WHY A BUDGET SHOULDN’T BE A BARRIER WHEN RENOVATING YOUR BATHROOM
Keeping to a budget doesn’t need to be a restrictive barrier when renovating your bathroom. Given the right approach, you can open up a world of interior design possibilities. It’s time to look upon any renovation with renewed optimism and some open-mindedness because it is truly astonishing what can be accomplished with little money and some imagination.
Let’s explore a clutch of budget-friendly ideas that you can easily undertake to make your bathroom space shine that much brighter.
Bored of a consistently messy bathroom? Perhaps it’s time to rethink your accumulated clutter. Trust us, when embarking on the productive (even psychological) act of decluttering, some positive vibes will begin to flow.
So, remove any dusty, rarely used items, then either throw, donate or (if you must retain) store them away out of sight. For regularly used items, such as earbuds, bath salts and the like, consider simple storage solutions by repackaging them in clear glass jars for easier-on-the-eye visibility. If you don’t have room to store those surplus toilet rolls, try placing them in a snug basket beside the toilet.
NEW FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Sometimes you don’t need to go the whole hog with a bathroom renovation. Instead of swapping all the amenities for new, why not concentrate on the smaller aspects like those equally important, but sometimes subliminally forgotten fixtures and fittings?
Think about purchasing some stylish, yet inexpensive tapware, investing in some contemporary towel rails, robe hooks and soap bottle holders. You may be surprised by the positive impact these smaller items will make on the overall presentation of your bathroom space.
ADD SOME GREENERY
Indoor plants or fresh flowers are an attractive, effortless and superbly inexpensive way to make a statement and brighten up your bathroom on a budget.
Try a foliage bowl (or two) to bring some life to neglected surfaces and corners. Transform the ambiance by selecting green plants or something with subtle white flowering. Pruned lilies are great, however, for something more dramatic try experimenting with the positioning of some agapanthus or bird of paradise.
Tastefully appointed additional lighting can be a real bathroom lifesaver. It can literally shed new light on your bathroom space without the wallet-eroding expense.
Carefully placed fairy lights can work wonders for a cozy bathroom, particularly on a budget. Consider letting them tastefully droop from the ceiling directly above the bath or arrange them neatly around your bathroom vanity mirror.
Also, don’t neglect the potential of scented candles, which are the perfect, inexpensive accessory for freshening up your bathroom while creating an alluring aroma. Place them at the foot of your bath or perhaps make use of those neglected recessed wall niches, (if you’re lucky enough to have them!).
A NEW COAT OF PAINT
A new coat of paint can really enliven your bathroom space and save the stress of a comprehensive, predominantly costly, bathroom renovation.
Go for brilliant white to disguise the limiting dimensions of a smaller room. If you want to enhance your larger bathroom with some unique personality, consider silver cloud greys, rosewater pinks or sky blues. Above all else, minimalism is usually key to obtaining a contemporary bathroom aesthetic.