Improve Your Bathroom on a Budget

A collection of ideas that will help you achieve a new bathroom on a tight budget.

Keeping up with all of the latest bathroom trends and ideas can be expensive if you let it. However, it doesn’t have to cost you a fortune to give your bathroom a great fresh look whilst you're on a budget. We’re going to take a look at some ideas on how you can transform your bathroom whilst you’re on a budget.

Decide on a colour theme

A colour wheel

A quick and cheap way to give your bathroom a makeover on a budget, is to give it a new lick of paint. If you have no idea what colour scheme you want to go for, you should refer to the colour wheel.

The colours that are opposite each other are flattering when paired together, such as blue and orange, so all you have to do is refer to the colour wheel if you want a quick and easy solution to your colour dilemma.

Rule of 3

The rule of three is when you choose three colours that you want to incorporate into your bathroom by following a 70/20/10 distribution method. Pick one neutral, one rich and one accent colour. Apply the lightest colour to 70% of the room, apply the second lightest colour to 20% of the room and then apply the boldest to the remaining 10% of the room.

Say for example you chose white (70%), pale blue (20%) and a dark blue (10%). These colours combined will have a calming influence in a neutral bathroom. However, if you want to make a bit more of a statement, swap dark blue for orange or red - either one will give the room a more energized feel.

Refer to the rest of your home

If you have a multitude of colours running throughout your home, choose an accent colour in either your bedroom, living area or kitchen and then make that colour the dominant one in your bathroom. The rooms will remain separate while still improving your homes overall aesthetic feel.

Furniture and Accessories

After you have decided on a colour scheme or you are not changing your colour scheme at all, it’s time to expand your ideas and consider incorporating some new and inexpensive bathroom furniture and accessories to coclude your bathroom makeover.


A green bathroom with orange towels

Towels are a great way to add colour, texture and a sense of cohesiveness to your bathroom theme when you are on a strict budget. If you’re following the rule of three this is the perfect way to incorporate a bright and bold colour into a neutral themed bathroom, and what better way to display them than on a heated towel rail.

Heated Towel Rails / Radiators

Heated Towel Rails have been rising in popularity for a few years now, and this phenomenon looks set to continue. Bold designs and structures can really give you the opportunity to express your individuality and stamp your personality on one of the most important rooms in your home.

The problem with heated towel rails is that they can be expensive, however, at Tap Warehouse we have a wide selection for you to choose from that are budget friendly, so you are almost guaranteed to find a pattern to suit your personality.

Brenton White Curved Heated Towel Rail - £22.99

This heated towel rail from Reina is immediately stylish and eyecatching, and for that amazinf price, who wouldn't apreciate it in their bathroom.

A cheap heated towel rail from Premier

Premier Heated Towel Rail - £77.99

This heated towel rail from Premier is guaranteed to keep your bathroom warm and your towels fluffy.

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Smart Storage

You can make organisation fashionable if you put a bit of your budget into buying a new storage unit for your bathroom. You might think that a new storage unit will be one of the most expensive aspects of your bathroom, but if you're smart about it, you can save cash, storage space and improve your bathroom's overall design.

Budget friendly smart storage units can make your bathroom feel more welcoming, but you must ensure that the unit is durable and able to withstand damp conditions. At Tap Warehouse each storage unit is able to endure all bathroom conditions, so here are a few of our cheapest and most stylish bathroom smart storage units.

A budget friendly wall hung vanity unit

Premier Compact Wall Hung Vanity Unit - £79.99

With the choice of three different finishes (gloss white, soft oak or ebony), the Premier Minimalist Compact Wall Hung Vanity Unit is ideal for small bathrooms and maximising space.

A white floor standing vanity unit and basin

Alpine Floor Standing Vanity Unit & Basin - £169.99

The Alpine Floor Standing Vanity Unit & Basin is slimline and ideal for improving a bathroom's style and functionality due to its extensive storage space. This unit will be all you need in your bathroom and is available for an amazing price.


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Budget Friendly Bath and Basin Taps

A good pair of taps can completely transform your bathroom, and the great thing about buying new taps means that you can make a relatively small change to your bathroom that doesn't cost a fortune, but still transforms the room.

If you're on a budget it might be scary to consider spending £100 on a new set of basin taps, but here at Tap Warehouse we have a budget friendly alternative in the form of tap bundles. Included in a tap bundle is a basin mixer tap along with a bath and shower mixer package, all starting from £49.00 for all three.

Each bundle comes with a 10 year guarantee along with options to have waterfall spouts, curved spouts and many more, all designed to be a fashionable addition to your bathroom.

A cheap basin mixer with shower

Vellamo Echo Basin Mixer - £49.99

An instant classic that comes with ceramic disc technology and a high quality chrome finish.

A chrome basin mixer and bath filler pack at a reduced price

Vellamo Twist Basin Mixer & Bath Filler Pack - £89.00

One of our bestselling ranges, this modern bathroom mixer pack is smooth, elegant, of excellent quality and was made using ceramic disc technology.

A vellamo basin mixer and shower pack in a shiny chrome

Vellamo Quadro Basin Mixer & Bath Shower Pack - £99.99

A stylish and substantial design from one of our most popular ranges and each aspect has been created using the latest ceramic disc technology.

A waterfall basin and bather filler pack

Vellamo Venta Basin Mixer & Bath Filler Pack - £99.99

An attractive bundle with ceramic disc technology, beautiful curves, a sloping spout and handle that allows water to cascade into your bath creating a beautiful statement in your bathroom.

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Mirrors are often an afterthought when it comes to designing your bathroom, but when you settle for the right mirror, it can make the world of difference.

Before choosing your mirror you need to ask yourself a few questions: Do you want it to double as a storage unit? Will it be used a lot in the master bathroom therefor storage will be useful? Is it for the guest bathroom so it will only be used occasionally, hence, no storage needed? What size mirror do you actually want?

Here are a few of our budget friendly and decorative mirrors that we feel can help improve the design of your current bathroom.
A budget friendly mirrored cabinet

Single Door Stainless Steel Cabinet - £79.99

This slimline cabinet with mirror is a great space saving storage solution, and a perfect buy if you're on a budget.

A stunningly cheap mirror with a cut design

HIB Albina Portrait Mirror with Diagonal Brilliant Cut Design - £59.99

A stunning mirror that will look merited in any bathroom. For an extra £45, you could purchase a demister pad, so that you can always see your reflection perfectly.

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Budget Ideas on How to Put the Finishing Touches on Your Bathroom

It is the little details that can pull the overall bathroom together so it is important that you don’t forget about the final finishing touches that all bathrooms need - soap dishes and dispensers toilet roll and brush holders, mirrors, artwork, candles and maybe a potted plant.

Accessory Packs

Here at Tap Warehouse we offer one specially designed budget accessory pack that contains six modern chrome pieces - frosted glass tumbler, frosted glass soap dish, robe hook, towel ring, towel rail and a covered toilet roll holder - so you have everything you could possibly need and all for £19.99.


Consider inserting a sculpture or piece of artwork into your bathroom. These can be in the form of a simple family picture, an abstract image placed on the wall, a stylish vase that you have but never use or even a radiator as even these can look like art sculptures - anything extra will add an abundance of character.

Potted Plants

Return to nature as one of the current trends is to bring the feel of outdoors into your home. If you can’t afford to invest in real wood wall features there are other ways you can add a touch of nature to your bathroom while staying on your budget. Potted green plants can really change the character in your bathroom as plants tend to match any colour theme, so place your desired plant near a window so they catch the light as it streams in, and this will infuse the space with a charming vibe.

A green potted plant can make the world of difference in your bathroom

We hope you found this guide helpful in helping you come up with some bathroom design ideas if you’re on a budget. If you have any feedback or questions, please comment on this article or our Facebook page and we’ll get back to you ASAP. If you'd like to speak to one of our staff, please call us on 01202 556655 or email and our customer service staff will be there to help.