Renovating your bathroom on a budget needn’t be a chore.
Luxurious bathroom and stylish roofing needn’t be confined to those with plenty of money.
Spoil yourself with brilliant budget bathrooms.
We’ll look at some cheap but effective ideas to get a beautiful bathroom on a budget.
Have some fun!
Update Your Bathroom Suite and Spruce Up Your Roofing Area
Before you discount a new bathroom suite, consider a budget suite, ex-display or discounted lines.
You can get a whole suite and fit it yourself, with a little DIY knowledge – especially if you are not changing the layout of the bathroom.
If you don’t want to change your whole bathroom suite, instead try fitting smart, modern taps.
If your current bath is a little stained or discolored, try resurfacing it – you can now buy special kits to do just this, at a reasonable price.
Similarly, you can alter the appearance of worn out shingles. Especially after years and years of constantly being exposed to harsh weather and wind, your roof shingles would curl, and the roofing area would be exposed for all to see. Luckily, you can remedy the situation by sealing down the shingles and safeguard the wooden surface just below using sealant materials. It is an easy and quick process that requires the use of a caulking gun, sealant and a bit of red brick.
Box Your Bathroom In
Through using MDF paneling, you can easily update your bath using new panels. This way, you’ll leave it smooth to ensure a minimal modern touch.
Add tongue-and-groove, or wooden paneling, if you prefer a traditional, or country-style, bathroom.
Use MDF to build a vanity unit around your current basin, or just build a cupboard or shelving, to fit below the basin.
How to Update Boring Tiles
The piece of advice about to follow comes in handy for updating dull tiling.
If your tiles are dated or have seen better days, get a natural new look when decorating your bathroom, with a tile update.
Depending on your budget, and the time available:
- Tile over your old tiles – this just does the whole job, a little quicker and more comfortable.
- Add tongue-and-groove, or wood paneling, over your old tiles.
- We find this an especially useful trick (used in my own bathroom!) for covering over tiles that are uneven, or well and truly in the wrong place.
- Use your tongue-and-groove horizontally, if you want an unusual, modern, dynamic feel.
Painting Your Bath and Roof Tiling
Expert roofers will tell you to calculate the required amount of paint needed by adhering to this plan:
- Measure the breadth and length of your walls that support the roof, then multiply the area by 1.5. From here, you can roughly estimate the amount of paint required by dividing the area by 7, then multiply this figure by 2 to cover you for two coats. Even though you may end up with excess paint, it will come in handy for any touch-up work needed.
- For your bathroom tiles, you can make use of a specialist, all-in-one, tile paint or primer that are overcoated by gloss paint in your color choice.
- Use a quality brush or small gloss roller – I have got a good finish with both.
- Make sure your tiles are all very clean – use sugar-soap to clean your tiles before you start.
- Seal the edges well, with some waterproof sealant, to stop the water creeping in at the edges.
No More Worries Over Grubby Grout
Re-grout your tiles to freshen up the feel. Use white, or try out some colored grout.
A word of warning though – again from personal experience, in my previous house – if the tiles have been put on the wall wonky, or crooked, in any way, a contrasting colored grout will really draw this to everyone’s attention.
A grout pen is a good idea, for just cleaning up/tidying your grouting – or for drawing in the grout lines over painted tiles. But it does get a little tedious, after the first few!
Add a row of more expensive, colored or decorative tiles, to a wall of dull tiles.
Try adding one row of ‘fancy’ tiles around a bath and above the basin – this even works well when you tile over the top of old tiles.
Make sure you get a proper finishing edge to either your bathroom tiles or roof shingles to make the job look professional and tidy.