Updating an older bathroom

14-Sep-2016 09:54

This type of fan works to remove humidity from the bathroom and is less cumbersome than a tabletop or clip-on fan.7. We recently covered this in our post, and the same concept can be applied to the bathroom.

If you're not looking to repaint, temporary wall coverings such as tile tattoos or decals can add some serious decorative charm to your bathroom.8.

The faucet looks like it comes out of the wall, but no plumbing had to be moved. When we found out that ordering a replacement lid for the broken toilet tank was NOT cheap, we upgraded to a new toilet as well.

Picking one with a smaller rounded tank also saved a few inches. Believe it or not, this house came with TWO bathrooms full of carpet, paneling, wallpaper and lattice cabinet doors. I don’t have the before pics of the main bathroom, BUT just imagine the horrible master before and you’ll have a good idea of what we were dealing with.

We found an all in one unit at one of the big box stores that came with the cabinet, sink, countertop and faucet as one piece. Using a framed mirror makes the whole room look more custom, even though it wasn’t expensive.You might consider giving the rest of the room a facelift and then completely remodel your cabinets to provide extra storage.Some of the most expensive items to replace in the home are counters, but in the bathroom, you could splurge on a marble countertop for big effect.We bought it from a very nice senior couple that had taken meticulous care of it. Everything was done on an extreme budget because we knew it was not our forever home (and because we had a small budget)!The bathrooms and kitchen were our biggest changes.

We found an all in one unit at one of the big box stores that came with the cabinet, sink, countertop and faucet as one piece. Using a framed mirror makes the whole room look more custom, even though it wasn’t expensive.

You might consider giving the rest of the room a facelift and then completely remodel your cabinets to provide extra storage.

Some of the most expensive items to replace in the home are counters, but in the bathroom, you could splurge on a marble countertop for big effect.

We bought it from a very nice senior couple that had taken meticulous care of it. Everything was done on an extreme budget because we knew it was not our forever home (and because we had a small budget)!

The bathrooms and kitchen were our biggest changes.

If you have invested in an older home and want to stay true to the original design of the home while updating the bathroom with modern amenities, Servant Remodeling has some helpful ideas. Is there an old claw-foot tub that could be refinished? These existing elements may already fit well in the space and, after refinishing, may maintain the old charm of the home.