Update your bathroom to boost your property value and make the space more pleasant and functional. Minor upgrades can greatly improve the room and don’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are a few DIY ideas for your bathroom remodel.

Bathroom Remodel Ideas: Paint the Walls

Paint is an easy and inexpensive way to update any room in your home. It’s a quick way to remodel that changes the mood of a space. Prepare the walls first by patching holes and cracks, sanding the wall, and applying primer. Mask areas that aren’t going to be painted and use quality brushes, rollers, and paint for the best results. Painting your bathroom is a project you can complete over a weekend.

Choose Neutral Tile for Your Bathroom Remodel

As a general rule, choose neutral colors when using materials that are difficult to install and remove. Tile and countertops are great examples. Neutral shades coordinate with a variety of colors and design trends.

Instead of re-tiling the bathroom every few years, choose a color that will match anything. Add pops of color with design elements that are easier to change such as shower curtains, paint, bathmats, and other accessories.

Keep extra tiles on hand in case you need to replace them. If a tile cracks or breaks in the future, you’ll have the exact match available to make repairs. Because styles and color trends are always evolving, it can be difficult to find the same tile even a year down the road.

Refurbish Instead of Replacing

To make remodeling a more manageable project, refurbish your cabinets and fixtures instead of completely replacing them. You’ll save money and you’ll be keeping materials out of the landfill.

Your bathroom cabinet can be sanded down and stained or repainted. Replace the cabinet handles and drawer pulls with new hardware that matches the style and colors of your remodeled bathroom. If your countertop is in good condition, you can apply an epoxy coating to refinish it.

Another way to reuse bathroom components is by spray painting your light fixtures. Remove them from the wall or ceiling, wash the globes, and paint the metal parts of the fixtures. You can find textured or metallic spray paints at your local home improvement store.

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