Five Affordable Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

by Kelly DuByne on May 1, 2012

5 Affordable Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Do you want to make some changes to a bathroom in your home, but not do a tear it down to the studs? Here are some quick tips on how to make some relatively easy, inexpensive changes for a whole new look.
• Look for remnant pieces for flooring: Since a bathroom floor can be smaller in space, (especially if you’re doing a guest bathroom or powder room) most flooring stores sell remnant pieces-pieces that are left over from other projects. You can often get a deep discount here.
• Update your mirror: Re-use the mirror, but frame it out with wood or trim pieces for an updated look.
• Look for remnant pieces for your counter top: Think marble, quartz or granite is too expensive? Think again! You can get remnant pieces, like flooring, for much less expensive than buying the entire slab.

• Use pre-made cabinets: Big box stores like Lowes, Home Depot and Ikea have affordable ready-made vanities, medicine cabinets, and towel racks.
• A new coat of paint: A gallon may be all you need! Color doesn’t cost anymore than white! So choose a fun color to tie in your flooring, cabinets and countertop. Be sure to use a higher sheen like satin, as there is more moisture in the bathroom.
Be sure to keep samples of all your color and product selections, and after all is said and done; pick up new towels, a shower curtain, rug and accessories.

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