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A bathroom update on a budget


Who Louise & Pete
Where Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Budget Under £2,000
Package DIY Package

This good sized family bathroom felt dark and gloomy with lots of brown and earthy tones. The clients wanted to make some high impact changes on a limited budget to refresh the bathroom and create a space which felt bright and airy.

The bathroom suite is a simple, white design and fits well in the space so there was no need to change it. Both wall and floor tiles had been well fitted and were undamaged, however the grout had become stained and black in some areas and the shower screen above the bath was past it's best.

By replacing the shower screen and refreshing the tile grout, the whole suite looked much brighter.

The walls had previously been painted in an earthy brown, which made the room feel gloomy and closed in the walls. We have chosen a creamy yellow bathroom paint to highlight the gold hues from the wall tiles, and refreshed the ceiling and woodwork in a matching off-white.

We removed the Venetian blind from the window as it was blocking out the light but opted to keep the beige damask Roman blind to soften the window frame.

The finishing touches included a spacious mirrored bathroom cabinet above the sink, keeping all the bathroom everyday's out of site and allowing more light to bounce around the room. The walls have been accessorised with pictures framed in chunky wooden frames to tie in the brown cupboard at the end of the bath and add some contrast to the now sunny space.

The obligatory house plant completes the look!