A Bathroom for Two

A Bathroom for Two

How to Change Your Home's Ambiance on a Small Budget

Vicki Roberts

Do you own your own home? Are you looking to change your decor, but don't want to spend a lot of money? It's easy to change the look and feel of your home, without having a huge budget and buying a whole house worth of new furniture. Here are some tips and ideas for you to get started.

Paint just one wall

It doesn't matter what color any of your rooms are, you can easily change the mood and feel of the room by simply painting an accent wall in a different color. Because of how furniture is set up, most rooms have a wall that you look at most often. In the living room, this would be the wall behind the TV. In a bedroom, this might be the wall at the foot of the bed or the one that a desk faces. Painting this wall a different color will make a large impact on the room. If you want to be more subtle, paint the opposite wall. Painting either of the other two walls in a room may make it seem lopsided and unbalanced.

Install custom mouldings

This can be done in addition to the painting, or instead of it. Custom mouldings in your kitchen or dining room can give them a more elegant flair. If your tastes run to the more whimsical, paint them in bright colors. For example, you might find that pale yellow walls with royal purple custom mouldings will fit your style perfectly. You can also use different, but similar, custom mouldings on each wall to again change the look of a room completely. Doing this and then giving the mouldings a distressed white or cream colored paint job would be perfect for a room with shabby chic decor.

Refinish your stairs

Stairs are a very visible part of a home, but may be neglected when redecorating. When doing your stairs, consider giving the top of each step and the front of each step a different color of paint. If you enjoy music, painting the tops black and the fronts white may give the impression of piano keys. If you don't want to go that far, installing small pieces of custom moudlings to the front of each step and painting or staining the whole thing one color can also change the look of your staircase. Be sure to choose mouldings that are mostly flat, with little to no overhang. This will prevent you and your family from tripping on the moulding as you go upstairs. For more information, talk to a professional like Contemporary Mouldings.


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A Bathroom for Two

When my husband and I got married a few years ago, I moved into the home my husband already owned. While I liked this home, the bathroom in the master suite was extremely small. My husband and I immediately started having difficulties sharing this tight space. Our solution to this common problem was not to move. Instead, we decided to hire a contractor to build an addition onto our home. With our contractor’s help, we designed a larger bathroom that was big enough to accommodate two people comfortably. On this blog, you will discover how to make your marriage happier by hiring a contractor to build a larger bathroom onto your existing home.