Want to make a big change in your home, but don’t know where to start?
Color is a good place – and paint is an inexpensive say to make it happen.
But you don’t have to paint an entire room to make a new statement at the house, whether you want to feel more at home or you plan to put it on the market.
One easy place to add color in no time is the bathroom. In most homes, it can be done in just a few hours because it’s small and there isn’t much furniture to move. Plus, if your bathroom has tile, it’s fairly easy to prep the room.
Experts on HGTV.COM state neutral colors are always “in” for bathrooms – beige and crème for example – because more color can be added with towels and shower curtains. While some don’t recommend green or yellow tones (they may make skin color appear dull in the mirror), this year’s “it” color by Sherwin-Williams is “aloe.” The bluish-green may be used with dark blue towels for a warm cool or with stark white towels for a fresh look.
Want more ideas? Check out the 2013 Dream Home and 2013 Smart Home highlighted on Sherwin-Williams’ site (both used the color “watery”).
The best paint for the bathroom is satin or a semi-gloss paint that cleans easily and doesn’t absorb water.
Home Depot’s community site (http://community.homedepot.com/t5/Paint/Bathroom-Painting/td-p/2965) offers several tips for painting a bathroom. Check for mold or mildew before you paint the bathroom.
If you’re thinking of selling the house, check out the fixtures in the bathroom, according to Lowe’s. If they’re dated, a quick change can make a big impact.
With new paint and a quick cleaning (make sure the mirror shines!), the bathroom will look just like new for guests or potential buyers.