Over the next few weeks, I will be focusing on bath update and remodeling. I will discuss the process from beginning to end. I will share with you pictures of my before & after as well as any thoughts I have about my over all choices.
For the purpose of this article Update is defined as adding new information or making corrections; a remodel is defined as reconstruction or making over. Updating is using what you already have and either re-purposing or repairing it. A remodel is a total do-over that gives the space a different look. If you have the budget and are tired or bored of the space setup or overall look, then consider an update or remodel before contemplating a move or relocation (Your pockets will thank you).
I’ve designed both of my full baths and it was really fun, yet challenging. I’ve learned so much from the projects I’ve designed. I will share with you my decisions and whether or not I feel those decisions were good or bad & why.
First I want to share some decor terms and their meanings so everyone will know exactly what I’m referring to.
Decorating Styles: Contemporary – characteristics of the current time period
Traditional – inherited, established customs
Eclectic – A collection of things/ideas taken from many different sources. This combination includes colors, texture, and shapes
Rustic – often referred to as rural, plain, simple, or unrefined. You often see this style in log homes and farm houses
Tuscan – is often seen with iron accents, Terra-cotta tiles and textured wall finishes.
If you are indecisive about how to start your project, checkout this pictorial on Houzz to inspire you.
This series will cover various aspects of updating or remodeling baths such as lighting, floor and wall tile, paint, vanity mirrors and cabinets, storage, and accessories.
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