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 … Read More
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This is a small bathroom but it needed a complete overhaul to save it from ‘just plain ugly’ – a designer’s nightmare. From the floors to the walls to the lighting, everything had to be done. I wanted to do it myself to save money on labor. This did not help me save time by any means. Little things like these should never be overlooked. Chic, well-chosen faucets and shower heads can surprisingly turn an ordinary bathroom into a stylish one. Brass faucets with sheen finishes are very classy-looking and … Read More
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Things to Remember: Only choose water-resistant paints, designed specifically for bathrooms. For better results, dust and clean the walls thoroughly before painting. Also, remember to remove all the accessories, towels and toothbrushes out of the bathroom to avoid paint splatters. CM – Oooo I hadn’t even thought about the sconces. That’s another good reason to do the straight ones. Although of course there are the curved parts underneath the glass, which is where I got the idea for the drawer pulls. Gah!
Another thing to consider is the moisture. Since mold and mildew develop easily in a bathroom, and humidity … Read More
Is it time to renew your dated bathroom? Perhaps water damage has forced you into a remodel that you weren’t prepared for? Or maybe your lifestyle is changing and now requires an ADA conversion or VA retrofitting. Kitchen Plus can help you with all of the above and more. Whether your bathroom remodel requires a simple new vanity or a complete customized remodel , we provide ideas and services at a price you can live with. Your bathroom remodels are the only concern of our trained design staff.
I really fond looking a tips like this on how to beautify my bathroom someday. Because I am planning to have my separate home and I am looking for some tips like this and not only on bathrooms but the whole tips on how to beautify the whole house. Maybe I can find more great topics like this and tips. Thanks for … Read More
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
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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