Tuesday, June 14, 2016
No fuss DIYs to boost your bathroom!
Bathrooms are one of the most frequently used rooms in any property, and as such may soon start to exhibit signs of wear. While extensive contractor renovation and refurbishment can be a costly business, in many ways, it could also be an unnecessary one, for there are many no fuss DIYs that you can do to boost your tired bathroom.
Fixtures and fittings
The first element of your bathroom that you should think about tackling is the fixtures and fittings, especially the faucets. Water causes limescale to form on faucets, which is not only ugly to look at but can also cause small injuries if your fingers catch on the sharp mounds. You can buy limescale removers, but you could also try using ordinary vinegar to remove it. Also, use vinegar on old toothbrushes to remove layers of dirt on the faucets to bring them up clean and shiny.
Next, look at the handles in your bathroom. Handles have a habit of dating quite quickly, so if you want to change the look of your bathroom with very little effort, consider replacing your old-fashioned handles with something brighter, sleeker, and more contemporary.
Just as handles date, so do cabinets in bathrooms. However, before you consider replacing them, review whether the cabinets are in good shape. If they are, all that may be needed is a makeover. You can buy bathroom kits that include primer and paint to freshen up the external sides and doors, or you can simply employ a little more effort and use any paint that you may already have. Just remember to sand down the frames before applying, and use rollers to achieve a smooth finish.
The bathroom window is often a major feature of the room, so changing what hangs at the window is a great way to freshen up the space. Aim for minimalism at your window, for both aesthetic and practical reasons. The best choice for a bathroom window is shutters. To measure and fit window shutters, simply use a tape to determine the width and height of the window. This will give you the size of the shutter that you need.
Bathrooms often feature tiling, but one of the drawbacks of this is that individual tiles are often cracked and show signs of damage. Replacing the entire wall of tiles is not only a daunting job but is also often unnecessary, as a tile can be removed. Protect the area surrounding the damaged tile, and then use a hammer to break up the tile, removing the pieces, and then re-tiling. Tiles often develop mold in their grouting, so clean them with a directional nozzle on a steam cleaner or a homemade mixture of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide on an old toothbrush.
You do not need to spend a lot of money to freshen up your tired bathroom. The simple application of a little elbow grease and some clever choices about its changeable elements can quickly turn a dingy bathroom into a gorgeous sanctuary.