Bathroom Updates for your Valentine

by | Feb 13, 2014 | Living Urban

What could be better than surprising your valentine with an updated bathroom this Valentine’s Day?  Below are some ways to do this inexpensively in your Portland home’s bathroom:

  • Paint the walls: This is one of the cheapest things you can do to upgrade your bathroom while still making an impact.  Choose pale or neutral colors to make the room seem larger.
  • Paint the cabinetry:  A new coat of paint can make the existing cabinets look like new.
  • Change cabinet hardware: Little touches make a big impact.
  • Replace the existing mirror:  Put in a mirror that you know your valentine will love.  Or, replace the medicine cabinets.
  • Switch light fixtures: Newer, more modern light fixtures will completely change the look and feel of the room.
  • Upgrade water fixtures:  If it’s all brass, change to chrome, the new neutral.
  • Update accessories: Change the trash cans, shower curtains, window curtains, towels, towel rods, shelves, etc.
  • Install dimmer switches:  They enhance the mood in the room.
  • Decorate with live plants:  Live plants and fresh flowers symbolize life and vitality.  Place plants and flowers sparingly in a small bathroom; use larger plants in a more spacious room.
  • Add candles – Who can forgo candles on Valentine’s Day?  Be sure to place them where they won’t be a fire hazard.  Remember, they come in all colors and sizes, from simple white votives to colorful red-column candles. Use whatever sets the mood for your current room.

A few simple changes can make your bathroom retreat the perfect fit for your Portland home and lifestyle.

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