Affordable Updates For Your Family Bathroom

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Is your bathroom looking a little worse for wear? Could it do with an upgrade, but splashing out on a fancy makeover just isn’t affordable right now? The good news is that to update your bathroom; you don’t have to break the bank. (Yes, really!)

When it comes to bathroom decor, it’s important to realize that updates don’t have to be expensive. There are plenty of things you can do to give your bathroom a new lease of life, without spending the big bucks. From re-doing old features to swapping the fittings and fixtures.

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If you want to give your family bathroom a fresh look, check out these simple ideas:

Deep clean

First things first, deep clean your bathroom. You would be amazed at how much grime builds up, especially around the tiles. So before you do anything else, give your bathroom a good deep clean. This will allow you to see what areas need work, and which ones just needed a good clean.

If, for example, the silicon seals around your bath, sink and shower have started to go black, you might think that they need replacing. However, that isn’t necessarily the case. To get rid of those nasty stains, mix bleach and bicarbonate of soda together, rub into the seals and scrub with an old toothbrush. You may need to repeat this a couple of times, but this concoction should get rid of those nasty marks.


Painting your bathroom is one of the cheapest ways to give it a fresh look and feel. Well, as long as you are willing to do the work yourself, that is. While painting can be hard work, hiring a contractor to do it for you, can be incredibly expensive.

To ensure that the paint doesn’t bubble or peel, make sure to opt for specialist bathroom paint. Bathrooms contain a lot of moisture, which means that normal paint can end up bubbling or peeling. That’s why, when it comes to repainting, it’s crucial that you use a bathroom-safe paint.

Update the fixtures

The next step is to update the fixtures. Things like the lights, faucets, shower head, and towel rail, are all simple and affordable to replace. These things may seem insignificant to your bathroom’s design, but replacing them can make a big difference to the look of the space.

When it comes to replacing the faucets and shower head, make sure to opt for styles that match the rest of the room. It’s also important to choose a shower head and faucets that offer a high level of pressure – there’s nothing worse than a shower with no power. To find the perfect showerhead, check out the best shower heads for high pressure, here.

For ideas for fixture updates, have a look on Pinterest – you can find some fantastic inspiration on here. You might not be able to spend a lot, but that doesn’t mean that you can make your bathroom look good.

Have your bath and shower relined

If your bath or shower is looking a little worse for wear, you might think that the only option is to buy a new one. However, that’s not the case. Instead, you can have them relined. It will still cost you, but having your bath or shower relined is much cheaper than buying a replacement.

The good news is that you can reline your bathroom’s features yourself. However, to ensure that the finish looks as good as possible, it’s best to go down the professional route.

Many of us make the mistake of thinking that updating our bathroom will be incredibly expensive, but that’s not true. If you are willing to put in the effort, you can redesign your family bathroom for a modest price.

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