Has your bathroom seen better days? Is your budge too tight for a complete remodel before your holiday guests arrive? If you answered yes to either of those questions, don't despair. With just a few simple steps, you can give your bathroom a fresh, new look. Here are three easy ways to give your bathroom a makeover, without breaking your holiday budget.
Give It a Fresh Coat of Paint
If you can't remember the last time you painted your bathroom – or the color scheme is at least a decade old – it's time to add a fresh coat of paint. You might not realize this, but paint colors tend to go in and out of style. If you're not sure what colors are in style right now, head to the local home improvement center and take a look in the paint department. Grab a few samples and bring them home for a trial run.
Update the Hardware
While you're updating the color of your bathroom, don't forget to update the hardware, too. Get rid of the old knobs on your bathroom cabinets, and add something a little more modern. If your cabinets don't have knobs, add some. You'll be surprised how different new knobs will make your cabinets look. While you're at it, you might want to change your light fixtures too. Adding fresh light will dramatically change the appearance of your bathroom. Don't want to go to the expense of changing the light fixtures? Try adding a small accent light to your bathroom counter.
Refinish Your Tub
If your bathtub is looking old and worn out, you don't have to replace it. There are a variety of ways to complete change the appearance of your tub.
Bathtub refinishing allows you to remove the outer surface of the tub and replace it with a fresh finish. You can even add color, if you're tired of the same-old-white.
Add a Tub Liner
If your tub has a few minor blemishes, you can hide them by installing a new tub liner. Your tub liner will fit right over your existing tub.
Give it a Decorative Facing
If you just want to give the outside of your tub a new look, try adding a decorative facing. You can add wood trim or decorative rock right to the outside of your tub using waterproof adhesive.
You don't have to destroy your budget to give your bathroom a new look. Use the tips provided here to breathe new life into your old bathroom before your holiday guests arrive.