Updating old shower fixtures
Knowing how or where to start with a bathroom remodel can be overwhelming for any homeowner with big dreams but no information.Questions swim around their head about exactly where to start with the project: on a small scale like updating the lighting or hardware (racks, mirrors, vanities) or more major projects like replacing the shower and bathtub.We have statistical information on the cost of a half-bath and full-bath remodel for you to consult, along with more than enough information on things homeowners need to know and prepare for before tackling a bathroom remodel.Financial limitations can make remodeling bathrooms on a budget a challenge, but it’s not as bad as you might think.It’s the size of a dinner plate, designed by Grohe, and yes, it came with a hefty price tag.However, there are some similar choices that are more appropriate for my wallet.The cabinets were painted an earthy green, and the handles on the cabinets were made from real branches. They didn’t carry them in the right size, so this one is actually about nine inches too short (sshhhhh…don’t tell!! So in order to block the rest of the window, I added frosted window film. I spray painted it with Rustoleum paint in Oregano, and then wrapped the arms and the little ring on the bottom with jute to add a natural texture.This was still much more cost-effective than purchasing a custom-size shade. I added the tall arrangement to camouflage the difference in the distance between the three mirrors.
A little glue, a little spray paint, and a bit of jute, and voila! I absolutely love how the bathroom and bedroom flow together–the colors, the style, etc. Now from the bedroom, instead of seeing shiny bright brass, you see oil-rubbed bronze. Well, I think all of the time and effort was well worth it. It was the first thing you see when entering the bathroom, which means it was visible from the bedroom. The shelves are very simple–stained 2″ x 6″ lumber, cut to 36″ long and stained, and then glued to ready-made wood brackets (from Home Depot) which were painted green and then stained/glazed for an antiqued look.The tile continued around the vanity area and created a decorative backsplash.If your bathroom has outdated fixtures, or you’re simply tired of looking at decor you’ve had for decades, it’s a good time to take charge and renovate.Even if you have limited resources, a full or partial bathroom remodel is within reach.