When we moved into this house (can it be almost a year ago?!) I knew we'd have to do something with the master bathroom. The hideous original 1985 wallpaper, the disco light fixture, not to mention the blend of at least 6 different hardware finishes (porcelain, brushed nickel, chrome, ceramic, wood and gold tones) - it all had to go.
When the contractor told me it would be about $30,000 to renovate, I just about had a fit. Really? $30K? Um, no.
I'm pretty handy, so I decided to see what a face lift could do. After 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of paint (btw, I abhor painting), a new light fixture - yup, installed it myself - new mirrors, towel bar, artwork and shower curtain, I think it looks pretty good. Not $30,000 good. But good enough.