Budget Friendly Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

kitchen and bathroom remodelIt can be tricky to figure out what the possibilities are for a kitchen and bathroom remodel when you are on a budget. Luckily, there are many ways to Make the space look brand new without having to buy a whole knew kitchen or bathroom. For example, if you have cabinets that look outdated you can paint them. In addition, if you do not like the layout of your cabinets, you can remove and reinstall them.

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Bathroom Remodel Ideas: How to Have a Spa Bathroom for Less

bathroom remodelContemporary spa-like bathrooms are the newest trend in home remodeling at the current moment and it is no wonder. These luxurious bathrooms offer the ultimate in relaxation. With features such as dramatic soaker tubs, heated floors, custom lighting, skylight, they are the perfect tranquil setting to help you relax after a long day at work. The only drawback to a spa-like bathroom retreat is the cost. For a lot of homeowners, these features are out of reach. Fortunately, you can give your bathroom the rejuvenating feel of a spa with these cost-effective ideas.

Repaint Your Walls and Cabinets With a Spa-Like Color Palette

Nature-inspired colors, such as green, gray and brown provide a spa-like feeling. These colors are calming. A soothing blue-green scheme can be used to create a relaxing ambience in your bathroom. Use a light green color to transform your bathroom into a tropical paradise. This Earthy, organic color will help your bathroom feel like a spa day in Bali. If you have a window, add some tropical plants. Tropical greenery, such orchards, will invoke the image of lush foliage.

Update Your Lighting

Create tranquility and serenity with dimmer lights. Dimmer lights can transform your bathroom into a relaxing oasis. With the help of a dimmer, you can soften your lighting and get the spa-like feel when you need a soothing soak in the tub. Hang pendants above the bathroom vanity to provide warmth that is perfect for a spa setting. Use cove lighting in the ceiling to set the mood for a relaxing shower.

Install a Massaging Shower Head

A massaging shower head is a very budget-friendly update that will help satisfy your relaxation needs. A massaging or a rain showerhead will help give your bathroom a spa feel and look as well as provide a relaxing shower experience. This is a DIY job perfect for the weekend. All that is needed is a wrench and 10 minutes to install the showerhead.

Add Some Nice Smells

Adding some nice smells to your bathroom can help turn it into a place for relaxation. Peppermint-scented soaps, lavender and jasmine lotions, coconut shampoos and other spa-like smells are a nice touch for any spa bathroom. The addition of fragrance sticks, scented diffusers or scented candles are also great for a luxurious spa-like experience. The soft glow of a candlelight will give your bathroom a relaxed feel.

Transform Your Bathtub With Reglazing

Is your bathtub rusted, chipped or unattractive? An ugly bathtub makes it impossible to create a relaxing spa-like bathroom. Instead of getting rid of the bathtub, give new life to it with reglazing. You can hire a professional refinishing company to reglaze your bathtub at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Reglazing will make your bathtub look brand new again. In addition, this process does not take long. You can usually use your bathtub within a day or two.

You can have a bathroom with amenities on par with your favorite spa by making just simple changes. Using the above tips will help you turn your bathroom into an oasis without the spa price tag.

 

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What Not to Overlook at Open Houses

open houseWhen a home is up for sale most owners will host an open house. An open house gives potential buyers the opportunity to picture themselves living in that particular home. If you are looking for a new home and are looking to go to some open houses, here are a few things you never overlook:

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