Transforming an outdated and ugly bathroom does not require unlimited time, or even an unlimited budget. The average range of a bathroom renovation is $8,000 - $12,000. That being said, individuals can make cost effective minor changes to give an old bathroom a much-needed facelift. No need for ripping up tiles, doing demo work, or hiring a professional. Here are some ideas that can be done over the course of a weekend to help update any bathroom:
Switch out the mirror. Check out yard sales in the neighborhood or use a mirror from another room in the house. Add some flare by painting the borders or adding new molding.
Replace the shower curtain. While focusing on the shower curtain, make sure to replace the liner. The liner can be used as a paint drop cloth in the future. Choosing a shower curtain is a big deal from a design perspective because it affects the look of the entire bathroom. Based on the ultimate style that you are trying to achieve, shower curtains can range from minimalist to shabby chic.
Add a coat of paint. Using the old liner mentioned above, prepare the bathroom walls for a fresh look. A new color can change the look of an entire bathroom. Cabinets can be painted to hide old marks or scratches. When choosing a color (or colors) for the bathroom, test out a few samples. Darker colors tend to make a room look smaller, while lighter colors create the illusion of a larger space.
Scrub away mold from tiles and grout. You can use bleach, borax, vinegar, or ammonia to scrub away dirty mold and mildew from the tiles in and around your bathtub. Once clean, your bathroom will look even more pristine. When dealing with highly toxic cleaning liquids, just be sure to wear safety masks, which can be purchased at EquipSupply.com.
Replace your bathmat. You can get so used to your bathroom mat that you don’t realize how dirty or worn out it has become. Consider implementing rag rugs and even small kitchen rugs for a new twist.