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Improve your bathroom without breaking the bank – Part 2

As mentioned in part 1, 2022 has been tough on many. Hardly a day goes by when the cost of living doesn’t feature in the news. So, when it comes to planning home improvements the dream of a brand-new bathroom, ensuite or cloakroom may need to go on hold.

When money is tight, one of the key questions to ask is whether you really need to start from scratch, or whether a few clever updates might be enough to give your bathroom a new lease of life.

In bathroom-compare’s last blog, we focused on giving the bathroom a lick of paint, providing cabinets with a full makeover, and creating a feature wall.

There are, however, many more ways to improve your bathroom, ensuite or cloakroom without spending a fortune. Here are a few more ideas:

Update your bathroom floor: If your bathroom floor is looking a little tired, there are many flooring options to choose from that will breathe new life into your room. Thankfully bathroom floor space tends to be one of the smallest areas in the house. Look out for discounts in sales and think carefully whether you need to take up all your flooring or whether it is possible to lay new flooring on top of old.

Add a splashback: The area behind the basin or vanity unit can often look grubby thanks to splashes and stains. A bathroom splashback to protect your walls is a good option. Tiles are a good budget buy and provide the opportunity to add colour and pattern. However, tiles can be difficult to install, and grout can discolour over time. Glass splashbacks are easy to clean, far more hygienic than tiles and don’t have to cost the earth - the self-adhesive ones are also super easy to install.

Install new taps: A small item, but one that makes a big impact. Taps add distinctive character to a bathroom and are easy to change in an instant. Taps are available in a wide range of styles and finishes – from pillar tap to monobloc, waterfall spa design to industrial-style. A stainless-steel tap or black matt one will create a contemporary feel, while a copper or brushed brass one will make a real statement.

And finally

Have fun with finishing touches: Add personality to a bathroom and introduce colour and texture through a few finishing touches. A few well-placed decorative items are the secret to making a space feel truly pulled together. Towels, candles, mirrors, baskets, and plants don’t necessarily need to cost a lot, but can easily change the look and feel and can be refreshed when and as.

12th Sep 2022