A minor bathroom remodel can make a good do-it-yourself project. One of the least expensive and most DIY friendly items for any room including the bath is painting walls and painting trim. Due to the high humidity level in a bathroom, be sure to kill any mold or mildew that might be present before painting.
Another popular bathroom upgrade is replacing the vanity and sink. There are a number of inexpensive, pre-finished vanities available at home improvement centers. Vanity tops today usually come with a built-in sink and are readily available in solid surface, cultured marble, and natural stone such as granite. Spending a little extra for a quality faucet with brass parts is a wise investment that will last for years.
Replacing the bathroom floor is another change that can have a big impact. Ceramic tile is the flooring of choice for bathrooms, and if you shop around, you may be able to find a bargain on patterns with limited quantities. While tiling a floor is a more difficult DIY project than painting, it’s a skill that can be learned by home improvement savvy homeowners.
Be sure to measure the floor carefully and order 10-15% extra to allow for waste and any mistakes so you’ll have enough tile to complete the project.