Renovating a bathroom can cost a bomb… But there are cheaper ways to modernise without breaking the bank it it’s all about salvaging items that are already there. Shaynna Blaze shares her tips.
If you’ve got an apricot suite or daggy tiles, professional re-spraying could be the answer. It’s a great way to renew a bathroom and it costs up to 70% less than a complete fit out.
The non-toxic polyurethane spray is suitable for showers, baths and tiles and gives a fantastic hardwearing finish that can last up to 15 years; far longer than any tile paint.
If you do have to buy a new toilet, vanity or even tiles, check out the seconds warehouses or even auction houses because sometimes you can pick up remainder stock at a franction of the price.
To keep the budget down, try to work with your existing layout so you don’t need to move the plumbing. It’s easy enough to replace a vanity but if you rip out a bath, you’ll have to deal with waterproofing issues that can add to your costs.
Also, think about the things you can do yourself, such as painting the walls and renovating existing furniture. Check out local junk and charity shops for old mirrors and objects that can be re-worked to add interest to the room.
Lastly, spend your money where it shows. Gleaming new taps and fittings can help to transform a bathroom, along with streamlined lighting and new flooring.
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