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How to renovate a bathroom without works

09 Apr, 2021

Carrying out a renovation without any hassle can seem quite a challenge. However, this just means making the necessary changes without touching any of the tiling or structures. If there is no debris produced, then we are talking about renovation without works.

Many of us have bathrooms that need modernising, but we may not want to carry out the hassle of work. Reforming a bathroom without works can give it a fresh and modern look, without the need to carry out major work, remove tiling, change drains or move any equipment. In this article, we will discuss how to renovate a bathroom without works. Minimal renovations with major impact. 

Bathroom renovation without removing tiles

Outdated tiles are one of the elements that can age a bathroom the most. However, removing them is often not an easy task, and replacing the old tiles would require building work and produce a lot of debris. 

Is there any option to renovate a bathroom without removing tiling? The answer is yes, and it's much easier. At mcbath we offer shower wall panels. These are continuous shower coverings that can be installed on any tile or wall surface without the need to carry out any works. 

They are made of a resistant and durable material called Acrystone®, which we also use to manufacture our shower trays. Available in Vulcano, Stone, Slate and Smooth textures, these panels provide continuity to the design of your bathroom, producing a coherent minimalist aesthetic.

These panels, as well as the shower trays, can be fully customised according to the colours on the RAL chart. But even on the standard colour chart, there are 10 different options: Blanco, Marfil, Beige, Capuccino, Fango, Perla, Cemento, Basalto, Antracita and Grafito.

For customers who are concerned about losing space in their bathroom by covering their tiles with a new bathroom wall covering without any works, it is important to highlight that these panels are extra thin, being just 9 mm and 6 mm thick. 

Their lightness and strength make them much easier to work with and they can be easily trimmed. The available sizes range from 70 to 250 cm long; and from 60 to 120 cm wide. 

Renovating your washbasin and bathroom furniture without works

Replacing your washbasin and bathroom furniture is the best way to renovate this area of the home without any works, giving your bathroom a modern and up-to-date look. A successful change will give it the visual weight to make it the focus of the room. 

The best way to achieve this is to replace an old pedestal washbasin or washbasin cabinet with modern and minimalist suspended furniture. The Aire or Baltic units are the perfect example of this: structures with built-in washbasins that are ideal for small bathrooms, as they visually lighten the space. 

It is also a good idea to replace the entire set of furniture with a countertop with an integrated washbasin made of Acrystone®, a durable, resistant and customisable material. At mcbath we offer a wide variety of different washbasins that are perfect for any type of project; from minimalist to accentuated designs, such as the Ess washbasin. 

Changing a washbasin and bathroom furniture without building work is very simple, as all you need to do is install a different option to replace them directly, without moving any drains or water inlets. 

What's more, mcbath countertops are also customisable in colour and size, so they can be combined with the other bathroom equipment. 

renovate a bathroom without works

Shower panel in Smooth finish, Centuria shower tray and countertop with integrated washbasin

Renovating a bathtub or shower 

The final step to update a bathroom without building work is to make the necessary changes to your bathtub or shower. At this point, there are several alternatives: 

First of all, as we mentioned in another article in this blog, you can replace your bathtub with a shower tray. This will make your bathroom more comfortable and create a more fluid space, without any separations. 

And if you already have a shower tray, the best option would be to update it by replacing it with a more modern alternative. 

As you can see, decorating and renovating an old bathroom is possible without building work. All you need is the right materials, which provide the simplest and cleanest installation possible. 

renovate a bathroom without works

Centuria Smooth shower tray

Decoration is also important 

Adding lamps and a new mirror are two simple ways to add extra warmth to your new bathroom and give it a fresh look, without any building work. You could opt for spotlights, wall lights or even a pendant light. If you have a false ceiling, you could liven up your bathroom by installing some new light sources. 

To create a relaxed atmosphere that connects you with nature, we recommend adding some plants. Plants make spaces more pleasant and improve air quality, and bathrooms are ideal environments for them, providing a warm and humid space that promotes growth of varieties like bamboo, fern, begonia, aspidistra, pothos or orchids. This will result in a more organic and healthier bathroom. 

Don't forget you can also play with different accessories, such as towel racks, hangers, soap dishes, toilet roll holders, stools, laundry baskets, towels, etc. Combining these together to create a common aesthetic will embellish your bathroom and give the decoration a sense of visual rhythm. 

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