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5 Bathroom Makeover Ideas

 by Simon Phillips

If your bathroom is looking a little tired or outdated, there are lots of things you can do to improve its appearance and give it a fresh new look, without the expense of a complete overhaul.  Here are a few ideas to get you started:-
  1. Replace your grey and moldy old shower curtain with a nice new one.  Plastic or fabric shower curtains are inexpensive to buy, incredibly easy to change, and a great way of adding a splash of color to dull décor on a tight budget. 

    Something as simple as hanging a clean new shower curtain can have a big impact on your bathroom’s appearance.
man lying in bath
  1. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, replacing your shower curtain with a glass shower door or screen is a great way to add the wow-factor. 

    Frameless shower doors made from tempered glass are ideal for a sleek, modern look, whereas those with a chrome, brass or gold plated frame can look stunning in a more traditional themed bathroom. 

    Be practical when choosing a shower door and think about how it will open.  A folding door that opens outward looks grand and elegant, but is likely to bang into your sink or toilet if you have a small bathroom!  If your shower is above your bathtub, a space-saving sliding door is a good choice.
  1. Install a new vanity cabinet.  Bathroom vanities come in all sorts of different styles to suit bathrooms of all themes, from decorative furniture styles to minimalist contemporary designs. 

    Bath vanities usually consist of a base storage cabinet with an inlaid sink on top.  They are great for making the most of a small room and provide useful storage space.  An attractive bathroom vanity will be a focal point of your bathroom and can work wonders at giving the whole room a stylish new image.
  1. Replace your existing bathroom cabinets or simply paint the doors for a quick and simple makeover. 

    Wall mounted bathroom cabinets tend to attract our attention as they are at eye level, and a tatty or old fashioned cabinet can really tarnish a bathroom’s appearance. 

    Wall cabinets come in a huge range of sizes and styles, from wooden ones made from cherry, walnut or oak to those with hand painted, distressed or laminated finishes. 

    In a small room, having a mirror on a cabinet door is not only useful, but can help create an illusion of space.
man mending tap over basin  
  1. Get rid of ugly or worn out taps on your sink and bath. 

    Often there is no need to go to the hassle and expense of fitting a new bathroom suite.  Simply installing stylish new bathroom faucets can give a tired bathroom an instant lift. 

    Bath and sink faucets come in a surprisingly large variety of styles and finishes, from brass plated Victorian styles for period homes to sleek looking chrome for the contemporary bathroom.

If you want to spruce up your bathroom but don’t want to spend a fortune on a whole new suite, retiling etc, then changing just one or two elements of your bathroom’s design can be very effective at giving the room a lift without blowing your budget.

More bathroom renovation ideas.

How to install a bathroom vanity.

Making the best of bathroom lighting.




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