If you plan to remodel a bathroom for your guests to use during visits, then don’t worry about investing a lot of time and money into the “project bathroom.” With some careful planning, you can create a warm and inviting space without blowing your budget.
The design of your project will depend on how much time and money you have to remodel a bathroom. If you don’t have the time or money for a complete overhaul of the existing room, then a quick makeover may be your answer. Painting the walls, ceiling, doors and trim is absolutely the cheapest way to give any room a fresh look and feel. You can also use fabrics, in the form window treatments and shower curtains, to add splashes of color to contrast your new paint. If you want to create the illusion of more space, choose soft colors that reflect light, as well as some nice bathroom wall mirrors. To add splashes of color, opt for bath mats and accessories in warm or bold shades.
Small bathrooms can be difficult to decorate, but homey touches can go a long way. If you have the space, try adding a few potted plants. They can hide the more drab aspects of the room and provide a point of interest. The greenery will also help create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. If you want new bathroom furniture but can’t fit it into your budget, then try remodeling cabinet components or the vanity yourself. A quick trip to the hardware store is all you need. Some paint stripper, a little sanding and a fresh coat of paint is all it takes to give your furniture a brand new look.
A new floor is an inexpensive way to create a beautiful look for small bathrooms. Tile floors don’t have to cost much if you do some careful shopping and install them yourself. Even when you select a more costly tile, you’re still getting good value for your money because it holds up well to wear and looks attractive for many years. Most people choose neutral colors, but you can make a plain pattern more interesting by setting square tiles diagonally to create a diamond pattern instead of a classic checkerboard. Use tiles of bolder color for accent pieces that match the other accessories in the guest bath.
There’s no need to panic if you’re expecting house guests and don’t have much time or money to redecorate. A few chores will give your guest bath an updated feel without a lot of work. By choosing the right colors for paint and accessories and refinishing your existing furniture and fixtures, you’ll create a space your guests will be able to relax in comfortably.