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Remodel Your Bathroom on a Budget

Oct 10, 2007
Bathroom decorating on a budget can achieve professional results if the person doing the decorating is willing to put the effort into it. What budget decorating saves in materials can be put into the time it takes to do the job correctly.

Decorating a bathroom on a budget often means improving what is already there. The easiest way to start making changes is by using stain. Staining cupboards can make them look current. Staining can also be used on furniture and other wooden items. Matching all the staining in a room can make a small bathroom seem larger.

Impress with Tiles

Using tile for decorating a bathroom on a budget is a smart idea. Tile can be purchased for very little money. The proper time taken to install the tiles can result in a very professional look. Purchasing a book specifically geared towards installing tile yourself will help ensure a high-quality final product.

The technique you choose for laying the tile is also important. Mosaic designs that are done perfectly look designer quality, but they can be quite labor intensive. With a traditional layout, it is important to set tile evenly in straight lines and with equal amounts of calking or grout. Be sure to take your time and give it your best effort.

To make the room look even more professionally finished use textured tiles, painted tiles, or large tiles to lend a more polished effect. Use these unique and more expensive tiles as a border or accent. Textured, painted, or large sized tiles may be found at whole sale or discount stores, or get a great deal on discontinued styles.

Consider Painting

Paint is relatively inexpensive and can entirely redecorate a bathroom. Most paint costs around $15 a gallon, and you will only need two to three gallons of paint for most bathrooms.

Choosing the right colors are essential when painting, especially when it comes to figuring out how big you want your bathroom to look. If you have a small bathroom that you would like to fell larger, a good bathroom painting tip is to select a lighter color. If you have a larger bathroom and you want the bathroom to feel more homely, you should select a darker color.

You can get expert painting results in less time that you think. For example, use textured rollers to create a pattern in the paint, layering colors to create designer effects. Or create designs such as lattice work, or a two toned look with a border. Using any amount of colors when implementing these designs can create depth which also looks more expensive than it actually is. In this way you can spruce up a bathroom but it won't cost a lot of money.

Go For It!!

Decorating a bathroom on a budget can be easy and give very high-end results. Taking the time to learn about a method and following through with time and effort will make the bathroom look like it was decorated by a professional designer. But it will cost little enough for most anyone.
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Steve Dolan has undertaken extensive home remodelling over the past 10 years. Learn how to take on remodelling projects Home Remodelling and DIY and redo your bathroom Bathroom Decorating and Remodelling
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