Living on a budget can be a challenge, particularly if you are trying to improve your home and make rooms stylish and luxurious. If you are thinking about redesigning your bathroom, you are in for a particularly rough time. Similar to the kitchen, the needed accessories and furniture and accessories can be expensive. Also, redoing the walls or floors in your bathroom is always going to be a more expensive tasks, compared to rooms in the rest of the house. But, this should not put you off a bathroom redesign because there are tips we can give that will make it cheaper.
But first, when thinking about redesigning your bathroom you should think about what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it. Here are a few steps that you should take before you start the redesign and then we will talk about some affordable tips to make your bathroom more fashionable.
Step 1: Choose A Budget
To start, you will need to think of a budget and agree to stick to it because any house redesign process can get wildly out of control if you are not careful. Think about what you are going to do and decide how you are going to do it. Obviously, if you are considering replacing big things such as your bath or shower, it is going to be more expensive than just a quick repaint and upgrade of accessories. Once you have selected a figure, you can start researching.
Step 2: Research Online
As with any purchase, you should do a lot of research to find the best deal. You would be best looking online because you can examine the wider market and look at different sellers. If you look for a guide to HP showerheads on blogs, you may also be able to find a good image of what you want your bathroom to look like by the time you are finished. Look at the websites of companies such as Bella Bathrooms will help because you can view lots of different commodities that you can buy to improve the space.
Step 3: Check For Deals
While researching online, do not forget to look for deals. You may be able to find fantastic bargains by looking at sites that offer coupons or vouchers for different shops, either online or on the highstreet. There are even sites that can tell you where there is a deal so that you can nip down to the nearest located shop to your home. You may also find that buying a set such as a full bathroom suite from one company will be cheaper, and there is the benefit that all your furniture will match.
Step 4: Give It A Clean
If you want your bathroom to be stunning before you buy any new furniture, be sure to give it a good and thorough clean. You want every part of the room to sparkle and shine. After you have done this, you may find there are fewer improvements to be made than you previously thought. Or, you may still want to go ahead with the full redesign. This will depend on the state your bathroom was in.
Step 5: Speak To A Designer
An interior designer can really help you out here, particularly if you are looking to save money. A good designer will, not only recommend the best seller of products, they will also design a concept of what your bathroom could look like. They can even provide the materials that you will need. If you make it known that budget is one of your top priorities, they will try to find the cheapest way to make your new bathroom a dream. But, if you would rather complete the redesign yourself, here are a few tips that may help.
Keep Things Simple
If you want your bathroom to look stunning but you do not have a lot of cash to spend, simplify the project. Rather than thinking about redesigning, consider buying some accessories that will make the room look beautiful. For instance, you could buy a stylish bath mat for the floor. Not only will this make your bathroom look lovely and colourful, but it will also make climbing out the bath simpler. If your shower is over your bath, you could think about simply buying a stylish shower curtain. They come in lots of different colours with gorgeous patterns.
You may consider adding some ornaments to your bathroom, particularly if you have a set of shelves above your sink. Instead of using this to put your bath items on, store these in a set of bathroom cabinets. Then, use the shelf to add some art and culture to the room with some fantastic decorative pieces.
Add Some Accessories
There are plenty of bathroom accessories that you can buy that will make the room look more stylish. You can consider buying some colourful candles or potpourri. When you light the candles in the evening, your bathroom will look beautiful and feel relaxing to be in. The potpourri is a stylish accessory that will also make your bathroom smell delightful. But, that are plenty of accessories you can use to make your bathroom look more fashionable. For instance, did you know that you can buy decorative toilet brushes. These are not for use but rather to make your bathroom look more classy.
You may want to think about adding some decorative towels and flannels to your bathroom. Again, these are not to be used but rather to add to the aesthetic of the room and impress any guests that you have over.
Simple accessories like mirrors can add to the room in ways that you did not even imagine. You probably thought that mirrors are just for checking you do not look a mess in the morning. But actually, adding a mirror to the right wall can make your room look a lot more grand.
Pick A Theme
When thinking about a redesign, have a theme in mind. This can be Hawaiian, futuristic, traditional or any other one you can think of. But when making the design hold that idea in place and buy around that idea. Let’s look at Hawaii as an example. When buying furniture, you will be looking at pieces made of soft, light wood that match the varnished wooden coverings on some of the walls. For the rest of the wall, you may want to consider painting them a bright colour such as ocean or sky blue. Add some ornaments such as pottery dolphins or fishes to add to the character.
If you add any other furniture, try a wicker seat or washing basket. These will fit right into your chosen theme and are very practical. If you add any other accessories, make sure that they match the rest of the pieces in the room. For instance, if you have a wooden cabinet, you may want to add a small pottery bowl on top, filled with shells and stones. You can do this with any theme you choose buying the accessories that fit the concept.
Finally, if you are struggling to find money in your budget, you may not be able to replace your bath, shower, toilets or sinks with brand new models. But there are little things you can do to improve each of them. If you want to improve your bath and sink, try replacing the faucet with some modern taps. These will be stylish and give your bathroom a whole new look. For the toilet, you may want to think about changing the seat. A seat with shells on or made of palm wood will certainly fit in with that Hawaiian theme we talked about.
Whatever improvements you make, we are sure you will love your new bathroom as much as we loved helping you design it.