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Upgrade your bathroom on a budget


Function And Beauty On A Shoestring: How To Upgrade Your Bathroom On A Budget

In order to change a room you can either replace or move something, decorate the interior or go for a full renovation. When funds are limited it can be frustrating if a room feels tired and dysfunctional. Fortunately, there are a range of possibilities that don’t need to break the bank. When done well, they can breathe new life into any bathroom. 

Perhaps you are in this position right now and are looking for ideas. Let’s take a quick tour around some of the major options available. 

New Bath Mats

They soak up water, stop us from slipping and keep our feet warm. Why not buy some new bath mats, and get some matching hand and bath towels while you’re at it? Don’t forget to roll up the towels like they do in hotels – it can change the feel of the room. 

When shopping online, make sure you compare the photos, prices, and read the product reviews and ratings first. This will prove to be helpful whether you are looking for a certain design or colour, or want a more luxurious item.


They are great for adding a touch of life to your bathroom, and they can even  match your décor. Scientists say they are good for helping people to relax, so place one near your bath. They absorb excess moisture and reduce humidity. They also act as air purifiers, soaking up such things as cigarette smoke, carbon dioxide or the ammonia from your bathroom cleaner. There’s lots of species to choose from including spider plants, snake plants, aloe vera and orchids. 


It’s possible to buy them made-to-measure, and if you fit them yourself they can be inexpensive. It’s possible to replace damp, mouldy curtains with shutters that can be wiped clean. By tilting the louvers, you can increase your privacy and adjust the room ventilation. Whether they are full height shutters or café style, they can also block out noise. 


They are great for keeping things off the floor, and for utilising unused wall space. If they’re by the toilet you could use wooden shelving to hold rolls of paper. Elsewhere they could hold your plants or some tasteful ornaments. If one is placed near the bath or shower, it will be easy to reach for hair conditioner and so on. If there is dead space or a recess, this is a perfect location. It could include the area under your sink if it doesn’t sit in a built-in cabinet. 


If you can’t extend the bathroom, enlarge it with mirrors! They reflect the light and make the room seem bigger. Try something wall to wall for this purpose or alternatively buy something retro to provide a centrepiece. If your room is quite dark, consider buying one with added LED lighting. This can also help with personal grooming. 

These have been just a few suggestions, but you could also consider buying some baskets. They can hold towels and dirty clothes, and fit into vacant spaces.  


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Posted by: Sarah Dixon | Posted on: April 30, 2021 | Posted in: INTERIORS

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