Turn that old Drab NYC Bathroom Fab!

New York City has been around a very long time, this should be no surprise to any New Yorker,most of the apartment building’s in New York City are just as old. With the exception of a few newly constructed buildings. Those building’s are usually considered “luxury” buildings, few New Yorkers experience such accomidations. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot make a few minor updates to an old apartment to keep up with the times!

Remodeling a bathroom can be a quick, easy and affordable way to upgrade.

Not only is remodeling a bathroom an a quick, easy and affordable project, but it is also a really fun bonding experience as well. Who doesn’t love to paint or pick out a new color scheme?

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Change is fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the most popular paint color’s for bathroom’s so far this year have been various shades of blue and nuetral green’s.

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This is just one beautiful example, the color of the paint really brightens up the bathroom, creating the illusion of having more open space.

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Choosing the right paint color is easy, there are few more steps involved in remodeling a bathroom that involve a little more creativity and work.

In older building we tend to run into a lot of outdated wood.

First step to loosing that old out dated look,

  1. Paint the old drab wooden trim and cabinets white, painting your cabinets white is not only a more modern look, but it appears to look sleak and clean clean.     Get rid of that outdated wood!16
  2. Change the Hardware on your cabinets and door knob. The possibilities are endless, here are just a few beautiful, unique options from http://www.lookintheattic.com/

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Octogon Glass and Crystal knobs, ranging in price from just  $1.99 & up!

 

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3. Swith out your old Towel Bars, Towel Rings and Tissue Holders for new ones!

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4. Buy inexpensive prints (available online at amazon for next to nothing), frame them yourself and hang them, create a theme. No theme is more fitting for a New Yorker’s Bathroom than vintage New York City art.

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5. Switch up the lighting!

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6. Toss out old towels and bathrug’s for newer, less moldy, trendy accessories that will match with your new decor!

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To save money on bathroom accessories shop at your local Kmart, Target or order from Ikea! 

 

Simple and Decorative Ideas to Keep Organized!

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Let’s face it, it is hard to keep a kitchen organized. There is a reason why the kitchen is refered to as the, “heart of the home”. 

 

Here are a few idea’s we hope that you can find to be helpful! Enjoy!

 

Buy a label maker and label ingredients!

Buy a label maker and label ingredients!

Create a take out menu basket and a mail/bill basket!

Create a take out menu basket and a mail/bill basket!

Add additional shelving to the inside of the pantry door.

Add additional shelving to the inside of the pantry door.

Store larger pots and pans above the butcher block for easy access!

Store larger pots and pans above the butcher block for easy access!

Keep all cooking utinsels in one place, close to where the pots and pans would be located.

Keep all cooking utinsels in one place, close to where the pots and pans would be located.

Keep a bulletin board inside the pantry to keep the entire family updated!

Keep a bulletin board inside the pantry to keep the entire family updated!

Use empty Jam jars to organize office supplies.

Use empty Jam jars to organize office supplies.

Save money by cutting your cleaning budget in half!

Save money by cutting your cleaning budget in half, ditch all those expensive cleaners and head for the vinegar, lemon and bleach, because we’ve found some home cleaning remedies guaranteed to make the toughest cleanups simple!

  1. (Homemade) All Purpose Cleaner:
  • 1 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp. of White Vinegar

**Add two drops of vinegar to your mop bucket to remove soap traces. **Add two drops of baby oil to your mop bucket if you have vinyl or linoleum tile to add a soft glow to the surface. **(Homemade) Lemon Stain Lifter:

  • Wet stain with lemon juice and let sit for 30 min.
  • Then sprinkle baking soda on the abrasive side of a kitchen sponge.
  • Rub away the stain

***Use Rye Bread to erase pencil marks on fabric!

  • Take a slice of rye bread, break a piece off from the center of the bread and roll it into a ball and then form it into an eraser.

**Use Baking Soda and Vinegar to unclog your drain!

  • Pour  ½ cup of baking soda into the drain.
  • Follow with a ½ cup of white vinegar.

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