Four Do it Yourself (DIY) Tips For Renovating Your Bathroom

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Doing bathroom renovation’s yourself can scare many homeowners, but you might be surprised at just how big a difference you can make to your bathroom without bringing in the professionals. Whether your bathroom needs renovating because it is too cramped or because you haven’t yet been able to give it any definite sense of style, these do it yourself (diy) tips can come in handy.

Fixtures

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When considering bathroom renovations, one of the initial steps to take is scanning the room’s fixtures.  The first step toward an utter transformation of a bathroom with a serious case of the blahs can be accomplished all by yourself with the replacement of every last tiresome bit of chrome and each cabinet handle that lacks personality. Just think what a difference you can make with this DIY tip for renovating the bathroom: instead of the same old traditional chrome fixtures, you can walk into a bathroom shining with antique brass, polished nickel, baked enamel or even gold plate. As for cabinet handles and pulls, well, the limit of your budget will reach a breaking point far before the limit of your imagination. And the best part is that replacing faucets, handles and pulls are very much within the do it yourself limitations of most homeowners.  Another do it yourself tip: don’t forget to s wap out the old shower head that was there when you moved in for the latest in shower head misting technology. Wait till you see the dazzling array of shower heads that massage, mist and do just about everything except buff the corns on your feet.

Molding

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Among all the do it yourself (DIY) tips for renovating your bathroom that you may be likely to overlook or put off as beyond your capabilities, adding or replacing molding is the one most likely to make a dramatic impact, A sense of elegance, wealth, taste and even that indefinable thing called style can be accomplished with nothing more difficult than stripping existing trim and nailing in something new. Moldings capable of transforming the very essence of your bathroom are readily available in a dizzying choice of materials, colors and design.  Here’s a couple of do it yourself tips for achieving a distinct character: go with hardwood molding to achieve a traditional sense of style and opt for high-density polyurethane trim molding if you want something more contemporary or, paradoxically, more ornate.

Tiling

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One of the do it yourself tips for renovating your bathroom that you will discover offers nearly unlimited opportunity for creative expression is tiling Tile is available for bathroom floors, walls, showers and just about anywhere else you might want to place it. And just in case you think that tiling any spot in the bathroom hardly qualifies as a DIY project, you should know that you will be presented with a quite a choice when you go shopping for tile. Some of them will require a lot of more work to achieve your dream bathroom while other types will easily wind up not even taking up an entire weekend.  And here’s two DIY tips for using tile to renovate your bathroom: buy individual colors of vibrancy that you randomly place into your tile design or get really imaginative and design a complex wall tile mural.

Small Bathroom Renovation

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Paint… Paint…..Paint. When it comes to renovating a small bathroom, a number of do it yourself tips can all do wonders depending on the situation. If an overabundance of white is contributing to the sense of confinement in your bathroom, a very dramatic makeover can be accomplished with something as easy to turn into a DIY project as introducing vivid new colors via paint or wallpaper. Speaking of wallpaper, using the small border type can make a small bathroom’s ceiling seem higher. If you don’t like wallpaper, the same sense of height can be created with a paint job that bleeds down the wall. Putting up a larger mirror can expand the horizontal line of a small bathroom. A total paint makeover using soft greens, pinks and blues will instill a greater sense of space in a small bathroom. Replace a standard cabinet sink with pedestal model to actually create more room.

 

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