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5 tips to redecorate your bathroom on a budget

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Are you thinking about giving your bathroom a makeover? Guest blogger David Fredrick from Direct Tile Warehouse shares with us his five tips on redecorating your bathroom on a budget.

There are a number of reasons why you may consider renovating your bathroom, maybe it’s looking tired and you just want to spruce it up, or maybe you want to renovate it with the aim to the increase the asking price of your home.  Out of all the rooms in the home, the bathroom is one of the rooms that provide the greatest return on investment. It receives a great amount of use and along with the kitchen and living room. In this article I will highlight a number of tips that will make the renovation process more efficient and more cost effective.

Have a clear vision of what you want your bathroom to look like

Before you start making plans or changes, you should first take a look at your bathroom and make a note of all the things that you like and dislike about it. Perhaps you feel that your bathroom is lacking storage? Or maybe you want to brighten it up a little? From making a note of everything that you would like to change, you will have a clearer idea of what you want to achieve from the project. To gain inspiration, have a look through interior design magazines or take a look on websites such as Pinterest or Houzz. Now that you have a clear vision of what you want your bathroom to look like, it’s time to conduct research to see if your vision is realistically achievable.

Have a good clear out

When a bathroom is full of clutter, it can be hard to identify areas that need to be cleaned, repaired or improved upon. If there is anything in your bathroom that you don’t need, throw it away. If there are items that you want to keep, store them somewhere safe until you have completed the project. Bathrooms aren’t intended to be cluttered, so make clever use of storage facilities. One storage facility that is particularly handy is a cupboard that wraps around the bottom of the sink. If you don’t already utilise wall storage, it’s a good idea to incorporate a wall mounted storage cabinets.

If you’re replacing your floor tiles, try and buy them at trade price

Thanks to advancements in the manufacturing of tiles, many companies are now able to offer them to the public at trade prices. Do remember though, quality and durability are of paramount importance. The last thing you will want to do is have new floor tiles laid and then realise in two years’ time that they need replacing. If you are unsure as to which tiles you want, it’s definitely worth ordering a selection of samples. Take a look at Direct Tile Warehouse’s bathroom floor tile range for some inspiration.

Compliment your existing bathroom with new accessories

Its suprising how much of a difference a few new accessories can make to the appearance of a bathroom.  If you feel that you need to, it can be a good idea to replace your existing rugs, curtains and mirrors with newer alternatives. Replacing these items doesn’t have to be an expensive process; all of these can be purchased separately. Artwork is another addition that can make a noticeable difference, so much so that many bathroom designers are now including it in their designs. Artwork can be picked up at a relatively low cost from most home stores.

Give your walls of fresh lick of paint

Considering how cost effective a fresh lick of paint can be, it’s amazing how much of an impact that it can have. If you do paint your bathroom walls, opt for high quality paint with a satin finish; this will help you to avoid moisture related problems. Painting your walls can also be a cost effective way to achieve specific décor styles. Not all of your walls have to be the same colour, sometimes having an accent wall can work really well. One relatively cost effective option is to create a feature wall using wall tiles. Because you will only need to tile one wall, it’s still a realistic option when you’re on a budget.

If you’re making a change to your bathroom, make sure you let us know with an alteration request. Put in your request here.