Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
Is your bathroom boring? If it has been a while since you made any updates, it could be time to consider a bathroom remodel. You can make big changes with relatively easy fixes that don't cost a lot to complete. Visit home improvement retail venues for inventive ideas and to check out innovative fixtures and materials.
Talk to your building contractor about these quick fixes for drab bathrooms:
Talk with plumbing retailers about new faucets and taps for your bathroom and replace dated or drab fixtures. Many contemporary options echo the vintage taps that you may remember from childhood. You may also look for unique taps and faucets in salvage material venues or plumbing retailers; consider pairing these cool fixtures with modern vessel basins for your sinks.
Give your shower or tub-walls a fresh face with a new liner. These can be purchased in sheets of flexible fiberglass, and then glued in against the walls and caulked to seal. Don't try to adhere these liners to ceramic tile, as they will last much longer and adhere better if the old tile is removed first.
Give your bathroom a super-quick makeover with fresh flooring. Choose tile or stone, which can be efficiently installed by a professional contractor, or choose self-adhesive vinyl tiles, which you may be able to lay yourself. Installing these adhesive tiles is a lot easier and produces better results when your sub-floor is smooth and in good condition.
Give your bathroom an edge with mirrored tiles. Adorn cabinetry, your vanity, or border a wall with mirrored tiles. Use these to detail counters, edge the shower walls, or trim windows.
You must have good lighting in a bathroom, especially over a vanity or sink where you spend time getting ready for the day. Replace old or inefficient light fixtures with clean, modern items that bring a cool look to your bathroom. For example, consider investing in a vintage pendant lamp to hang over the sink, or track lighting to install in the ceiling.
There are many ways to make dramatic changes to your home's bathroom without spending a fortune. Sometimes, something as simple as painting cabinetry, illuminating a vanity, or replacing the floor can transform the space, and enhance the overall looks of your entire home. Talk with contractors about these strategies, and obtain professional suggestions about upgrading your bathroom and giving it a distinct style.