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Updating an Old Bathroom

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If you bought your home several years ago, it is probably time for some updates. The bathroom is definitely a place to start, since it is one of the rooms used the most. There are several ways to bring it up to modern standards without spending a small fortune.

Accessories

Changing out the mirror, wall outlets, lighting fixtures, and other accessories in your bathroom can make a huge difference. Coordinate them so they complement each other. There are many styles that you can choose from today that make re-decorating this room fun. Consider the overall decorating style, and decide what would best fit.

The Tub

Many older homes have a combination tub and shower, or if it is even older, the shower may have been added. If your bathtub is looking really worn, you do not have to spend the money on a new tub. Have it relined instead. This will make it as good as new without the mess of tearing out the old tub. One example of a company that does bathtub relining is Porcelite Enterprises.

Paint the Walls

Paint the bathroom walls a totally different color. Your floor may be tile, and as long as it is in good shape, you might want to leave it. Vintage tile is in now. All it might need is a good cleaning with the right product to remove any dirt that has become ground into the grout lines. Choose a color for the walls that goes well with the tile. You may want to paint part of the walls one color and the other part another.

Change the Vanity

Older homes did not always have a vanity in the bathroom. Some only had a sink. There are many choices when it comes to vanities. Depending on the size of your bathroom, you may want a double one or just a single. If your floor tile is vintage, you may want to shop around for a vintage vanity. Antique dressers are often used for vanities today, and they offer a beautiful and unique look.


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