With spring around the corner and the days getting warmer again, most of us are starting to think about home updates and improvements. And as we’re spending more time at home, quirks that we wouldn’t usually notice can really start to annoy!
When it comes to sprucing up your home, bathroom makeover projects are a great place to start. This is where you get ready every morning, and prepare yourself to go to bed every evening. Consequently, it’s important to have a practical space that supports your daily routine, rather than adds frustration to it.
Easy bathroom makeover projects
If you’re looking to perk up your bathroom, here are five bathroom makeover projects that you can easily undertake yourself.
Refresh your walls
You’d be surprised how much a lick of paint can change a room! If you’re looking for a cost-effective way of transforming your bathroom that doesn’t involve major renovations, this is it.
You can decide to repaint all the walls, or just make a statement with an accent wall. You can even paint the ceiling to bring extra colour and character into the room. Most bathrooms tend to be quite neutral, but you can use colourful choices to really liven up the space.
If you’d prefer to keep your bathroom neutral, you can opt for tones like taupe, which will bring some warmth without being too bright.
Add a towel rail
Is there a better feeling than grabbing a warm fluffy towel after a bath or shower? If you’ve never owned a towel rail, you’re seriously missing out.
As well as heating the room and ensuring you never have to dry off with a cold towel, heated towel rails are a great way to add some style to a bathroom.
Nowadays you can find many different styles of towel rail, so whether you like traditional looks or modern designs, you’re sure to find something that suits your space.
If you want something easy to install, opt for an electric towel rail. These don’t need to be connected to central heating, and can be installed in pretty much any bathroom.
Update your storage
It’s commonplace to see bathrooms overcrowded with beauty products and other essentials, particularly if you share with the whole family. Why not rethink your storage solutions and make a fun project out of it?
This could include putting up shelves that will save some floor space, creating storage boxes or drawer organisers, or even replacing your bulky bathroom cabinet. Choose solutions that will suit your lifestyle: for example, shelves where you can lay your products out may look great, but you need to keep them tidy or they will quickly turn into chaos. Boxes and cabinets with doors are a great choice if you prefer to hide toiletries and other products away.
Paint your tiles
Replacing tiles in a bathroom is a great way to transform it, but it can be an expensive and tedious process, and it’s definitely not a job for a DIY beginner. Nowadays you can find paint that has been specially made for tiles, so you can simply paint over then. Keep in mind that this type of paint is made for ceramic tiles; natural stone tiles will absorb the paint.
Not all paint brands are suitable for areas subject to water, such as the inside of a shower. Always check that the type of paint you are buying is suitable for the surface you will be painting. For best results, clean the tiles and repair any damage before you start.
Replace your tap
Want to give your sink a new lease of life, without replacing the whole thing? A new tap could be the solution. It’s much cheaper and easier to replace a tap than the entire sink, and the results will absolutely be worth it.
The design of your tap can change the whole feel of a sink, whether that’s with a striking brass tap, a traditional silver one, or a modern black faucet. There are so many designs to choose from. It’s up to you if you prefer a single tap or separate ones (one for hot water, one for cold water), and you’ll find many styles for both of these options.
I hope these bathroom makeover projects have inspired you, and provided some ideas for what you can do without spending a fortune. You can find more inspiration for bathrooms here, and more interior design tips here.