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Easy bathroom updates
Lisa Vincent
February 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I'm looking for some easy updates I can do myself for the time being to pull this bathroom together. What are your ideas?! I have (too) many... they are starting to overwhelm me.
{the glass on the shower doors is that frosted light greenish blue teal}
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wmpj
I would paint the walls and change out the light fixture.
February 5, 2013 at 3:17PM     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
My list of fairly inexpensive fixes:
1. Paint the vanity black or white or a lime green.
2. Replace cabinet hardware with brushed nickel
3. Replace light fixture over vanity.
4. While the electrician is there, have him move the outlets that are currently located under mirror.
5. Replace mirror with a vertical one or round one. Ikea is a good source.
6. Paint the walls a light blue/green.
7. Lower that towel bar by toilet to 42" above floor. That way you can hang some art above it.
8. Or install white bead board to about 54" above floor, placing coat hooks on the trim every approx. 10".
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
February 5, 2013 at 3:28PM     
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Galleria Place
Some nice decor on the walls would help. Possibly an over the toilet cabinet to conserve space. http://www.bargainbacker.com/Decor-_c_8.html http://www.bargainbacker.com/FURNITURE_c_4761.html
February 5, 2013 at 3:30PM     
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carole
absolutly,paint it ceiling bright white a nice green color (if it is just for now then work with the greenfrosted glas)and get a rug in front of the vanity and place another cabinet on the empty wall,will give you some more storage and balance the room better
February 5, 2013 at 3:34PM     
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
That green looks lovely, Carole! Great pix and suggestions.
February 5, 2013 at 4:06PM     
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Guardian InGlass
One thing that would transform the bathroom is to pull the shower system out and put frameless glass is. This will open the entire bathroom up.
February 7, 2013 at 5:53AM     
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M.A.S. Construction
i agree that a frameless glass door while not inexpensive and def. not for a diyer, is a major improvement to your space. Take a look at some before and after pics of this recent bathroom remodel. http://masqualityconstruction.com/2012/10/30/projects/
February 7, 2013 at 5:58AM     
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Jayme H.
When u say you want to pull the room together..do u mean a temporary, sprucing up job, or are you looking at replacing fixtures, etc.
February 7, 2013 at 6:16AM     
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lauriaj
I say some paint, rugs, change the vanity top to a granite or quartz (I've seen them at HD for not too $$ and other local home improvement stores), definately replace the light fixture, new faucet and cabinet hardware to match the finish of the faucet, and change out the mirror. Please post some "after" pics! Can't wait to see what you do with it!
February 7, 2013 at 6:23AM     
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Jayme H.
Yes lauriaj...I too have seen those tops for $100 or so...look a lot nicer....New wall color and paint vanity and mirror to match...new rug and towels!!
February 7, 2013 at 6:26AM     
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Lisa Vincent
Thanks everyone! So many great ideas here. Much appreciated. I did mean a temporary sprucing up job for the moment. I started painting the trim and walls, thinking about the vanity too for now. Replaced hardware on cabinet, door knobs even. Not so sure about some of it but its much better than what was there. I would like to update the faucet to something more modern. This sounds silly but I changed out the light bulbs from the white to clear and that looks much better (again... for now) but that light and cabinet will have to be replaced soon that is for sure! I'll post pics soon! Just wanted to get back on and say THANKYOU!
February 13, 2013 at 3:31PM   
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Great news, Lisa! We'll look forward to seeing the pix.
February 13, 2013 at 6:05PM   
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carole
will check in to see,for sure!!!
February 14, 2013 at 1:19AM   
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bdennison
The "bead board" in this bathroom is actually wallpaper. Everyone thinks it looks and feels real. A coat of paint on the old oak vanity and done. It really made a difference for the better.
February 14, 2013 at 3:01AM     
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Lisa Vincent
{sorry for the poor quality photos again! Hopefully you get the picture;) }
So this is as far as I am on the bathroom. Moving more towards a calm spa-like environment with the colors and soon to have decor. But for now here is my update.
February 22, 2013 at 8:39AM   
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Lisa Vincent
AND sorry they are sideways...I don't know why that happened...
February 22, 2013 at 8:40AM   
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