The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

How often do you see a filthy spa bathroom with a mildewed ceiling? If spa owners let their bathrooms deteriorate like that, they certainly won’t receive many customers. No matter how spacious or well-decorated your bathroom is, it will not become a true place to relax unless it is sparkling clean. So the first step of creating a bathroom spa is to make everything look spotless. Pay extra attention to all the corners and hard-to-reach spots. Throw away old bottles of shampoo and soap that have been sitting there untouched for ages.

Wallpaper can be a great designer addition to your home, but after awhile – accidents happen – and wallpaper can start to peel. You can easily fix it with some wallpaper paste. Using a knife, smear some wallpaper paste on a piece of writing or printer paper. Rub the piece of paper that you just smeared paste on against the underside of the peeling wallpaper. Slowly start pressing the wallpaper back against the wall, while slowly sliding out the piece of paper. Smooth any wrinkles or bubbles with the help of a clean cloth.

If the new upper cabinets don’t work within your budget parameters, don’t worry, there are still options left. Cabinet hardware makes a major statement for kitchens. Updating your knobs and your pulls is one of the best remodeling projects there is. Simply, relatively affordable with tons of impact. Remember, you can also try for whimsical hardware too.

Most people have at least a basic idea of what they would like their kitchen or bath to look like after a remodel. Think about other kitchens or baths that you have seen recently that you like. Consider the smaller aspects, such as the style of cabinet handles, the color of the backsplash or your dream shower. Think about the layout of your kitchen or bathroom, as some remodeling projects may require that the walls or plumbing will need to be rearranged.

Once the false wall was fitted and painted with white emulsion paint I measured, cut to size and fitted the shelf supports for the TV and its associated equipment and the two shelves above; supporting the shelves with battens around the sides and at the back screwed to the walls. Having fitted the shelves I then measured and cut the plastic drawers to size, glued them, fitted fronts using scrap laminated chipboard, added the drawer handles and screwed the drawer runners to the walls. This phase of the DIY project was then completed with ironing matching laminate stripping to the edges of the drawer fronts.