So, you don't like your bathroom and you certainly don't want to pay for an expensive remodeling project - so what can you do?
It is amazing what a few professional redesign tricks and tips can do to give that bathroom an entirely new look and feel for less than the price of a designer's first home consultation. So, let's get started giving your bathroom a new look for $100. or less.
Step 1 - Take a look at the room with a fresh eye. What are it's strongest features. Is there a built in cabinet that you love and want to accent? Is there a window over the tub that has always brought a fresh ray of sunshine in the room? What about the bathroom is your favorite feature?
Now for the opposite question - what is in the bathroom that you are least excited about. An old toilet? Pink ceramic tile?
Determine what can be changed and what is set in stone for now. Armed with that information, it's time for the next step.
Step 2 - Paint the room. The most inexpensive and totally transforming tool is paint. A quality gallon of semi - gloss paint will run you about $25. And, if you want to save even more than that, look at the clearance paint. These are custom colors that have been left by unsatisfied customers. The perfect color may be waiting for you at about $5. a gallon.
The good news is you don't have to be stuck with that pink wall tile, you can actually paint over those as well. Talk to your local Home Improvement representative for product advice, or look on the internet for "do it yourself" advice.
Step 3 - Accessorize. This is the real bathroom splash. The introduction of new bath linens in fresh colors to accent the wall paint will go a long way in freshening things up.
Shower curtains can be one of the priciest items on the list, so by purchasing a plastic liner and then visiting a fabric store to make your own "custom" curtain is ever so easy and will save you a lot of money.
Check those remnant and clearance racks at the major department stores to find towels at rock bottom prices.
Finish the room by finding items around your home that can be introduced into the bathroom in new ways. Maybe a china plate could double as a soap dish or those candles in the buffet that are gathering dust could be brought in to provide subtle light. A bench, baskets, vase, even string Christmas lights can be used in original ways to make that bathroom sparkle.
Whatever you choose to do - have fun and challenge yourself to try something totally fresh and frugally fabulous!
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