Despite the fact that the bathroom is one of the most necessary rooms in any house, it is often neglected when it comes to remodeling. The simple truth is that rejuvenating this space is a lot less expensive than you might think. You can completely redo the look and feel, as well as the usefulness, of your bathroom with just one or two investments.
If you make one serious investment in your bathroom and want it to stand the test of time, think granite countertops. This investment will set your bathroom apart from others on the block and make life easier for you at the same time. Granite countertops are durable and require almost no maintenance to keep up their natural beauty.
Resealing the counters every six months and cleaning them with a non-abrasive cleanser, like liquid soap, will help your investment to hold its value over the years. Choosing a neutral color allows you to enhance the countertops with fixtures and decor that are easily updated as styles and your personal tastes change.
Faucets and Fixtures
An inexpensive way to update the look (and possibly the functionality) of your bathroom is with new fixtures. From stainless steel for a modern look to burned fixtures designed to implicate an age that is not there, fixtures are easy to replace and can drastically change the look of the room. Couple new faucets with new lighting, and the room can take on a completely different style.
The least expensive way to completely change the look of your bathroom is with new decor in the form of linens and paint. Choosing lighter styles of window coverings and softer wall colors can help a small room feel bigger. You can give the illusion of more space without having to knock out a wall.
Once the countertops are replaced with a lasting material like granite and the fixtures are new, adding new towels and decor items (like a new waste basket and shower curtain) can give your bathroom a pick-me-up as often as you want without requiring much of an investment at all. The nice thing about a decor change is that it requires a small investment and can be accomplished in less than a day, so long as the basic structure of your bathroom is ready. A one-time investment in new countertops can create the lasting impression of class and quality that you want to maintain.