You Don’t Need a Fortune to Create the Bathroom of Your Dreams
Build a Better Bath on a Budget
Do you cringe every time you step into your bathroom? If so, it may be time to remodel. According to a recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders, bathroom remodels are the most popular remodeling project. But renovating doesn’t have to be a budget buster. There are ways to improve what you already have to get the spa-like retreat you’re seeking. Here are a few tips to get you started on your redesign.
Remodeling is a costly job on its own, but trying to add unique details and décor to your project makes it that much more expensive. To get a custom look, without the price tag, start bargain shopping online or at a local antiques shop. Look for one-of-a-kind finds like a beautifully framed mirror. A mirror adds the illusion of space and changes the look of a bathroom – whether you’re going for a traditional, transitional, or modern feel. If you find a piece that doesn’t fit perfectly, add a coat of paint to match the rest of your space.
Artwork adds a sophisticated touch and the best part is – it doesn’t have to cost a lot! There are several websites where you can print artwork in a variety of styles and then frame it yourself. Accessories also can make a big difference; a new shower curtain, towels (in beautiful patterns), candles and window treatments go a long way. Moen offers a variety of accessories to complement any bath. Pull together the look of the space by adding knobs and pulls to your vanity in a finish that matches the faucet. You also can include other accessories like towel bars and robe hooks for organization and an updated look.
Fancy Bathroom Fixtures
Easily and instantly bring beauty to any bath by upgrading your fixtures. Start by swapping the sink faucet. A great choice is Moen’s new Halle™ bathroom suite, available exclusively at Lowe’s. Inspired by timeless classical forms with a contemporary flair, Halle provides a stunning centerpiece for any bath, plus it’s featured in Moen’s exclusive Spot Resist™ Brushed Nickel finish, which resists fingerprints and water spots to help maintain the brilliance of the faucet for a fresh appearance. You also can extend the elegant look of Halle throughout the bath with perfectly matching tub and shower fixtures and accessories.
Pretty with Paint
Paint is your friend when you’re on a budget – it makes the greatest impact for the least amount of money. When updating a bath, choose a satin finish for a washable surface and look for humidity-resistant paints to avoid streaks and mildew. The color you choose will set the tone – lighter colors are best for small spaces to give a spacious, bright feeling; while darker colors provide a more modern look. Do you have a small space but want to use darker tones? Paint one wall dark and make it the focal point behind the vanity or against the tub.
Getting rid of clutter and organizing will make your bathroom a more relaxing area. Dedicate space for storage. Bath accessories, such as towel bars and robe hooks, will keep items off the floor. Wall shelves also are an excellent solution, and there are a variety of options – from smaller, decorative shelves that can hold perfume and toiletries – to larger hotel shelves that provide the perfect storage location for towels. To prevent under-the-sink clutter, a rolling cart can provide each family member with their own tray to store bathroom goods… and it can be moved out of the way when guests arrive.
Redecorating is all about shopping smart and finding space-changing details when you’re on a budget. These easy, inexpensive tips will hopefully inspire you to get started.
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