How to refresh your bathroom

You can give your bathroom a new look and a bit of love and affection without spending too much money.

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to achieve a fresh look for your bathroom is by de-cluttering. Set a morning aside, without distractions and empty your cupboards. Check dates on medicines and throw out any out of date ones.

If you have half-used beauty products you haven’t touched in more than a year, bite the bullet and toss them out, or create a separate storage spot and put them all in together. For example, place them in a basket on the top of your cupboard. If you then don’t touch the products for another six months, throw the whole basket out.

Put products you use daily in easy-to-reach locations that can be hidden away when not in use. Maybe get some wire baskets in which you can stack towels. Soap can look messy, so a container with a lid improves the look of your basin or tub.

Try a new look by renovating your bench – apply a new surface using products like Rustoleum to give your bathroom an entire new look. If not your bench, consider a fresh coat of paint to the walls. Or maybe invest a little and upgrade your taps to more modern versions.

If you have a floor cupboard, consider replacing it with a wall-mounted one and leave space under your sink to give the room a larger look. If you have blinds or curtains, change the fabric or style to accent the room, or improve the light.

If you have enough space, add a small TV, radio or portable bluetooth speakers to play music from your smartphone. Add framed art, fresh flowers or even a potted plant. Small details can make a very big difference and help you to start and finish your day on a good note.

Invest in some new towels, washers and floor mats. A new colour theme will give your bathroom a lift and who doesn’t love the feeling of fluffy new towels.


Related articles

The information in this article has been prepared for general information purposes only and not as specific advice to any particular person. Any advice contained in the document is general advice and does not take into account any person’s particular investment objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on anything based on this advice you should consider its appropriateness to you, having regard to your objectives, financial situations and needs. You should obtain and consider the Product Disclosure Statement or terms and conditions relating to the products mentioned, before deciding whether to acquire any products.

RACQ Bank loans and banking products are issued by Members Banking Group Limited ABN 83 087 651 054 AFSL and Australian credit licence 241195 trading as RACQ Bank.

Retail partners, offers and discounts may change at any time without notice. Get the RACQ Discounts App or visit for the conditions, limits and exclusions for each offer.