Refitting Your Bath for Less Than $100
Here are some quick and easy remodeling fixer-uppers that won’t break your piggy bank. If your bathroom is looking a little under the weather, there are many ways to give it new life, all for under a hundred dollars, without having to take on a full blown renovation.
Below are a couple examples: from painting your walls to changing your cabinet hardware, to adding slatted blinds and maybe even installing a contemporary backlash, all these ideas go a long way to sprucing up a tired looking space and most can be done in a couple hours over the course of a weekend.
You would be amazed at just how different your washroom will look with a new coat of paint. Paint is so versatile because not only are you introducing new color into the room; you can also introduce texture or the illusion of texture and even depth with faux painting when remodeling your bath.
And don’t stop with the walls, depending upon whether your floor is wood, sheet vinyl or cement, you can paint over that floor with inspiring results. Most people overlook their cabinets, but since vanity cabinets take up a sizable amount of visual and physical space in the room, they can become the focal point of your new bathroom renaissance.
And speaking of cabinets, by simply changing the knobs and handles of your fixtures, drawers and door and window handles, you can transcend your washroom from old school to modern trendy design by the simple twist of a screwdriver or drill.
Slatted wood blinds combined with streamlined non decorative curtains are a new emerging trend in window fashion design.
Wooden Blinds Are Seeing a Resurgence
Plastic had been the dominant blind material for a long time because of its low costs and contemporary look, but there has been an emerging resurgence in baby boomers using more earth friendly materials such as wood instead of plastic in window dressing purchases.
And the great thing about wooden blinds is that they can be painted in any color to match your cabinets, walls and other decor elements.
For a quick and easy revitalization of your bathroom vanity area, peel-and-stick mirror tiles can be purchased at most home improvement stores. Another alternative is to use subway tiles as a trendy backsplash to your vanity area. Ceramic tile backsplashes are still a long established way for do-it-yourselfers to update dilapidated looking countertops.
These are just a few of the ways you can update the look of your bathroom without spending a lot of time and money, and since the room is such a small interconnected environment, what ever slight changes that you do incorporate into your design will be visually impactful and will go a long way to refreshing the look of the room.