Hello lovelies! Things have been a little slow on the sewing front, but your interest in our home improvements since I posted our living room and dining room renovations, has inspired me to share our bathroom project.
First, let me start with a disclaimer: this is not our dream bathroom, not by far. Compared to the rest of our house, the bathroom is pretty modest, but we don't currently have the funds to gut it and start again. So we set out to achieve maximum effect with minimum budget!
We decided to leave the fairly inoffensive suite and wall tiles for now, but the shabby blue walls/ceiling and the depressing lino flooring really had to go. So we lightened the walls and ceiling for a brighter look, and we went for modern-looking flooring.
We made some other subtle, yet significant changes too. We painted the wooden sideboards/door-frame white, varnished the door in a slightly darker shade, replaced the bathscreen with a slicker one, added some simple storage, and added some life in the form of plants.
I hope you agree that despite no major or structural changes, we've managed to transform our little bathroom. And it really was DIY on a budget, costing us less than £200 for the whole lot!
- Our most expensive purchase was the £99 semi-frameless bathscreen from Homebase.
- Our best bargain was the flooring, also from Homebase. We paid a mere £12 for a pack of 36 textured vinyl tiles (sadly out of stock), an 80% discount on the original price! They were expertly installed (laid sounds so wrong) by the boyfriend's dad...our DIY guru and saviour!
- The paint was on offer at Wilko's and we used Frosted Steel on the walls, Pure Brilliant White on the ceiling and Quick Dry Satinwood on the woodwork.
- Finally, we got our functional storage from Argos (here and here) - we're toying with the idea of adding a wall cabinet above the toilet, but I tend to favour minimalism in decor.
- The wood varnish we had leftover from other projects and the aloe vera plant and orchid were gifts.
What do you think to our bathroom DIY on a budget? Are you working on any home improvements at the moment?