Remodeling A Small Bathroom (2)

If you are looking to spruce up your mid-century bathroom, you might want to think twice before tossing out the grungy, scummy old medicine cabinet that is inset in the wall.

Even if you personally don’t care about going green one way or the other, the market is trending toward this so it’s something to consider. And there are many budget friendly options for adding a green touch to your bathroom: a low flow toilet that uses less water and saves you money in water bills; low-VOC or no-VOC paints; vanities made from sustainably harvested wood; recycled glass tile surface countertops, etc.

To blend with the fixture color, you might try matching the fixture color exactly. Paint stores can computer match colors if you bring in a sample. Bringing the bathtub into the store doesn’t seem practical, but you might be able to take the toilet tank lid in with you. With matching fixture and wall colors, you can use brightly contrasting towels and accessories to draw attention away from the fixtures. Another option would be to use a toning or complementary color to blend with the fixture color but not match it exactly. Again, contrasting accessories draw attention away from the fixtures.

However, I haven’t shared any photos with you all because I’m stalling. We immediately began using the bathroom everyday and I haven’t had a chance to clean up the dust and prepare the space for photos. I’m also going to be writing an article about it for , so the photos need to be good! So sorry for the long wait. To tide you over, here are two yellowy snapshots of the space.

As I said earlier creativity makes the most out of your budget. Most of the furniture I had was reused. Still there were some items we purchased. For head and foot boards we scoured stores online. Finding nothing my husband and I could agree on we hit consignment stores and garage sales. The headboard was located at a garage sale. When you are looking at garage sales and consignment stores make sure you have measurements with you so you can act without regrets. Other stores we visited were Cost Plus, Pier One Imports, Macy’s and Ross.