More splash than cash

Need a simple project to liven up a boring bathroom? Make a splash in a tired bathroom with these quick and easy design ideas.

Spring Cleaning: For a free, instant way to create more space … clear clutter and give the room a good clean. Clean countertops, toilet tank, and tub corners. Rub grout and clean cabinets. Organize toiletries in attractive containers and store small appliances and personal hygiene items out of the way.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – Visually expand your space by replacing an existing flat glass mirror with a large framed mirror. Attractive and inexpensive mirrors can be found at discount stores, yard sales, and thrift stores. Group a collection of small mirrors in a variety of ways to add glamor and sparkle to a small bathroom.

Quick Change – Replace an old shower curtain with a new one for an instant upgrade. choose a fabric curtain over vinyl to soften the look of hard bathroom surfaces. Try ready-made curtain panels instead of a traditional “shower” curtain. Hang it from a pole at ceiling height and flip it to the side for drama. Add some color-coordinated hand towels for a designer look in no time.

Boring Floor – Peel and stick tile adds pizzazz to a tired bathroom floor. Cheap and easy to install, try black and white graphics for a contemporary look or choose a faux stone for old world charm. Don’t have time to remove the old floor? Paint it with epoxy paint, seal or stencil in a pattern and seal with polyurethane for protection. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations for your particular floor surface.

Tile Style: Hat that old green wall tile? If the tiled walls are in good condition, you can paint them too! Ask any paint retailer about the latest products made specifically to adhere to old tile. Or give those old tiles a handmade look with decorative appliqué. Available at most art supply stores, they come in a variety of patterns and sizes and are easy to apply and remove.

Spa Retreat: Turn your bathroom into a spa retreat by replacing the existing shower head with a “rain” or vibrating massage attachment. Update your sink faucet with a hot new finish, like brushed nickel or oil rubbed bronze. Coordinate cabinet hardware for a professional appearance. Buy the biggest and thickest bath towels you can afford and enjoy them!

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