When it comes to giving your bathroom a new lease of life on a budget, often a great place to start is with the tiles. If your tiles are falling off the wall or hideously chipped and cracked you might be facing a re-tiling job. It could be however that your tiles are simply boring or need some tender loving care to bring them back to their former glory, or might just be in need of a makeover.
Before making any decisions the first step is to clean your tiles. Unbelievably, the bathroom tiles can harbour almost as many germs as the toilet does. Your toilet is regularly bleached and cleaned yet the tiles can often be overlooked. A good strong bathroom disinfectant will have the tiles fresh and sparkling in no time. Next on the list is to pay the grout between the tiles some attention. Dirty grout ages a tiled wall and is often easily remedied. Using an appropriate cleaning agent and an old toothbrush set to and clean up that grout.
It may be that your clean grout and sparkling tiles provides enough of a transformation but usually some more work may be needed if you want to completely transform your bathroom. Painting your bathroom tiles can be a great way to add colour and design and yet costs very little. Providing you have a steady hand, time and patience, you will be able to use a stencil to give your tiles a whole new look. Once you prepare you tile, use the right primer and tile paint and seal your work, you will have a unique feature that gives your bathroom the personal touch.
While many would love to repaint their bathroom tiles, it isn’t suitable for all bathrooms or all decorators (it takes some skill to do the job right). You can however use tile transfers instead. Why not use stick on transfers behind the sink or on a featured wall to really bring the area to life? Just a few touches of colour will make a world of difference so it needn’t be necessary to cover all tiles, which makes this a top budget makeover option.
Broken tiles have their place in the bathroom too. Why not use some broken colourful tiles to make a mosaic which can be stick together to provide a focal point on a painted bathroom wall, or liven up your mirror by giving it a new mosaic tile surround? You can pick broken tiles up very cheaply and for those creative enough, this adds a whole new layer of design to the bathroom. Again, this is a budget makeover design, costing more in time and patience than in money.
Having read this post you can clearly see that it is entirely possible to completely renew the look of your bathroom using tiles or by transforming those already in place. If you fancy an arty project to get your hands dirty with, this could be the ideal one for you.