Update Your Bath on a Budget
Planning a redo
Our basics for a budget bath makeover:
-- Play up the positives; minimize the negatives.
-- Work around existing fixtures.
-- Update fittings.
-- Hide the clutter.
-- Find a way to pamper yourself.
Pluses for this bath before its redo: It's roomy and has a window, a separate shower stall and tub, and a large vanity cabinet. Negatives: Orange-stained oak woodwork that limits wall color choices, a nondescript single-lever faucet, a dated light fixture, and a sheet mirror covering one wall.