Recently, a friend and I decided to tackle my downstairs bathroom. As it is the only bathroom in the downstairs area of the house, I felt it was necessary to give it a face lift from the previous 1970′s look. The vanity was golden yellow, the fixtures gold as well, and the walls covered in wallpaper… something had to be done.
I was working on a budget. I didn’t want to spend more than $250 on this project and was a bit concerned about my options on such a low budget, but with a little creativity, we got the job done, and on budget. Here’s how…
We first applied Spackle to all the walls to give it a cheap new textured look. We chose a bright blue paint to make the room look bigger. We pulled out the vanity and fixtures and knew this would be the majority of our budget. After searching some of the discount home improvement stores, we ended up at the home depot. There, we found vanities within our price range that would give the bathroom a fresh look. (pictures to come)
With the walls re-textured and new vanity installed, we were close to our budget. We decided to focus on the little aspects of the bathroom. We replaced the light fixture above the sink, put on a new toilette lid (this will really make a difference) and most importantly, put a TV above the toilette to entertain our guests while using the restroom.
The most disappointing thing about adding a TV to your bathroom, is your guests do not notice all the work you put into the remodel.. but I promise they will go home talking about your bathroom…. You win.
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