If you're not sure you can afford an entirely new bathroom, there are ways to give your existing one a fresh new look on a budget and without replacing the sanitary ware (the toilet, bath, sink and shower). First, you'll need to do a thorough clean. If the grouting is mouldy, try using a specialist cleaning product, available from supermarkets and DIY stores. If that doesn't work, buy an anti-mould grout-reviving pen, which you can get in black or white depending on the colour of your grouting. If you choose to redo the grouting altogether, use a sealer that will help prevent staining and mould growth in the future. To help prevent the mould coming back, try to leave the bathroom window open after showering or, if there isn't a window, install an extractor fan and leave the door open when you leave the room. If you are lucky enough to have a cast-iron bath but the ceramic covering has started to crack, consider buying a resurfacing kit or hiring someone to do a professional job for you, rather than replacing it. When you come to sell your home, buyers tend to rate period features.
What are some great bathroom ideas, designs & inspiration? Though it may seem daunting, especially in the case of renovating, if you observe a few basic rules, it is possible to get the very best out of your bathroom space. As always, we recommend that you consider your personal style, but above all, you should heed the dimensions, conditions and of course, the style of the rest of the house to ensure the bathroom fits into the overall picture. After settling on a style, it's recommended that you make decisions regarding the wall and floor coverings. You should also consider showers, baths and basins. Do you want to only include a free-standing shower unit or shower bath combination to give your bathroom the best of both worlds? Check out our bathroom designs & bathroom ideas above and find some great ideas & bathroom inspiration. We also have small bathroom ideas to help those with minimal space. When you see bathrooms you like, you can save the photo to an ideabook with just one click. Your ideabooks on homify are like a virtual scrapbook; a simple and easy-to-update method for you to store and collect ideas.
Drop-in sinks (lip-mounted sinks). What they are: In these sinks, the sink's lip is raised above the countertop, so it's essentially sitting on top of the countertop surface instead of being mounted beneath it. Benefits: These tend to be more cost efficient than other sinks, and they're easy to plan for and use since they easily "drop in" to the hole in the countertop (and even if the hole isn't the exact right size, the sink can still work, thanks to the lip that can cover any gaps). Pedestal sinks. What they are: The sink basin sits on top of a column (a pedestal). Benefits: Perfect for smaller baths since they take up less space. Here's a pic from one of our bathroom renovations. Downside? No storage underneath like you get with vanities.
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