Give your bathroom a makeover! And do it without breaking the budget! This is a less-invasive option than a full-on renovation. Besides, it’s also much less expensive. Save the complete renovation for a total tear-out project. And if you have elements you wish to keep, a bathroom makeover is for you.
For example, in this particular 25-year-old bathroom, some features needed to be replaced. Fortunately, others did not. The white ceramic tile, tub, and toilet were in excellent condition. Therefore, the homeowner decided against tearing them out. However, the homeowner did want to update other items. Those items included the grout, cabinets, countertops, lighting fixtures, and window treatment. Consequently, this project is a perfect example of a bathroom makeover.
Let’s start with the window treatment. The homeowner’s goal was to allow light in while still retaining privacy. The homeowner had used blinds and curtains previously. Fortunately, we found a better solution with this Graber Plantation Shutter. Now the homeowner can open the upper shutters for light. While simultaneously, the homeowner can keep the lower ones closed for privacy.
Tile and Grout
The tile was in great condition. However, the grout in the shower was not. The solution was to engage a tile and grout professional. First, he steam-cleaned the tile. Next, he re-grouted any areas that needed it. He finished by applying a white color sealant over all of the grout for uniformity of color. Above all, this made the grout look brand new.
The homeowner chose the new American Woodmark Cabinetry in white. This allows for a more spacious feel since the room is small. In addition, installing the newer 33 ½” height vanity gives an updated look. There was wasted wall space over the back of the toilet. We chose to put this space to good use with a matching 33” height wall cabinet. This is perfect for additional storage. The original 5’ 4 door cabinet was replaced with a 5’ cabinet. Two doors and 3 center drawers make for a much more functional space. Unfortunately, the original make-up vanity area only had a countertop. We had two cabinet drawers installed for better functionality. These keep small items such as makeup off the counter.
The Countertops are quartz. This is a wonderfully low-maintenance product. The homeowner specifically selected Silestone in Stellar Snow. It seemed to have little mirrored chips throughout. These little mirrored chips are a beautiful accent with the chrome faucets and hardware. Additionally, white porcelain sinks complement perfectly with the original white tub and toilet.
Fixtures, Faucets, and Hardware
We carried a beveled edge design element throughout. The countertop edge, the lighting fixtures, faucets, and hardware all have the beveled edge. In addition, lighting fixtures, faucets, and hardware all had ball-style finials. Furthermore, by repeating these design elements a more customized look was accomplished.
The lighting fixtures are from the Quoizel Deluxe Collection. Faucets are from the American Standard Dazzled Collection. In addition, the cabinet hardware is from the Top Knobs Edwardian Collection.
Moldings can also add a touch of pizazz. Crown molding was added to the top of the wall cabinet. In addition, crown molding also graced the entire room. A Mirror-mate Chelsea Classic white frame was applied to the existing mirror for a finished look.
What elements of your bathroom can you preserve to keep your costs down? Next, decide upon the elements you want to change. In conclusion, resolve to plan ahead. You can give your bathroom a makeover without breaking the budget!