There’s no denying the fact that a full-blown luxury bathroom renovation is a costly, stressful, and time-intensive affair. It requires a lot of work and effort. Not to mention, your bathroom is likely to be unusable for a few weeks or so. 😞
However, do not let these hold you back from updating the look of your bathroom. You can still make highly visible, modern changes even if you have a small budget and a very short construction timeline.
Can you really get a better-looking bathroom for less?
Under this circumstance, it is easier and wiser to work with your existing bathroom. Refresh your bathroom to achieve a more modern look at a fraction of the cost of a full-blown renovation.
Here are the things that you can do:
Got old, floor-to-ceiling tiles?
One way to deal with this problem is to remove the tiles, smoothen the walls, and paint them. Take cues from the design of this bathroom and notice how beautiful the painted walls are.
Removing floor-to-ceiling tiles and installing new ones would’ve been more expensive. Painting the bathroom walls is a more cost-efficient design solution.
Your other options: Paint over floor-to-ceiling tiles to give your bathroom a brand new look. White Knight® tile paint is a very popular product used to refresh the look of ceramic tiles in the bathroom.
Want more storage?
Lack of storage is always an issue in older bathrooms. To solve this, you can install a vanity with drawers and a shelf above the toilet to make a dead space functional.
Got old plastic tapware?
If you still have plastic tapware in your bathroom, it’s time to replace them with shiny chrome taps and showerheads. Remove the old tapware to erase the traces of your old bathroom.
Lastly, update your bathroom fixtures and fittings
Got yellowish toilet and tub? Got a vanity from the ’80s? It’s time to replace them!
Head to your local home improvement stores (e.g. Bunnings) and shop for a modern vanity and new bathroom fixtures. Invest in a high-quality toilet, bathtub, and sink. If you have more money to spare, buy a mirror that completely opens up the bathroom and bounces light around.
Things that you should watch out for:
A simple redecorating project will give you a luxury bathroom at a fraction of the price of a full renovation. It is a great option for homeowners who have a really tight budget.
However, please do not attempt to DIY complicated tasks such as replacing old plumbing, installing new tiles, applying new waterproofing, fixing broken electrical work, and removing hidden asbestos. The law requires you to hire trades to work on these tasks for you.
When there are so many things to fix and change in your bathroom, consider a full-blown bathroom renovation with a small demolition job instead. Reach out to Superdraft so we can match you with the right designer and builder for your project.