Bathroom Improvements: Do it Yourself!

by Washington Federal Team on October 13, 2011

Transforming a bathroom doesn’t have to be a wallet-buster. There are plenty of DIY (do-it-yourself) projects that can make a huge difference in your bathroom without making a huge dent in your budget. These three ideas can transform your space and increase the resale value of your home.

Swap out Fixtures

Changing out the fixtures in your bathroom can alter the feel of the room and give it a stylish touch. Go for chrome or brushed nickel for a modern twist, or try antique brass for a vintage feel. Don’t forget about light fixtures as well as plumbing fixtures.  Make sure that all the fixtures match – right down to the shower curtain rod. For a relatively small investment of time and money, your bathroom can go from “basic” to “wow.”

Beadboard adds a Custom Look

Apply beadboard to the walls around your sink, toilet or even bathtub for a custom, built-in look. Beadboard is versatile. With just a few sheets of beadboard, trim, siliconized glue and outdoor paint, your bathroom will have a custom, high-end look. Create a statement by pairing white beadboard wainscoting with intense color on the walls.

Get to Stickin’

Tired of that old, cracked tile floor? A quick and inexpensive remedy to this problem exists, and it’s practically error-proof. Peel and stick tiles are all the rage and, at less than $1 per square foot, it’s easy to see why. You can buy tiles in a variety of colors and patterns. Take two hours out of an afternoon and your bathroom can have a brand new floor that looks like limestone or granite.

With these easy, do-it-yourself projects, your bathroom will get the update you’re looking for while keeping costs low. We’d love to talk to you about financing these and other projects you’re planning.

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