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Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

Quick ideas for fixing up your bathroom

  • Thursday 09 March 2023
  • 3 minute read

A bathroom renovation doesn't necessarily mean a complete overhaul - you can transform your space on a budget by making a few simple changes.

If you're looking for quick fixes and budget-friendly DIY bathroom ideas, we've got plenty of inspiration to help you get started.  

How to renovate your bathroom on a budget 

Whether painting the walls, adding new fixtures, investing in better storage or introducing a few eye-catching accessories, these are some of the best budget-friendly bathroom upgrades you can easily do yourself.  


Painting the walls, woodwork, furniture, or radiators can refresh your bathroom, and it's easy to do yourself in a few hours. Whether you want to experiment with a new colour or freshen up the existing shade, you'll be amazed at the difference a coat of paint makes. Discover the best colour ideas for small bathrooms to get inspired. 


Tiles can add an exciting design element to your bathroom and protect your shower enclosure, bath area or sink from water damage. Labour costs can be high for tiling, so if you're renovating on a budget and feel confident with DIY, our guide to tiling your bathroom has everything you need to know.  

Install vinyl floor tiles 

New flooring can be expensive, but laying self-adhesive floor tiles over your existing vinyl is a cost-effective way to refresh your bathroom. You can get creative and create a unique design or choose patterned vinyl floor tiles for a bold feature. Check out our dedicated guide for more bathroom flooring ideas 

Refresh grout and sealant 

It may seem like a tiny detail, but discoloured grout and sealant can make your bathroom look tired. It's easy and affordable to re-grout your bathroom tiles or replace the sealant around your bath, shower and sink, which can freshen up the space instantly. 

Invest in new fixtures  

From taps to showerheads, toilet seats and extractor fans, investing in new fixtures for your bathroom is a great way to update the space. These elements experience wear and tear over time, so they may not work at their best. Plus, you can find modern designs to suit your budget.  

Upgrade your storage 

Storage can transform the space visually and help you stay organised if your bathroom feels cluttered. Start by decluttering, which costs nothing and takes a couple of hours. Remove everything from your existing cabinets and shelves, throwing away anything that is not being used. Then, add baskets and boxes to your existing cabinets to keep them tidy.  

Alternatively, if you don't have any bathroom storage currently, consider under-sink or above-sink cabinets, floating shelves, hooks and towel rails. These options are easy to install and affordable but will make a massive difference to your space. 

Introduce smart tech 

Smart tech can help your bathroom feel more modern while improving functionality, but it doesn't have to cost the earth! From digital showers to LED mirrors, smart lightbulbs and wireless speakers, you can enhance your showering experience and make getting ready in the morning more enjoyable.  

Add accessories 

From plants to towels, soap dishes and wall art, there are plenty of ways to accessorise your bathroom on a budget. Bathroom accessories add a personal touch to your space and are one of the most purse-friendly options to transform the design. 

Although you can undertake plenty of DIY tasks to reduce the cost of your bathroom renovation, some things are best left to the professionals. Installing a new shower? Make the most of Mira's shower replacement service. Our expert engineers will remove the old unit and install your new one in no time.