Give Your Bathroom A Facelift!
Is your bathroom feeling worn and a bit on the ancient side? If money is tight and a complete remodel is out of the question, there are still many options to brighten your bathroom and breathe new life into the space, at a lower cost than you are probably imagining.
Here are several tips to freshen the look of your bathroom:
Clean Out Old Items
First, remove all furniture and decorations, and give your bathroom a thorough cleaning from top to bottom, including all those troublesome hard-to-reach places that haven’t seen the light of day in ages. Toss out all the old creams, beauty and hygiene products. With clean surfaces and cleared space, you can get a fresh look at your bathroom and can decide which changes will make the most difference, and which areas need the most attention.
Establish A Budget For Your Project
Set the daydreaming aside for a moment and try to be realistic about how much you will be able to invest in your bathroom renovation project. Once you have the plan and budget in place, stick to as best you can and try not to deviate too much. That is not to say that unexpected expenses won’t arise, but be reasonable about your budget and make sure the major expenses will fall in line with it.
Decide Which Items Can Be Replaced
It’s completely understandable if replacing the tub or shower isn’t possible. However smaller changes can bring a decidedly improved and modernized appearance to your bathroom. Such items include small cupboards or medicine cabinets, towel racks, or even a new faucet. While not particularly expensive, these smaller items can dramatically improve the overall appearance and appeal of your bathroom.
There are few changes that will make as dramatic an impact as color. Replacing old wallpaper and applying fresh paper or a coat of high quality paint can make your bathroom a much more pleasant place to be. Lighter blues and greens will set the mood for relaxation, while brighter colors give the space a spark of energy.
Replace Old Flooring
For an average sized bathroom, replacing the flooring can be done without breaking the bank. Laminate flooring and vinyl tile are viable choices for almost any bathroom, and a much better alternative to carpet or hardwood.