Earlier this year I planned to remodel our bathroom but found that it wasn’t in our budget. Soon after I did realize that a “reskinning” or refresh was affordable and it would get us most of what the gut job would have provided.
At the top of the list was correcting problems like hard-to-close doors, poorly placed towel racks, cracked walls, holes, loud plumbing valves, and a worn out disgusting floor. All of these fixes would be cheap but I correctly anticipated that they would comprise at least half of the working time. I was a little sad that we couldn’t afford to replace our water-guzzling toilet (it uses an old standard and only very expensive replacement options are available) or our tired tub with its well-worn finish.
Beyond that we selected a light grey paint for the walls, a new medicine cabinet with some cool internal mirrors, a new humorous shower curtain, and a yellow paint on the window for a pop of color.
This project was dirt cheap but it has made the bathroom one of our favorite, if not our very favorite, rooms in our house.
I’m intentionally keeping the write up brief. If you have any questions about the project, just ask in the comments below.