With a little effort, you can improve the value of your home with a master bathroom that any buyer would fall in love with. Here are a few easy ways you can update your bathroom, and maybe a few crazy ones too!
Deep CleanThis may seem obvious, but your bathroom can get really, really grimy. Take time to clean all of the nooks and crannies that don't get attention on a routine cleaning basis. Does your previously white grout have a dark gray appearance? There are many cleaners on the market that will help you get it back to its original glow. Have you ever looked behind your toilet? Most of the time you can really fit a broom back there, and the mop doesn't really like it back there either, but it's vitally important this area is glowing. Here are a few areas you need to inspect with fine tooth comb.
- All drawers and cabinets
- Anything up high. Ex: the top of your tub if it's an insert, medicine cabinets, etc.
- All grout
- Light Globes
- Shower or tub floor
Update the ColorNormally, your bathroom is one of the smaller rooms in your home, so if you decide to repaint it, you're not going to be expending a lot of work or expense - but it can make a HUGE difference. Imagine that your bathroom is a spa, and then think of the colors that a spa would be. If you have windows in your bathroom you can opt for slightly darker colors, but it's always best to keep it light and fresh. Choose relaxing colors like pale blues & greens, tan, and gray. White is becoming a trendy color, but it would be better to accent with white, as it can also get dirty quickly.
Freshen Up the HardwareUpdate your cabinet knobs or add a new faucet to your sink or tub. These are great ways to make this space feel updated without having to do a lot of costly work. Choose colors that will remain timeless, but also match the rest of your bathroom. If everything in the bathroom is gold, you don't want to update the faucet with silver, unless you'll be updating everything.
Add New FlooringOld, chipped linoleum can date a bathroom faster than anything else in the space. You can get away with laying new linoleum in your bathroom, but if you really want to update the space, opt for something updated and timeless like tile. Ceramic tile is still just as popular as ever, and you can even get a tile that mimics the look and texture of wood so you aren't straying from a warm spa-like feel.
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