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Five Areas Where Renovation Can Save Your Bathroom

by Jessica Amey

We’ve all been there – scrolling through Pinterest, wondering how you’ll ever achieve the bathroom of your dreams. If you haven’t got a huge budget to work with, there are ways you can still have a beautiful bathroom without spending a fortune.
Here are a few ideas to help you stylise your bathroom and get it looking the way you want:

Decorative wall panels
You might think that the only way to get a stylish bathroom is through the installation of tiles, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Tiles are a breeding ground for mould and can be very costly to install. A fantastic alternative which can save you time, money, and protect your health from mould, is to consider waterproof wall panels.

These decorative wall panels, which come in hundreds of different colours and designs, are 100% waterproof, and don’t require grout, as they’re fitted using a tongue and groove method. The lack of grout means that these panels are so easy to clean, you simply wipe them down with a damp cloth and you’re done!

Waterproof wall panels are a great way to quickly and simply change the colour and theme of your bathroom, whether you’re looking for a marble design or even the effect of tiles. Plus, they can be laid directly on top of any wall surface, which means you can apply these easily yourself. That’s more money saved on getting a professional tiler in as the alternative.

PVC ceiling cladding
When it comes to using paint in a bathroom, a lot of consideration has to go into what type of paint you use, otherwise the amount of moisture in the air can cause the paint to crack and flake. If those cracks on the roof are bothering you and becoming a hiding place for creepy crawlies, it’s time to cover them up and start afresh.

Just like decorative wall panels, PVC ceiling cladding is a great insulator and can be laid simply on top of the existing paintwork for a slick look. With the same installation method as wall panels, using ceiling cladding is even easier than applying two or three coats of paint!

If you’re worried about your ceiling looking nice and tidy, and running seamlessly into your wall design, you can get PVC cladding trim to smarten up all the edges at the end.

Create stylish DIY storage
Vintage furniture is all the rage now, and sites like Etsy are full of unique fixtures which can elevate your bathroom to another level of stylish.

If you’ve got cumbersome yet nice bits of wood hanging about in your garage, why not try your hand at making some homemade shelves?

With a lick of chalk paint, you could create your own version of the ladder shelves which are currently trending on Pinterest. You can match the paint colour to the theme you’ve chosen for your bathroom, or even pick an opposing shade to make your new furniture really stand out.

Spruce up your bathroom cabinets
Purchasing an entire bathroom suite can usually set you back quite a lot of money, but new cabinets are the only way to makeover your bathroom, right? Wrong!

Simply adding new doors onto your vanity unit or changing the look of your cabinet handles can have a huge affect on the aesthetic of your room.

Plus, you can usually find cabinet doors at recycling facilities for next to nothing, and cabinet handles can be bought relatively cheaply at a DIY store.

Paint, adding pops of colour
A simple yet very affordable way to improve your bathroom would be to give the whole place a lick of paint. However, you should consider the type of paint you use, ensuring that it’s a suitable solution for bathrooms.

If you don’t want to paint the entire room, consider giving your mirror frame an accent colour boost, adding vibrant hand towels or popping a stylish soap dish on the sink for a designer look.

So now that you’ve got five simple ways to renovate your bathroom, all while protecting your purse,
it’s up to you to see which panels or paint will look best for you!

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