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A Simple, Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover for Renters

Posted by: on August 14th, 2014 | 5 Comments

A Simple, Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover for Renters

 

Renting a home doesn’t necessarily stop you from giving your bathroom a bit of a makeover. The key is to make it simple and inexpensive, and don’t tear out anything that’s attached to the walls. (You might want to mention it to your landlord, too, before you start.)

This is exactly what Ellie Somerville McNevin from Non-White Sofa did with the bathroom in her rental home. Painting the walls, putting down new flooring and adding a little flair to the mirror made a huge difference, as you’ll see…

My husband Nick and I recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina from New York, and although we’re in a rental, I knew a few small updates would make a drastic improvement to our master bathroom.

But I’m not going to lie… we ended up laying down some tile too.

The photo below shows how the bathroom looked when we moved in… scary, I know! The tiles were different colors that had been painted and had started chipping, and the walls were a dingy blue that desperately needed a fresh coat of paint.

Another downside was the standard builder’s grade mirror that was held up with plastic clips. Although I liked the size, it did nothing for the space, so I came up with a plan to give it a fresh new look.

 

A Simple, Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover: Before the Makeover

 

With a bathroom in this kind of condition, I knew a trip to The Home Depot was in order.

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9 Tips and Tricks for Planning a Bathroom Remodel

Posted by: on August 12th, 2014 | Make A Comment

9 Tips and Tricks for Planning a Bathroom Remodel

 

Remodeling your bathroom is one of the most cost effective ways to increase the value of your home. It can also go a long way toward improving the quality of your life and satisfaction in your home. 

A lot of people understandably find the idea of undertaking a bathroom remodel a bit intimidating. That’s why we brought in Jaime Dorobek to help put you at ease by sharing what she learned doing her own bathroom renovation. Jamie and her husband are pretty fearless DIYers. You can read all about Jamie’s experiences in creating things on her blog C.R.A.F.T. (Create Really Awesome Free Stuff). Yet, even Jamie didn’t think of everything before getting the bathroom remodeling underway.

Jamie learned a lot, and she’s here with practical advice that comes from real-life experience.  

You’ve made the decision to remodel your bathroom, now what?

Plan, plan, and plan some more my friend!

Starting a bathroom remodel is scary, exciting, and nerve racking, but it is all worth it in the end! And a well thought out (but, flexible) plan will keep things moving and ensure that you are always one step ahead of the game.

Here are nine tips and tricks I wish I would have known before we started our bathroom remodel adventure.

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Bathroom Renovation: A Custom Upgrade on a Budget

Posted by: on July 7th, 2014 | 10 Comments

Bathroom Renovation: A Custom Upgrade on a Budget

Bathroom renovation is a very popular home improvement. And a little can go a long way when it comes to upgrading your bathroom.

Gwen Hefner knows all about home renovation. She writes about decor and home renovation on her blog The Makerista

Here she shows us how she and her husband made her bathroom look fantastic, and did it without spending a lot. 

Like many couples, in our home improvement efforts we somehow put the master bedroom and bathroom at the end of the to-do list. In the last five years we’ve renovated every other room in our home, and it was finally time to tackle our personal space. I’m sorry we didn’t do it sooner.

When brainstorming this space, we had a few things to consider. As far as functionality, the layout works for us and we didn’t see a need to move anything around. We never use the corner hot tub, but for resale purposes we decided to keep it in–it seems like something no one uses but everyone thinks they want.

The room has wonderful, natural light and I wanted to play off of that, keeping things bright and clean. I also knew we wanted to try and think outside the box to create something with items anyone can get, but make them feel custom.

That’s where the flooring came in. With a budget of $2,000, we dove in to create a classic space that still packs a lot of personality.

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5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas

Posted by: on January 14th, 2014 | 11 Comments

5 Clever and Affordable Storage Ideas: Mason Jars and Clamps

 

 

 

Everything’s easier when you’re organized. And we’re here to help you. We have some clever, and oh so simple storage ideas here that make life just a little bit simpler. These five storage solutions are very affordable, too.

 

How much stuff do you have cluttering the counters in your bathroom? Makeup products, cotton swabs, toothpaste, moisturizer… seems like bathroom counters are always collecting lots little things. Reclaim counter space in your bathroom with this clever storage idea:  Attach hose clamps to a wooden board and bolt that to the wall. Clamp mason jars to the board for a unique bathroom organization solution.

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DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves

Posted by: on September 13th, 2013 | 3 Comments

DIY Bathroom Storage Shelves

 

These attractive bathroom shelves provide plenty of space for towels, soap, cosmetics and more. These instructions will show you how to build these yourself. Just follow these step-by-step instructions. You can download and print this DIY bathroom storage shelves tutorial, too.

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Decorating with a Pastel or Neutral Color Scheme

Posted by: on September 4th, 2013 | One Comment
Bathroom decorated in a light green neutral color scheme

Paint color above is Behr’s Spirit Whisper #420A-2

Choosing a color scheme for your home can be a daunting task, especially if you worry you’ll tire of a certain color or combination. That’s one of the reasons we love the idea of decorating with a soft pastel or neutral color scheme. These barely there shades are a lovely option, and just because they aren’t bold doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Here are some of our favorite ways to use neutral wall colors in a more interesting way:

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Half Bath Decorating Ideas: Accent Wall and Accessories That Pop

Posted by: on August 21st, 2013 | 4 Comments

Half Bath Decorating Ideas: A Bathroom update with a new mirror and a fresh coat of paint

 

In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point. 

Blogger and fashion consultant Erin Whitlock Brown applied her talents to correcting a rare color misstep she had made in her half bath. She shows us how a coat of paint in the right shade of green, and a few other simple tweaks, transformed the room into a place she’s now proud to show guests– including her mother.

Read on for Erin’s easy and inexpensive half bath decorating ideas.

In 2008 when I bought my condo I had dreams of turning the ugly builder’s grade white walls in every room of my house into an oasis of color worthy of Pinterest. My first job: the downstairs half bath.

It was a spur of the moment DIY project that went terribly wrong. Originally, my plan was to find a great shade of chartreuse to liven up this minuscule space. I trekked to The Home Depot, purchased my paints and tools and felt super excited to start my first decorating project in my new home.

Sadly, I ended up with something that looked like the equivalent of baby poo smeared on the walls (TMI?). And not to mention, sheer laziness (and defeat) kept me from actually finishing up the project and painting those hard-to-reach places like the back of the toilet, pedestal sink and cleaning up the ceiling.

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How to Make a DIY Mirror Frame with Moulding

Posted by: on July 26th, 2013 | 15 Comments

A beautiful bathroom mirror with a DIY mirror frame

 

Dress up a mirror with a custom-made frame. Our step-by-step instructions will take you through how to make this DIY mirror frame out of moulding. You can also download the instructions and print them out.

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Distinct Faucets for Your Bathroom

Posted by: on July 15th, 2013 | Make A Comment

Inspiration board featuring four different faucets for your bathroom sink

 

Last week we rounded up bathroom vanities of all styles, so this week we’re focusing on bathroom faucet ideas. If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit different than the standard fare for your bathroom, check out these options.

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WALL MOUNTED FAUCETS

We love the old-school look of a faucet that is mounted to the wall rather than sitting on the deck of the vanity. Not only does it feel a bit special, cleaning the sink countertop is super easy! The Moen Weymouth 2-Handle Wall Mount Faucet in Chrome has a traditional bridge faucet and cross handles that give it a vintage feel, while the Kohler Purist 2-Handle Wall Mount Faucet has modern styling in a warm, brushed gold finish for a bit of glam.

FAUCETS WITH MODERN LINES

Give a bathroom sink a more modern touch with a faucet that has sleek lines, like the Delta Commercial Touchless Faucet or the Kohler Purist Widespread 2-Handle Low-Arc Faucet with Low Cross Handles in Polished Chrome.

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Inspired: Bathroom Vanities in Every Style

Posted by: on July 8th, 2013 | 4 Comments

An inspiration board showing bathroom vanities in several styles

 

Aside from tile, the bathroom vanity does the most to establish the look of your bathroom. Whether you opt for something with modern lines, a distressed finished, or unusual hardware, bathroom vanities can dramatically change the look of a bathroom. Here are some bathroom vanity ideas to inspire your next bathroom remodel.

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The London 61 in. Double Vanity is an elegant choice for a master bathroom as it boasts a Carrara Marble countertop, chrome finishes, and plenty of storage space for potions, serums, and other beauty must-haves.

Floating bathroom vanities are a great way to create an open, airy feel while still adding valuable storage space in a small powder room. The Dreamwerks 30 in. Vanity in Lacquered Cherry has a marble top, contemporary faucet, and  three drawers.

For a more youthful look, we love the bright pop of color that the Keys Vanity in Distressed Aqua Marine brings to a bathroom. It features two functioning drawers, an undermount sink, and a polished marble top.

The Savoy 31 in. Sink Cabinet in white is a great option for a bathroom where you want to create a more modern, glamorous vibe.

For the homeowner who prefers a more earthy, rustic vibe, the Montaigne Double Vanity is a beautiful selection. The solid wooden base of this bathroom vanity anchors a room, and the open shelves offer a great spot for woven baskets and towel storage.

Get lots of inspirational ideas and inspiration boards featuring products from homedepot.com and our sister site, Home Decorators Collection – along with irresistible finds from around the web.