A do it yourself bathroom improvement venture can give a new look to this best-loved private spot in any home. A bit of forethought and research, value add-ons purchased wisely to fit in well with the scheme of things can help personalize this washing zone into a room of comfort, maximum utility and beauty.
Do it yourself bathroom: fixing common problem
· A frequent problem in many bathrooms is the formation of a white crust layer on shower doors. This can be dealt with effectively with the use of a kitchen cleaner and CLR (Calcium, Lime and Rust Remover). It simply needs to be sprayed on the shower doors and wiped off; offering immediate release from the ‘crusty hanger-on’ in the bathroom.
· Another common complaint of homeowners is the issue of the showerhead losing its water dispensing ability over time, getting clogged with scale deposits. A handy household tip for dealing with clogged showerheads is to use a mixture of CLR bathroom cleaners with warm water in equal amounts for immersing the showerhead. Let soak for a few minutes and then wash it well – the showerhead will be as good as new.
· Replacing or adding things in the bathroom can bring about a change of look and add a touch of glamour to an otherwise commonplace or utilitarian concept that the washroom usually is. In fact, the market today is burgeoning with a variety of products, styles and colors in different materials that make for a complete bathroom ensemble, replete with new soap dish, matching toothbrush caddy, hooks to hold garments, loofahs and towels and cosmetic bowls etc. These are available in a variety of materials ranging from stainless steel to nickel or chrome plated items to porcelain, colored crystal, marble or gemstone encased bathroom knick-knacks to cheer and charm homeowners. These provide a distinct appeal to the theme of the bathroom.
· After the trouble one goes through in finding, sorting and applying designer thought to the bathroom, one can hardly overlook the fact that these items of décor also need to be maintained in order to look attractive through the years. Therefore, a daily cleaning regime is necessary to sanitize the bathroom and keep it looking and smelling fresh always. Remember to thoroughly scour faucets and tiled areas and if they still appear dingy, try re-grouting. Fresh grout often makes tile appear new, and it is far less difficult and expensive to add new grout than it is to install new tile.
Bathrooms and beauty makeover: A DIY dash of color!
Paint is a good way to freshen up your bathroom and a suitable bright semi-gloss will make it look larger while providing easy clean up. However, smart homeowners need to keep in mind, of course, that the primers they use for this purpose are those specifically made for kitchens and baths since they are endowed with benefits of being mold and mildew resistant.
Color need not be restricted to a paint job but can be extended to bath linen and furniture in a similar tone or design to add brightness and vibrancy to the washroom. A departure from the classic norms of décor can also yield great results and contrasts of color and fabric, for example combining blue with green or silk with crepe and lace can instantly perk up the look of a bathroom.
Unique shower curtains, liners and mats can be used to bring freshness and fun-feel as can the use of artwork/caricatures or framed mirrors that are strategically placed to highlight the new look.
A wicker chair, a magazine caddy, a funky light bulb cover constitute small additions that can make a personalized style statement about the homeowner while giving the bathroom a wow-factor. These pocket friendly options help to revitalize this intimate zone and regular maintenance and careful cleaning ensures that hygiene and beauty stay on top of the list.