Whether you need to spruce up a bathroom in your home because you are considering putting it on the market, or if you just want a fresh new look, there are some things you can consider. Even with a very small budget, you can make improvements that increase value and make everyday living more enjoyable. Read here about some easy, affordable ways to get started today.
If you happen to have wallpaper in your bathroom, but want to update to a more contemporary decor, don't think that you have to spend hours removing the old wallpaper. It will need to come down, but you can get a major jump-start on the project by just renting a steamer. The glues used when wallpapering will loosen considerably with a professional-level steamer, as long as you begin scraping and removing immediately, before the glue starts to dry again. This will cut down on overall removal time, and will also avoid the use of harsh chemicals to loosen glues and strip the paper.
Toilets can get damaged, scratched or just plain outdated in style and appearance. Fortunately, toilets are very easy to replace. You do not need to hire a professional for this job. When purchasing a new one at a home improvement store, take advantage of the opportunity to buy a style that is eco-friendly. Low flush toilets will save you money every month and will also help to reduce consumption, making for a more responsible lifestyle.
Vanities are another thing that can provide an instant update. Many people assume that vanities are permanent fixtures or that it is a major job to remove them and install new ones. This is simply not the case. Home improvement centers have many styles and sizes that are pre-made and ready to take home for installation. An even easier thing to do is just paint the existing cabinet you have, creating a splash of color and pizazz. Remember that paint is easily changed, so go for something bold and fun. You can paint over it every months if you choose to. Try matching the seasons, with pastels in the spring and orange in the autumn. Purchase a beige or white shower curtain and towels blend with any color and style.
Lighting fixtures are another excellent way to update a bathroom for very little cost. Choose contemporary styles that make your bathroom feel fresh and new. Even if your overall design choice is Victorian or country, having modern light fixtures will give the impression that your bathroom is still current and stylish. Make sure to purchase fixtures that will allow you to use energy-saving bulbs such as florescent or LED types. Not only are these bulbs the way of the future, but they can also save you a lot of money in utility bills.
These are just a few ways to remodel your bathroom with a small output of money and a minimal investment of time and energy. You will thank yourself over and over again when you walk into this much-used room in your home.