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Home Improvement: Up-cycling Your Bathroom
Home improvement projects can get expensive. Between furniture, appliances, and décor, trying to spruce up a room in your home can put a dent in your bank account. The average reported the cost of redoing a bathroom is over $9,000, and the low end was reported at $2,600. Fear not, there is another, more affordable option to improve that drab and boring bathroom. Up-cycling old and unused objects can save you tons of money any give your bathroom character and style.
The process of up-cycling is to reuse objects or material to create an improved object of higher value than the original. Up-cycling home improvement is so popular that chain stores sell décor and furniture that emulate the refurbished look. But why spend triple the money on something you can make yourself at close to no cost? Let’s talk about ways you can up-cycle to improve your bathroom
The bathroom vanity is often the central piece in the room. It can make or destroy the whole ambiance. You can spruce up the vanity you have by stripping the finish and repainting it. You can also change out the vanity handles. Or you can create a completely original and unique piece of furniture from something else. An old desk can be turned into a unique vanity by painting it and installing a sink. Add a counter top and sink to a stack of painted pallets to create a one of a kind piece. Just about anything can be turned into a bathroom vanity, even a bicycle!
Most bathroom mirrors consist of a slab of mirror attached to the wall. You can use leftover materials to make a unique frame for your bathroom mirror. Ceramic or glass tiles, wood, bricks, or even sticks can be used to make a stylish frame. If you already have a circular mirror, gather sticks from your yard, spray paint them metallic silver and glue them in a radial pattern around your mirror to create a sunburst mirror. Brick, tiles or wood can construct a beautiful rustic frame for your mirror.
Towel hooks and storage shelves don’t have to be a boring and average part of your bathroom. These storage areas can bring just as much character and style as a unique up-cycled vanity. Hang old wicker baskets on the wall to hold extra rolls of toilet paper or rolled towels. A seasoned wood ladder can be painted and used to hang towels instead of the usual hooks or bars.
Décor is the easiest and most fun part of bathroom projects. Half of it is already done if you’ve completed the up-cycle improvements mentioned above. Vanities, mirrors, and storage all add to the décor when done right. Tie the theme together with a few added décor items. Get creative, anything can be décor! Old dresser drawers can be hung on the walls, watering cans, glass bottles or jars, or that old fishing rod that’s been sitting in the garage can be made into a cool piece of decoration to be added to your bathroom.
Redoing your bathroom doesn’t have to break your bank. Old items lying around the garage can be turned into beautiful and unique pieces. Décor that costs an arm and a leg at your local stores can be made with items you find at a garage sale. Using up-cycling for your home improvement projects is the best way to save money and create a stylish and one of a kind bathroom.
Article by Jon Reyes, a guest writer from Clearwells. Sam is a specialist writer and has extensive knowledge in everything related to steam showers, saunas, and hydrotherapy benefits.