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After a long and exhausting day, there’s nothing quite like getting home and soaking in a hot bath. It eases tense muscles, helps you to clear your head and can even lower blood pressure and therefore stress levels. However if your bathroom is a little worse for wear it’s not exactly going to provide you with the spa like surroundings that you crave. An entire bathroom refit is incredibly expensive and isn’t something that most of us can simply go out and have done at the drop of a hat, but that’s not to say you need to live with a substandard bathroom either. Here are some ideas for improving the space on a shoestring.
Give it a Scrub
Giving your bathroom a thorough deep clean really can make a difference to how it looks. Use limescale remover to get rid of any build up around taps or in the toilet bowl, scrub the floors, mirror and windows and throw away all of those gooey half used products that you’re not going to use. Decluttering and getting everywhere sparkling can transform the space in itself, especially if it’s not been done properly in a while.
Replace Tiles With a Backsplash
The tiles are one of the things that will most bring down the look of a bathroom. Over time they can become cracked or fall off completely and the grout between them can look discoloured and dirty, which no amount of cleaning will resolve. Not to mention that tiles can look outdated over time since home trends do move on over the years. Having all new tiling done can be very expensive, but there’s an easy solution. A backsplash is easy to put up and inexpensive, it prevents water soaking the walls just as much as tiles but is far more convenient to fit. You can get them in all colours and designs to match whatever style and decor you’re going for. Pull off the tiles and sand down the walls. Paint everywhere a nice light neutral colour which will make the room look bigger and then fit a backsplash next to the bath and behind the sink where you’d usually have tiles.
Switch Up The Taps
Replacing the entire sink or bath can be expensive, but you can actually modernise the look of these things simply by replacing the taps. Sites like www.tapwarehouse.com/category/bathroom-taps have lots of them in one place making it easy to find a style that works for you. Replacing taps is a quick job for a plumber or could be done by you if you have reasonable DIY knowledge.
Buy New Accessories
Finally, just replacing the accessories in the bathroom can make a big difference. Treat yourself to some lovely large towels and a fluffy bath mat. Replace things like shower curtains, toothbrush holders, toilet brushes and other bathroom necessities. How about some nice new bubble bath and pampering products so you can fully relax in the new space?
You don’t have to spend a fortune, these simple changes could make a massive difference and allow you to really enjoy your relaxation time.