By Barbara Pronin
Replacing the tile or refinishing the tub can be major bathroom projects, even for accomplished do-it-yourselfers. But when it comes to adding style and pizzazz, it can take just a few good ideas and a weekend or less to turn your frumpy bathroom into a beauty.
From news and lifestyle journal Epoch Times, here are eight good ideas to help get the re-do started:
Frame the mirror – Framing is an old reliable interior decorating trick, and one that works beautifully here. Use a framing kit or re-purpose a few feet of crown molding to update and glamorize your bathroom mirror.
Replace the vanity – Choose a traditional model from the home store or think about using an antique or other stylish dresser as a vanity. Selecting new drawer pulls and changing the sink hardware can also make a huge difference.
Add chic lighting – Have an overhead light fixture? Replace it with a sparkly chandelier or another unique fixture to make a stylish statement.
Add some shelving – New shelving over the toilet or elsewhere will add a finished look as well as a handy place to store extra towels and supplies.
Fence in the tub – Refresh the look of an inset tub by fencing it in by adding a decorative wood panel to the front of it.
Jazz up the color – Choose a bold color or a soothing pastel – even a geometric pattern. A new coat of paint and some matching towels can make an eye-popping difference to the bath.
Add a glass shower door – A sleek glass shower door, or a slider in the tub, will give your bathroom a designer feel and create the illusion of more space.
Hang some artwork – Adding a few pieces of attractive wall art is an easy way to make your bathroom look as complete and decorated as the rest of your home.