In tough economic times, few of us are in the mood to go buy a new home and probably can’t sell the one we have anyway. So, more and more of us are looking for that fresh, new way to bring life to our existing home while adding lasting value that will reap a return on our investment dollar.
And another of Melaine’s suggestions. I found two of these really large apothecary jars on a website online (cannot remember where) and they were the most reasonably priced ones I could find in the size I wanted. And the one with bath salts I made using a flat clear jar with lid and a candlestick that I bought at Homegoods. I began to look for and gather sponges, soaps and salts and this is what I ended up with in the other corner of the tub!
No renovation is complete without remodeling or repairing fixtures and features, which could very well make a separate checklist themselves: shower, bathtub, toilet, bidet, sink, faucets and shower heads. You should also update or repair your mirrors and shower doors. You can also change the look of your bathroom very easily by changing out door handles, drawer pulls and the hardware for your shower doors. If you have the budget a new set of shower doors can completely change the look of your room.
In the end, my husband and I liked the idea of covering a bit of the wall with some panels or wainscoting to add a horizontal pattern and protect the wall a bit more. It would also cut the wall down into sections that could more easily be touched up when needed. With panels or wainscoting, the use of a more washable, semi-gloss paint would also be more acceptable.
Disabled bathrooms in eldercare facilities often use handicap bathtubs. If you or your elder can afford one, these handicap bathtubs are wonderful! You’ve probably seen these on television ads. The bather simply steps into the tub, sits on the built-in bench, and closes the tub door. The door is completely waterproof, so the tub can be filled with relaxing warm water without worry of leaks. This type of handicap bathtubs don’t take up as much floor space as traditional bathtubs, but they’re much deeper.