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Restoring An Old Farmhouse? Affordable Bathroom Updates To Consider

For many people, the thought of restoring an old home is a dream. However, this dream can be a reality with proper planning and knowledge. If you have recently acquired an old farmhouse, you may find yourself physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelmed. Focusing on the main bathroom is a great place to start, since it is an important part of the home. Using one or all of these updates, you can restore your old farmhouse bathroom in an affordable and appealing manner.

Wall Coverings

Updating the walls of the bathroom will add a rustic charm that suits your old home. If you are fortunate enough to have walls covered in shiplap, updates will be simple and affordable.

To get started, you will need to replace any boards that are warped or damaged. If you do need to replace boards, make sure to use the boards that are of the same widths of the remaining pieces of shiplap.

Sand down any rough areas of the shiplap. Sanding is also helpful for removing old layers of paint from the shiplap on your walls.

Apply a thick coat of matte-finish paint to each piece of shiplap, moving with the grain of the board. For the best cover, roll the paint onto the boards.

Plumbing Fixtures

The plumbing fixtures can be one of the most attractive parts of an old farmhouse bathroom. In most cases, you will need to replace the faucets in the tub and sink. Thankfully, modern fixtures are available in antique styles that will complement your old farmhouse.

Cast iron tubs were a common staple in old homes, so if your old farmhouse still has one of these antique tubs, knowing what to do can be difficult. Replacing a cast iron tub can be a large expense, since they can cost up to $2,500.

If the cast iron tub has numerous dings, dents, and chips, consider refinishing as an alternative to replacing the entire tub. Refinishing involves cleaning the surface of the tub and applying a bonding agent over the surface to mask imperfections. Once the surface is clean and repaired, a coat of enamel paint is applied to enhance its look while creating an extra layer of protection.

For the actual plumbing fixtures, choose from a selection of brass or oil-rubbed bronze faucets with distressed finishes to add antique style to the bathroom. Or, opt for stainless steel or nickel finishes that will add a bit of sparkle to your space.

Restoring an old farmhouse can be an exciting and equitable project. This guide will help you get started restoring the farmhouse bathroom of your dreams. Contacta company, like Carefree Koatings, for more help.