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Give your bathroom a facelift
Painting and remodeling your bathrooms may be just what your
home needs this spring. Every woman dreams of having a luxurious
bathroom and there is no reason why she shouldn't have these
things. By doing some basic remodeling and painting or
wallpapering, the bathrooms can look as if they have had a major
overhaul, without a major investment in time or money.
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Bathtubs & Faucets
Remodeling your bathroom provides the perfect opportunity to be
really creative. There is little reason to replace major fixtures
such as the bathtub or the cabinets, unless the bathtub is no
longer in working order. If the tub and faucets are corroded with
lime and rust, try a heavy duty lime and rust cleaner available at
most grocery stores. If this doesn’t work, you can also try an
epoxy tub and sink cleaning kit that will refurbish the look of
your tub and sink for under $30. If the faucet handles seem beyond
repair with a cleaner, these are a fairly inexpensive purchase at
almost all home improvement stores.
To give your bathroom a sense of unity and an updated quality,
consider changing cabinet and vanity handles along with the faucets
and the light fixtures. You may also want to change out outdated
towel racks, toilet paper holders or light socket covers. Most of
these items will cost only a few dollars at home improvement stores
but can really make your bathroom sparkle.
Choosing the Paint or Wallpaper Color for a Bathroom
The color of paint or wallpaper you choose for a bathroom is
really important, since this should be one of the most relaxing
rooms in the house. If you enjoy relaxing in the bath, you want to
consider painting the room in peaceful, serene colors such as ocean
tones. Hues of blue, green, and purple will make the stresses of
your day seem to float away. If you, instead, want a high energy
bathroom to help energize you for those morning showers that wake
you up, choose colors that are vibrant such as reds, oranges and
bright yellows. This will bring the feeling of sunlight into the
room and get you ready to face the coming day.
Remember when selecting a color of paint, to always consider the
color of the vanity, cabinets and countertops. As well, when you
begin painting, always start painting the bathrooms with a mold and
mildew primer. This will keep wallpaper or paint from peeling or
chipping because of excess moisture in the small bathroom area.
If your remodeling includes new flooring in the bathroom, select
flooring that holds up if water drops on it but will not become
slippery when wet. Textured ceramic tiles and faux hardwood are
options that can be quite appealing. Both are easy to maintain and
will last a long time.
A new vanity and the latest in lighting can also give your
bathroom a brand new face. One-piece cultured marble vanities with
the sink or sinks molded in are great choices and very easy to keep
clean. Just about any shape and size you can image is available in
these affordable fixtures.