Bathroom design tips for those on a budget: Re-Check Your Tile. Did you know most tile is sold in European sizes? That means the size you think you’re getting might not be quite right. So always double-check your tile sizes. Sometimes when a full bathroom remodel is in progress, little things like outlets don’t seem important. But they are! What if you got to the end of the project and found you had forgotten an outlet near the mirror? That would make plugging in a hairdryer to do your hair pretty difficult. Put an outlet inside the medicine cabinet, so electric toothbrushes can be charged out of sight. And if you’re installing a double vanity, add an outlet to each side, so both people can use electronics at the same time. Bathroom renovations can be a big project, but these remodeling tips will set you on a successful course. Need help with shower or bathtub installation or advice on the best faucets?
If you love the crisp look of white tiles but don’t want to settle for a neutral color, a fresh light blue, green, or gray is a perfect compromise. The room will still feel open and airy, but the colored tiles will draw the eye and tone down a potentially serious feel into something a little more friendly. Make sure to go with glass for a truly clean and contemporary feel.
There are many different options for mold-proofing your bathroom, but you’ll want to have the materials prepared and ready to go to streamline the process. Once you’ve stripped your bathroom down to bare bones, it’s time to re-build from the ground up, and if your bathroom is prone to mold, it may be worthwhile to investigate your mold protection options. For example, blue board is a form of drywall that’s mold resistant and only costs a few dollars more. It may not sound like a big deal, but think about all the moisture your bathroom creates on a daily basis, trapped in such a small space. A fan is a necessity in keeping your bathroom as healthy and mold-free as possible. But what kind should you buy? If you opt for a separate fan and light, your overall cost will be cheaper, but they’ll be trickier to replace. If you decide to go with a combination fan, you’ll be spending more money, but will be choosing the more convenient option.
A classy bathroom is a spacious bathroom, and one the easiest way to get that spacious look is to go with lots of white. Therefore, the tiling, paint, vanity, and decor elements should strive for classic white on white tones. For example, the white color reflects light as opposed to absorbing it. White spaces can make most rooms look larger as well. More so, it’s especially effective in a bathroom space many elements are already white in color. This style of decor always creates a very seamless and classy look. Find even more info at SassyTownHouseLiving.
For a budget version (which may serve an especially small bathroom best), opt for a tubular skylight or, as it’s also known, a solar tube (pictured above). A much smaller version of a traditional skylight, a solar tube is a 10- or 14-inch diameter sheet metal tube which reflects and diffuses sunlight throughout a room. Because they don’t require new drywall and alterations to framing like a traditional sunlight, they can be installed for between $500 and $1,000. Keep in mind that a solar tube will offer light but not the view that a traditional skylight affords.