Spring has sprung and your desire to totally remake the inside of your home has too. But while you are replacing your shower and patching the holes in your drywall, you might lose your careful eye for the smallest flaws and forget that the devil's in the details. If you're interested in bringing a whole new look to your home's bathroom and want to make sure you've dotted your Is and crossed your Ts, here are a few jobs you won't wanna skip.
Job #1: Refinish the Bathtub
Sure, you're going to clean it with bleach -- twice -- and make sure the fixtures shine brighter than the sun. But did you consider refinishing the bathtub to add that extra oomph to the room before polishing it up?
Refinishing the tub is simple: just clean, sand, paint, and caulk. Need a little more guidance? First, scrub down your tub with an abrasive cleaner and sponge. After that's done, sand the surface down with some wet sandpaper, so that all the grime from cleaning is gone and the surface will take to the epoxy much more easily. Speaking of the epoxy, you're going to want to paint it on right after this with a roller, making sure to paint in one direction only. After the paint's completely done, apply caulk around the edges.
Job #2: Change Up the Shower Curtain
Shower curtains can add a pop of color and design to your bathroom, but they can also add a pop of something not as pleasant: mold. The wet, closed-off, dark atmosphere inside a bathroom is a perfect breeding ground for molds, and the shower curtain is where they thrive best.
You can spend lots of time carefully removing the mold from your curtain, but if you don't feel like spending an afternoon on a possibly pointless task (mold loves fabric and hates to leave even under the most abrasive of cleaners), pick up a new one from your local supermarket. They're cheap, easy to install, and go a long way to brightening up the room -- without all the mold of your old one. Just make sure to replace it every 3 to 6 months or so.
Job #3: Replace the Toilet Seat
You clean the toilet seat weekly (and more when the family drops by unexpectedly), but it might be best, at least once a year, to buy an all new one and spare the trouble of caked-on grime around the screws and underside of the seat. No matter how careful a cleaner you are, the bathroom is full of little pockets of germs that attach themselves to the problem spots on a toilet seat (among other places).
In order to make sure that the new toilet cover and bath mat stay as clean as possible for as long as possible, invest in a new toilet seat. You'll be surprised what a difference it makes to how clean your bathroom looks. For more advice, speak with experts like Tub Solutions Inc.