5 DIY low cost MN bathroom remodeling improvements
From your Minneapolis, MN Bathroom Remodeling Company, VanVleet Construction, 651-315-9131:
1.Change out that old shower head.
- With a good wrench and some plumbers tape, this can be an easy task for any weekend warrior. The hardest part is choosing the shower head that is right for you.
- Try narrowing it down first by the finish. A few of the most popular choices are brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, stainless and even brass.
- Next choose the style of shower head you would like. Would you like a fixed shower head that is permanently attached to the wall or an adaptable handheld fixture that is handy for bathing both children and pets.
- Now choose your options. Rainfall, mist, full spray, waterfall, or jet. If those options aren’t your style, go with a standard spray model.
2. Paint those bathroom walls.
We have seen neutral colors such as beige, creme and taupe be popular choices for the bathroom because they wear well, relax the mood and fit easily into any design scheme. Lately though, we have started to see these safe colors giving way to bolder selections that create a cheerful, fun place to wake up to every morning. We have achieved bright cheery bathrooms by simply adding a bold accent vanity wall. Whatever your choice, try to think of the mood you want to feel while enjoying your newly remodeled bathroom. Let that mood be your guide to choosing your new bathrooms colors.
3. Use a simple to install bathroom wainscoting.
Bathroom wainscoting comes in all shapes and sizes. You could choose a simple to install sheet beadboard wainscoting as an alternative to tile. Sheet beadboard wainscoting is a relatively easy install for anyone with a saw, hammer and nails. Wainscoting doesn’t always have a contemporary feel. You can paint it any color you like so that it contrasts your wall color and plays off of countertop or shower wall colors. An even easier approach to creating wall contrast is to install a single chair rail around the perimeter of the bathroom and paint different wall colors above and below the chair rail.
4. Update your existing bathroom lighting.
Swapping out an old lighting fixture can make a big difference in any bathroom. You can match your new lighting fixtures shape and finish to plumbing fixtures in your bathroom. Or you could make it a beautiful focal point by adding wall sconces or pendant lighting. A simple alternative to wall sconces is installing large sconce candle holders to your bathroom walls to dress things up a bit and can create a relaxing spa like mood while enjoying a long bath.
Painting a bathroom vanity cabinet can be a simple task. Make sure to remove the doors and drawers before you begin any prep work. Remove all the hardware from them and toss the hardware aside because you’re installing new hardware. Though sanding the current cabinet will probably give you the best finish many people don’t have the tools or the time to sand. If this is the situation you find yourself in, simply pick up a container of paint deglosser or tsp (found at any home improvement store) and wipe it on and off the cabinets. Be careful when choosing a prep product, They are only compatible with certain primers. This is usually all the prep an old cabinet needs to accept the primer and paint. Now, prime and paint the bathroom cabinets and doors with a roller that is designed to give a smooth finish. Next, install your new hardware, reinstall the doors and drawers. You are now finished with your bathroom cabinet!
If your MInneapolis, MN or Twin Cites bathroom needs an updated look and you just don’t have the time to complete the project, call VanVleet Construction. We are your Minneapolis, MN Twin Cities bathroom remodeling company.
Our bathroom remodeling service areas include but are not limited to:
Twin Cities, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Maple Grove, Anoka, Brooklyn Park, Blaine, Coon Rapids, Champlin, Plymouth, Edina, Crystal, Roseville, Falcon Heights, Rogers, Monticello and many more. If you’re in the Twin Cities Metro area call VanVleet Construction for all of your bathroom remodeling needs.
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