In tough economic times, few of us are in the mood to go buy a new home and probably can’t sell the one we have anyway. So, more and more of us are looking for that fresh, new way to bring life to our existing home while adding lasting value that will reap a return on our investment dollar.
Use large towel hooks behind the door for items like a towel, bathrobe, or even a travel kit that holds the essentials. Wall shelves are another possibility if you happen to have that wall space. If I owned the house I woud remove the large mirror and replace it with a smaller one to allow for wall shelves. The above picture is of a semi-detached shed built at the end of the garden many years ago; one side being my DIY home workshop and the other half (with its own separate entrance) is an informal kitchen extension e.g. storage area for food and drink which includes a large chest freezer. A room-size area rug should have a 9 to 12 inch border of floor showing between the rug and the wall.
Decorating with porcelain plates looks grand and yet it is very simple. Kudos to the genius who combined the drapery with the plates and put the total design together as seen above. Add in your special motiff and you have a sure design winner! As far as tiles go, stone tiles look great in bathrooms. For the most durable product appropriate for the bathroom’s environment, ceramic tiles are the most practical option.
Be the first to know about This Old House contests, sweepstakes, and events and receive special offers and promotions from your favorite home improvement brands. We’ll even send you regular reminders to enter our sweepstakes. I had also designed a cast concrete vanity and shower niche, so I made some concrete samples with increasing amounts of white portland cement to figure out the color we wanted. The new bead board ceiling is fab. Such an easy way to cover up the old plaster. The ceilings feel higher and the room feels larger with it running horizontally. We plan to continue the same bead board ceiling in the hallway outside the bathroom (a future DIY project).
In reality the most important decision you’ll make is which remodelingcontractor you select for your home remodel. Haha loved it, I think a beer can curtain was something we had in our old student accommodation. Thanks for the laugh. The picture above shows an old mirror I salvaged from an old dressing table and with the aid of modern mirror mounting clips rehung as a wall mirror in our remodelled bathroom.