Bathroom Upgrades You Can (Probably) Do Yourself but shouldn’t

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Major bathroom upgrades require a professional to be sure the job is done correctly and with the best quality. A bathroom in need of a simple upgrade – a quick polish – is the perfect candidate for do-it-yourself fixes that use inexpensive or repurposed items to makeover (what should be) one of the most important rooms in your home. If you’re more of a call-in-the-professionals person, you’ll be happy to know that these instant upgrades are cost-effective and fast, even if you’re working with a contractor.


We can’t say it enough, paint is the fastest and most inexpensive way to instantly update a bathroom. If you have molding, paint it a bright contrasting color for a stylish effect. If walls and cupboards are an outdated pastel try painting them a neutral color or stone color for an eco-outdoor effect.


Adding backsplash to the walls and new tile to your floors is a more labor-intensive process, but the results can be stunning. We recommend calling in the professionals for this project since any error in pattern or placement is noticeable. As you’re searching for tile options, look to mosaic glass. The tiles come in several sizes, colors and pattern combinations, and designers and builders agree that they will remain on trend for years in the future.

If your bath or shower stall includes an already cut insert – similar to the photo seen above – use tile like jewelry and install backsplash in that area to add a dose of drama.

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Dune tile from Spain is a luxe update to your bathroom floor or walls. The tile options are innovative and artistic and make your throne room look like it belongs in a palace fit for a king. Dune tile can be ordered from a professional remodeler or you can visit our showroom in 2014 – Palm Brothers Remodeling will be one of only a handful of distributors in Florida — to view catalog choices and place your order

Cabinet Pulls

Perhaps the easiest and most inexpensive way to change the look of your bathroom is to simply change the pulls on your cabinets and drawers. Outdated bathrooms have outdated handles that are easily switched out for newer options. Depending on your style, we recommend haunting antique stores, thrift shops and garage or estate sales searching for vintage glass knobs for your cabinets. If you veer more toward the contemporary look in home goods discount stores, salvage stores and even big-box home equipment stores for good buys on stainless steel or eco-friendly knobs.

Small changes create big results, especially in smaller rooms such as the bathroom. Do you want to leave these changes to us? Call us today for a free consultation or stop in to visit our Kitchen and Bath Showroom in Naples.


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