The look of your bathroom doesn’t need to reflect what you do in it. It is time to make the bathroom your favorite room in the house.
Full bathroom remodeling can be very expensive and aggravating but there are several simple ways to spruce up your bathroom without breaking the bank or living in a construction site for a month.
Embrace the ugly
Does your bathroom look like it came straight out of the 70s? Perhaps you have pink tiles with a matching pink tub and toilet. It is expensive and difficult to replace a tub and toilet, so how do you modernize without a complete overhaul?
Embrace the ugly. Work with the pink ceramic rather than pretend it isn’t there. How do you do that? Purchase a new rug, shower curtain, and other accessories that feature pink (or whatever color you’re trying to accept) as an accent color.
Bathrooms are often cramped and undersized. In most cases, it is not feasible to really enlarge the room, but a color change can provide for a virtual expansion.
Bright colors are hot and popular but any light color will make your bathroom feel roomier. Even if you are not looking to expand, treat your bathroom to a fresh coat of paint.
Work miracles with hardware
If your cabinets are in good shape all you need to do is replace your cabinet handles with new trendy knobs to give a fresh new look. The same effect occurs when you replace faucets, towel bars, soap dishes, or any other outdated hardware.
Swapping your shiny brass hardware with up-to-date fashionable pieces does miracles. Hardware changes often make the biggest difference without costing much.
Feed your Vanity
A whole new look can be achieved by simply changing vanity cabinets or maybe install a pedestal sink. Your local home improvement store should have several styles and online stores generally have even more options. Most varieties are sold for less than $500 and this is a small price to pay for a big change.
A change in mirrors will also bring a new look. There are so many fun and unique mirrors out there that can really spruce up the vanity and showcase your personal style. Make your new vanity complete with new light fixtures such as sconces or a fixture with chic frosted or marbled glass.
Make sure your new fixtures are bright enough to do your make-up correctly but not blinding. Also, look for fixtures that use environmentally friendly bulbs.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
This is your opportunity to go crazy at the home decor store. Find fun accessories that you like within your color scheme. Remember that everything doesn’t have to match in color or pattern; things just need to coordinate with each other or include a hint of a common accent color.
Make sure that most of your accessories have function rather than just take up space. You can do this by finding unique toothbrush holders, hand towels, soap dispensers, clocks, and wall hangings.
Clean up after yourself
Eliminate the cluttered feeling by installing an attractive wall cabinet or storage unit. This way you will be able to hide all the unsightly products you’ve collected but can’t seem to give up. And remember to clean up everything yourself. An uncluttered space gives the illusion of a large and spacious room.
Be a copy cat
If you are still feeling unconfident about your decoration abilities, remember it is okay to cheat. Find something in a magazine that you like and copy it. There is no shame in creating a beautiful room, even if you did see it somewhere else first.
Now that you have the tools and the know-how to remodel your bathroom without knocking down a single wall, go for it. Have fun and get in touch with your creative side. After you’re done, you’ll have a room that you’ll never want to leave.