Transforming a bathroom on a budget

Transforming a bathroom on a budget

Giving your bathroom a facelift sounds like a painful and expensive project, but it doesn't have to be. Some of the most effective updating in a bathroom can also be the easiest and cheapest.

Paint the Walls and Cabinets. It's amazing the difference a fresh coat of paint can make. TIP: A lighter colour will make your bathroom seem bigger.


Changing all the hardware, such as light fixtures, drawer and cupboard handles, faucet handles and showerheads, can make a big impact. Be sure to use the same finish, such as stainless steel, to keep a unified look.

Dont underestimate the importance of lighting in a bathroom. Sconce lighting at the vanity is an ideal way to get even lighting on your face, and installing it at eye level will help diminish unflattering shadows. Dim lighting is nice for a relaxing bath; bright lights are great for shaving or applying makeup. Adding more overall lighting can make a bathroom seem larger.


Accessorise! Add some life and character to your bathroom with a new towel rail, shower curtain, towels or bathmat. Try using a pot plant or some greenery to bring life to this space. TIP: Spider plants and ferns will all thrive in the warmth and humidity and are almost impossible to kill off.