Paint ColorDoes your bathroom needs a makeover but your budget is tight? There are somethings that you can do to stretch the life of that tired old bathroom.  Here are a few helpful hints to not give your bathroom a facelift, but certainly give it a fresh makeup job!

Clean and De-Clutter

Begin your bathroom project with a serious cleaning and de-cluttering, clean the things that you need and throw away the stuff that you don’t use. Get yourself clear plastic boxes, bins, drawer dividers and clear cosmetic bags to hide your things out of sight.  For the items that you use daily, get some nice decorative storage containers.

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This doesn’t require shopping. Look through your cabinets for a pretty bowl for soap, vase or mason jar with a ribbon for toothbrushes, and a small tray or plate to corral your cosmetics.

Paint or Wallpaper 

Freshen up your bathroom with a nice bright semi-gloss paint made just for bathrooms. These paints are not only easy to clean, but they are also mold and mildew resistant. Wallpaper can be challenging since the moisture and humidity in the bathroom can cause the wallpaper to peel off.  But you can always wallpaper just one wall, saving time and money and creating a dramatic look. Use Color! – Don’t be afraid to experiment with color!  Try neutral colors for warmth, or go bold with a brighter hue.  You also can repaint older cabinets for an updated look.

Change out the artwork in your Bathroom

Swap pieces from other rooms, or frame some favorite postcards, rip an image out of a book or magazine and put them in inexpensive frames.

Replace the Shower Curtain

Something as simple as changing your shower curtain can give your bathroom an entirely different feel.  If you have glass shower doors. Consider adding a decorative shower curtain to dress the bathroom up a bit.  If you decide to change out the shower curtain, you will probably want to change the towels and washcloths as well.

Replace the Bathroom rug

While you’re at it you should probably replace the bathmat if you have one as well.

Well, this is about all you can do on your own in terms of revitalizing your old bathroom.  In next week’s blog we will discuss what we can do for your bathroom for minimal cost and in minimal time. Always remember that Andy onCall is on your side and ready will and ready to help with whatever you need whenever you need it.