How to smarten up an outdated bathroom suite | Mum In The Madhouse

How to smarten up an outdated bathroom suite

Do you walk into your bathroom and think about all the things that need changing? Are you fed up of looking at the same old-fashioned wallpaper and creaky toilet seat? Sounds like it’s about time you did some DIY.

Many people put off updating their kitchens and bathrooms because they assume it’s going to cost a lot of money. While you can’t redecorate a room for free, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg – especially if you don’t replace the suite.

In most cases, there’s nothing wrong with the actual bathroom suite – the toilet, sink and bath are doing the job just fine – it’s everything else that needs freshening up.

Well, here are some top tips for you to smarten up your outdated bathroom.

Toilet seat

There’s nothing worse than sitting down on the loo, only to end up on the floor because the toilet seat has broken. Whether it’s down to forgetfulness or sheer laziness, once the seat goes, people leave it there for months. However, if your bathroom is looking a little tired and run down, you can quickly bring it into the 21st century with a new loo seat.


You will probably think about almost everything in your bathroom apart from the taps. However, by splashing a bit of cash on new taps like these Mira Showers taps you can instantly transform the look of your bathroom. You can get new taps in all sorts of styles, so whether your bathroom is going for a traditional or contemporary look, you can instantly freshen it up with a new set of taps.

Bathroom accessories

Have you noticed that outdated colours are always named after fruit or vegetables? If you still have aubergine or avocado-coloured plastic bathroom accessories, it’s definitely time to update. Whether it’s your toilet roll holder, soap dispenser or toothbrush holder, you can add a touch of class to your bathroom with modern chrome fixings.


They do say colour is the spice of life – or is that variety? Either way, by changing the décor of your bathroom, it will immediately look like a different room. For a contemporary look, try and stick to neutral, zen-like colours. This will also help you relax. Don’t be afraid to use wallpaper either – it used to be old-fashioned, but a feature pattern is the latest trend.

If you need to give your bathroom a new lease of life, see if you can bring it up to date with these helpful tips.


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