Many of us find that making occasional changes to our home makes us feel good. It seems that once we have lived in a place for a while we feel
the need to make some changes and a nice little pick-me-up project seems to do the trick. Here are some quick and easy changes you
can make that won’t break the bank.
Some real simple and inexpensive changes that can be made are, replacing the floor mat, shower curtain, towel bar, toilet paper holder and
even getting new towels. If you don't want to change the entire color scheme of the bathroom that’s ok, you can still create a new look just by
changing or adding color with new accessories such as a waste basket, soap dispenser and tissue holder. Replacing the hardware of the
vanity is another easy change to make. Try something bold and different, you may be surprised how much you like it.
Large frameless mirrors were once very popular in bathrooms. If you have such a mirror, you can create a new look by framing it. You can
find a molding you like at a home improvement or arts and crafts store. Paint it to complement your bathroom décor and when you've finished
the frame, attach it to the mirror with liquid glue. Or for less time and just a little more money you can remove the existing mirror and find a
mirror already framed to your liking.
Painting a room is a great way to give it a fresh new look. Paint doesn't have to match the existing tiles or flooring - complimentary colors
work well too. Be creative and use yellow paint with blue tiles. Bright colors work well in bathrooms because they can make a small space
Replace your light fixtures if they are outdated, especially those around the mirror. Be sure to turn off the electricity before doing this project.
You will want to place the new light fixture in the same location if you want to avoid having electrical or wall repair work done to move the
There is no telling why a simple little change around the house seems to make us feel good but it does. And who doesn’t like to feel good?
I know I do!
By: Jeri Rosenthal & Paul Terry Edwards