By Nigel Hilton

A bathroom is a relaxing space that allows us to wash away the stresses and strains of everyday life. It should therefore be a luxurious space that provides a truly indulgent experience. Find out how to transform your bathroom on a budget.

Photo courtesy of  Flickr

Photo courtesy of Flickr

Reduce Tiling Costs

Tiling a bathroom can be expensive. To help reduce your expenditure, we recommend limiting the number of tiles you use by adding a single horizontal strip, and paint the rest of the wall in your chosen color.

A Splash of Paint

If money is very tight, give your bathroom a fresh coat of paint to transform the design. However, apply painter’s tape onto the window, shower, sink, mirror and toilet, so you don’t destroy your bathroom. While this can often take a considerable amount of time to prepare, it will be worth it to freshen a space whilst protecting your bathroom.

Remove Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are not only unsightly, but they can have serious health implications. Unfortunately, the change temperature and humidity can make a bathroom a feeding ground for mold and mildew. So, once you have said goodbye to the problem, ensure you use a high-quality paint that offers a satin finish onto both the walls and ceilings, as this can prevent the growth of mold.

Update Your Fixtures

One thing that could be destroying the style of your bathroom could be worn or outdated bathroom fixtures. Before you replace your bath, sink and shower, take a good look at the little details. Updating your sink faucet, towel racks and light fixtures could be all it takes to transform your bathroom’s style, which could save you a substantial amount of money.

Refresh Your Fixtures

Buying a new bath or shower can cost a pretty dollar. A cheaper alternative is to hire a professional builder near me to professionally realign your shower of tub, if they are made from either cast iron, porcelain or fiberglass. However, it is often cheaper to replace a sink a sink or shower fixture.

Buy Used Bathroom Fixtures

There are some great used bathroom bargains available on the market – you just need to find them. We recommend researching the likes of Craigs List and eBay to discover some superb bathroom bargains such as toilets, sinks, mirrors and even bathtubs. In most cases, the fixtures are new or like new, so they could be an affordable addition to your bathroom.

Eco-Friendly Upgrades

Save both the planet and your money by installing eco-friendly upgrades into your home. For instance, you can incorporate low-flow toilets, shower heads and sinks that are designed to conserve water. This will allow you to create an energy-efficient home, whilst saving a considerable amount of money off your utility bill.

Transforming your bathroom doesn’t have to be expensive. Simply follow the above tips to create a space you will want to enjoy each day.

Have you embarked with a low-cost bathroom design? Tell us all about it in the comment section.

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