Improving Your Home

Improving Your Home: A Bathroom Refresh

While your bathroom may not be the highlight of your home, it will most likely receive its fair share of visitors! For that reason alone, it’s worth a little special attention to its design and décor. Also consider that bathroom upgrades can provide a great return on investment.

Fortunately, most bathrooms are small spaces and don’t require a lot of time, money or effort to transform them for the better. Even if you’re not looking for a complete bathroom makeover, consider just one or two of these ideas to take your water closet to the next level. Many of these projects can be completed in just a single day!

  1. Give your vanity a makeover. If your vanity has good bones, there’s no need to scrap – a simple facelift will do! There are many ideas online, but a simple paint of coat and new hardward can work wonders. A vintage or distressed look could be the way to go – it’s very popular these days, and many tutorials...

Improving Your Home: The Wonders of a Fresh Coat of Paint

If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive way to change the look and feel of a room, consider a fresh coat of paint. Paint can add personality, brighten a small room or bring warmth to a larger one.

Expect to spend between $1.50 and $3.50 per square foot. If you’re doing ceilings, walls and trim, the cost will likely be closer to $3 - $4, and if there’s damage to drywall that needs repaired first, expect to pay even more.


The majority of your time will likely be spent on prep work. You’ll not only need to move furniture and protect flooring with drop cloths, but you’ll also need to tape off areas for sharp lines and repair and patch any imperfections in your walls.

Patching requires tools and supplies like caulking, a lightweight spackling...