When it comes to house decorating there are limited rooms that have quite the effect of a bathroom or kitchen when being decorated. There is something pleasing about taking a drowsy old bathroom and making it seems bright and shiny once again. Most people, however, flinch at the thought of a bathroom remodel dreading the absolute worst when it comes to their financial condition once all is said and done. The good news is that minor steps can lead to big changes in rooms as small as bathrooms. These small steps do not have to have huge prices in order to be highly efficient.
My suggestion with a bathroom is to consider where the worst blemishes and monstrosities may be. Painting the walls can be a suitable place to start but you should first agree whether you are planning to remove any cabinetry. This is one room where it is better to save the painting for later in the project rather than the beginning.
The futility in many bathrooms takes up a good deal of real estate. Gone are the days when coarse cabinets were the accepted choice for bathrooms. Now people want the bathrooms to have the look of a wide-open space. This means that vanities and cabinets are becoming smaller rather than larger.
Most homeowners find that the removal of large cabinetry in the bathroom often leads to some degree of patching necessary for the drywall and evident gaps in flooring. These will need to be focused fairly quickly, which means that now is a great time to select colour options for the flooring and walls.
Smaller bathrooms do fine with lighter colours on the walls to give them a larger appearance. Use decorations and towels to bring in darker accents but keep the walls light and lively. Also choose paint that can tolerate the high humidity of bathrooms.
Flooring in a bathroom also needs to be able to tolerate high heat and humidity as this room is somewhat abusive to floors and walls. For this reason, hardwood is not the perfect floor of choice for most bathrooms. Ceramic tile is a great choice and not terribly costly.
There are also certain laminates that are designed to respond well to a great humidity environment such as will be found in a bathroom. Choose flooring that will emphasis the walls and the overall sense of decor you are hoping to get when decorating your house and bathroom, as this is not something you are going to want to change frequently.
The toilet in a bathroom is rather simple to purchase but I recommend leaving it be except it absolutely needs to be changed. This is not a simple process for the novice and experts are pricey. In this case “if it isn’t broke don’t fix it” is an excellent motto to live by.
The similar holds true with the shower. If, however, you solely cannot live with your shower (or bathtub) as is, you may want to try engaging professionals to come in and resurface your tub. This is much less pricey than buying a brand-new tub and will have yours looking shiny, bright, and as good as new. Again you can avoid the high cost of a plumber despite the fact that you are paying for a professional to resurface.
To top things off, you will be surprised at the difference that new fixtures, knobs, and hardware can make in a bathroom. Add a couple of lamps for subtle lighting and some decorative style of your own and you have a brand new bathroom without spending huge money in order to do so.
The shower curtain and ‘guest’ towels should be your main splurges in your bathroom, as they will tie the room all together. You towels and shower curtains will blend the colours and designs in order to create the overall atmosphere you should be hoping to attain in your bathroom. And all of this can be accomplished one step at a time no matter how sparse your spending budget may be.