The Ultimate Guide to
DIY Bathroom Remodelling
Build Beautiful DIY Bathroom Cabinets on a Budget
For many people turning a new home into a dream home, every single penny counts. The good news is that limited funding can actually be a massive inspiration. With just a few pointers and expert tips you can create exciting bathroom cabinets and storage in no time at all and at minimal cost. Take a look at the following step by step guides and before you know it your dream bathroom will be one step closer.
How to Pick and Install Stunning Bathroom Floors
Of all the enhancements on your DIY bucket list, installing floors is probably among the most daunting. Measurements out by millimetres can spell disaster; choosing the wrong floor type can mean ripping the whole lot up and starting again; for many of us it really is the stuff of nightmares. If the thought of getting from bare boards and splinters to chic tiles underfoot keeps you awake at night, you’ll be glad to know you are not alone. While laying floor is one of the tasks people dread the most, it is actually much simpler than you might think.
Grouting, Showers & Tubs
In any bathroom the central feature is often the bathtub and/or shower. Size alone will inform a lot of your choices here, so careful planning is a must. Whether a Victorian style London tub, a mega-modern sunken bath or spacious walk in shower, you will want to read our step by step guide to all things bath, splash and shower related. A beautiful bathroom may be the one space in your entire home which requires the most care and maintenance. Don’t worry. We’re here to help.
How to Create the Perfect Bathroom Lighting
When it comes to being happy at home experts agree that lighting should always be a key…and in the bathroom even more so. There are few things more likely to turn a leisurely soak into a hurried wash than harsh sodium lighting, or worse still a bare bulb representing that final little job waiting to be gotten around to. After what has likely been months of planning and implementation in order to create perfectly relaxing space, the last thing you want is to find yourself less than perfectly at peace after a long day. For some fantastic ideas to suit any taste, read on!
Create Your Own Designer Vanity
There is no good reason why your bathroom shouldn’t be an expression of who you are and who you aspire to be; so don’t be afraid to experiment! While the bathtub and shower may be central in terms of size, your vanity also has a key role to play and – in creating it – so do you. Whether using railway sleepers or chicken wire fencing, an old dressing table or reclaimed Victorian chimney pots this is your chance to let your personality explode in ways you might never dare in a more publicly accessible space. Best of all our DIY tips mean that the price of vanity needed break the bank.
Create Amazing Countertops
You might be surprised to learn that countertops are one of the most overlooked aspects of any DIY bathroom project – during the planning stage at least. However, it isn’t difficult to see how it might happen. The wash basin (or basins) are usually forefront in the mind, so when pulling together the strands of what you hope will be design classic, counter tops are easy to miss. With our step by step guide to all things surface related, you’ll find some stunning ideas to push countertops firmly back to the forefront of your plans.
DIY Bathroom Walls & Decor Ideas
Countertops, vanity, shower, tub, lighting and tiling; we’ve got it all covered. But perhaps the most exciting aspect of all is the way you chose to decorate. So get ready, because it’s time to have some real fun! Here we look at range inspirational, aspirational and sometimes downright whacky ideas for DIY wall coverings and decorations. If you have come this far, why stop now? With our help and your creative and decorative flair there is no reason why your personality shouldn’t be indelibly stamped upon one of the most important rooms in your house!
Safety & Other Considerations
Though last on this list in this guide to Do It Yourself bathroom remodelling, safety is by no means least. Equally important considerations involve planning permissions and, where it electricity is concerned, being sure you know exactly what goes where. Does your new bathroom require any special facilities, such as disabled access? Will you be removing or replacing walls? The importance of this section cannot be overestimated, so read on if needs be ring fence funds for a professional appraisal.