Be honest. How many times have you fantasized about the perfect, luxury bathroom? You might be put off by the amount of work, or the money involved (or all those pipes!)
A bathroom renovation can be messy and expensive.
But it doesn’t have to be. There are low-cost fixes to leave your plain bathroom feeling like a luxurious private spa. Follow these tips, to get the most out of your bathroom renovations.
#1 Change Out Your Shower Heads
Water pressure in the shower is one of the easiest and cheapest fixes for your bathroom. It’s the fastest and cheapest way to make your shower feel brand new. The right water pressure makes a huge difference to your daily routine. So change out your fixtures for something that will really help you relax, without needing to replace the entire shower!
#2 Embrace Your Personal Style With Some Vintage Finds
You’d be surprised what you can find at flea markets, garage sales and second-hand furniture shops. Vintage vanities, ornate mirrors, and kitschy little jars or bowls are just some of the things you might decorate your bathroom with.
If you’re crafty enough, you can make some great one-of-a-kind pieces, by restaining, repainting, or even rebuilding. And at a fraction of the cost of an antique shop or furniture depot!
#3 Add A Touch Of Softness
The best way to add the feel of a spa into your bathroom at home, is to buy some deluxe, soft towels. A touch of luxury softness in your home will add to the sense of relaxation in the room, and adding a nice, matching rug, will add to the sense of luxuriating in a high end spa.
Choose a wool rug, or a shaggy rug that won’t stain, and can absorb plenty of water, while staying soft on your feet. Go ahead and spoil yourself with softness!
#4 Practical Storage Solutions
Medicine cabinet, makeup cabinet, extra linen cupboard, towel rack… You can never have too much storage in your bathroom. But be practical. Choose hanging storage wherever possible, to cut down on clutter.
Use vintage baskets or crates to create storage that’s practical and offers a vintage flair. Paint the doors of your cabinets, to give them a uniform look. That’ll give you a fresh, new feel, without needing a full renovation to do it!
#5 Change Your Lighting
Changing up your lighting has a huge impact on the mood and the overall look of your bathroom. Swap out dangling lights for pretty wall sconces, or add some new lighting to your vanity mirror.
The right lighting can really warm a place up, and give it new life. If you have wall sconces already, or other lights that may have shades, even taking the shades off, or swapping them out, can change the effect and color of the lighting, and overall look in the room. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find the perfect mood lighting for your bathroom.
#6 Get Back To Basics
Here’s a great design trick: White fixtures, such as tubs, toilets and sinks, tend to be cheaper than other colors. Choosing white for your major fixtures also gives you some design freedom later on. White goes with everything. You can add your color in with accessories, like your shower curtains, window treatments, and towels.
And when you’re tired of the color scheme, you can easily swap these less expensive items out, and whatever color, or pattern, you choose next, will look just as good, against your stark white fixtures!
Bathroom renovations may seem expensive and time-consuming at first glance. But with just a few inexpensive touches, you can change the whole look of your bathroom, without breaking the bank.
Adding a few luxury plush towels and rugs can leave even the drabbest bathroom feeling as luxurious as a spa, while adding a splash of creative thinking to a few choice vintage pieces can give you some original touches the whole family will love. With a little thought, and some creativity, you can easily get the bathroom of your dreams, without an extensive renovation!
If you want something done, do it yourself; other wise it’ll never get done. Learn to do it if you don’t know and never despair until you finish what has to be done.