Creating That Designer Bathroom Look
A beautiful bathroom is the perfect place to unwind while you soak away the stresses of the day. If your bathroom currently looks more like a bombsite with clutter poking out of every corner than a haven of tranquillity, read on for some helpful advice on creating a beautiful bathing space.
The first thing to do is to get some ideas and decide exactly what type of style and look you are going for. Collecting some interior design magazines and making a mood board of ideas and color schemes is an excellent way to do that.
When you are going to remodel your bathroom, go small at first. Little budgets may still create a big impact that can look pricier than it is. Replace your towels, your mirror, your light fixtures, and your towel bars. Add some fresh paint to liven things up. All of this will result in your bathroom looking brand new without having to spend a fortune.
Maintain good records of contracts and agreements with any professional bathroom contractors or plumbers that you hire. Do not assume that the contractor will take care of this for you. For anything related to your home improvement work, save all documents.
A simple way to freshen your bathroom's look is to hang some new wallpaper and artwork. Wallpaper trim isn't pricey and there are many designs to choose from. It can also be easier to install. Top off your design with some inexpensive framed artwork, and enjoy your transformed space.
Be sure you properly install ventilation or windows in the bathroom. Mold will easily grow in the bathroom because there is a lot of humidity there. Simply continuing to repaint the bathroom walls will not adequately kill the mold. You need to prevent the mold from getting there in the first place. Try getting a new window in your bathroom or improving the ventilation of this room so that your bathroom is less humid.
Always seal the grout following the laying of the tile. Unfortunately, grout has lots and lots of open pores. If it is not properly sealed, moisture might ruin the grout and cause mold or mildew to appear. Unsealed grout also stains easily. Not only is sealed grout easier to clean and more attractive, it may save you a lot of money by preventing expensive-to-repair mildew issues.
When you plan for any home improvement project, make sure that you know where you will place the debris that is sure to accumulate. If there is demolition involved, it makes quite a mess, and the debris has to be put somewhere. Your project will go more smoothly (and be safer to work on!) if you set aside a place for debris in advance instead of letting it pile up and get in the way.
Glaze your bathrooms with something new to freshen their appearance. A glaze can brighten up a dingy bathroom, and can take it from looking worn to shiny and clean. Plus it's a much cheaper choice than replacing all of those older fixtures and flooring; a bathroom can be glazed for just a couple of hundred dollars. Glazing is a wonderful way to bump up the resale value of your house without spending too much.
These are just a few ways in which you can update your bathroom, whether you decide to go for a whole new bathroom or your budget can only allow for some small but stylish changes, you can still create a lovely space that you and your family can enjoy.