A New Bathroom For Under £1,000

Most homeowners spend around $7,000 to $10,000 on each big renovation project. Over half of them will have to increase their budget to take account of issues related to poor planning. In short, we are a nation of renovators, and we love to improve the house. As a result, it is easy to define which are the first rooms to be renovated inside a home. Homeowners focus their attention on the first rooms that show signs of use, being the bathroom and the kitchen. Kitchen renovation projects are often expensive because they require to buy new appliances. There is no way around the expense, unfortunately. However, when it comes to the bathroom, while most projects remain expensive, the costs could be easily cut down with some savvy DIY craft and a lot of smart recycling thinking. Here’s how:   

Learning To Renovate

When you are looking at renovating your bathroom, it’s important to set a budget for your time and your expenses before you start. To keep your renovation low cost, you will need to invest time and efforts in it. So, make sure that you start with the right DIY gear! If you bought an old house, it’s likely that your original bathroom floor has been covered with layers of plywood and linoleum. If you want to refloor the room, you will need to go through layers of old flooring. It’s a hard manual work, but this will increase the value of your home dramatically. Besides painting the walls, with a bathroom suitable paint that is designed to resist stains and moisture, the other main area of improvement is the tiled wall around the shower or the tub. It will give your bathroom a fresh and clean look. Finally, instead of changing your bathtub or shower, you can refresh them with a refinishing kit, to find the original shine.

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Don’t Waste Anything

When you start diving into long renovation projects, you will rapidly find that you have a lot of items that can’t be reused in their original form. For example, if you start working on the plumbing system, you may find yourself with plenty of unusable scrap copper. Don’t just throw it away; if you can’t repurpose it, others can, and they will give you a fair copper per pound price. Additionally, other larger items, such as a bathroom cabinet can be repurposed into an elegant kitchen cupboard or a craft chest of drawers. Similarly, if you have an old chest of drawers, you can also repurpose it into a bathroom vanity, following the previous step-by-step tutorial.

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Be Your Own Plumber

Finally, if you have ever hired a plumber, you are probably aware of the cost of a professional repair/renovation work. In most cases, with the right tools, you can tackle most bathroom projects by yourself, at a lower cost, and without much efforts. Additionally, plumbing essentials such as installing a sink or adding new water lines are a lot easier than you might think. As a rule of the thumb, you can do most of your plumbing work within an afternoon and at no cost at all if you have the appropriate tool.

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Modernize your Bathroom in Minutes

If your bath or powder room is looking a bit dated, fear not – there are some fast and easy ways to update even the most mundane bathroom in minutes! By simply replacing and updating your towel bars and rings along with installing some new robe hooks or towel racks you can enjoy a more functional bathroom; a dated vanity can be modernized with new bathroom hardware in minutes. Most bath accessory sets offer a wide range of items to choose from so even if you start by selecting a new hamper, you can always add new coordinating pieces as time and budget permits.

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There are a few updates which will add real value over time and they do not necessarily cost a lot of money or require a professional to install them; a handheld shower head is one example of a value-added improvement that will pay benefits over the long term. It is easy to shampoo hair, bathe children, wash pets, water plants or clean the tub or shower enclosure with a handheld shower head plus you can enjoy a water massage or soothe aching joints by aiming the water spray precisely where you want it.

A heated towel rack is another improvement that will more than pay for itself. Not only will you enjoy wrapping yourself in a warm fluffy towel after a bath or shower, a heated towel rack is useful for drying swimwear and fine washables, warming blankets and baby clothes and drying towels quickly which will save on energy. There are counter top towel warmers along with freestanding heated towel racks and wall mount models.

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Choosing Bathroom Fixtures

An organized bathroom is what I want for our new home so I informed my mother what are the things and bathroom fixtures I want.  Like a sink, tissue, towel and soap holders, shower and medicine cabinet with mirror. Yesterday they uploaded the items they bought for our bathroom and when I saw the medicine cabinet I was surprised that it has no cover at the back, it turns out they don’t think it is needed.

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My mother decided that the color of our bathroom is sky blue so they bought bluish tiles. Hopefully they could install them soon as the bathroom flooring was already done.

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