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Bathroom Renovation: Small changes, big impact

A fresh-looking bathroom can make a massive difference to your everyday life. It doesn’t matter if you’re prepping your home for sale or simply letting the wind of change to pass through, there’s so much that you can do to transform a bathroom.

But perhaps one mistake that many people get drawn to is thinking that change has to be on a grand scale.

You know something? It really doesn’t. In fact, some of the most effective changes you can make are also the smallest. Don’t believe for a second that relatively minor efforts go unnoticed either.

With the perfect addition or that long overdue clear-out, a space can really be rejuvenated. And that’s important, because – after all – the bathroom is the next most important room after the kitchen for adding value.


Fittings… like a glove

So, it’s about knowing where to start, isn’t it – and what’ll make the biggest impact?

In many bathrooms, fixtures and fittings can feel like mundane afterthoughts. But get them wrong and you’ll soon notice them. Not in a good way, either. Get them right? Well, the results will often speak for themselves.

Let’s take a bathroom mirror, for example. You could be fooled into thinking that any old style or design will do.

But a mirror can bring new light to a bathroom and give it the airy feel that’s just so divine. It could be that your mirror reflects the natural light from a window. Or, if that’s not possible, placing a mirror near light sources has a wonderful amplifying effect.

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Image: Jenny Kakoudakis for For a similar magnifying mirror, try the Apus Circular LED Bathroom Mirror from City Plumbing. To see more of this bathroom renovation click here.

Clear the clutter

Over time, things can get a little loose when it comes to keeping our home tidy. We’ve all been there. And, yes, it can seem super frustrating when we eventually come to take on the task of clearing away that clutter.

In our bathrooms, toiletries are particular offenders – but so too are dirty towels hanging on the door, flopped over the radiator or just taking up space on the floor.

A creative storage solution is the answer to your clutter conundrum. You can literally find units and closets of all shapes and styles on a weekend walk around the local retail park or online.

It can provide you with somewhere to keep those bottles and tubes in check. Or it can help bring order to the organisation of your towels, clothes and laundry.

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Bringing nature indoors adding a splash of colour

A flash of colour always gives the eye something pleasant – and maybe unsurprising – to focus on. In a bathroom, it’s a transformative effect that can really ignite the senses.

For some, tiling or paint is the best way to achieve that. And that’s especially the case if you’ve recently moved into a new home where the décor leaves a little (or a lot) to be desired.

Not everyone needs or wants to take on that type of bathroom renovation, however. But that’s not a problem.

For every situation, there’s a simple solution that can do wonders. For example, why not bring a little bit of nature inside with some greenery? In fact, there are plants that just want to live in your bathroom. And, with it, you’ll create a little oasis to call your own.

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Cheap, quick and cheerful

If there’s one fundamental lesson you’ll now take away, it’s that small changes to a bathroom can make a big impact. The amount of time spent in our bathrooms during our lives can be great for our personal well-being. And the best bit is that you don’t even have to spend a lot to do it. It’s all within your grasp – no budget blow-outs, no installers and (almost) no effort.

Why not make a small change today and see how much it inspires you tomorrow?


Jenny Kakoudakis likes to blog about interiors. She launched the award-winning Seasons in Colour in 2014. When she is not chasing criminals out of the financial system (her day job), she gets creative by redecorating her own home.

Download her free bathroom renovation guide here.


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