6 Quick & inexpensive ways to update your bathroom

Author: Bathrooms on a Budget   Date Posted:20 March 2019 

Is your bathroom begging for an update? If things are looking dull or a little outdated, it could be time to freshen things up!

Top to bottom bathroom makeovers can tip the scale at over $10,000. However, chances are your bathroom doesn’t need a complete face lift, and just a few updates and decorating ideas (done on a budget!) will make all the difference.

If dollar signs are clouding your makeover ideas, or the thought of a long and messy renovation is daunting- don’t stress! We’ve got the lowdown on all the latest ways to update your bathroom. Best of all- they’re quick, easy and they won’t break the bank!

New Tapware

Tapware is the most used feature in the bathroom, and with so much hands-on attention, it’s usually the first area in need of replacement. Leaky or outdated tapware can wreak havoc on your bathroom basin, and it can dampen the otherwise eco-friendly habits in your household. Tapware is lucky enough to avoid falling victim to trends. You can choose traditional style tapware for your bathroom, or opt for a contemporary style finish in chrome or matte black.

Tapware combos like the Celia Shower Mixer and the Celia Basin Mixer will add sleek, contemporary style to your bathroom. Or, check out the Dolce range for updated chrome tapware that never fails to impress.

A New Shower Screen

If you’re looking for an easy bathroom makeover, a new shower screen could be the answer! A screen showing years of soap scum can regrettably steal the show in your bathroom. A crystal clear shower screen creates the illusion of more space, inevitably makes your bathroom look cleaner, and you’ll feel like you’re showering in luxury.

Our frameless shower screens start at just $160 for an 800mm panel, and range up to $285 for a 1400mm panel.

A New Toilet Seat

If your toilet has seen better days, it could be time to go out with the old and in with the new. However, closely asses the situation before replacing the entire toilet. New toilet seats are cheap, and a simple switch could be an easy fix in your bathroom update!

Updated Vanity

A new vanity will make a huge visual difference in your bathroom, and there’s a great range of budget friendly and top end units to choose from. Alongside the visual appeal, an updated vanity will increase storage space, and by choosing the most appropriate design, you could also increase space in your entire bathroom.

BOAB’s PVC range exhibits a range of options including budget-friendly styles in a crisp white finish for a new and updated look. If you’re looking to create more space with a modern look, consider a wall hung vanity with finger-pull storage.

Indoor Plants

Greenery is the simplest way to update the atmosphere in your bathroom. Assess the style you’re hoping to achieve and choose a plant that will enhance the space. The moisture heavy conditions in your bathroom are perfect for certain species to flourish! The best plants for warm, indoor environments include the air-purifying peace lily, orchids, bamboo, ferns or succulents. Perhaps the best choice of all is the aloe vera plant! Aloe vera offers incredible healing properties and can be applied to sunburn for instant relief (a godsend in an Australian summer!).

Wow Factor

There are countless statement-making updates that can take your bathroom from zero to hero in an instant. Stuck on a small budget? Don’t let it stop you from bringing your bathroom ideas to life!

Mirrors are a great way to make your bathroom appear bigger, while letting in more light and brightening up the room completely. Opt for a pencil-edged mirror for a seamless finish, or get creative and find a unique frame to create the focal point in your bathroom.

When used effectively, lighting can fill your bathroom with function and style. Statement, antique style hanging or wall-mounted lights are great for rustic bathrooms, or consider under-shelf lighting for a contemporary look that really sets the mood.

If you’re up for the job, you can create a dramatic visual impact in your bathroom with the use of tiles. Floor-to-ceiling tiling, hand-painted tiles or wall paneling with rectangle or round tiles can add some artistic flair to your bathroom décor. If your budget doesn’t permit a complete resurface, update your current tiles with tile paint. It’s cost-effective, easy to use and can even modernise tiles from the disco days.

Don’t forget the finishing touches! Some simple details like an updated , or a new soap dish and dispenser will leave your bathroom looking and feeling fresh.

Take a step into your bathroom and let the ideas unfold! Renovating doesn’t have to be extravagant, and you can give your bathroom a new lease on life in a few simple steps. Remember to focus on the small details, and the bigger picture will paint itself.

With Bathrooms on a Budget, quick bathroom updates are made simple! Talk to our expert team today for more tips on creating a breathtaking bathroom for less.


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