by Vivian Garzon

7 Ways to Transform Your Bathroom From Old to New (Without a Remodel)

7 Ways to Transform Your Bathroom From Old to New (Without a Remodel)

Transforming your bathroom from old to new doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, you don’t even need to complete a remodel to make your bathroom look and feel brand-spanking new. Below, we’ve got 7 simple hacks to transform your bathroom from old to new in no time at all. 

Is your bathroom in need of a revamp but you're on a budget? Look no further! From updating accessory accents and tiles, to refreshing your towels and adding some greenery, we're bringing you Buildmat’s top tips for making your old bathroom look new again.

Plus, we've included some pro hacks for spicing up your sink, adding a splash of paint, and decluttering to create a fresh and modern space without breaking the bank.

1. Update Accessory Accents 


One of the simplest ways to transform your bathroom without a full remodel is to update your accessory accents. We’re talking matte black robes hooks, nickel hand towel rails, brushed brass gold towel rails and champagne pink pop up waste (to match your beautiful champagne pink concrete basin, of course).

Depending on your budget and what you define as an accessory, updating your mixer can also really elevate the look and feel of your bathroom. A good quality bathroom mixer will set you back less than $300 – a small price to pay for a bathroom that looks brand new!

2. Upgrade the Tiles


You don't have to tear out your bathroom tiles to give them an upgrade. In fact, there are several options for updating your tiles without the hassle of removal. For example, you can use tile paint or vinyl to give them a new look. Vinyl comes in sheets or stick-on tiles that can also be used for bath panels and flooring.

These tiles are easy to remove, so you can switch up the design whenever you want. If you have the budget and want to really transform your bathroom, getting your bathroom retiled is still the most effective way to create a fresh and modern look.

3. Refresh Your Towels

Updating your towels is one of the most affordable ways to refresh your bathroom and add some new colours, textures, and patterns. Don't hide your towels in a cupboard – turn them into statement pieces you can show off! Better yet, add a new set of single or double rail towel holders to your bathroom to hang them on to really transform the vibe of your bathroom.

Not only do towel rails add a pop of colour (like brushed brass gold towel rails), they also serve as a practical storage solution, helping tie the bathroom together and create a cohesive look.

4. Add Some Greenery

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Bringing some greenery into your bathroom is an easy and affordable way to add colour and texture and completely refresh the look of your bathroom. And, it doesn’t even have to be real plants. There are some great artificial plants that will give your bathroom a modern look without breaking the bank (or risking real plants dying within the week).

You can play with different heights by choosing large floor plants or smaller pots or vases. Whatever you choose, adding plants is a simple way to bring some new life to your bathroom.

5. Spice Up Your Basin 

new basin can completely transform the look and feel of your bathroom. Whether you choose a sleek and modern design or a more traditional style, a new sink can make a big impact on the overall aesthetic of the room. From above-counter basins to semi-recessed basins, a new sink doesn’t have to cost a whole lot either – you can find a quality and stylish concrete basin for under $200.

A new basin can also add a contemporary and fun splash of colour and become a real statement piece in your bathroom, like champagne pink to cool terrazzo, moody matte black and classic marble basins.

6. Add Some Paint 


Looking for a fun DIY job to transform your bathroom from old to new? Grab your overalls and a paint tin and start painting the walls. A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference in the look and feel of a bathroom. While many bathrooms often have neutral colour schemes, adding a pop of colour or a feature wall can bring a modern touch.

Earth colours like dark browns and oranges are on-trend options that are impactful without being overwhelming. For something a little bit unique, you can keep your walls white and have the painted feature wall on the ceiling.

7. Channel Your Inner Marie Kondo & Declutter 

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Perhaps the simplest way to transform your bathroom from old to new without spending a cent is to channel your inner Marie Kondo and do a major declutter. Get rid of old products and items that you don't use regularly, and if there are things that you want to keep but don't use daily, simply store them in a cupboard or baskets to keep your bathroom looking fresh. 

Bathroom Transformation FAQ’s

1.How to Upgrade a Small Bathroom?

Upgrading a small bathroom space can be a challenge, but there are some effective yet simple ways to make the most of the limited space you have. For example, you can use light colours on the walls, floors, and fixtures.

Light colours can make a space feel bigger and more open. Another option is to use mirrors to create the illusion of more space. Finally, try to minimise clutter and choose compact, space-saving storage solutions, like floating shelves.

2. How to fix up a bathroom on a budget?

There are several great ways to fix up a bathroom on a budget. One option is to repaint the walls to give them a fresh, new look. If you don't want to commit to a new paint colour, you can also try using peel-and-stick tiles or wallpaper to update the look of your space.

Another budget-friendly option is to upgrade fixtures like the bathroom mixer and shower head. You can also update the look of your bathroom by adding new towels, rugs, and other accessories.

3. How to update an 80’s bathroom? 

Updating an 80's bathroom can be a fun way to give the space a fresh, modern look. One effective way to update the look of an 80's bathroom is to replace the old fixtures, like the basin, mixer and the toilet.

Another way to update an 80's bathroom is to replace the tile or resurface it with a new finish to give the space a completely new look and feel. You can also add new lighting and mirrors to modernise the space and make it feel more modern.

Upgrade Your Bathroom Space Today

Ready to give your old bathroom a fresh, new look without breaking the bank? Follow these easy tips and tricks to transform your bathroom from old to brand-spanking new with these budget-friendly yet luxury-feeling hacks. Start your bathroom makeover today, shop Buildmat’s range of premium and contemporary bathroom accessories today. SHOP NOW.