I decided to take one particular bit of advise that we give our clients/sellers and applied it to an outdated bathroom that I was tired of wincing at every morning. My purchases were paint for the walls, cabinets, and baseboards, a framed mirror, a medicine cabinet on clearance at Home Debot, and a new sink faucet. Proud to say, the total bill came out just under $400.
1. Color and LightSince bathrooms are typically the smallest rooms in a house, it’s better to choose a lighter color since they make spaces appear larger. A light color will also contrast nicely if the bath cabinets are a dark color. If you choose a darker color for the walls it will work best if the cabinets are a light tone. In my update I chose a creamy yellow, which acted as the base for the wall color. I added six inch stripes in a deeper, golden yellow that were taped off and painted to equal the size of the lighter yellow stripes. For the light yellow I chose a satin paint and the darker yellow, a semi-gloss. The two different textures add dimension. The vertical striping also adds height to the room.
2. The Vanity-CabinetsIf the existing cabinets are sturdy but the finish is sending out a distress signal, a well-executed paint job can turn it around. Either a dark, espresso brown or a clean white are safe to go with. Whichever, it’s best to use a high gloss paint when painting cabinets to make them look both glassy and classy. My outdated, golden oak cabinets were painted with a high-gloss in dark espresso brown.
3. Add sparkleIt will add a new point of view to the bathroom by replacing the metals; cabinet hardware, faucet, lighting and outlet covers. Thoughtfully chosen, simple finish up dates can seal the deal. I chose a trendy metal that is becoming more popular, which is a brushed bronze. A basic design will cost about $80+ at Home Depot. It’s an easy, and rather low cost job for a plumber if you’re not able to do the job yourself.