Upcycle Your Bathroom for a DIY Renovation

December 20th, 2019

Wanting to renovate your bathroom on a budget? You might be surprised to know that you don’t need all the new features and fit-outs to get that fresh look. Upcycling is when you reuse something in such a way to create a product of higher quality and value than the original.

From painting to some simple DIY and replacements of your cupboards or bathroom sink taps, here are some quick and simple upcycling ideas to freshen up your bathroom.

Reworking your bathroom vanity

Updating your bathroom means ripping everything out and starting from scratch, right? Wrong!

In as little as one weekend, you can love your bathroom again.

Did your house come with a bathroom vanity that screams last century’s (lack of) style? Don’t rip out the whole thing just yet. A fresh coat of paint will make a massive difference!

Here’s how to refresh the vanity:

  1. Remove the knobs from the cabinet door,
  2. Remove doors and drawers,
  3. Paint your cabinets and drawers,
  4. Allow time to dry,
  5. Sand the cabinet,
  6. Clean the surface,
  7. Prep for painting, then
  8. Start painting with smooth strokes and a roller.

You can also look at applying a fresh lick of paint to the walls and even tiles if needed.

Mirror, mirror on the wall

Breathe life into your old bathroom mirror by upcycling. Ever thought of a gold-leaf style mirror? A gold mirror will look stunning with black bathroom sink taps and shower fixtures.

What you’ll need:

  • Mitre saw,
  • Liquid nails,
  • Paintable caulk,
  • Multi-purpose paint and enamel, and
  • Some patience!

You can check out more DIY tips for creating a beautiful, gold leaf bathroom mirror here.

Lights, camera, action

We all know the power of lighting can really ‘wow’ a once dull and boring space. Whether you want to get new lighting fixtures, make way for a skylight or just upcycle the old fittings – the choice is yours.

Depending on your current bathroom lighting situation, you can work in new fixtures to avoid moving electrical wires and the skip the need to fill large holes.

Switch out the bathroom taps

Now that your bathroom is looking great with your upcycled creations, it’s time to look at those outdated taps. Refreshing the bathroom sink taps and showerheads in your bathroom with EZYFIX’s range of kitchen and bathroom tapware will give the room a whole new look and feel, without breaking the budget.

At EZYFIX, all our bathroom tap sets and showerheads are easily installed, guaranteed to last, and come with a 5-year warranty – without the need for a plumber to install them!

Renovating your bathroom doesn’t have to be met with dread. Work within (or even under) your budget by upcycling what you already have. The saying goes, “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” You may not have to fix it, but you can definitely breathe new life into your bathroom by upcycling and getting cost-efficient DIY products.

Ready to start your DIY bathroom renovation? Contact EZYFIX to see our products and learn more about how easy it can be to do it yourself.