Friday, November 23, 2012
Room for Improvement: Update Bathroom
Do it yourself projects for your home are more personable and can save big bucks. So, our Makeover Maestro, Martin Amado, is here with his latest design tricks to help spruce up a master bathroom.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "If you're looking for ways to update your spa bathroom, but thought it would cost too much money and a lot of time, on today's Room for Improvement, I have some unique do it yourself projects that will turn your bathroom space into a spa retreat."
Martin Amado: "This bathtub has a standard build white tile. Even though, its in good condition the color and shape appear dated when compared to today's decorating trends that feature mosaic or natural stones."
Martin Amado: "In the past, if you wanted a new look, you literally had to start from scratch and tear down all the tile. But, if you're looking for a simple facelift, these self-adhesive tiles are perfect."
Martin Amado: "This product comes in many different styles and it gives you the look and texture of a real tile, but its really made out of a gel like substance. So, you don't have to use thinnest or even grout it and of course, the installation is much quicker."
Martin Amado: "Supplies that you need are a cutting mat, a strait edge, a sharp blade and your measuring tape."
Martin Amado: "It's important to prep the surface of the tile by cleaning it with a degreaser."
Martin Amado: "I'm using this product only on the front of the bathtub and also the back wall creating a nice focal point. A good tip is to always start in the center and work your way out towards the sides, so all the cuts are even."
Martin Amado: "Now, I left a natural border, so that the old tile ties in with the new one."
Martin Amado: "The bathtub has more of a modern look. Now, let's give it that romantic touch. I'm hanging simple curtain rods with sheer panels on either side, creating a very sexy enclosure."
Martin Amado: "I love it. So simple and so effective."
Martin Amado: "I don't want to cover up the beautiful arched window with curtain panels. So, a great alternative to add privacy and light control is to install a window film like this one. For only 20 bucks it will give you the effect of frosted glass."
Martin Amado: "A good tip is to do a template of each window pane for cutting the film to make the installation go much easier."
Martin Amado: "These beautiful apothecary jars are great to store your soaps, your sponges and your bath salt. So not only is it something beautiful to look at, but its functional at the same time."
Martin Amado: "This rustic lantern is the finishing touch."
Martin Amado: "In just one day, we managed to give this bathtub a new style without any construction. By making some cosmetic changes, it now has a more modern and romantic look."
Martin Amado: "If you don't have the budget right now for a bathroom remodel, minor changes just like theses can have a huge impact in updating the look of your bathroom. For seven news, I'm Martin Amado."
For self-adhesvive tiles go to :www.thesmarttiles.com
If you want a makeover for a minimum price, you can get in touch with Martin by calling him at 305-576-home or 954-962-home or you can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org