25 Sep Eight Easy Steps for a Simple Bathroom Renovation
A bathroom renovation has been on your mind for some time but you think you don’t have the money, expertise or time. You could be wrong. There are several easy ways to transform your space on a budget and most can be done on your own. If you’re willing to do some legwork and follow these eight simple steps, the results will pleasantly surprise you.
- Do your homework – take the time to look at decorating magazines, Pinterest, and other design sites for inspiration. Do you want a bathroom that is a soothing retreat with soft, muted tones or are you ready to be daring and bold? Is your current tile and flooring somewhat neutral allowing you to consider a range of colors or are you tied to that baby blue install from the 1970s? Explore vintage shops, big box stores and estate sales to see what you’re drawn to as you envision your new space.
- Start with a blank slate – declutter and clean relentlessly! Channel the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and get rid of anything in the room that is not being used constantly or that you do not absolutely love as a decoration. This one step will automatically make you feel energized to keep going.
- Choose a color – most decorators agree the easiest and least expensive way to transform a room is with paint. It immediately refreshes the space and can give your bathroom an entirely new look. And don’t be afraid to choose a vibrant, rich hue that takes center stage.
- Make a statement – there should be at least one standout piece or focal point in your bathroom (a piece of art, an old refurbished dresser to replace that boring vanity, a funky chandelier, an antique vase for fresh flowers, etc.) It’s all about personal choice. Be creative—the item could already be in your house in an area where it doesn’t get much attention, or visit vintage stores, flea markets, or estate sales for a statement piece that speaks to you.
- Mirror, mirror on the wall – there isn’t another item in the bathroom with this much versatility. Custom shapes can be ordered from a glass company, an antique frame can jazz up the current boring option, a vintage mirror could be your bold statement, beveled edges add a touch of sophistication, and the list goes on with endless possibilities.
- Upgrade old fixtures – replacing a tired light fixture or out of date faucet is another simple step. Big box stores or online suppliers carry a plethora of choices that don’t have to break the bank. Estate sales and Habitat for Humanity stores are also excellent sources for rock bottom prices and unique choices.
- Make it personal – at least one item should give the space a personal touch that makes you happy every time you see it: a photo from your favorite vacation, a framed letter from your Grandmother, or a funny piece of artwork. Don’t store them in a box! Enjoy their presence in one of the busiest rooms in the house.
- New towels and your favorite soaps – after all of your work these simple items are the icing on the cake. Buy new towels that accentuate your color choice and make you feel luxurious after a hot shower. Take the time to choose your favorite scent and best soap for your skin. It’s such a simple way to indulge yourself and put the final touches on your new room.
Having a bathroom that you enjoy that also reflects your personality doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars. At Sunbelt Glass, we understand that no job is too great or small. We can help with custom mirrors and other glass design services. Sunbelt Glass has been in business over 20 years and is committed to providing exceptional workmanship, products and service. For more information, contact our team by calling 205-595-8112 or clicking here.