On a limited budget but have limitless ideas for sprucing up your bathroom? Find out what you could achieve with the money you’ve got…
Under £20 to spend
· Is your once sparkling white grout letting the whole room down? You can clean it up for free with elbow grease and a bleach and water solution, but if you want the job done quickly and thoroughly, a grout cleaner will do the trick. Topp’s Tiles sell one for £10.99.
· Want to give your all-white bathroom a little help in the personality department? Tile stickers need no skill, no effort and virtually no budget to make a big impact. Try Zazzle’s vintage range, £4.45 per sticker, for a look that’s straight out of a Moroccan riad.
Under £50 to spend
· If your bathroom windows are overlooked, you’ll need to cover them, but if blinds are beyond your budget, why not use a funky window film in their place? Brume’s showerhead design starts at around £25 for a 30cm x 60cm window. Bargain!
· If the loo roll is always lolling around on the floor and towels are left to hang damply over the shower screen, why not upgrade your bathroom with a few shiny new accessories? Bathrooms.com’s accessories cost from just £7 – so for under £50, you could kit yourself out with a robe hook (£7), tumbler and holder (£9), soap dish (£9), and toilet roll holder (£14), all from the Anderson range.
Under £100 to spend
· If your suite’s in good condition but your bathroom’s tiles are dated, dowdy or just dreadful, why not replace them? You can tile over the existing wall tiles if they’re still solidly attached, allowing you to get the work done in not much more than a day. These smart Janssen tiles come in a range of cool colours – and 5 metres sq will cost you just over £94, leaving you change to get a tub of adhesive and grout.
· If space is as tight as money, you’ll be looking for good value storage that will make your bathroom look neater and bigger all in one go. The handy 30cm wide, four-drawer Bryce bathroom storage unit is small enough to squeeze into even the tightest space and costs just £79.
Under £500 to spend
· If you’re an experienced DIYer a brand new bathroom could be yours for under £500. This Hawksmoor suite includes the toilet, sink, bath and screen for just £349 – taps and fixings are separate.
Over £2,000 to spend
· Not so much of a dab hand at DIY? A brand new bathroom will cost you from around £2,500 fitted, and that’s including new sanitaryware (in the same positions as the old), new, basic tiles and flooring.
· Want a luxury bathroom, including new lighting and extractor fan, underfloor heating, new tiles throughout, new pipework and more…? Start saving – a professional job with all these lovely new fittings will cost you around £5,000.