Decorating

A Cheap & Simple Bathroom Upgrade To Make A Big Improvement

Bear with me while a go a little number crazy here. Did you know that the average cost of remodelling a bathroom sets you back by at least £3,000? While a small-to-medium-sized bathroom may cost roughly £3,000 to £6,000, a large-sized or a master bathroom will cost at least £20,000. Thus, on average, you will be spending approximately £4,000 to £11,500 to renovate your bathroom! You thought children were expensive…

Our bathroom was the first room to be decorated when we moved into our home. It was painted violet purple, with paint splashed across the floor and up the tiles. We chose an unconventional brown for the bathroom, but with a chequered tiled floor, white soft-close toilet seat and mahogany bath panel it looks gorgeous. We spent just £12 on a tin of paint, from the DIY store bargain bin and the panel was gifted from family. The cheapest room in the house, but one of my favourites.

Refurbishing your bathroom becomes inevitable with time and constant use. Fortunately, there is one simple yet affordable solution. Upgrade and replace your toilet seat. With a bit of thought and clever shopping, you can now choose more than one way to upgrade your toilet seat, something that loses its gleam sooner than you expect. A new toilet seat can surprisingly lift the whole face of a tired bathroom, with absolute minimal effort!

Here are 3 options for you to consider.

  1. Replace Old with New

There is more than one reason why you should replace your old toilet seats with a new one. Old seats tend to become loose and wobbly, making it uncomfortable to sit. Moreover, with time, you will find stains and discolorations, which will make even your standard services toilet look better… eww. On the contrary, swapping it with a new one is not only economical but also advantageous. For instance, the latest “quick-release system,” which comes with a new seat mounting feature allows you to remove and reattach the seat with ease. It also helps in cleaning the commode painlessly.

  1. Switch to Soft Close

Replacing a toilet seat is complete when you choose the perfect seat cover. Today, there is a growing demand for soft-close seat covers than the standard hard ones. Soft-close covers close slowly and soundlessly when you let it down, as opposed to the hard-covers that drop shut with a bang. This means there is zero effort to close the seat, tap and walk away, so there are no excuses for the boys leaving it up. Soft-close lids are also ideal for kids, reducing the chance for pinched fingers.

  1. Opt for Smarter Choices

Another new design that is gaining interest is the bidet seat. It is a simple combination of a toilet with a seat that offers warming and spraying functions. Bidets help in maintaining hygiene and produces a soothing cleansing effect without causing abrasions as opposed to what happens when you continuously use toilet paper (no more need for baby wipes that clog up the plumbing). Further, bidet seats are an excellent alternative to toilet paper and can help you save some cash on your grocery bill.

The Cost Factor

Are you hesitant to give these options a try and are still working out the cost? Changing old toilet seats are not as pricey as you think. Replacements are a lot easier, and you can achieve them on a small budget when compared to a complete bathroom renovation.

Supporting facts:

  • You can easily afford a soft-close seat cover with a minimalistic design for less than £30.
  • You can even easily replace your old seat with a new top-of-the-line bidet seat without changing the current toilet for £200.

Thus, toilet seats are easy to replace, simple to fit, and do not cost you a lot of money. Be it a new addition or a substitute, swapping your old toilet seat for something stylish is a great way to have a dapper-looking bathroom at a small price. Doing so will only gift you the next new best seat in the house.

Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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