One of the most effective ways to improve your home’s value and enhance your enjoyment is to give your bathroom a facelift. In the current economic climate, giving it a facelift is a far more desirable option than doing a complete remodel. Here are ten ideas that you can use to give your bathroom a facelift.
Paint is probably the quickest, easiest and most economical way to change the look of your bathroom. Choose a paint that is scrubbable and water-resistant and in a color that will evoke a felling of peace and tranquility, in a pale, fresh shade.
Sometimes bathroom walls may be damaged, pitted or uneven. If you have walls like this, painting may not be an option for aesthetic reasons. Use a heavy, paintable wall paper to cover your walls.
Replace your shower curtain and window curtain. Use fabrics in a fresh, neutral color way or pattern. Your bathroom will appear bigger and cleaner and less visually cluttered.
Replace the toilet with a new water-saving, low-flush model. Colors will be in a higher price point, so if that is not an option, get a basic white model. Not only will it be a fresher look, but you will also save on your water bill. Additionally, use a tub/shower insert to avoid the damage and cost of replacing the tub.
Replacing your hardware can make a big difference. You can use a brushed or a shiny finish in gold or silver tone. Your choice depends upon the amount of warmth or coolness that you want in your bathroom décor.
Rather than installing new tile, clean the grout or replace it, which makes the tile look like new. Use a heavy wire brush or a handheld tool to scratch or grind out the existing grout and then put in new grout, using sealer when you are done.
You do not have to replace your cabinets. If they are in good shape, use a quality semi-gloss paint to completely change the look. Make sure that they are clean and dry first.
You need to replace your old rugs. Again, use neutral colors in thick, comfy textures. You want to feel something lavish under your feet when getting out of the tub or shower.
Another easy and economical fix is to replace the lighting, which can give your bathroom a brighter, cleaner look.
Using new accessories is the finishing touch to any bathroom facelift. Use these for pops of color in your peaceful, neutral décor.
All of the materials for your bathroom facelift can be found at your local salvage, home, department and discount stores. All it takes is a weekend of effort to give your bathroom a completely new look.
Peter Wendt resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and two children. He enjoys writing on topics related to home improvement. He recommends you click here to learn more about this subject.