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​16 easy bathroom touch-ups for under R500

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
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What are your plans for this weekend? Lounging in front of the TV (yet again)? Catching up with friends? How about spending a little time indoors to touch up that bathroom? But before you start moaning and groaning, we are not talking about hours and hours of work to revamp the entire space.

Nope, because the ideas we have in mind are much quicker, much easier, and much cheaper, yet they provide equally stylish results if you were to spend an entire day zhooshing up the bathroom. 

Interested in seeing some fabulous changes that a mere R500 can bring to your bathroom space in a matter of hours (if that long)? Then scroll right ahead…

1. If your cistern or geyser is in the bathroom, box it off with plywood for a much neater finish (might need some professional assistance or a DIY expert for this one).

scandinavian Bathroom by MailenDesign
MailenDesign

Long Crendon

MailenDesign

2. Add mirrored panels to make your cabinets the full width of a small wall. Instant visual space!

modern Bathroom by TOTUS
TOTUS

Modern flat – Loft Extension and Renovation, Fulham, SW6

TOTUS

3. Stain your mirror frame to match your bathroom’s colour scheme.

4. Opt for some coloured and/or patterned toilet paper. Yes, something as small as this can make your bathroom look and feel more high-end.

5. Decant the liquid hand soap into a beautiful soap dispenser and recycle that plastic bottle.

eclectic Bathroom by THE Studio
THE Studio

Dyar park twin house

THE Studio

6. With a grout pen, whiten up the grout and give your tiles a fabulous makeover.

modern Bathroom by Cube Lofts
Cube Lofts

Apartment Refurbishment – Richmond-upon-Thames, London

Cube Lofts

7. Add some fun décor to the space, like some wall decals or style letters.

modern Bathroom by Cube Lofts
Cube Lofts

Extension, Loft Conversion & Complete Refurbishment – Kingston

Cube Lofts

Be sure to take a look at our range of expert professionals here on homify, like bathroom designers, kitchen planners, interior decorators, etc.

8. Replace rusty or dirty shower screen fixings with polished chrome ones.

modern Bathroom by Cube Lofts
Cube Lofts

Loft & Extension, Raynes Park

Cube Lofts

9. Rely on a striking shower curtain to instantly perk up the room.

10. Good at sewing? Why not conjure up your own unique window treatment with a little colour and motif?

11. A beautiful toilet roll holder is a cheap touch, yet can look anything but.

rustic Bathroom by design storey
design storey

Miner's Cottage II: Master Bathroom

design storey

12. Wall decals or wallpaper (the waterproof kind) can make for a funky backsplash.

13. Hang a few floating shelves above your toilet for extra storage.

14. Switch up your boring textiles with some vibrant ones.

15. Using bathroom paint, splash a new colour onto those bathroom walls for a fresh look.

country Bathroom by The Wee House Company
The Wee House Company

Two Bedroom Bespoke Wee House

The Wee House Company

16. Swap out old hardware (cabinet knobs, towel railings, faucets) for new ones, like matt black or stainless steel.

scandinavian Bathroom by deDraft Ltd
deDraft Ltd

Master Ensuite

deDraft Ltd

Seeking some bathroom inspiration? Then check out these: 8 design ideas to give your bathroom a magazine look.

How many of these touch-ups could you manage for less than R500?
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