good news is that you don’t need to replace those features to modernise the room; instead, you can hire someone to resurface them!
If your tiles and tub are still in good condition, why waste money replacing them?
By resurfacing them, you can remake your drab, outdated bathroom in no time at all.
#2: Tile a feature wall
Make a feature wall of tiles.
While glass mosaic tiles are beautiful, they come at a price.
Instead, incorporate a thin band of feature tiles among field tiles up a wall to instantly give your bathroom an expensive custom-designed appearance.
You can even continue the colours through to the floor and shower tiles to create a cohesive flow to your colour scheme.
Laying tiles can be done on your own, but you should know that it takes a lot of time and patience to get those tiles stuck on straight.
If you’re unsure that you can manage the job yourself, you might need to bring in a handyman to help.
#3: Beautify your bathroom walls with feature paint
A bathroom beautification project couldn’t be complete without refreshing the walls.
Bathroom paint tends to discolour and fade faster than in any other room of the house due to the humid nature of the space, so the chances are that your bathroom walls need an update.
While you could choose to repaint in a neutral colour, why not be brave and try a bold feature wall?
For a two-tone look, measure and mark the desired height of your paint line with a pencil.
Apply painter’s tape to your measurement line using a level to ensure that it’s straight, then paint the lower portion in your desired colour.
Getting those lines perfectly straight with no paint splatter can be tricky, so you might want to hire a professional painter to bring your bold choices to life!
#4: Beautify the floors
Your floors see the most traffic, and are the most likely culprit for bringing down the look of the room.
Fresh tiles can brighten up the space and bring a whole new look to your bathroom.
However, if you’re looking for a cheaper option than tiles, you might consider redoing your floors in a vinyl tile!
Vinyl tiles come in a range of aesthetics to match your bathroom’s new look and are so simple to apply that you can easily do it yourself!
Plus, they’re just as waterproof as tiles if used correctly.
The trouble with vinyl flooring is that the subflooring needs to be 100% smooth if you don’t want bumps, cracks and old tile marks to show through.
This may be a job for a professional flooring company, but it will most likely come out cheaper than laying a new floor of tiles, even with the cost of hiring a professional for the job.
#5: Update bathroom glass
Glass makes up a large part of every bathroom, from the mirror to the shower screen.
If your glass is outdated or damaged, it can ruin the look of the space no matter how many other changes you make.
A simple way to bring beauty back into your bathroom is to have the glass in your bathroom repaired or replaced.
You could even add some glam into your design with affordable new features, such as a dramatic round mirror or bevelled shower screen.
#6: Replace light fixtures
Brighten up your bathroom with new light fixtures.
Are you going for a rustic charm? Try industrial-looking hanging globes.
Is your bathroom a glamorous getaway? How about a chandelier!
Lighting accents give small spaces a whole new outlook, and you could change the whole feel of the space with new light fittings.
#7: Paint bathroom cabinets
Paint or refinish cabinet doors for an easy bathroom update.
In an otherwise neutral bathroom, bold green or blue provides a playful focal point.
If you’re keen to follow through with the colour theme, you could update a few accessories to match, such as towels, potted plants or pictures.
#8: Bathroom vanity update
Your bathroom’s biggest feature is usually the vanity. If your vanity needs an update, you could:
- DIY a new vanity by transforming an old dresser or chest of drawers;
- Sand back and repaint your existing vanity; or
- Choose an ornate, feature vanity to define the theme of the room.
DIYers beware; plumbing is a job best left to the professionals.
If your vanity makeover means removing or reinstalling the pipes, call in a professional local plumber to do the job for you.
#9: Incorporate convenient storage
A medicine cabinet is a great solution to bathroom storage as it can fit neatly between wall studs above the bathroom sink, adding storage and style right where you need it.
You could also put up floating shelving anywhere you’re unlikely to hit your hear, making a feature of your storage spaces with vintage glassware, wicker baskets and ceramic pots to hold your appliances and products.
#10: Hang a new shower curtain
And finally, the simplest, cheapest way to beautify your bathroom is to update your shower curtain.
Instead of choosing something to blend in, choose a curtain to stand out!
If you’re feeling creative, you could even choose a fabric curtain designed for a bedroom or living room if you love the pattern, backing it with a plastic shower liner to keep it waterproof.
That way, you open up your options beyond the usual floral or fish-themed curtains to something really stylish.
#11: Add some indoor plants
Adding some indoor greenery to a room is a great way to lift a room and make it feel fresh, calm and sophisticated.
If you’re not a green thumb, choose plants that don’t require a great deal of care.
Beautifying your bathroom doesn’t have to cost the earth.
If you have some time and a little imagination, you can easily overhaul your bathroom space into something spectacular.
If you would like a quote on any of the services listed above, contact Jim’s Group today on 13 15 46.