Forego the Overhaul but add Flair to the Room
Thinking of doing some bathroom renovations? If you’re concerned about the time and forthcoming expense of a home improvement project, you can take some comfort in the fact that most residential upgrades will grow the resale value to your home if you are thinking of selling in the future. The other consolation is that money spent now will allow you to enjoy a fresh and luxurious look and a space that’s both inviting and practical for your whole household to use in the meantime! So the question still remains, how do you make your greenbacks go further and transform your bathing space from an “ugly duckling” into a beautiful rendition of “Swan Lake?” Ok, time to put on your tutu…
Sizing up What it Takes for Bath Perfection
For most first time remodelers home improvements are desirable yet somewhat daunting at the same time. After all, a well-designed modern bathing space is supposed to be beautiful, resilient and decidedly functional all at the same time. Oh boy, this could get complicated! But don’t worry, be happy…The good part is that bath renovations don’t need to cost you a fortune. You can freshen up the space with a fairly inexpensive facelift. You would be surprised to find how different your lavatory will look after a simple coat of paint or the replacement of your taps and showerhead. If you’re lost, looking for what’s new and hip, browse designer showrooms on and offline for affordable trends and inspirational ideas.
Budgeting to Add Value to Your Home
It has been establish that we don’t have a lot of money to spend so in an effort to give your washroom a better look and feel we need to project the cost of a remodel by coming up with a small yet workable budget, let’s say a couple hundred bucks. I think it would be a safe bet to say that any big-ticket items such as replacing your tub, toilet, shower or redoing your tiles is out of the question so let’s stick to transforming the essence of your lavatory by installing decorative embellishment to liven up the decor and increasing the user experience of your homely looking bath.
Source Price Conscious Materials
Alright so how do you enrich your washroom with a few small changes without the cost of a full blown bathroom remodel? Let’s examine five fast fixes to give your powder room a designer look without the designer price tag. I should point out that in order to save money you need to do your research on materials. You don’t always need the real deal, especially if you are planning for the short term to make a quick sale. If you do your homework, you can make a better informed decision at more reasonable price you can afford. Faux finishes are your friends.
1 – Create a New Look With Lighting and Mirrors
This is so simple, yet so effective. Good lighting will always make a small or cramped bathing facility look bigger. Lighting fixtures can be easily changed out to fit your style and needs. If you have glossy tiles then the light will also be amplified to make the room feel inviting and visually cleaner. And mirrors just exaggerate the space even further. Refresh your plain plate-glass mirrors by adding decorative trim or a contemporary frame so it becomes more of a design element in the larger scheme of the room.
2 – Color Conscious Choices
While you may be tempted to transform your bathroom into a personal Disneyland, picking the right colors should never be underestimated not only for resale value but for everyday livability. Pick foolproof washroom color combos with minute accents to create a fresh look. Painting your walls will change the ambiance of the room but why stop there? Paint that old laminated countertop or cupboard doors for a simple makeover with big impact. But remember that eccentric patterns and colors may be all the rage right now but might turn off potential buyers who will not be receptive to a total remodel to get rid of your subjective decorative whims.
3 – Accessorize to Revive a Tired Interior
Customize the look of ordinary bath towels to color co-ordinate your bathware. Add dynamism with complementary colors or tone things down through monochromatic hues. You can even embellish your linens with colorful bands of ribbons to give your linens an upscale swing.
4 – Getting it Right With Storage
Create stylish storage by installing build-it-yourself shelving above your toilet to make unused wall space more functional. And don’t forget about those cosy corners for toiletries and the display of accessories. Find a home for everything with these helpful corner units and feel like you had major bathroom renovation without the clutter of taking up floor space. And don’t forget to co-ordinate your cupboard knobs and pulls, even these little accessories will add that luxury look without breaking the bank.
5 – Bring Your Space up to Date With Fixtures and Fittings
Style your home by switching out and installing fixtures such as taps and showerheads to introduce different textures, colors or styling influences. You will gladly notice a change to the overall look and grandeur of the room as you enter the space.
Putting This Tip List to Work For You
So before you embark on your next bathroom renovation, check out these great ideas and while it may be harder to rearrange objects in a smaller space than in a larger bathing area, these easy tips will give your bathing facility a fresh budget conscious makeover. Wash away all doubts that it cost lots of money to upgrade your lavatory. Whether you are preparing your home for resale or just doing some updates, using a few key steps that incorporate low-cost spending you too can explore your options in giving your washroom the decorating inspiration it deserves. Saving money is good so have a plan and you will be reassured you spent your time and resources wisely to add value to your home. Come on, this is so exciting! Let’s remodel your lavatory together…