Are your worn, outdated bathrooms making you feel down in the dumps? It may be time for a solid bathroom renovation. We know what you’re going to say: renovations are expensive! We get it. But lucky for you, with the help of some amazing second-hand deals on Gumtree and these easy tips, you’ll be on your way to a sparkly new bathroom without forking out an arm and a leg.
DIY. One of the best ways to save money when doing anything within the home is to simply do it yourself! Yes, there’s always ‘a guy for that’, but why go over budget just to save yourself from getting a little dirty? There are definitely some smaller jobs you will be able to handle yourself. Painting the walls with a fresh coat, or installing a new toilet, sink, vanity and even some shelving are all things you can do yourself in only a couple of hours or days.
Lighting. Even if your bathroom is not really as bad as you think it is, it can often look that way thanks to harsh lighting or outdated fixtures. A quick change to some warm white bulbs, and new trendy fixtures will do wonders and won’t break the bank.
Cover It Up. Unless your bathroom is ridden with mold or rot, you may not have to completely rip the entire thing up to get the look you want. Old cupboards and vanities can often be spruced up with a fresh coat of paint and funky handles.
Go Vintage. Get that old, vintage look by buying authentic vintage, pre-loved goods from Gumtree. Are you wanting to try out a unique claw foot tub? Do you prefer the worn-out paint look on wooden furniture? Don’t go over budget buying new items that are made to look old when you can find unique items on Gumtree for less!
Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find the best bathroom reno options close to home.