15 Bathroom Refurbishment Tips

How to improve your bathroom look and feel with these simple refurbishments.

 

Bathrooms are one of the most important parts of your home. It’s where you take a quick dip, relax and get ready for work in the morning. Your bathroom is a very personal place.

Whether it’s to take a quick shower or a relaxing moment in the tub, your bathroom should feel and look its best. The basics of good hygiene and cleanliness are to keep– but what you do inside the bathroom affects how it smells, looks, and feels.

So, how can you improve your bathroom look and feel? For some people, it’s a first step towards being more open, honest and authentic. For others, it’s a way to update their homes with modern and luxury features. Whatever your reason for revamping your bathroom, rethinking outdated aesthetics or adding luxury to make your bathroom feel more like a relaxing space.  

Here are 15 simple refurbishments that will help make your space smell better, look nicer, and feel better. Refurbishments are all different, but they usually involve some form of cleaning or replacing your old fixtures with new ones. All of these projects can help you give your bathroom a makeover that will last!

 

1. Revisit your outdated bathroom features

When you’re bathroom renovation project winds up being successful, it’s important to keep an eye out for signs of ageing. Chipping and flaking paint, posters and prints that don’t match the colour of the wall, mismatched fixtures, outdated plumbing and fixtures, etc. all say “don’t do this” or “don’t do that” when it comes to renovations! 

Keep in mind that renovations are like eating an entire meal from one dish. You’re going to get sick of the taste and have a hard time staying motivated to do the work when all you want to do is clean and organize your house. Start using the correct tools, using anörtinged screws and having a professional paint your house instead of chipping away at it with your hands!

2. Keep it simple with a new paint scheme

When it comes to renovations, adding a new paint scheme can seem like a daunting task – especially if you’re not an expert! But it’s not as difficult as you might think! You don’t need to be an expert in painting to tackle this task, and you don’t even need to buy a paint that’s specific to your bathroom. The perfect paint for your room is the one that speaks to the style of your room the most. 

Whether you choose to paint the walls white, black or something a little more elegant, keeping it simple and keeping the walls and fixtures in your bathroom the same colour as your toilet and sink will make your bathroom feel more like home. 

Keep in mind that a bright and bold paint scheme can be eye-catching. Keep it slow and easy and you’ll be fine. You can even pair your new colour scheme with an existing paint colour if you prefer a more neutral look.

3. Don’t forget about the bathtub – it’s an essential part of any home!

Bathtubs have come a long way in the 50 years since they were first introduced. Back then they were mainly used by celebrities and the rich, and they were often ornate and expensive. 

Today, bathtubs come in a variety of materials, sizes and styles – and they are available in a variety of colours and can be very cheap. If you’re not sure what type of tub you want, you can always try out a few to see what style, size and material works best for you. Whatever type of tub you choose, it’s an essential part of your bathroom renovations.

4. Install a luxury sink in your bathroom

If your bathroom is lacking a luxury touch, an elegant sink is a perfect way to finish the room. 

An elegant sink is only as powerful as the plumbing behind it. A simple tap to turn on the water flow would be so incredibly elegant! 

5. New faucets 

What’s that old saying about not spending more money than you have to? Well, except for maybe a new faucet or two, this is the best investment you can make in your bathroom. Yes, it might sound like a cheap tip, but the difference between having clean and dirty water is night and day. And, of course, your wallet will thank you for it. 

Whether you choose to replace all of your fixtures with contemporary pieces or stick with familiar fixtures, the tub faucet is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your bathroom. You can get pretty creative with the faucet brands you choose, but we recommend heading in the direction of higher-quality faucets that cost a little bit more. 

6. Damp-free windows

One of the easiest ways to make your bathroom smell better is to make sure the doors and windows stay dry. This might seem like a no-brainer, but many bathroom doors are often stuck with a mucky film from years of use. These can be easily removed with a mild cleanser and a soft brush. 

If you’re opposed to chemicals, you can always try to strip-club-accurate wax removal. If you’re still not convinced, there are plenty of natural ways to make the glass in your windows sparkle!

7. Add a new toilet to your home

Toilet technology has come a long way in the past 50 years. Back then, they were typically piped flush toilets that took a lot of maintenance. Today, toilet technology is much more advanced and reliable, making them easy to clean and maintain.

Toilets also come in a variety of designs and styles, so it’s important to do your research and find the right toilet for your home. If you have limited space, then a compact toilet might be best for you.

8. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!

There’s no sense in meticulously planning out every single detail of your bathroom renovation. You may find that a mix of different styles, sizes and materials works best for you in the end. 

Nothing brightens up a room like a few colours and different styles of art. You can choose from a wide range of design styles, sizes, finishes and colours for your bathroom. You can match the artwork with the sink or the walls, or use different pieces to create a unique look for your bathroom. 

You can also add a few water fixtures, rocks or plants to create a charming, nature-based bathroom design. If you love nature, a large stone or ceramic garden seat is perfect for your bathroom. If you want to add some glamour to your bathroom, a large crystal or light fixture is a beautiful way to finish the room!

9. Keep your eyes open for bargains

Bathroom cabinets can be found in a variety of styles, colours and costs. They can be beautiful pieces of furniture or cheap metal bins. If you’re looking for some savings, go for the cabinet instead of the countertop. It will probably cost you less and have less maintenance because it won’t get dirty as quickly. 

If you have a small bathroom, go for a small cabinet. It may not look as nice as a larger countertop, but it will cost less and last longer than a large piece of furniture.

10. Get the right tools for the job

Bathroom tools are a part of any bathroom renovation. When you’re planning out the layout and design of your bathroom, it’s important to stay aware of the tools that go along with it. 

If you have a small bathroom, you may want a small hand-held shower or tub brush. If you have a large bathroom, you may want a large bath brush that you can prop open like a book to help with back scrubs. Incorporate a little bit of everything into your bathroom and you’ll be happier with the results.

11. Get the most out of your bathroom

If you’ve got a small bathroom, you may not need all the extra features that come with a luxury model. A basic tub will do just fine for you, and a basic toilet will do just fine for your partner. 

But if you’re planning on upgrading your bathroom, it’s a good idea to get your house in order first. Things like unclogging your drains and fixing your leaky toilet will help make the upgrade process easier and less stressful. Don’t forget to clean your bathroom regularly, too! Once a month is plenty enough time to get your house in order and make your bathroom feel more like home.

12. Renovate floors

If you’ve got a bucket list of renovation projects, add a floor reno to it! Drains, toilets, sinks, tubs, showers, cabinets, and more can all get a boost from a fresh coat of paint. When you reno your bathroom, you’re not just painting the walls a new colour, you’re also bringing out the best in the existing walls and flooring. 

What’s more, if you’ve got ceramic or marble tile, you can buff the existing colour to give it a more sophisticated shine. 

If you’re old-school and still have stained or cracked tiles, you might consider buffing the existing tiles to a brighter finish. When it comes to new fixtures, professional installers can create truly stunning designs, but if you’re not sure where to start, try to stick with fixtures that are already installable by a home user.

13. Upgrade your HVAC system

Your bathroom is the perfect place to chill after a long day at work or take your child to kickstart their growth spurt. Make sure that you keep your HVAC system clean, and check that the airflow is efficient. There are many bacteria- and heat-related diseases that are preventable, and having poor air circulation can cause bad breath, nosebleeds, and blackheads. Make sure that your system is in good shape with these refurbs!

14. Washable rugs

You should consider installing a rug in your bathroom to provide a more comfortable surface. This will prevent you from having aching feet and knees! 

A rug can significantly improve the feel of your bathroom. You can pick out a nice plush rug that will get you lots of compliments, or go with a more casual, slip-on style. There are many different types of rugs that you can choose from.

15. Install a showerhead or hand shower

If your bathroom is a little cramped for space and you don’t have a lot of space to spare, consider installing a showerhead or hand shower. These fixtures often take up very little space but still offer a ton of clean-ability. 

Showerheads come in all shapes and sizes, so you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to purchasing your new showerhead. From boxy to round, you can find showerheads that are both functional and beautiful. 

If you’re installing a new hand shower, you can choose from handheld, mounted, or wall-mounted designs. There are plenty of options when it comes to mounting your hand shower, so feel free to experiment.

 

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