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Weekend Warrior: Bathroom Edition
November 7, 2013

Having an outdated, dingy hallway or guest bathroom can become a bit difficult to look at. Set aside a weekend to tackle that eye-sore and be amazed at how much can be accomplished in just two days. The words "bathroom makeover" can seem a bit scary at times, but knowing what is needed and following these tips and ideas from MR Direct will lead to a much-deserved bathroom design.

The first step is to create a plan of attack. This will help to organize ideas and make pushing a full cart around the home-improvement store less painful. Going to the store without a list of needed supplies can prove very overwhelming, and spending hours searching for materials can cut into valuable makeover time. Whether it’s something large or small that needs replacing, make a list and stick to it.

The easiest way to figure out what to change in the space is to develop a theme. This can include new wall paint, tile and vanity styles as well as small details such as fixtures and accessories. Buying matching linens and accessories for the bathroom will refresh the look and tie the whole design together. These simple changes can provide a brand new look without breaking the bank.

Sometimes, it’s as simple as looking up. Changing out the old light fixture can make a major difference in the way a bathroom appears. Proper lighting can bring an outdated space to life. If the bathroom has a lot of natural light, take advantage of it. Sheer window coverings are a great way to let in light and keep that nosy neighbor from peeking in.

For big plans, replacing the vanity, sink and/or faucet will also do the trick. A new vanity can totally transform the look of a bathroom. Remember to keep scale in mind when shopping, as a large vanity in a small bathroom will make the space appear smaller and leave less room for other fixtures. Also keep in mind the theme. If it is a modern theme, choose a vanity with sleek lines and a simple design. For a country or traditional look, shopping for rustic vanities at flea markets and auctions may lead to the look that is desired.

As for the sink and faucet, make sure to replace the existing fixtures with pieces that will flow well in the newly made-over space. MR Direct suggests matching the faucet finish to the cabinet and window hardware. This will create fluidity within the space and bring the entire look together.

With all of these suggestions in mind, taking a weekend to make-over a bathroom will be a breeze. By starting with the surface, an unpleasant bathroom can take on a whole new look without the cost and time of a full renovation.