My brother - the builder - has a townhome project on the go and has asked for advice on how to turn a small-standard-layout-builder-basic-bathroom into something a little more special, without spending a fortune.
Actually, there are a few easy ways to do this, and they make all the difference. Some nice tilework, a an open, floating or vintage vanity, a framed mirror, and bling lighting will amp up a basic bathroom.
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In a small space, I like the floating vanities with open space underneath. As long as there are some drawers for storage, it is functional yet gives an open feeling. And I'm also a fan of using a furniture piece for a vanity- vintage is even better.
An upgraded countertop from laminate to granite or marble is a reasonable cost for a small vanity. Or you could check out some environmental options for countertops here.
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Tiling doesn't have to be the expensive glass kind. Inexpensive subway tile is 100% more interesting than drywall. And good light sconces on the sides, along with a cute hanging light overhead will wow. I wrote about mini chandelier lighting in the bathroom here.
In a small room, these upgrades will not add all that much more to the overall cost. But they have a big return on investment.
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Aren't they worth a little extra effort?