Vintage Bathroom with a Colored Bathtub

Vintage bathrooms are all about fun colors. In the 1950’s and 1960’s interior decorators used a lot of pastels. This trend also carried over to bathroom decorating, where bathtubs escaped the normal white shade and went lavender, yellow, aqua, pink, and green.

Homeowners can use these colors to create a vintage-inspired bathroom. With a pink, blue or lavender bathtub, homeowners can design a spa-like bathroom by making it the focal point of the room. To do this, use a variety of white shades for the rest of the bathroom.

For a more classic feel, mix traditional features with a yellow, mint green or pink bathtub. Pink and green or blue and yellow were common color combinations back then. Add a pedestal sink and a checkered floor to complete the look.

Mix the pastel bathtub with modern features to create a modern, yet whimsical bathroom. Add modern bronze faucets to the pastel tub to tie it into the room. Play off of the tub’s color when buying accessories such as soap holders and towels.

Tired of boring white bathtubs? Head on over to Refinish First. They can replicate any color and create countless custom colors for bathroom surfaces.


A Spa-Like Experience

The first step in turning an ordinary bathroom into a spa-like experience is to deep clean and de-clutter. A clean, clutter free room provides an open, refreshing feeling even before additional changes are completed. Start by organizing everything into drawers, cupboards, baskets or whatever fits best in the space. After organizing comes deep cleaning. Mildew can be a health hazard as well as an unpleasant sight. Getting rid of mildew and hard water stains can greatly improve the look and feel of the bathroom. If the tub or shower is beyond repair, refinishing them can make them look brand new again.

For a spa-like bathroom, a shower-tub combination is a great option when a quick shower often fits the schedule best but a long soak in the bubble bath is sometimes needed. A claw foot tub can be the ultimate for relaxation. These can be refinished to look like new and look especially great in an older style or country home.

A shower-head with good pressure is a must-have. There are even shower heads that mimic the feeling of falling rain. Choose one to match your personality or select one with a variety of settings to match changing moods.

If splurging is in the budget, heated floors in the bathroom can take away the chill during the colder months. Sometimes there is nothing worse than getting out of a warm shower or bath only to step onto a cold floor.

Lighting can dramatically impact the mood of a room. Consider installing lighting with a dimmer switch or turn off the lights completely and use scented candles to set the mood. They not only bring a soft, flickering light, but also soothing smells to enhance the relaxation factor. Reed diffusers are also another option for bringing relaxing aromas into the bathroom. With a wide variety of essential oil fragrances, it’s easy to find one to suit every mood.

Music is a common tool used to unwind and is often heard in spas. Create a playlist to be used only in the bathroom spa or invest in a stereo. This can be comprised of lyrical songs, classical music or relaxing noises such as a babbling brook.

The spa experience doesn’t have to end when stepping out of the tub or shower. Afterward, dry off with a plush towel before slipping into a thick robe.

Change Up the Bathroom

Another room in the house that could use a little love is the bathroom. Bathroom remodels can take a lot of time and money, but you don’t always have to spend a lot of either to create a new look in that outdated bathroom.

Painting the walls can be the first step toward a new bathroom look. You can find a color that inspires a whole theme or go for a basic color and create a pattern on the walls. Different colors bring different responses. Go with blue for a feeling of peace and tranquility or green or a nature inspired look.

Update the flooring. While this can be a long process or spendy, there are less expensive alternatives, like refinishing old tile.

Up the style of that plain, boring mirror with a border or put a frame around it. Depending on the size you can get one from a craft or thrift store or get a frame kit made for this type of project.

Paint your vanity a different color and refinish the countertop and sink. Doing this can make it seem like you tore out the old one and replaced it with something new, but it will cost you way less. Add wall sconces or strip lights to brighten the place up and add a decorative touch.

Ditch the flat mirror for a medicine cabinet and mirror combo. These can come in many styles and finishes to suit your theme. Storage is always welcome in the bathroom, especially a small one.

Adding pictures can always bring an interesting focal point into the bathroom. Choose pictures that go with your theme or vibe like scenery shots of the beach for a beach or tropical theme.

With a few coats of paint and inspiration you can change up that boring, old bathroom into whatever you want, light, vibrant or cool and relaxed. Make sure to get in touch with experts like Refinish First if you’re wanting to refinish any surfaces.

Benefit of Miracle Method to Property Managers

With potential savings of up to 75% over the cost of replacement, surface refinishing makes good sense for property management companies. Whether it is called refinishing, resurfacing or reglazing, each of these terms refer to the process of restoring or upgrading existing porcelain, cultured marble, tile, fiberglass or laminate surface to a like-new state. Refinishing is an affordable solution to give impossible-to-clean bathtubs, ugly tile and outdated kitchen countertops a fresh look that turns potential renters into tenants.

Even though surface refinishing is not necessarily new to property managers, what’s new is a proven process that really works and is guaranteed for one year. Professional surface refinishing by Refinish First is not a quick fix but a proven restoration process that saves sellers money and allows property management companies to rent a home or apartment more quickly and for a better price. Refinish First not only saves property managers time and money, but also the hassle and mess of removal and replacement of bathroom fixtures.

New coatings for kitchen countertops, especially Refinish First’s finish, are very popular for property managers who want to give a home that makeover look without the expense of installing expensive solid surface countertops. Natural Accents looks and feels like stone, but costs significantly less.

Quality refinishing is a craft that requires the proper materials, extensive training and experience to provide consistent, high quality results… and high quality results will save you money in the long run. Not all surface refinishing is of the same quality—cheaper isn’t always better. With many maintenance quick fixes, a company will often wind up paying more when the first attempt fails. Paying to have the same tub refinished twice over a 12-month period because the first refinish peeled costs substantially more than having it done right the first time. In addition, if the new finish failed once, it will likely do so again.

If you are a property manager hoping to more quickly rent your property at a higher price, give us a call. Refinish First has become the preferred refinisher for property managers.