Basement Bathrooms Green Living

Bathroom Remodeling Without Breaking the Bank

You may be thinking about updating your outdated bathroom.  Like many homeowners, you are worrying about spending more than your budget can allow right now.  Nevertheless, your bathroom remodeling project does not have be expensive.  In fact, there are ways you can update your bathroom that is both cost effective and aesthetically pleasing.

Now if you are planning on tearing out your old fixtures and replacing them with new ones then your costs may increase quite a bit.  However, if you are just looking to improve the visual appearance without breaking the bank, here are some easy ways to decorate your bathroom.

Paint and Wallpaper
A coat of paint is one of easiest and most cost-effective ways to improve the appearance of your bathroom.  It is amazing how a coat paint can transform the visual effect of any room.  Also, wallpaper is becoming more popular for use in the bathroom.  Just like paint, wallpaper can add depth to your bathroom.  There are several stylish designs available that will ensure that your bathroom is sporting the latest trend.

Bead Board
Bead board is an inexpensive but highly durable style of paneling. It is typically seen in rustic or in traditional style bathrooms.  Due to its durability, bead board can also be painted so you can get creative with it.  For country style or themed bathrooms, adding floor to ceiling paneled walls can create that vintage effect.  For modern style bathrooms, you can add bead board as an accent to accentuate the fixtures and fittings.  If you have basic experience remodeling you can install it yourself to reduce your costs.

Linoleum Flooring
Linoleum flooring is a very inexpensive alternative to ceramic floor tile.  Traditional linoleum flooring while effective was not as durable and wore out very quickly.  Modern style linoleum is not only more durable but comes in hundreds of styles.  Including designs that resemble ceramic floor tiles and even hardwood flooring.  Using linoleum flooring is a great way to add style to your bathroom at a significantly lower cost than ceramic or wood flooring.

Up-cycling
Up-cycling is one of the latest trends in the going green movement.  It essentially means taking something old and used and creating a better use for it.  For example, how about taking tan old chest of drawers that you are no longer using and creating a stylish vanity.  There are ways to really get creative and make something that is awesome and unique.  An excellent way to create something to look great in your bathroom while doing your part to help save our planet.

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