If the spirit of spring may have you wanting to freshen up your home or take on some DIY projects of your own. However, sometimes DIY projects can turn into full on remodeling projects if you aren’t careful. If you want to update some of the rooms in your home this spring without having to going into full on remodeling mode or debt to do so, Parry custom Homes, a premier Pittsburgh on your lot builder, shares ways you can update your home without having to turn it into a demolition war zone.
A bathroom in your house is probably the best place to start for a room makeover. Especially if you plan to update your master bathroom, you will want to be sure you give the space a relaxing, peaceful vibe that you can start and end your day with.
First, start by deciding what style gives you the most relaxed comfort. Do you like rich and dramatic tones or are you more soothed with like, spa-like serene colors and textures.
Once you figure out the overall ambiance you want, begin with selecting the right paint color that fits the overall tone you will be going for in your new bathroom space. Choose a lighter paint color for a serene atmosphere and a darker richer hue, if you prefer that color palette for your mood.
Once you’ve selected the right paint color, move on to new hardware you can replace for your cabinets, door handles, and any other accessories you might be able to update in the bathroom. If you are going for the spa look, go with a stainless steel or nickel hardware. If you are wanting to achieve a richer look, go with oil rubbed bronze hardware for more sophistication.
Storage will be the third thing you want to tackle in your bathroom update. Especially if you are updating a bathroom that guests will see, storage will be your friend. A quick and simple fix will be to find storage cubbies that you can quickly and easily stash toiletries, makeup and other grooming items that you can access quickly and put away just as fast. Most people find it easiest to have a spot cleared under their sink where they can store their cubbies for day to day use.
The fourth item on your list that will also be of great importance to the overall update of the bathroom, will be new lighting. Not only will you want to make sure you update the lighting in your bathroom to something that is aesthetically pleasing to the room, but also will give off good light so you have plenty of it when getting ready in the morning.
Make replacing your current vanity lighting easy by selecting a new vanity light that fits the same space as your original fixture. Take it up a notch by adding a statement light as well, such a s a chandelier or pendant light in addition to your vanity lighting. Some people enjoy a chandelier over their soaking tub for relaxation or even in their walk-in closet, if it is located in the bathroom area.
Next, move onto the fixtures in your shower, sink and tub faucets. These will make a dramatic difference in the overall look of your bathroom and really give the feel that you remodeled. For your sink, look for sink fixtures that offer more height over the bowl. This not only will give you more space for function but also a more modern look.
Then, upgrade the showerhead in your shower. You can get fancy in this area if you want, but opting for a larger shower head, a rain shower head or one that can be detachable if you want it to be.
Tie in what you choose for your sinks and showers over to your tub faucet. Keep in the same color palate so they all blend seamlessly together.
Take a close look at your mirror and see if it needs to be replaced with something more modern. If you simply have a standard builder-grade mirror that has no frame or appeal to it, consider removing it and replacing it with a more decorative mirror. You can choose any mirror from any design or home improvement store that can instantly give it a more elegant look.
If you have a medicine cabinet in your bathroom, consider either revamping it with a fresh coat of paint, swapping it out with a more updated piece or just removing it all together.
Lastly, to round out your bathroom update invest in new towels and accessories for the new space. Consider some monogrammed towels that can be used for decorating purposes only, or possibly some nice faux plants or spa-like additions. You can even swap your trash baskets and soap dispensers for something more modern and suited to your new space.
These simple bathroom updates won’t take long to do and will leave you with an updated space that looks like you spent a lot of time and money on to have done.
Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. Call or contact us today for more information.