Bathroom Remodels on a Budget

DIY home projects are not for the faint of heart. They require extreme patience, determination, and time. If you have these things, you can save yourself alot of money-especially when you start thinking about selling your home.

The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms in your house because it’s usually the smallest. Redoing a guest bathroom can sometimes be done within in a day or two. With the help of some paint and a little ingenuity, you can renovate your bathroom without ever picking up the phone to call a contractor.

Redo The Fixtures

Change the light fixtures to revamp the bathroom. I found an old chandelier at a Salvation Army and ended up redoing it and using it as the focal point of our master bath. Don’t let the process scare you-it is actually an easy fix.

Look at bathroom faucets for inspiration: you can mount them on the wall or make them appear seamless with your sink. I like to look at home improvement sites to check for trends and see if I can duplicate them on my own. FYI: This is a great idea if you’re looking to sell your home.

Paint

I can’t stress this enough: painting is the most economical way to change the look and feel of a room. You can choose to paint the walls or the hardware. The beauty of paint is that if you decide you don’t like the color once it’s on the walls, you can try another one!

Choose a mood. Going for warm and cozy? Choose rich, deep colors like ruby and gold. Going for a peaceful and tranquil feel? Stick to cool and muted colors like periwinkle blue. If you have more of a vibrant style, go with reds, blues, and yellows.

Change The Mirror

Whether you’re adding a frame or switching it out with another mirror in your house-it will make a big difference. Find one that inspires you and design the bathroom around it. Try a modern frame and make your bathroom a “spa getaway.” Find an ornate oval style mirror and go vintage.

Buy Second Hand

Need something extra to make the space really pop? Stick to Craigslist ads and thrift stores. You can find anything from shelving units to vanities for the sink. By the way, you can turn a regular piece of furniture into a vanity by cutting a hole in the top for a drop-in sink.

This is the best way to get creative with your bathroom. Just keep in mind, the less clutter the better.

Add Finishing Touches

Flowers, framed art, decorative vases and bowls. All of these touches add something to your bathroom. If you have the space, add a small chair or an oversize ottoman.

Marie Ortiz is a blogger, DIY enthusiast, and mother of two beautiful girls. She is always working on new ways for her girls to develop and learn, and loves to share all of her discoveries along the way. When she is not perusing the Internet for inspiration, you can find her at the local farmers’ market or looking for new adventures. You can check her out at www.DIYMother.org.

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