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Bathroom Decorating Ideas

Bathroom decorating can be an expensive or inexpensive venture, depending on your budget, personal taste, reason for the redo, etc. If you are thinking of selling your home, it would be wise to stick with neutral colors for fixtures, walls and floors. Your goal should be to create an attractive and functional bath that any buyer would love. For example, classic white fixtures never go out of style and they’re less expensive than colored ones.

Your bathroom remodel can be as simple as a fresh coat of paint and replacing the shower curtain, or as involved as replacing the floor and fixtures.

Some things to keep in mind for a successful bath remodel include:

Good lighting, especially near the sink/mirror area.

Privacy treatments for windows.

Storage space for necessities.

Towel bars, a paper holder, tumbler and soap dish are some items that can easily be replaced to give your bathroom a whole new look. Also, changing pulls and knobs on cabinets can make a big difference. Try to keep all metal finishes the same for a coordinated look.

If you plan to stay in your home for a long time, check out all the new innovations available. Customize it to reflect your personal taste.

Here are some tips that may help you get started:

Flooring since bathroom floors must be able to stand up to humidity, hard surfaces such as stone, ceramic tile or vinyl are good choices. Natural stone is the most expensive but will last forever. Ceramic tile varies in price, with larger tiles costing less than smaller ones. The new vinyl tiles look very much like stone or ceramic tile and are less expensive especially if you are a do-it-yourselfer. Add color and interest with washable throw rugs make sure they have non-slip backing. If you prefer carpeting, wall-to-wall bathroom carpeting is available for a quick bathroom remodel. Walls as with flooring, keep in mind that easy to clean, moisture-resistant materials are the smartest choices. Many people choose ceramic or stone tile for the walls, floors and ceiling, using other d├ęcor to reflect their personal taste. Whether you choose to tile, paint or wallpaper, there are many options available.

Fixtures possibly the most expensive part of a bathroom remodel, so if you replace these items, plan carefully. Do you like the vintage look of a claw foot tub and a pedestal sink or do you prefer the more contemporary look of a bathtub with air jets and a vessel sink?

An online search of the many home improvement websites available will give you lots of art ideas. When you are planning your bathroom remodel, keep in mind the amount of time you spend there. It’s usually the first room you enter upon arising, and the last one you visit before retiring so give it the consideration it deserves!