A sound bathroom remodel can be a daunting task, but if you have visions of gleaming white fixtures and color-coordinated things are intertwined with half-painted walls and a toilet sitting in the hall, you can put your mind at ease. Remodeling a bathroom does not have to be as scary as the stories you may have heard. O.K., sometimes they are that scary, but if you keep things simple it can be a creative and invigorating experience that you think back fondly on. In fact, it will be a creative experience that you can be proud of.
First of all, start out small. No one says you have to rip out the appliances, peel off the wall-paper and sledgehammer the tile in a single weekend. Make a plan. Decide how much you can spend, what you will spend it on and the things in your bathroom you most want to change.
Painting is the easiest way to change the look of a bathroom. At around $35 per gallon of paint it is also one of the cheapest ways. Painting can give your bathroom remodel a completely different look. If your current bathroom is white you might consider a bolder look, say terra cotta. If, on the other hand, your current bathroom is fire engine red then something like white might be the change you need. Can you picture the look? What a difference.
The next step might be changing up the bathroom decor by getting new towels and things to match your new color. Be creative here. Terra cotta walls do not have to mean terra cotta towels, soap holder, toothbrush cup, etc. Mix your colors for a pleasing look. You might, for instance, try sage green to go with your terra cotta, or how about faded turquoise? And if you have chosen a lighter color like white for your new walls, how about mixing that with sunshine yellow and cerulean blue? The choices are endless so choose with abandon.
You can either stop right here, after all your bathroom already looks so much better, or continue on.
If you choose to continue on than the next step might be a smaller appliance like the toilet or a sink. Floors can be covered with throw rugs, but a grimy sink or toilet cannot be hidden no matter how clever you are. Let’s go with sinks for the present since you can close the lid on your toilet for a while longer. There are so many sinks to choose from you will get delirious just wandering the sink aisles (yes aisles with an s) at your local home improvement store. Wander among porcelain sinks, pedestal sinks, stainless steel sinks, sinks that look like a bowl and tiled sinks. So many choices. Go with what makes you happy and revel in your new bathroom remodel.