Home renovations blog: Three bathroom renovations that won't break the bank

By the resi financial blog team, 16 May 2014

cheap bathroom renovations

Revitalising your bathroom doesn't have to be an expensive ordeal. In fact, there are a number of options available that won't break the bank while making your bathroom look fabulous. Here are some ideas to consider when you're looking into renovating your property

Minimalism

The Block's Shaynna Blaze highlights a number of good tips to consider when looking at renovating your bathroom, and one of these is to embrace minimalism. For example, she says to make a space appear bigger, choose a neutral coloured floor will help. In fact, having a neutral colour palate for the whole room could create a nice, clean space for you and your family to enjoy. 

Wall mirrors are great, and installing a huge reflective surface above the sink and countertops will help to "stretch" the environment, further adding to the illusion of luscious space in the room. 

Reworking current fixtures

Changing a room's plumbing can be an expensive ordeal. It's a lot easier to keep the current layout of your bathroom than to radically change it. This provides you with a concrete canvas - something to work around rather than change significantly. Keeping the main layout means getting creative with the way you rework the space, allowing for interesting and ingenious thoughts to take shape. 

Another tip from Ms Blaze has to do with revitalising tiles. Rather than a costly replacement job, having a professional respray them with a non-toxic polyurethane solution can provide fantastic results that last for up to 15 years.

Get proper installation

The best way to ensure your bathroom remains cheap to renovate and maintain, is to get the job done right . Skimping on quality may save you money in the short term, but complications in the future can be extremely costly. Shop around for a few quotes from tradies, or if you're lucky enough to have family members that are builders, ask them for a helping hand. 

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