Bathroom / February 17, 2018 / Leah Venegas.
If you’re not sure you can afford an entirely new bathroom, there are ways to give your existing one a fresh new look on a budget, without replacing the sanitaryware (toilet, bath, sink and shower).
As well as possibly using tiles for your floor, you'll need to use tiles on the walls around the shower or bath, which should be added after they're fitted. You can also get the same tiles for your bathroom walls and floor if you want a streamlined look.
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When doing a home renovation, snags are often inevitable. But you can help to avoid tricky issues if you know what the most common ones are. We asked the same 3,982 Which? members whether they came up against any problems when they updated their bathroom and, if they did, what they were. 51% experienced an issue of some kind, and of those, the most common problem areas were: toilet 28%, shower cubicle 25%, taps 19%, sink 12%, bath 9%, flooring 7%, tiles 5%, vanity unit around sink 5%, wall cabinets/units 4%, built-in cabinets/units 2%, combined vanity unity around sink and toilet 1%, freestanding cabinets/units 1%, vanity unit around toilet 1%.