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Give Back to Your Home

Simple Room Makeovers

Give Back to Your Bathroom

It doesn’t take a full renovation to refresh your bathroom space. Here are some ideas on what you can do to bring your bathroom back to life during the holidays.

Give Back to Your Bathroom

Instructions

If you’re looking to refresh your bathroom, then a new coat of paint on the walls can make the biggest impact.

  1. Fill in any holes or dents on the walls with spackle.
  2. Allow to dry.
  3. Sand holes and any rough areas.
  4. Because this paint will be in the bathroom, we recommend using paint with a semi-gloss finish, for a more durable stain- and moisture-resistant shine.
  5. Mask off any windows, trim or molding on the wall using painter’s tape.
  6. Using a 1"- 2" angle brush, cut in before you roll your paint to get a crisp, straight edge along the ceiling, baseboard and corners of the wall. Keep these tips in mind when cutting in:
    • Work at a slight angle to the edge you’re painting.
    • Press the bristles gently onto the wall until they fan out.
  7. Now you’re ready to roll. Grab your roller and dip it into the paint tray several times to evenly saturate the entire roller cover.
  8. Apply light pressure on the wall and paint in a narrow V-shape. Keep these tips in mind when rolling paint:
    • Always start and finish into the wet edge of the paint.
    • Cover an area about 3 feet wide before moving on.
    • Back-roll the painted area for an even finish. Remember to roll in only one direction and overlap each stroke.
  9. Allow to dry.

Painting your vanity can have your bathroom feeling brand-new as well.

  1. Remove doors and drawers from your vanity.
  2. Fill in scratches or holes with spackle.
  3. Sand any rough areas.
  4. Paint the doors, drawers and frame of your vanity using a 1"-2" brush and a mini roller.
  5. Allow to dry.
  6. Replace doors and drawers.

If you’re not looking for too big of a change or want to add more finishing touches, updating some small features could be just what you’re looking for:

  • Replace bath faucets.
  • Switch out your shower curtain and shower hooks.
  • Update knobs and handles on cabinets.
  • Add some small storage.
  • Buy new towels.
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