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How to Give Your Bathroom a Quick Makeover


How to Give Your Bathroom a Quick Makeover

Posted on: June 16, 2015

A bathroom makeover seems like a challenge at first, but don't be so quick to dismiss it. There are ways to do it without causing a mini flood.

An average person is thought to spend at least 1.5 years of their lifetime in the bathroom - that is an impressive statistic, so it is little wonder if you want it to to look nice.

At the outset a bathroom makeover may seem like an unsurmountable feat, but don't be so quick to dismiss it. There is a way to add a touch of class, without causing a deluge.

Of course, there are several ideas you can use to transform the space, but you must be mindful of others who will be using the bathroom as well. For a family with young children it may not be the best option to add fancy accessories that will succumb to the curiosity of the little ones.

In addition to this when completing a DIY project, it is easy to splurge and end up spending too much.

To help you we have come up with 10 simple and cost-effective ways to make your bathroom look beautiful:

1. A splash of colour

Sometimes all you need to do to spruce up this little room is to give it a bit of colour. Your local home improvement store is bound to have a number of supplies - choose a bright colour and the right products and you're good to go.

2. Refresh your tapware

It seems like a simple thing, but you will be amazed at how much of difference decent tapware makes. You can revitalise a dated bathroom by simply changing out the faucets.

3. A bit of green

Adding a few attractive indoor plants has to be the easiest and quickest way to turn a space from drab to chic. Feeling adventurous? Add a small removable garden bed with flowers to the exterior window sill.

4. A new vanity

If there is one thing that will make your bathroom stand out it's a brand new vanity unit. Not only does it add a storage space, but also a well-groomed new look.

5. Add a stylish frame to the mirror

To really dress up the space, add a fancy frame to the mirror. You can make your own or buy one from a retailer. Let your imagination run wild.

6. Use the right lighting

Adding light fittings can make for a striking look. Try twin spotlights above the mirror or add lighting to either side to create a classy ambience.

7. Rejuvenate the towel rail

A heated tower rail is a blessing - what more could you ask for than a warm fluffy towel ready to welcome you after a shower? If you have limited space available, you could also look at installing hooks instead, they'll take less space.

8. Take care of moss and mould

This one seems like a no-brainer, but a quick clean will make your bathroom look appealing. Since moisture is a real problem in this part of the house, moss and mould can really build up - on surfaces that are painted it usually looks black. You need to remove it quickly to stop it from destroying the layers of paint underneath. However, a good quality cleaner and some elbow grease should be enough for the job.

9. Aromatic candles

Want to create a relaxing vibe without spending a fortune? Try adding candles. If you are concerned about knocking them over, install wall mounted holders. You could also use glasses and put tea lights inside.

10. Ask an expert

Once you've got an idea about the changes you want to make to your bathroom, visit your nearest Stracto store to find the right tools for your DIY dream project.