How To Renovate Your Bathroom On A Budget

If you want to revamp your bathroom without paying out a fortune you have come to the right place. Just check out our frugal bathroom decorating tips below. 

DIY your mirror

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Every bathroom renovation needs a great mirror. Both for practical reasons so you can see yourself as you brush your teeth and get ready in the morning but also because mirrors help to create the illusion of light and space in smaller bathrooms. 

However, large mirrors can be particularly expensive to buy, and so ramp up your renovation cost. With this in mind, a great alternative is to either make your own mirror or source a secondhand one from a thrift store, or online marketplace like eBay. 

If you choose to make your own mirror then combine a piece of pre-cut mirror material with your own frame, for a custom look that will be much cheaper than a ready-made option. 

Find a cost-effective bathroom suite 

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Most bathroom remodels include replacing the old worn-out suite with a new shining one. However, this is a pressure point for many people’s budgets as bathroom suits can easily cost multiple thousands of pounds if you’re not careful. 

The good news is there are still bathroom suppliers like Bathshack that offer great quality suites at a reasonable price. Indeed, they have a range of suites available with or without showers and baths, many of which come supplied with fittings like taps, showers and even on-trend shower screens. 

Say bye-bye to tile

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While bathroom tile can look great, if you are looking for a cheaper way to renovate your bathroom you may wish to choose other options. For example, vinyl tile on the floors of your bathroom will be a great deal cheaper than ceramic tiles and will be warmer as you get out of the bath or shower too. 

Another option is to replace tiled walls with special bathroom-friendly waterproof paint. This is paint that is designed to weather the rigours of a warm, wet space and comes in a wide range of colours. It’s also considerably cheaper than tiling all your walls. 

Additionally, you may wish to try wainscoting your walls to add interest and texture instead of using tile. In this way, you can save a huge amount of time and money when it comes to installation. 

Resist the urge to move your plumbing 

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Last of all,  if you want to keep your bathroom renovation as low cost as possible, then it’s important that you do not change the position of any of the major fittings such as the bath, shower, sink or toilet. This is because to move the position of the fitting means moving the plumbing which is an expensive job that can only be completed by professional plumbers. 

Instead, it’s much better if you go with the layout already present in your bathroom. However, if you are looking to maximise space in a small area then investing in combined sink and toilet units may help you create the illusion of more room. 

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