Sometimes, we need to change the atmosphere around the house. One great place to start is with bathroom renovations. Remodeling or restyling an outdated bathroom is not always easy to accomplish without breaking the bank. A professional is almost always needed for such jobs, especially because the bathroom contains sensitive properties such as plumbing. Though it is necessary to keep this into consideration, it is possible to give a bathroom a new look without excessively dishing out money.
Updating the Vanity Mirror
One of the most important aspects of a bathroom is the vanity mirror. Looking in the mirror is, often times, some people’s only purpose of escaping to a bathroom. Yet we do not always consider the fun and inexpensive design elements that can be placed into a vanity mirror. With just $100, you can completely improve the appearance of your bathroom by just adding a few new elements to your mirror.
Surface mount mirrors are extremely easy to decorate as most of them are simple flat mirrors directly attached to the wall by glue or by screws. If you have one of these, you have two very simple options to upgrade this area of the bathroom by framing it. Consider purchasing an old picture frame and mounting it around the mirror. Depending on the color and texture of the frame, vintage or retro features can easily be incorporated onto the area.
Updating the vanity light fixture is another DIY project that has a low cost, ranging anywhere between $20 to $300. There are many videos on YouTube instructing viewers on how to install new light fixtures with just screws and a screwdriver for mounting. One of the most common styles of lighting YouTubers tend to instruct upon is Hollywood and Vegas dressing room vanity lights. Because there are so many lights surrounding the vanity, you can get close to achieving natural lighting in a small space.
The best way to achieve natural lighting in a bathroom, however, is by utilizing the sun. Have a bathroom window that you do not want to draw attention to? Dress it up. Flowerpots, picture frames, and artwork are all elements to add to give your bathroom more character. Accent overload can really give the bathroom variance that you may not know it needs. If this is not enough, add shutters to keep out prying eyes, or just to adjust the amount of light that filters through. Shutters come in so many design styles and colors that it is easy to add this feature without taking away from the overall theme of the bathroom. They are also very inexpensive, running from $20 to $300 depending on the size and model.
Repainting for New Atmosphere
Repainting a bathroom can really bring the room to life. What has become popular recently is the dual tones effect. Placing two contrasting colors together in the same space brings vibrancy to a room. In bathrooms, separate these colors with white trimming and molding to give it dimensions and to refine. You can also paint your bathroom cabinets using the same technique, painting each layer a different color still separating the colors with a trim of white. Sometimes, silver instead of white will give it an even striking appearance.
Even with these simple methods, some bathrooms need more. If bathroom renovations get too complex, be sure to call in a professional. If you decided to updated more extensive tasks, such as adding a new tub, it may be best to contact a plumber. Be sure to read our article on asking the right questions when hiring a new plumber.