How to revamp your bathroom

Posted: 20th Oct 2019

If you're on a budget, here are some top tips

1. Labour can be the priciest part of a bathroom revamp, often costing as much as the suite itself. Keeping the layout similar will help, as the plumber won’t need to move many pipes. Always get three quotes too, although the cheapest might not necessarily be the best.

2. Tiles can be one of the most expensive aspects, particularly if you fall in love with a wow design. So why not paint existing tiles, opt for MDF panelling instead or reserve a pricier tile for just one feature wall with plain tiles everywhere else? Remember hexagons and unusual shapes will take much longer to fit. 

3. A second-hand vintage dresser or chest of drawers can often be a cheaper option than a purpose-built vanity unit. Adapt it with a piece of worktop and ask your plumber to cut holes for the sink and taps. 

4. Take a leaf from Elisha’s book and wait for bank holiday and Boxing Day sales, look out for discount codes and sign up to mailing lists that highlight great deals. Then shop around, mixing up elements from different home stores.

Feature and styling by Karen Wilson / photos by Katie Lee