How To Do A Mini-Makeover On Your Bathroom

Are you planning a bathroom mini-makeover? Mini-makeovers can really refresh a bathroom and make it look as good as new without all of the expense that goes into a full blown renovation. Here, you will learn a few tips that can help your mini-makeover turn out as perfect as you hope.

Plan the Colors

In most cases, it is best to avoid dark colors in small spaces, but in your bathroom, you may be able to get away with a dark colored accent wall. For example, if your sink, toilet and tub are all light colored, you could paint the wall behind the vanity a deep red or blue and have enough bright colors in the room to prevent it from looking drab and undersized.

Note: If you are the type of person that likes to make changes often, choose colors that easily coordinate with other colors. Choose neutral colors for the walls and add color with drapes, shower curtains, rugs, towels and décor. These things are more easily changed as your preference in color changes.

Paint the Room

Begin the mini-makeover with a fresh coat of paint. To make painting a little easier, there are a few tips you can follow, including:

  1. Don't cut corners – use painter's tape for trim work.
  2. Cover the toilet – use a garbage bag to cover the toilet tank to protect it from paint splatters.
  3. Use quality paint – single coat paint costs a little more, but it will reduce the time it takes you to paint.
  4. Paint the ceiling and trim – fresh paint on the walls only looks complete if the trim work and ceiling are freshly painted as well.

Don't Forget the Details

It is easy to forget the little things that can have a big impact on the appearance of your bathroom. Look at the fixtures in your sink and bath. Are they corroded or peeling? If so, there are some cheap replacement faucets that you can purchase and replace in no time. That little detail can go a long way in making your bathroom look refreshed and new.

Note: If the drains in your sink or bath are peeling and corroded, you do not have to replace them. Instead, use some sandpaper to remove the rust and peeling finish. Use painters tape and a plastic bag to cover the sink. Choose quality spray primer and paint to refinish the drain. This will really make an older sink or tub look new again.

Consider replacing the handles and knobs on your vanity. This can make older cabinetry look great and it is easy and inexpensive to do.

If you are unsure of your ability to complete this mini-makeover on your own, contact your local contractor to get estimates for having the work done professionally.