You don’t have to gut your existing setup to modernize your old-fashioned bathroom. Property owners now have many options to consider.
With the huge number of bathroom lighting styles out there, you are sure to find one that fits your budget and style. Replace your antiquated lights with sleek, modern-style lighting.
One extremely inexpensive way to modernize a bathroom is to declutter your countertops and storage areas. Many options combine style and storage; add some stylish shelves that match your décor. If you decide to have doorless shelving, you’ll want to make sure everything is organized and neat. This will enhance the overall look and feel of the room.
Update your Bathtub
If your bathtub is old, dingy, chipped or stained, you’ve got plenty of options to update its look without a costly replacement of the whole tub.
While there are hundreds of restoration methods for bathtubs, they all essentially do the same thing: prepare the tub’s surface, coat it with a bonding chemical, then apply a strong acrylic finish. You have thousands of options when it comes to color, texture, material, and durability.
Tub finishes that can be professionally restored include porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, and cultured marble.
You can save yourself a lot of money by making this a DIY project by following these steps:
First, clean the entire bathtub using an abrasive scouring pad. Then, clean the surface twice, making sure to carefully rinse the surface after each cleaning. After that, use a 300 or 400-grit wet/dry sandpaper to sand the entire surface of the tub. Rinse, thoroughly dry it with towels, then let it dry for 3-4 hours. Finally, apply a bathtub or tile enamel to the surface with a sponge brush. After 3 days of curing, your tub will be good as new!