A New Look For Your Bathroom
Is your bathroom looking a little outdated? Do you have a couple of weekends free? If you answered yes to these two questions, you’re in luck! A few days is just the right amount of time to transform your bathroom from what it has been to absolutely sensational. According to renowned home improvement expert Danny Lipford, renovating the bath is one of the most popular home improvement projects around. And, if budget is an issue, consider this – the average bathroom remodel returns an average of 93 percent of the investment. You can’t beat those figures, and most especially if you are considering a sale in the near future. So even with a limited budget, the following projects will add value and visual appeal to your look in just a few days.
Keeping your Vanity Beautiful
Think about how much time you spend at the sink and vanity, from applying make-up and fixing your hair to brushing your teeth? So why not update this bathroom focal point with a new vanity and fashionable faucet? According to Lipford, many prefinished vanities with built-in sinks are available for really reasonable pricing, and have surface options including cultured marble and granite to match any décor. If you have questions about these wonderful items, please let us know.
Once you have made your selection for the vanity, the next step is selecting a faucet to complete the look of your new vanity. First, let’s determine whether your sink or countertop requires a centerset (one-piece) or widespread (handles and spout are separate) faucet. Once you know the type of faucet you need, manufacturers, such as Moen, offer a wide selection of style and finish options to meet your design desires. The new Telford two-handle bathroom faucet features a traditional style with lever handles and a high-arc spout. This type of faucet is a WaterSense-labeled faucet not only reduces water usage by up to 32 percent, but is also available in Moen’s Spot Resist Brushed Nickel finish. This innovative finish does just what it says – resists fingerprints and water spots.
What Is The New Spot Resist™ Finish
At Moen, it is understood that keeping your kitchen and bathroom faucets free of fingerprints and water spots is a key concern. It’s not surprising, since kitchens and bathrooms are the most used and abused rooms in your home, hosting a variety of daily activities at the sink. Luckily, Moen developed Brushed Nickel and Stainless finishes with Spot Resist™ with you in mind, giving you one less thing to worry about cleaning daily. Spot Resist does just what it says – resists fingerprints and water spots. This innovative Spot Resist finish maintains the brilliance of your faucet or showerhead to help you spend more time enjoying your home… and less time cleaning it. And, when it is time for periodic cleaning, Spot Resist easily wipes clean.
Moen’s new Spot Resist finishes will be available this summer on a wide variety of kitchen, lavatory and tub/shower faucets and showerheads and your friends here at Action can assist you with making the selections that will be right for you in keeping with your new design.
Last but not least, you may want to add a final touch to the vanity area by installing new accessories, such as towel rings or towel bars, which come in a variety of finishes and styles. Keeping the new style you have in mind is easy with the new products available for home improvements.
Adding or replacing tile is a great way to continue your bathroom transformation. The most cost-effective and popular type of tile to install is ceramic. Porcelain is another type of ceramic tile that is more stain-resistant, but not as easy to install, so the cost and labor involved may be a little higher. Stone tile, such as marble, granite and slate, is another option that helps to create a unique and upscale look in the bath, but often has a heftier price tag. Glass and mosaics have become extremely popular in the last few years and add a new clean look to simple designs.
Whatever your selections, once they are made, don’t let the installation be intimidating as it’s a rather simple process. One quick design tip from Lipford is to lay the tile diagonally to help maximize the feeling of space and make your bathroom appear larger. Using light colors (both in paint and tile selections) throughout the room, and even adding an oversized mirror, also helps to create the illusion of space.
Beauty and the Bath
If you have an older home, chances are the lack of space is often a key concern in most bathrooms when considering an update. Luckily, you can create seven additional inches of elbow room in the shower and add visual appeal with a curved shower rod, or even a new glass enclosure. Whatever you do, select an affordable, stylish and easy-to-install solution that will enhance the beauty of your bath. To help complete your updated shower, add an invigorating rain shower, such as Moen’s Telford rainshower in Spot Resist finish that features InvigoRain, a unique technology that provides three times more spray power than most rain showers. If you want something a little more dramatic like color and music, then we need to talk more at length about what you really need to install in the location that will maximize the overall appeal of your new design.
To finalize your brand new looks and bathroom transformation, try adding beautiful, personalized accents throughout that complement color and design. New lighting, backsplashes, flooring, and wall decor can all be part of the new looks. Customized decor like patterns images, wall clings for glass and tub enclosures and tile decals in colors or themes which will enhance your design ethic are all easy options in today’s markets.
Most importantly, don’t let bathroom renovation projects be intimidating, says Lipford. You can with a little time and determination, see how easy it can be to be happy with the end result you select. With these quick, cosmetic upgrades that won’t break your budget, you will be able to update your loo in a short amount of time. Call Action Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Electric, Inc. right now to discuss your bathroom. A simple design with dramatic upgrades is a simple solution to keeping your home operating efficiently and maximizing your savings potential.
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