Both my husband and I are in agreement that we want to "stay put" in our home. My late-1970’s bathroom is turquoise blue, including wall and floor tile, bathtub, toilet, and sink. I know it needs to be updated, but I don’t have tens-of-thousands to spend. What would you recommend I concentrate on.
Your situation is not unique by any means. Even a simple bathroom remodel can get costly! The consideration is what you have for a budget. If it is a small budget, then consider a "nip and tuck". This not only includes fresh coats of paint on the walls and ceiling, but also re-caulking and grouting of the tub and tile. You may consider changing your bath linens, shower curtain, floor mats and towels to all white – give yourself a spa look. This will keep everything to white and one color. The more color/patterns you add, the more the room will look dated. If you have a little more in the budget, consider changing the toilet and sink to white as well. One trick I love to use is to hang a full-length shower curtain (this will most likely have to be made) from the ceiling on a track. This way, when you use the tub/shower, you can push it all the way to one side, but when it is fully closed, it will hide everything including your turquoise tub! Deborah Carducci