Designing A New Bathroom On Budget

by admin on June 11, 2012

When it comes to home decorating it is probably fair to say that, short of a complete decorative overhaul,  the two most expensive rooms to makeover in the home are the kitchen and the bathroom. In this post we will look at ways to give your bathroom a fresh new look but without spending a fortune. Can it be done? The answer is a resounding yes – provided you follow our simple tips.

The one thing which tends to cost most when redesigning your bathroom is the construction costs involved in making changes to the position of the various fittings, the bath, wc and shower for instance. So, wherever possible, try to plan any changes around the current layout of these fittings.

Simple changes which can make a big impression include changing the taps in your bath and washbasin. There are lots of different choices out there. If you live in a period style home then you may well want to instal fittings which are sympathetic to this style. Conversely, if you live in a contemporary apartment or house, there are lots of good modern taps ands fittings to be found which will look right at home in this type of setting.

Another great way to create a real impact is with new tiling. Again, there is an abundance of choice at a vast range of price points, so you should be able to find something that suits your budget. Larger wall tiles cover a lot of area neatly and can make a distinct impression. Generally, if you go for a simple design in a larger tile, this tends to work out to be less expensive.

And then there are the floor coverings. There are plenty of choices here too, from carpet to tiles and much more besides. A solid floor tends to make a bathroom feel more spacious and more luxurious, certainly when compared with carpet.  Instead of  ceramic tiles you could opt for marble or one of the luxury vinyl floorcoverings such as Amtico or Karndean.

Lastly, your choice of accessories can also go a long way to finishing off the look of your bathroom. Choose brightly coloured bath towels with a matching bath mat to break up your floor coverings and give the space a more homely feel. Scented candles, perfume jars and even the ubiquitous sea shells all have their place and need not cost you much.


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