Use rich wall colors to detract from something unappealing. In this bathroom, the pink walls were only emphasizing the fact that there was pink tile by the tub.
We suggested a much darker a paint color (along with oil rubbed bronze pulls and lights and richer accessories). Can you even tell that the tile is pink anymore???
Hollywood style bathroom lights (especially when they are wood or brass) can make your bathroom feel very dated. Here’s a solution that is inexpensive and doesn’t require an electrician. It’s called the Vanity Light Refresh Kit and it’s available for $37.48 at Lowes.
Here’s a video that shows how easy they are to install:
|Vanity Light Refresh Kit
Homes need to be very clean before going on the market. But what if you’ve scrubbed and scrubbed the grout in your shower and it just won’t come clean? Do you need to replace the grout? Sometimes you do, but here’s an inexpensive tip to try first.
Tear strips of paper towel and, using rubber gloves, dip them into bleach. Twist them into a little rope and lay them over the grout lines.
Let the paper towels sit for 2-3 hours, remove and rinse.
Please note, though, that this will not prevent mold from returning. You must make sure that there is adequate airflow in the shower after each use. Alternately, towel dry or squeegee the tile after each use
Are you not sure that you can look at that old dark woodwork one more day? Waiting until you can afford to replace it all? Lighten it up by paiting it white or cream now for very little cost. Here is a great blog with step by step directions. The only thing I would add is to use a paintable caulk to fill gaps before painting. http://www.livelovediy.com/2012/04/how-to-paint-trim.html
Photo courtesy of LiveLoveDIY
If you have one of those old shower doors that is leaking or just won’t come clean, you’re not alone. A beautiful and inexpensive option is to replace those doors with an oil rubbed bronze or nickel shower rod and rings and a rich fabric shower curtain. Just make sure to caulk the holes from the shower door with a caulk in similar color to your tile. And use a weighted shower liner so that water doesn’t leak out onto your floor while you’re showering!