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Stylish DIY Ideas to Get More out of Your Budget Bathroom Revamp

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Bathroom makeovers may seem like a painstaking task, especially when modestly-sized spaces are at stake. Still, with the introduction of a smart design you can accomplish much more than you thought you could. The challenge of creating a storage-savvy and functional bathroom is the little addition that could affect the overall impression of the house interior.

Every element of the bathroom design is supposed to have a clear purpose and a functional role of some kind in order to maximise the use of the given footage. Prior to getting down to business, check out our general tips section, as well as some more concrete ideas for creative remodelling of your bathroom.



Storage addition
Instead of hiding your gorgeous towels in some chunky cabinets, put them on display via open shelves. Thus you will instill a homely atmosphere with their cheerful tints and special texture, AND oust the unnecessary big furniture elements. Also, interesting antique dressers can be quite affordable and easy to adapt into clothing storage or vanities for the sink area. They stand for sophisticated style and their historical nature is undeniably appealing.


Alternatively, you can:

•Introduce floating racks and add a stylish touch to it.

•Vibrant-coloured ladders are great for container storing.

•Attach some DIY sink curtains (or skirts, as they call them) and conceal the cleaning paraphernalia.

•You can stack some wooden containers, fasten them to the walls or simply put them on the floor for fast access.



Functionality is the key

We would like to reiterate and emphasise the matter of functionality here. This crucial requirement is a must for smaller spaces. In such bathroom, a few scattered objects are enough to make an unwelcome clutter. To prevent this, ensure that your additions have a practical note and keep the presence of cute knick-knacks at minimum.

Here are some of the ideas:

•The cotton balls could be placed in elegant, transparent jars on the floating racks.

•Position a multipurpose basket under your sink.

•When we’re at baskets, consider stacking some above your dryers and washers or underneath the cabinets.

•Downsize the counter area by placing the care products you commonly use there.



The palette scheme

If you haven’t figured out what colour should the walls be, it’s high time you do it. Plan your palette carefully beforehand to avoid mismatched design. Mind you that accent hues can be time-consuming, so you can resort to neutral swatches instead. These have a wonderfully calming effect, and look classy too.

Also, try to:

•Make a neutral colour base, so you can play with accents.

•Employ different patterns and textures of the neutral range for depth and generate a unique look.

•Don’t forget the power of white and the clean air it brings.



The popping effect

A full paintjob can be traded for colour popping effect. You can achieve this via small investments such as vibrant hand towels and robes, as well as with colourful tiles and rugs. Regarding tiles, you should opt for diagonal and larger pieces that instantly augment the perception of space, say at Blue Lagoon Bathrooms.

And why spend a lot on marble and imported stone when you can obtain a great effect on a budget as well? Use less expensive but striking pieces for countertops and create retro-modern combination.

What else to do:

•Bold robes and towels are likely to add a distinct character to your bathroom.

•Small purchases in form of fancy soap containers and similar accessories give it a professional designer feel.

•Accent colours can be utilised for mirror frames.

•Use metal plating to attain equally beautiful results at the third of the price of the all-brass fixtures.

•Bring about the minimalist and modern style with toilet plywood back panel or a multipurpose bath board.

As you can see, money is not the sole guarantee your bathroom will look spectacular and be comfortable for your regular use. Check out our ideas and see how to meet the budget-friendly and eye-catching traits.

All images courtesy of flickr.com/creativecommons

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