There’s a reason why doing it yourself is a popular phenomenon these days, and it’s not only because everyone has the time and energy to give to self-(wo)manned projects. Sure, there are those of us who reel in a sort of cathartic energy from those DIY projects, giving us a sense of pride and accomplishment in the work we’ve done. However, with the economy still recovering from the recession and finances being pulled thin to cover every aspect of life’s inevitable costs, doing it yourself has become a phenomenon for its ability to the save the costs and labor expenses of having someone else do the work for you.
One of the most fun and sometimes most expensive rooms in the house to remodel is the bathroom. With the frequent use and ever-changing styles, bathrooms can quickly become outdated, damaged, or simply run-down. From the shower to the faucet, water has the ability to cause damage to your interior in ways that the rest of the house is simply not affected. Add to the water damage old wall paper, rusting sinks, and outdated flooring, and it may just feel like your bathroom’s needs are overwhelming. Don’t have the time or money for a full bathroom renovation? No problem! Check out these simple tips to give your bathroom a full makeover without breaking the bank or wasting your already-precious time.
Update a Vanity or Sink with Wall Paper
Do you have an old vanity with paint that’s faded or pealing or that simply doesn’t match the rest of your bathroom anymore? A great way to make it feel like you have a whole new vanity without breaking the bank to actually go find a new one is to find a wall paper design that could be converted to the vanity. Cover the outside of the vanity with the wall paper and be prepared to be amazed by the transformation. Conversely, if you have an old vanity that can simply be repainted, consider purchasing a new can of paint before trading in the old vanity for a new one. Chances are, a new paint job will do the trick and will ultimately be much more affordable than finding a brand new vanity.
Tile the Floors & Walls
If you have laminate or old wood flooring, your entire bathroom might greatly benefit from laying down tile. This can be done easily and relatively cheaply, and does not necessitate pulling up the old flooring. Pick a tile that matches your current bathroom design and will work to put down around the existing appliances, and your bathroom will look like a whole new room by the time you’re finished.
Replace the Faucets
Finally, it’s always a good idea to check out the sink and bathtub faucets and replace them with a cleaner, more updated model. Especially where rusty or faded fixtures stand, simply replacing the faucet with something more contemporary and sophisticated looking can help make your entire bathroom seem like it’s been made over. Faucets are relatively cheap and easy to replace, and can be a great way to renovate without all the fuss of major reconstruction.
These are just a few of the ways to renovate your bathroom space quickly, easily, and cheaply. Updating your space doesn’t have to be troublesome or complicated. Turn your bathroom project into a DIY dream, and walk away feeling good about the work you’ve accomplished. Have any other great tips for DIY bathroom renovation projects? Leave them in the comments below!