Simple DIY Bathroom Fixes

Bathroom fixes
When it comes to fixing issues in your bathroom, it may seem like a daunting task, especially if you're not the most confident at DIY. However, there are many simple fixes you can complete yourself, even if you are a novice with a set of tools.

The thought of bathroom DIY can be a dread for many, but if take a can do approach towards it, even the most simple fixes can have a very satisfying feeling of reward. Also, it can save you money doing it yourself, rather than getting someone else to do it.

Now in this blog, we’re not expecting or suggesting you fit a new bath or shower system, that should be left to the professionals. However there are many simpler tasks you can undertake to help revitalise worn parts of your bathroom.

With all that in mind, we’ve come up with a few quick and easy fixes you can do yourself, to help to keep your bathroom in tip top shape.

Fix that wobbly toilet seat

fix a toilet seat

An ill-fitting, rattly or broken toilet seat is, according to our bathroom survey, the most common bathroom issue—often something we end up living with, day in, day out. Which is strange, as it’s actually one of the easiest issues to address.

In many cases, it’s simply a case of reattaching a seat that has come loose. However, if the time has come for a change, fitting a toilet seat is a relatively straightforward task.

If you’re unsure on how to fit a toilet seat, the video below demonstrates how to.

Cleaning Your Shower Head

cleaning a shower head

If your shower head has seen better days, there is a quick and easy way to bring that sparkle back and help keep it functioning the way it should.

Here’s how to clean a shower head

  • Take your shower head and place it inside the ziplock or sandwich plastic bag. (If you don’t have a ziplock bag, use a rubber band to close)
  • Add the white vinegar (not malt vinegar)—enough to cover most of the showerhead.
  • Close the plastic bag and leave it to soak for up to an hour.
  • Remove the shower head from the bag and rinse in fresh water.
  • Use the toothbrush to scrub away any limescale deposits.
  • Wipe down with a clean cloth.

Bleed your radiator or heated towel rail

bleeding a radiator

With energy prices rising sharply in recent months, there are several excellent ways you can save heat in your home. One of these is to ensure your heating is working efficiently.

During warmer months, when we generally switch our central heating off, air can get trapped in the system. This sometimes leads to cool spots in your radiator or heated towel rail, making it work less efficiently.

To rid your heating of trapped air, you can simply bleed your radiator or heated towel rail. However, this should only be done if you are sure this is the cause of the issue. If there is a fault with your heating system, it is always best to call out a qualified plumber to check it over.

If you’re unsure on how to bleed a radiator, the video below demonstrates how to.

Co-ordinate new accessories

bathroom accessories

When it comes to designing a bathroom, detail is key. It’s all too easy to focus on the bigger picture and forget about those finishing touches. Whilst you may have somewhere to hang your toilet roll or place toothbrushes, a mish-mash of different accessories won’t produce that stylish, cohesive look you’re after.

To bring order to your bathroom, why not invest in a new, coordinated accessory set which complements your space? You’ll be amazed at what such a small change can do!

Replace your basin tap

replace a basin tap

A dripping or leaking tap can end up wasting around 90 litres of water every single week. If left unchecked, that could rise to nearly 5,000 litres in a year! So, the best water-saving advice is to replace it…and you needn’t spend hard-earned cash hiring a plumber when you can do it yourself!

If you’re unsure on how to replace a basin tap, the video below demonstrates how to.

Fill holes and cracks in your walls

filling wall cracks

Over the years, your walls can suffer wear and tear, especially in busy family bathrooms. Along with knocks and dents, removing wall mounted accessories and cabinets can leave unsightly holes.

Luckily, repairing holes and cracks in walls is a standard DIY task which can be completed in less than 15 minutes.

Keeping your shower screens clean

steam cleaner

A set of glass shower doors can give a bathroom a distinctive and elegant look that a curtain simply can’t compete with. However, keeping shower doors sparkling clean can be a tough job – particularly if you live in an area of hard water. A combination of soap scum and limescale can accumulate on glass and leave an unsightly film that is incredibly difficult to remove. But by using a steam cleaner for the job, you can have your glass shower doors looking like new in no time.

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