5 Easy Bathroom Makeover Ideas (That You Can Do Yourself)

By George

18th Jan 2021

5 mins read

Bathroom Ideas

Bathroom looking a little worse for wear? Now that all of the festivities are out of the way, the new year is a perfect opportunity for you to try out some of our easy bathroom makeover ideas!

5 Easy Bathroom Makeover Ideas (That You Can Do Yourself)

The best bathrooms should be stylish places in which to rejuvenate and unwind. With most of us spending more time at home than usual, investing in updating a tired bathroom can be highly beneficial.

Complete renovations, however, can be costly - especially in larger and older properties. This can make taking on that dream bathroom seem a bit of a daunting task.

In addition to this, with ever-changing lockdown tiers putting some plumbing work on hold, your renovation may have to be a DIY job.

Thankfully, there are a number of ways in which you can overhaul the look of your bathroom yourself.

So, whether you’ve been put off by the price of a full renovation or you’re not keen on tackling the more difficult work yourself - here are our 5 easy bathroom makeover ideas!

Our 5 Easy Bathroom Makeover Ideas

These simple to implement ideas are highly recommended ways to massively improve your bathroom’s style without having to fork up for a complete renovation.

1. Brilliant Brassware

After years of constant use, taps can become unsightly with scratches, dents, and limescale taking away their charms. If this is the case in your bathroom, we think you’ll be amazed at just how much of an impact brand new brassware can have.

If your taps are in a really sorry state, almost any option you choose will be a refreshing improvement. However, for those aiming high with their bathroom makeover ideas, we suggest these glorious rose gold options from the Arezzo taps range.

This on-trend hue has been popping up more frequently in high-end bathrooms and can provide a warm alternative to chrome. We strongly recommend coordinating your basin and bath taps - the synchronised look will give your space the impression of a full renovation.

2. Wonderful Wall Tiles

Whether your wall tiles are suffering from grubby grout or you’re just not too keen on the colour, switching them out for bold new ones is a relatively straightforward job that can work wonders on your space.

These Safina Dusty Pink Tiles, for instance, are a soothing option with a subtle texture for added impact. They’ll even enhance the effect of those rose gold taps from our first point, too!

Alternatively, if updating a tighter space, try using just a handful of these ultra-modern hexagon tiles as the backdrop for a basin in a small bathroom makeover.

3. Fabulous Floor Tiles

The same goes for floor tiles! Flooring is an often underutilised aspect of bathroom design - but it can make a huge difference to the overall vibe of a space.

We recommend adding some stellar floor tiles to your list of bathroom makeover ideas. These Vibe Black Patterned Tiles above are our pick here, with their intricate detailing suitable for both modern and traditional settings.

4. A Sumptuous New Shower

It’s not all about looks, though. Sometimes a bathroom can simply feel dated. Nowhere is this more evident than in the shower, with poor pressure and clogged shower heads making even the most stylish of bathrooms feel underwhelming.

A sparkling new shower can alleviate these issues and revitalise your bathroom. Keeping in line with the rose gold products we’ve mentioned here, our pick is the Arezzo Rose Gold Thermostatic Shower Pack. You’ll get a powerful concealed thermostatic valve with an overhead shower and a sleek matching handset.

5. Switch Out That Suite

The most substantial of our easy bathroom makeover ideas, switching out a suite will require quite a bit of effort - but the payoff is more than worth it! Upgrading fixtures such as your bath, your toilet, and your basin in one fell swoop can completely revamp your bathroom.

If you’re looking to heighten the luxury-look of your space, a freestanding bath is a surefire winner. The Melbourne Traditional Roll Top Slipper Bath Suite comes with a luxurious slipper complete with chrome ball and claw feet - for that authentic Victorian look.

For small bathroom makeovers, the Cove Complete Bathroom Suite is your best bet. A simple complete suite consisting of a tub, vanity unit, and toilet all finished in bright gloss white. The bath is available in a wide variety of lengths, starting at just 1500mm.

What About Budget Bathroom Makeover Ideas?

If you’re working with a tighter budget, don’t fret! There are numerous ways to give your bathroom a big style upgrade without having to spend big. Better still, many of these don’t require tricky installation work!

Swapping out items such as toilet brush holders, toilet roll holders, soap dishes, soap dispensers and towel rings can quickly zhuzh up your space - especially if you use matching products.

These easy fixes are a winner for those who don’t want to spend big, as well as those who want to improve a rented bathroom. Add a complimentary bathroom mat or shower curtain to the mix and the difference can be night and day!

For all of your budget bathroom makeover needs, we suggest you take a look at our bathroom accessory ranges. Here you’ll find a huge variety of matching accessory sets and individual items to give your bathroom the fresh, coordinated look it deserves.

Enjoyed our 5 Easy Bathroom Makeover Ideas? Stick with us here on the Victorian Plumbing Blog for even more bathroom inspiration.



George is one of our interior experts. He loves to write about the latest bathroom trends and he's a dab hand with bathroom DIY too.

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