Not all home renovations carry the high impact as revamped kitchens and bathrooms, which rank one and two respectively for return on investment.
Renovating a bathroom can be a relatively easy project to tackle because of all the DIY information available online and in stores such as IKEA, Lowe’s and Home Depot. If the plumbing is already in place and you’re using standard-size pieces, there are not a whole lot of options for rearranging your floor plan. What then becomes important is the hanging, installation and arrangement of the many small features that make for the finishing touches. Here are a few tips to consider.
Window Treatments: You want to keep window treatments simple. Forget about curtains and drapery as they just gather mold and take up space. Instead, consider inside mounting Roman or roller shades that tuck into an existing window frame. Otherwise, hang Romans and rollers above the window casing over a smaller window to make it appear larger. To keep things really simple, vinyl shutters also provide a great solution for a wet area, with the ability to inside or outside mount to maintain the sight line you’re looking to highlight.
Shower Curtains: Hang the rod high for more visual height by matching it to the top of the window casing. Even if it requires a custom curtain or a simple band of fabric added at the top or bottom of a ready-made version, you’ll be rewarded with a more specialized and dramatic look.
Mirrors: Go big to reflect light and keep the bathroom bright and airy. Make sure to run the mirror to the same height as cabinets or window casings.