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Six tips for renovating your bathroom

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Friday 18th December 2020

Your bathroom should be a soothing yet practical part of your home, so if yours isn’t meeting one of these two important criteria, then it could be time for a bathroom renovation.

Renovating your bathroom can be as big or as small of a task as you want it to be. You could rip up your old bathroom and start from scratch, or you could make some simple yet effective changes that’ll revamp and refresh the room, giving you a space to enjoy for years to come. And a bathroom renovation is not only a good way to modernise your home, it’s also a great way to add value to your property when the time comes to sell up and move on.

How much does it cost to renovate a bathroom?

Before we look at bathroom renovation ideas, let’s look how much a bathroom renovation costs. The overall cost will depend on many factors, including the size of your bathroom, the amount of work required and the quality of any new fittings and fixtures.

If you want to go all out with a brand-new bathroom suite, costs are likely to start from around £3,000, but as you’ll see, there are plenty of cheaper bathroom renovation ideas to take into consideration instead, including a lick of paint, new fixtures and fittings, and simply treating yourself to some new bathroom accessories.

We’ve come up with six top tips for easy and relatively quick bathroom renovation work that won’t break the bank.

Bathroom renovation ideas

  1. A lick of paint

A new coat of paint might be all that’s needed to revive a tired bathroom. Once you’ve chosen your desired colour, make sure to thoroughly clean the walls prior to painting. A quick check for damp followed by a light sanding should do the trick before getting the roller out. If your wall is damp, check for the source of the moisture, and opt for a paint with mildew inhibitor to prevent it recurring. Apply masking tape to fittings you do not want painting – paint splashes on other fixtures and appliances are an easy way to make your bathroom renovation look rushed and cheap.

  1. Replace your tiles

Whether they’re tired, stained or broken, replacing your tiles can make a huge improvement to your bathroom. Tile colour is down to personal preference, but size and shape can make a big difference to the feel of your bathroom. For a small bathroom renovation, opt for large, light tiles – fewer grouting lines will make your room appear less cluttered, and therefore larger.

If you want to make a quick and effective change, a realistic alternative to tiles are wall panels. These prefabricated panels have the same aesthetic effect, but there is no risk of uneven tiling.

  1. Install new fixtures and fittings

New fixtures and fittings can make all the difference in a new bathroom. From cabinets and towel racks to improved lighting and new taps, a change in your fittings can breathe new life into any bathroom both in terms of style as well as function.

Installing a new shower is also a quick way to transform your bathroom into one fit for a hotel, especially a shower featuring the latest technology, like one from our range of digital showers.

  1. Improve ventilation

Install an extractor fan, or replace your current one if it’s no longer doing the job, so that excess moisture is removed from the air during and after your bath or shower. Keeping your bathroom well-ventilated will help to keep mould at bay and keep your bathroom looking new for longer.

  1. Invest in a star piece

If you’re able to stretch your budget, why not splash out on something that will make a key feature in your bathroom? A large centrepiece such as an amazing cabinet, a statement mirror or an eye-catching piece of furniture can instantly transform the room and make it feel like you have an entirely new bathroom.

  1. Focus on accessories

Looking for cheap bathroom renovation ideas? Bathroom accessories are a low-budget and easy way to refresh your bathroom. New towels, blinds and bathmats can make a bathroom feel as good as new, reigniting your love for the room. Ample storage will also transform a cluttered bathroom into a sleek, minimalist and organised space where you can truly relax. Visit our Bathroom Storage board on Pinterest for some creative ideas.

We have also teamed with renovation influencer Jasmine Gurney @_OhAbode to fix you up with her best hacks, with a Q&A video answering the UK’s most Googled renovation questions.

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If you decide to install a new Mira shower as part of your bathroom renovation project, our Supply and Fit Service is at hand to make the installation as quick and hassle-free as possible. Our service allows you to replace your existing shower with a brand-new Mira shower all in one single booking and all under one cost. Find out more about the options available here.