Bathroom Makeover

Shannon Fricke looks at bathroom makeovers that won't break the bank.

As much as we’d all love a new designer bathroom, the reality is that a complete Bathroom Renovation can set you back $20,000 easy.

But we show you how a “mini makeover” with new bathroom fittings, a coat of paint, and a couple of well thought out larger pieces – as well as help from a plumber and carpenter – can give you virtually a brand new bathroom for a fraction of the cost and effort.

Here are some cheap and easy ideas to revamp your bathroom:

  • Re-paint the bathroom vanity and replace the tap fittings, toilet seat and toilet roll holder with a more contemporary range for an immediate impact on the whole look of the bathroom.
  • Replace the shower curtain with a glass shower screen. This is a much cleaner and modern solution to the space and is also more effective in keeping the water from spraying out into the rest of the room.
  • If your bathroom doubles as a laundry you could install cupboard doors to conceal the laundry sink and washing machine. Installing shelves for Bathroom Storage also makes the area much more functional.
  • If you’re not happy with the colour of your wall tiles you don’t have to replace them. Nowadays you can just paint over them, and with a tin of paint setting you back about $38 a litre, this was the most economical job of our bathroom make-over. The finish is guaranteed to last anywhere between 5 - 10 years. A cracked tile can also now be putty-filled and touched-up with this tile paint.
  • Keep all your “unsightly” products, ie nail polish remover, medicine, cottonbuds etc in a cupboard such as the vanity unit, and all your “beautiful” things like perfumed soap, glass bottles, bath salts and lotions displayed on a shelf with your colour coded towels.
  • Hang a sprig of eucalyptus leaves from the shower-head – it gives off a beautiful aroma whilst showering with the steam moving through it.
  • To optically alter the dimensions of a narrow bathroom, hang a long mirror across the shortest wall.
  • A large strategically placed mirror can hide a few defects

Like this artice? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more articles like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

 
 

Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 comments