When it comes to home renovations, a popular area that is often targeted is the bathroom. With the range of affordable home DIY options available, this area of the house can be revamped with just a little effort and know how.
The shower zone
An effective way to reduce renovation costs when it comes to remodelling the bathroom is to revamp your shower enclosure. Even after thoroughly cleaning your tiles, especially in older homes, you may find that the grout is still stained with mould or mildew. No amount of scrubbing can remove it, and re-tiling can be expensive. Rather than replacing the tiles, a great home DIY job is to remove the grout and replace it with a fresh lot.
Take the advice of the home DIY expert at your local hardware about the best products and methods to use.
Cutting paint costs
When dealing with a space the size of an average bathroom, painting it is not a major project. So much of the wall area is taken up with mirrors, showers, and tiles that often there is just a small area left to be painted.
Because bathrooms can be subject to mould growth, it is important that you prepare the surfaces well before applying the type of paint, recommended at your home DIY store, for use in damp areas.
Think outside the square
Many of us have been conditioned to using traditional materials, especially in the bathroom. By doing a little research and learning some ‘how tos’ you can create unique bathroom features as really rewarding home DIY projects.
You can achieve an inexpensive granite look for the top of a vanity by painting the bottom of a piece of glass black and fixing it to the top of your cabinet – or why not bring the outdoors in by giving your shower floor a pebble-crete makeover (great for beach houses!).
Using lighting creatively can also change the look of a bathroom – but be sure to consult a licensed contractor where warranted.
Innovative storage options are provided with the use of baskets, boxes, cabinets and shelving. Plan to use your available space wisely to avoid a cluttered look.
Add a finishing touch to your home DIY bathroom makeover by investing in some luxurious fluffy towels in colours to match or contrast with your theme.