4 Bathroom DIY Tips Suitable For Beginners
BY Jaimin Patel
Has your bathroom arrived to a stage where it might need a bit of a touch-up? Perhaps it’s even beyond that point and therefore may require a full-on bathroom renovation. Whichever of the two options apply to you, it’s likely that your next move will be determined by your budget and skillset. For those that are just beginners when it comes to bathroom design and renovations, then this article will be perfect for you. Below, we have listed some DIY (do it yourself) bathroom renovation tips that are ideal for someone just starting out on this journey.
Before you start pulling tiles off the wall and removing old, mould affected vanities; it’s essential that you have a plan of attack. Knowing what you can do on your own is key to executing a great DIY bathroom renovation. There are a few certain things that can be done to give your bathroom a major facelift without needing to undergo a complete renovation. And the best thing about this option is that you should be able to do everything on your own!
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Tip #1: Replacing Tapware
The tapware plays a surprisingly large role in the design aspect of any bathroom. A lot of the time, replacing your bathroom's tapware is something that can add a lot of elegance to a bathroom, whilst at the same time reducing the need to invest in a complete renovation. The greatest thing of all is that replacing the tapware is not too difficult. You should be able to do it own your own with some suitable guidance from your local bathroom supplier, or bathroom contractor.
Tip #2: Repainting The Tiles & Your Bathroom
If you’re stuck with tiles that aren’t quite your or style colour anymore, then you can avoid ripping them off by simply repainting them. Be sure to use the right type of paint for your bathroom tiles. By painting your bathroom and bathroom tiles, you’ll be able to create a new whole mood and feel for it. If you try using lighter colours, it’ll help to make the room appear larger.
Make sure to take care not to let the paint make contact with items such as light switches and shower racks. you can easily cover up these surfaces by lining their edging with masking tape or similar. The last thing you want to do is have to fix or re-purchase your bathroom accessories.
Our final tip for painting your bathroom is to make sure that you remove all of your loose bathroom items, like your soap dishes, toilet roll holders etc. You really don't want to have awkward paint smears on your bathroom accessories, or have to fork out more money to clean them up properly or replace them.
Tip #3: Updating Your Accessories
Having the right type of bathroom or powder room accessories can really accompany the new colour and tapware in your bathroom. Be sure to accessories with something that was chosen AFTER you’ve finished with your mini-renovations. It’s much easier trying to find accessories that fit the style of your bathroom than trying to make your bathroom match the style of your bathroom's accessories.
Accessories such as towel racks, soap dispensers and even toilet roll holders can significantly add to the ambience of the room. There are a lot of options available so be sure to shop around and choose something that fits your needs.
Tip #4: Make Use Of Storage And Shelving
You’ll be surprised at what an impact it can have on your bathroom once you clear up the clutter. By installing some pre-built storage and shelving into your bathroom, you’ll be able to create more space to add accessories whilst at the same time providing your bathroom with an area to store bathroom supplies. Bathroom storage options can even include shampoo racks that can be stuck to the shower wall. These make for a great experience by giving you ease of access to all your showering needs.
By following the above beginner bathroom renovation tips, you’ll be able to give your bathroom a completely new feel and style. When embarking upon this journey, it’s always important to choose tasks that sit within your skillset. You can save a lot of money and time by trying out these DIY tips as opposed to investing in a full renovation. Make sure that you only embark on changes and tasks that you're confident you can complete on your own. If you're unsure or not confident, please seek the advice of your local trades professional.