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There are plenty of ways to renovate your bathroom on a budget.

3 ways to give your bathroom a mini makeover this weekend
by: Veda Dante

An inexpensive bathroom makeover and renovation can add value to your home. Something as simple as new taps or a bath splashback can give this well-worn space a much-needed facelift. So, if your budget is on the low end (under $1,000), we suggest you stick to cosmetic changes like these.

Remove old grout

  • If you have grout that is chipping or discoloured and making your bathroom look shabby, then it might be time to replace it. This step-by-step video demonstrates just how easy it is to remove old grout and the tools you’ll need to finish the job.

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New taps can instantly improve look and feel of your bathroom.

Replace tapware

  • A splashback not only gives your ageing bathroom an instant upgrade but will also make cleaning the wall much easier.
     

Tile a bath splashback

  • If you have grout that is chipping or discoloured and making your bathroom look shabby, then it might be time to replace it. This step-by-step video demonstrates just how easy it is to remove old grout and the tools you’ll need to finish the job.

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A bathroom renovation can add value to your home.
 

Is your shower leaking through the tiles?

If your bathroom smells musty, the tiles are changing colour or damp patches are appearing on the other side of a wall, Beaumont Tiles says it could be due to any of the following:

  • Pinholes in grout
  • Poorly grouted tiles
  • Leaking pipework behind the wall
  • No puddle flange installed under the floor grate
  • No fluid aprons installed around tapware in wall penetrations
  • Internal corners and bottom row of tiles not grouted with silicone
  • Cut edges of tiles exposed in shower
  • Structural movement of the building
  • Waterproofing membrane not included in it

As a leaking shower recess can lead to structural damage and expensive repairs, we recommend calling a professional plumber or tiler as soon as you spot a leak.

The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author(s) and not necessarily those of RESIMAC Direct.

 
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