Small bathroom ideas on a budget – 9 ideas to try

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How to make your small bathroom look beautiful on a budget

Small bathroom ideas on a budget

Whether you’re updating an existing bathroom or starting from scratch, there are plenty of ways to make it beautiful. It’s important to remember to choose items that don’t overpower the space, such as bulky furniture and supersized suites.

That being said, you shouldn’t feel restricted because your bathroom is on the smaller side. There are loads of ways to make a compact space your own, such as the accessories you choose, the decor and the style of suite. With a good design, your bathroom won’t feel small.

Take a look at these 9 small bathroom ideas on a budget for a place to start…


1. Savvy storage

Having a place for all your essentials makes a big difference in a small room. Stowing away items like towels, toilet rolls and other everyday toiletries means your bathroom is practical, tidier and looks more appealing. It also frees up much-needed surface space.

Bathroom cabinets and units come in compact varieties and can be wall-mounted to conserve space. If you already have furniture that’s proving insufficient, you can find all sorts of space-saving storage solutions suited to the bathroom, such as door tidies, baskets and freestanding shelving units.


2. New flooring underfoot

Refreshing the flooring is one of the easiest ways to lift a small and tired looking bathroom. Floor lino is really affordable and comes in a whole range of tile effects and other styles. You could choose a statement pattern or opt for something light and bright to make the room feel bigger.


3. Tiling your troubles away

If you have enough budget, fresh tiles instantly make a bathroom look shiny and new. The great thing about tiling a smaller bathroom is there’s less surface area to cover, meaning it’s cheaper. For tiles that you’re not changing, re-grouting is a really easy way to refresh them.


4. Mirror image

It’s well-known that a mirror makes a room feel bigger by reflecting the space back on itself. In the bathroom, this is no different and you can find all sort of statement mirrors that will do exactly this while providing stylish appeal in themselves.


5. Refresh with a lick of paint

Painting a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen it up and make it your own. In a small bathroom, it’s typical to go for light colours and muted tones of sand, blue, green and grey. But that’s not to say you can’t inject a dash of colour with a feature wall or via the accessories.


6. Add a sleek shower screen or curtain

Bath-showers are common in smaller bathrooms. But, they can still look as stylish as standalone bathtubs and walk-in showers. If you’re sticking with your existing bath-shower, it’s possible to update it with a new screen or curtain.

Shower screens made from clear safety glass are great for small bathrooms as they help the room feel light and spacious. Whereas shower curtains provide more privacy and make it possible for you to choose a colourful pattern or design.


7. Bring it to life with plants

Houseplants turn any bathroom into a tiny green haven. It’s also a great budget bathroom idea because you can hide the features that you might not be able to change with foliage. We’re not all green-fingered, but even one low-maintenance plant helps a bathroom feel more like home.


8. Treat yourself to new towels

The details speak volumes in a small bathroom, which means subtle changes can make all the difference. Buying new matching towels and bath mats is an easy way to update your bathroom décor without going over budget.


9. Choose a suite designed for small bathrooms

If you’re lucky enough to be fully renovating your bathroom, you can choose a suite purpose-built for small bathrooms, cloakrooms or en-suites. This gives you more room to play with and means your bathroom is set up for practicality. Small bathroom suites come in all kinds of styles and you can pick a design ideally suited to your home.

We hope you found these small bathroom ideas on a budget of use. If you’d like to discuss a bathroom renovation project, you can get in touch with our customer team on 0800 980 6018 or by emailing


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