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Budget Bathroom Renovation Guide

by Rachel Saunders
(Leeds, UK)

There are many reasons why homeowners decide to renovate their bathroom; to update the décor, cater to new demands, as well as add pounds to the house value.

It is possible to refurbish the living space on a budget; the key is utilise what you already have and make the most of it. Do you have a small bathroom or an old feature which you cannot get rid of? It doesn’t matter – modernise the space with a few of the secret savvy-saving tips:

• DIY

Instead of hiring professional tradespeople to come in and re-tile the walls, do it yourself. There are various guides on the web which can help you on tiling and it will save you money on employment. Bear in mind that some jobs like electrical and plumbing do require an expert.

• Feature Wall

If you really want to re-tile the bathroom but you don’t have sufficient funding, why not create a feature wall? Limit the amount of tiles you use by only putting them in one certain area, or alternatively, why not just do horizontal lines and paint the rest?

• Unique Stenciling
Often or not bathroom tiles that are full of detail are the most expensive. Instead, purchase plain tiles and decorate them yourself with DIY stenciling.

• Paint

If you really have a small budget, your best bet is to repaint. A new lick of paint can be really effective and paint is much more affordable than new tiles. But remember that moisture is present in the room and mildew can easily develop. The humidity can change so if you are going to paint, invest in high quality paint. There are special bathroom paints for the ceiling that help to limit any potential mould issues.

• Little Furnishings

The little furnishings in the bathroom can overhaul the space and décor so it doesn’t have to cost the earth to update the fixtures. Instead of buying a new sink and shower, why not purchase new knobs and handles for the fittings?.

They may seem insignificant but they can make a big difference. And instead of buying new fittings, save money by purchasing second-hand ones on sites like eBay or Amazon.

This article was written by The Plumb Store, specialists in plumbing and heating supplies. Visit www.theplumbstore.com today for expert help renovating your bathroom.

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