How to modernise your bathroom without remodelling

How to modernise your bathroom without remodelling

June, 2019

When you’re looking for a new place to call home, one of the things you may be looking at is how much work it would need to get it how you like. A home that needs a lot of work may put you off, as remodelling can be costly. However, sometimes you don’t have to completely remodel to modernise your home – especially in the bathroom. There are a few things you can do to an existing bathroom to make it feel like it’s been newly fitted.


Change the fixtures

Often, it’s not the bathroom units that look dated but the taps. Replacing old taps with more modern ones are a simple and effective change that will instantly transform the bathroom. Similarly, a new shower head can also make a world of difference. You’ll be surprised how well the units age when you replace the fixtures to match your tastes.


Bring the colours together

There was something about the avocado green bathroom suite that people loved in the 1970s, however they can look a bit old-fashioned now. Sometimes you’ll see a colour combination that will instantly make you want to take out the bathroom and start again but there is a way to make it more pleasing on the eye. Curtains that pull together the colours of the room, such as ones with a floral pattern, can make the room seem more cohesive. The same can be achieved with bath mats and shower curtains. These statement pieces can also draw attention away from what you don’t like.


Install new bath panels

A bath may look dated simply because of its bath panels. Bath shapes don’t tend to go out of style but patterned bath panels do. Find yourself sleek, new bath panels and replace the old ones to feel like you have a brand new bath. This is something you can do yourself, however even if you need to get in a professional this will still be more cost effective than a whole new suite.



If you’re buying a property that hasn’t been updated for a long time, that means it’s had a long time to gather dust and dirt. The previous owners may have kept it clean but an extra deep clean may bring out the best in the bathroom. Clean up grout with a toothbrush and a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Leave the mixture soak in for half an hour and rinse away, wiping any remaining residue with a microfibre cloth. If this doesn’t work, a grout pen might be a good investment – they are affordable and easy to use. A good scrub around the rest of the bathroom should bring it up to standard.