Your dream bathroom renovation can quickly turn into a budget nightmare which is why it is often left at the bottom of the to-do list. The good news is that even if your bathroom does look tired and out of date, it can likely be easily salvaged with a quick cosmetic enhancement you can do yourself.
White Knight and Cherie Barber from Renovating for Profit, share three simple ways to beautify your bathroom on a budget:
Update your 70s bathroom tiles: “When your budget doesn’t extend to replacing tiles or professional resurfacing, roll up your sleeves and do it yourself,” says Cherie. “Tile paint is designed to give dated ceramic tiles, especially those colourful, embellished tiles from the 60s and 70s, a new lease of life.
“Look for one that’s been developed specially to adhere to tiles, such as White Knight Tile Paint, which also has built-in antibacterial properties that keep out mould and mildew. The high gloss finish can be tinted to 1000s of colours, so you can create virtually any colour for your bathroom. Be sure to use White Knight Tile & Laminate Primer and read the preparation instructions carefully.”
Rejuvenate your bathroom cabinets: “Dealing with a vanity that’s seen better days? The easiest fix, if they’re structurally in sound condition, is to paint the existing cabinets with White Knight Laminate Paint. It’s an easy DIY job and a great way to update a look for less than $100 in paint and sandpaper. Just replace your old cabinet hardware with stylish new handles to complete the look,” says Cherie.
White Knight Laminate Paint is a specialist paint designed to give dated laminate and melamine surfaces a new lease of life. It can also be tinted to 1000s of colours.
Channel your inner stylist: Now for the fun part! Finish off your stunning new-look bathroom with some appropriate décor. Plants create an instant freshness and add a bit of colour. Candles create a warm, relaxing ambience. Here is your chance to add some further colour, and really personalise your bathroom.
More quick hints & tips
- Have fun with the colour and pick one that suits your individual style.
- If you are going for a statement, create one wall of colour and paint the rest of the tiles a crisp white.
- Use strong colours to replicate the look of a border or feature tile.
- Don’t skimp on your brushes as they can make a big difference to the quality of the finish.
- Use a brush to cut in around corners and fittings then use a high quality micro fibre roller over the remainder of the tiles. It is easy to manoeuvre and will deliver a great result.
- Don’t skip the prep. It is needed for the paint to adhere to the tiles.
- Use masking tape and a drop sheet to prevent paint from going on areas you don’t want it to.
- Have lots of rags handy for cleaning.
- Use White Knight Grout Pen to re-create fresh new grout lines on painted tiles.
- Dirty taps make the bathroom feel grubby so make them sparkle with some white vinegar and a micro cleaning cloth.
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