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Tips To Get That Amazing Guest Bath

Jan 24, 2008
Creating a warm and inviting guest bath is one way to make visitors feel at home. Instead of bland white towels and neutral colors, why not create a warm environment that your guests can relax in? In this article, we've got some tips that will help you with your "project bathroom," to create an inviting room 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.

No stylish guest bath is complete without a beautiful tile floor. If you take the time to shop around, you can find inexpensive materials and save even more money by installing the tiles yourself. A tile floor is money well spent because of its attractiveness and durability.

One you've selected a color or theme, choose a tile that is a neutral. To pull the look together, strategically place bolder colored tiles that match your theme around the room. To spice up the floor even more, set the tiles on an angle to form a diamond layout instead of the traditional checkerboard pattern. It will give your room an updated look that will last for years.

New bathrooms don't have to sink your bank account if you do some careful planning. Your guest bath can be beautiful and functional without a major overhaul. Instead of replacing fixtures, consider just resurfacing them. Instead of buying new cabinetry, give the old ones a gleaming new look by refinishing them with colored stain.

Or, install track lighting along the vanity to add a warm glow that will make the room seem more spacious. It really doesn't take a lot of effort to make an appealing bathroom for your guests.
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