Update Your Bathroom for Latest Trends

You don’t have the time, money or inclination to give your bathroom a complete makeover, but you do want to update it. How can you update your bathroom without spending a lot of money on a full bathroom renovation? A little DIY “elbow grease” and a few touches here and there may be all it takes to give your bathroom a facelift.

Don’t Replace – Refresh

The biggest difference between cleaning a bathroom and cleaning any other room in the house is that a bathroom is a wet room. As such, it has special cleaning needs that other rooms don’t require. Mold accumulates in the tile grouting and soap scum gradually builds up on tiles, your shower screen and even on fittings like your shower head. If your bathroom is looking a little dingy, mold and shop scum may be the culprits and a little “spring cleaning” may be in order.

There  are some tips that can help you make your bathroom sparkle again:

Maintaining Your Shower Screen shows how to make your shower screen shine again using a solution of white vinegar and water.

If you have ceramic tiles in your bathroom, check out How o Clean Ceramic Tiles and learn the best ways to clean and maintain ceramic floor and wall tiles.

How to Maintain Stone Tiles will tell you want you need to know about maintaining and cleaning stone tiles.

If you start your bathroom update with a thorough cleaning, you’ll be much better able to see what else needs to be done.

Don’t Replace – Resurface
Now that you shower screen and tiles are sparking, do your bathtub and sink look dingy? You can give them a good scrub, but if they’re scratched, chipped, stained and/or faded, more drastic action may be called for. Before you call in the wrecking crew, though, consider getting quotes from bath& basin resurfacing specialists. They can make your tub and sink look like new again and even change their colour, giving your bathroom a whole new look. Better yet, resurfacing costs a fraction of the price of replacing a bathtub and basin.
Perform Painting Magic

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint or two for updating your living room or bathroom. The sane thing is true in the bathroom. You may have liked that soothing pale blue wall colour 5 years ago, but is it putting you to sleep today? Have a look at the bathroom design ideas on our photo pages and be inspired by all the bathroom colour schemes that are in vogue today. Choose your favorite, contact your local paint supplier and perform painting magic in your bathroom.

“That’s a great idea, but my tiles don’t match the paint colour I want,” you say? Well, there’s a solution for that, too. If you want more professional result, tile resurfacing specialists can perform the same magic on your tiles that bath & basin resurfaces can perform on your tub and sink.

Don’t forget the Details

By updating your bathroom on a budget, you probably have enough money left add a few details that can make all the difference to your bathroom. For example, consider replacing your shower head with a modern water saving shower head. Unlike old style water saving shower heads that basically saved water simply by restricting the flow of water, modern versions cleverly work by improving the way water flows out of the shower head. Imagine the refreshing fall of rain and you get the idea.
When you update your bathroom this way, by cleaning, refreshing, resurfacing and repainting instead of replacing, you can save thousands of dollars and have a bathroom that looks as good as new. Now, why not have a nice shower in your new bathroom and treat yourselves to a night out? You deserve it.

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