3 Steps To Transform Your Bathroom For Under £60.

You may remember I once wrote a post about ways to spruce up your kitchen - quickly, easily and cheaply. It was one of my most popular posts for quite some time, which goes to show how Joe Public is always open to frugal ways and means of refreshing our homes. Clever Joe!

Today, I want to show you how I managed to completely transform my bathroom for less than £100. In fact, I do an injustice to myself - it was actually less than £65, and that's including delivery costs as well!! All in three simple steps and proven in just 15 seconds of video. Check it out...



First things first - change your colour scheme. Anything different to the norm is bound to make a refreshing change and any room at all, and don't be afraid to go for something you wouldn't normally go for. In my case, we originally had white, black and purple but, for the refresh, we decided to opt for grey and white. Quite boring and washed out you might think (or at least I did when I was starting to piece it all together!). 

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This brings me to the second important part of any transformation - accessories that will enhance or compliment your chosen colour scheme. For a grey and white theme I had two ways to take this: go for a 'pop' of colour or simply change texture. I went for the latter and sought out smashed glass effect items and spangly diamante encrusted wooden letters. Think outside the box too, my sister picked up a trinket box and lid from Wilkos and suggested I use it as a flower pot - great idea Nicky, thanks.

Before

Thirdly, remember not to neglect the tiling. You don't have to rip them all down and get your grout out to make a real difference. I opted for something I never have done before - tiles vinyls. At pennies a pop, what did I have to lose? If I didn't like them I could simply take them down and chuck 'em. 

I've broken down the cost of these 3 simple steps: Colour, Accessories, Tiling... 

ARGOS
ColourMatch Toilet Seat (Flint Grey) £9.99
ColourMatch Bath Mat and Pedastal Set (Flint Grey) £6.99
ColourMatch Shower Curtain (Flint Grey) £6.99
ColourMatch Bin and Toilet Brush Set (Flint Grey) £6.99
B&M
Soak Lettering £3.99
Toothbrush holder £2.99
Face cloths £1.99
Hand Towel £3.99
WILKOS
Smashed Glass Trinket box *Used as a Plant pot!* £5
Small Indoor plant £2
AMAZON
88 Light Grey Bubbles (Amazon) £1.99
Soak, Relax, Enjoy (Amazon) £4.99

Total: £57.90 
(excl delivery costs)


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After

I was challenged by Ocean Finance to refresh my bathroom on a budget of £100 for this post and I absolutely nailed it, if I say so myself! 



My bathroom looks brand new, completely refreshed and updated. I really am chuffed to bits with it. Had I have realised it would be so cheap to do, I'd have done it a long time ago. There's truly no excuse in being fed up of a dark, dingy, unfashionable room. You just need to have an idea and roll with it! I now have a light, bright, relaxing haven to enjoy a soak in (kids permitting!)  

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How would you transform your bathroom on a budget?

35 comments:

  1. These tips are amazing. What a little bit of change can do to your bathroom.

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  2. It looks lovely, I really like your new design and the bubbles give a cute touch, well done! :) xx

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  3. Great tips and I like the update, it's amazing how little things can change a bathroom so quickly without spending so much x

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  4. wow I would never have considered a grey colour scheme but it looks really classy! Well done for achieving this on a shoestring!

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  5. Wow totally different! I love the grey colour scheme at the moment! H x

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  6. This is great advice. It would definitely be nice to change up the colors in our bathrooms.

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  7. Your bathroom looks fab - can't believe how cheaply you did it either!!

    Milly | Mini Adventures

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  8. I love the grayscale colour scheme! The bathroom looks great and all for cheap too.

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  9. I totally agree that changing the colour scheme just with towels and bath mats can make such a difference x

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  10. It's amazing what you can do with just a little bit of money, isn't it.

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  11. Great post! sometimes you don't always need to spend loads to make a difference

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  12. Great tips! When we redecorated our bathroom, we did the tiles all white, so we could add pops of colour elsewhere (shower curtain, mat etc). It will be so easy to change the colour scheme if we ever get bored of our turquoise!

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  13. makes such a nice difference and for an affordable price too :)

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  14. I love the upgrade - cant believe how affordable it was!

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  15. I've done a project like this in the past... all changed for under £100.
    Totally love your new space!

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  16. What a great post, some amazing ideas I am desperate to make over our bathroom x

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  17. What a transformation. Grey looks classy and cool. I will use your tips as I renovate my bathroom. :)

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  18. I'm in the process of wanting to do up my bathroom and toilet right now, this has given me some fantastic ideas! xx

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  19. I really really need to do mine, I literally just want to go and whack all the tiles off the wall x

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  20. My bathroom seriously needs a makeover and ideally a new bathroom suite but sadly finances are lacking. Some great ideas here tho! :)

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  21. These are amazing tips! I'll keep them in mind as I decorate my bathroom in the next few weeks :)

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  22. That's a great transformation on such a tight budget and tile vinyls are such a clever idea.

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  23. This is a great transformation. I love the grey toilet seat, It stands out. Also enjoyed seeing the subtle but meaningful changes. A great post.

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  24. Brilliant transformation and amazing for the amount you have spent, well done.

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  25. What a lovely transformation, this is very handy for those of us with tight budgets but want to do a simple makeover.

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  26. The little bubbles are fab! Never seen them before, but what a great idea.

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  27. Wow! Looks amazing! I love the SOAK lettering.

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  28. Your transformation is great and I love the colors for the bathroom, they were a good match Great bathroom transformation

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  29. Stunning loom at your budget.You didn't nail it.You absolutely blew it away.Love the window glass.But what's tile vinyl?
    I haven't seen it

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  30. Stunning loom at your budget.You didn't nail it.You absolutely blew it away.Love the window glass.But what's tile vinyl?
    I haven't seen it

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  31. Wow.. Looks amazing! Agreed with changing the color scheme.

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  32. Great tips shared! I totally agree that changing little things create an amazing difference at the same place!

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  33. Awesome makeover. It's crazy how drastically a few small changes can really upgrade a room! Looks great!

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  34. Wow, what difference it makes. I will actually say that I loved the before too. :)

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  35. Great tips!!! Bathroom remodels can be pricy so glad you have some tips on how to budget!

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