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Real estate appraisers and brokers have agreed time and time again that a remodeled full bathroom will reap approximately 60-70% of the initial investment. The only other major remodel that consistently has these results is a kitchen. With that in mind, why not turn your average every day bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Whether you have a small or large space, are renting or own, creating a tranquil and inviting space in which you visit more than once or twice a day can help add to a calmer state of mind.
Two years ago, I took on this challenge and gutted my master bath down to the studs, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. With only 7 feet by 5 feet to work with, I still was able to create a serene environment that makes me giddy to get beautiful in each morning. In other words, no matter the space or the situation (I’ve painted many a rental bathroom in my past, as my mom will attest to), we all are capable of sprucing up our bathrooms.
Here is a list of ideas that you might want to include in your upcoming remodel:
Paint/Cover Walls in a Calming Color
Keep It Clean
Keep the Essentials in Organized Baskets or Shelves
(lotions, bubble bath, bath oils, loofah, etc)
Add a Dimmer
A Beautiful Scent
(aromatherapy, candles, etc)
Plush Oversized Towels
A Framed Mirror or Held with a Ribbon
Just Add Art
Have Robe & Slippers Ready
Unique Bowls, Vases or Stools
Bring in Plants or Flowers