The cost of a bathroom makeover can be daunting, but there are ways to save. One smart strategy is to focus your renovation efforts on a smaller, more commonly used bathroom rather than an expansive master.
Items that are different in shape, height, color, texture or some other dimension should be balanced, but that almost always means they should not be centered and spread out or lined up evenly in a straight line. Not to worry, though: You can combat the claustrophobia by scaling down to physically save space. ( Pedestal sink , anyone?) And, with the right colors and lighting, you can create the illusion of a roomy bath. So, you’ve decided that a reface might be the ticket for your new kitchen…Well, then lets get started planning it!
In the adjacent office, we removed the wall board from the wall that backs on the bathroom, and found the … Read More
You don’t have to be a professional interior decorator to understand and apply some basic principles of interior design that will help you create a comfortable and functional home with style.
A great way to set alcoves or niches apart from surrounding walls is to add wallpaper, or even better, to paint those alcoves and niches with an eye-popping accent color. This project is rather inexpensive, since you can use a sample-sized paint can instead of purchasing a whole gallon. Darn. Three months (and maybe a few dollars) too short to take full advantage of this. Squidoo blessed.
Brilliant bit of kit for easily and quickly making your own shelf supports for removable and adjustable shelves; gives a professional finish and done in a fraction of the time that it would take to carefully mark out and drill by hand. Each person and family has their own idea of the … Read More
The above figures place the bathroom update at $250 per square foot. This pricing structure assumes that carpenters charge an average of $70 per hour, electricians between $65 to $85 per hour, painters between $20 and $35 per hour and plumbers between $45 and $65 per hour.
I have always wanted to use an old vanity in my bathroom. Actually, it’s a dry sink, but it would be just right for our downstairs half bath. Seeing your beautifully done transformation makes me want this to happen even more! Trouble is, my husband is neither handy, nor interested. Guess I’ll have to learn how to do it myself! You won’t be able to submit it as an answer to the question, but it can still totally count! Just share a link to it in this thread! It’s totally not against the rules to do so. Lowe’s offers a variety of bathroom … Read More
When my husband and I bought our house this last May, we immediately knew that our master bathroom needed a complete makeover. We honestly hated everything about it and what made matters worse was the shower was unusable (yuck!). We started the re-model at the beginning of February. We hired a contractor to assist us with removing the old shower and installing a new soaking tub. My hubby did all the other work on his own. He is amazing!!!
Storage space in small bathrooms can be tricky, especially if you do away with any existing bathroom cabinets. One option is to use recessed cabinets. It’s fairly easy to install a recessed medicine cabinet that’s large enough to store toiletries. Whether you choose the halogen light to be from the ceiling, under the cabinet or even at the floor, the halogen light will make a major statement in your kitchen. What … Read More
It was a small house in Flagstaff, Arizona – just under 1300 square feet – and not a fancy house by any means. And it needed a lot of work.
You’ve everything covered from faucet to the color of the walls. Granted that bathrooms are quite private, still, an inviting ambience is a definite plus. Will keep these tips in mind. Thanks and rated up. Does the contractor get along with your dogs? If someone is going to be in your house for any length of time your dogs need to approve of him. Once we’d decided to renovate the main floor bathroom, the first step was to take stock of the existing features.
Wanna know what else we are reusing? All of the faucets, towel bars, and other hardware for the sinks and bathtub. We just so happen to have a complete matching set that is in perfect condition. … Read More
Make remodeling your bath fun, not frustrating. Choose Lowe’s bath installation services for minor updates or a major bath remodel.
If and when you start a bathroom remodeling project, don’t forget that you likely won’t be able to use all or some features of your bathroom for significant periods of time. Be patient, as you and your family may have to utilize your home’s other bathrooms or find alternative bathrooms outside the home if you only have one bathroom. Since the floors were so bad, we decided to tear the walls down, just to be safe… didn’t want any mold surprises!
Tirelesstraveler, I enjoyed reading your remodeling article. You are correct regarding the extent of remodel. Now that I have 2 new bathrooms (close to completion), the existing one will be stripped down to the sub floor, a job that we will not start until a year after our expansion … Read More
Plants make wonderful additions to bathrooms. They add a spirit enhancing, oasis-like feel. They also help brighten up bathrooms-both visually and on an emotional level. There are many plants that thrive in bathroom environments better than they would in other areas of the home. When adding plants to your bathroom, there is some basic advice that you should follow.
Another hot appliance that’s quickly gaining in popularity is the towel warmer. Imagine stepping out of the bathtub or shower and being treated to a nice, toasty towel! Plumbing a retrofit panel usually means removing the existing shower head and replacing it with a hose or pipe that will feed water to the panel. This means that existing valves will still be used to turn the water on and adjust the temperature, but in exchange it is very easy to do. Adding a luxury bath or shower or a luxury bath … Read More
We have showers! Well, kind of. They’re not functioning yet but they’re getting close. Let’s start with the Master bathroom shower. It looks HUGE but the actual usable/splashable space makes up about 2/3’s of the below green area.
Such a helpful hub here RedElf! I enjoyed the marvelous photos. (I love shopping…uh…make that looking). Your hub has afforded me several ideas for my own tiny bathroom. Problem is – I rent. So I’m somewhat limited. New Faucets- This is especially important if your bathroom has contractor grade faucets. New, higher quality faucets will be remembered by buyers. In my bathroom remodel I used an oil-rubbed bronze faucet that I purchased online very inexpensively. Heating a quick meal in the microwave is certainly convenient, but doing this may not lead to the most serene state of mind.
Homeowners should also be aware of the possibility of room expansion. If you do … Read More
This post is a bit of a throwback, to the first house we owned. I’ll be doing a series of posts on this house, because we were able to make such big changes on a small budget.
I’m very impressed with your project and even more on the way you documented it. This is going to be my bible for a project in my son’s room. Thank you very much! This is the first time I’ve found a comprehensive step by step process that I really liked and felt I could do. The bowl was $60, because it came with a stand that made it look like a bird bath… I may use the stand for yard art… who knows.
Whether your project includes moving walls, raising ceilings, adding a whole new bathroom, or just updating using the existing room layout, Jericho Home Improvements has the experience to get the … Read More
The upstairs bathroom has been out of commission for some time. We decided not to remodel it when we did our big addition/remodel on our house back in 2008. But now that the girls are getting a bit older, it would be very nice to let them use their own bathroom! The space is so so so so small that Andy can’t even stand up all the way in there. This bathroom will be for 3 girls! Yep, that’s right!!
Plenty of storage is essential in a small space. Before deciding on storage however, it may be a good idea to purge all non-essential items. Once you have cleared out the clutter then it is just a matter of finding a space for everything—and returning items where they go when you are done using them. Cool, I haven’t thought about pendant lighting for the island, I’m thinking you could also … Read More