5 DIY Bathroom Tasks We Can All Do

Bathroom Upgrade Tips - Pikalily Blog

The bathroom is one of the trickier rooms in the home when it comes to doing any renovations or repairs. When it comes to blockages, leaks, or anything else to do with the plumbing, it’s typically best to leave it to the professionals. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make some improvements there of your own. Here, we’re going to look at some of the DIY bathroom upgrades that anyone should be able to make.

The deep clean

Firstly, you should make sure that whatever your bathroom looks like, it’s showing off its best side. Aside from getting things sparkling and fresh looking, a bathroom deep clean can be essential to fighting back the spread of mould.

Dust can gather on the surfaces of the bathroom, including the walls and ceilings, over time, and this dust attracts and holds onto moisture. Over time, this moisture can lead to the growth of mould, which nobody aunts.

Getting rid of mould (in most cases)

If you’re a little too late to prevent the mould from growing, then you shouldn’t ignore it by any means. How easy mould is to clean tends to depend on where it is and how bad it is. Cleaning it out from grout tends to be easy enough.

For roofing or drywall materials, you should try wiping them away first and foremost. If it seems to grow back quickly, then anti mould paint can help. In some cases, mould sets in so deep that you might need to take out and replace the section of ceiling or drywall affected, which is best done by a professional.

Tiling the bathroom

It’s one of the more elaborate tasks, for sure, but when it comes time to replace the wall tiles, this is a task that you can handle yourself.

Make sure you prepare, reading through all of the steps before time, and read tips on avoiding top tiling mistakes that can leave things a bit of a mess. However, it’s certainly possible to do your tiles yourself.

Painting your cabinets

If the colours in the bathroom are looking a little faded, it’s not just the walls and floor that you should look at changing up. The fixtures such as your cabinets matter, as well.

If you’re looking to repaint your cabinets or any other wooden fixtures, make sure that you get good wetroom paint that resists moisture. Sealing the wood is important to make sure that moisture doesn’t seep into it and cause rot over time.

Replacing those light fixtures

If you have to add any brand new light fixtures, then you’re likely going to need an electrician to do the wiring for you. However, if you’re replacing older fixtures with new ones that are going in the same place, then it might not be all that difficult to do it yourself.

If your bathroom is crying out for an update, then the changes above can make a real difference even if you’re ready to fork out for the renovation just yet.

Got Something to Add?

Share your bathroom DIY tips with us in the comments below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason.


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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