Improving The Look Of Your Bathroom Without Breaking The Bank

Are you unhappy with the look of your bathroom? If so, there's some things that you can do to improve the look without breaking the bank. Here, you'll find a few ideas that can help you spruce up your tired bathroom and bring it back to life.

Fresh Paint

Few things have quite the impact as a fresh coat of paint on the walls. When choosing the paint, make sure that the paint is made for use in bathrooms. Bathrooms are extremely moist areas in the home, and the paint must be able to withstand all of the moisture that it will be exposed to.

Tip: Before you start painting, make sure that the bottom portions of the walls aren't water damaged. So many times, moisture seeps in through the paint and damages the materials underneath. If there's water damage, there's mold that needs to be removed before the paint is applied. Hiring a residential painting service may be the best way to deal with moldy walls. 

Upgrade the Lighting

A few new light fixtures will go a long way in improving the look of your bathroom. Fortunately, people replace their bathroom light fixtures and put their older ones up for sale on classified sales websites or Facebook groups created for local selling. So, if you're not in a hurry, you can keep your eye out for used fixtures that you can use to improve your own space.

Reapply the Caulking

Has the calking in your bathtub and around the sink become discolored? If so, it's time to remove it and replace it with fresh caulking.

Get a sharp razor knife, and carefully cut and peel away the old caulking. Then, apply a bit of mineral spirits to a cloth, and wipe the area as clean as you can get it. Rinse it well.

Get a caulking gun and silicone caulking that matches the surrounding materials. Run a bead of caulk and smooth it out with your finger.

Towel Racks and Toilet Paper Holders

Hanging some new towel racks and toilet paper holders will make a small impact, but an impact nonetheless. When you remove the old ones, you may need to fill the holes with joint compound, sand it, and then apply primer and paint. But if you find a towel bar the same length, you'll be able to simply remove and replace it.

If you don't have the time to get this project done on your own, contact a residential painting contractor to help you with the biggest element of the mini-renovation.