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How to Fake a Bathroom Renovation

No time or money for a total bathroom redo? Here's how to make your powder room prettier in a snap.

So your current bathroom isn’t cutting it, but you just don’t have the time or money for an entire overhaul? Take these easy steps to make it look better for mere pennies.

  • Replace your boring old shower curtain with something a little more bright and colorful.
  • Paint or wallpaper with a warm color (even pink!). Pick a shade that will flatter your skin -- the color will reflect in the mirror as you get ready in the morning. So it’s worth considering.
  • Buy an inexpensive sisal or grass weave rug, and cut it to fit your floor in one piece. Depending on how much of a slob your spouse (okay, or you) is, replace it every 12 months or so.

Nestpert: Kevin Lichten, AIA is a founder and principal of LichtenCraig.com, a New York architecture and design firm.

-- The Nest Editors

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