Bathroom problems? No, not that kind. What, am I rude? I’m talking problems with the bathroom in terms of you are sitting there trying to do your business (okay, so maybe I’m a little rude) and you look around and it hits you like a half-ton of fat bricklayers. The bathroom is a place that you will be spending a significant amount of time. It should look good. Pleasing to the eye. And one of the more effective ways to make your bathroom pleasing to the eye is the way in which you adorn the walls. Good news? You’ve got more than one way to skin that cat.
Tear down the wall…paper. For some reason, wallpaper seems to be up there among the top one choice for covering the walls in bathrooms. The humidity can lead to curling and fading and a general lack of aestheticism after some time. Do the hard work and scrape that wallpaper away and reveal those bare walls. Then slap some paint on the walls. The key being the way you slap that paint. Since, after all, you are going to held prisoner to your bowels, you need to make an important decision. Just what kind of dazzling design are you going to choose? Don’t just cover the walls in some agreeable hue. Let your imagination extend to time sitting on the toilet when you are considering how you want to go about painting bathroom walls. Bizarre designs, interlock geometric patterns and even something that looked like it was done by Jackson Pollack are all starter ideas. You want to paint bathroom walls in a way that you can look at for minutes on end without getting bored.
Bathrooms are custom made for tile walls. That humidity which can do damage to paper is far less likely to wreak havoc on tile. Yes, it is true, tile is expensive. Which is why the idea of completing covering the wall in tile is out of the question for most. But here’s the great thing about tile: it can be even more dramatically effective in low doses. Shop around for highly decorative tile that grabs your fancy and is affordable. Precision placement, including wildly asymmetrical location, can turn a hundred dollars worth of tile into something more impressive than the thousand dollars it would cost to tile to excess.
Paneled wood? Inside a bathroom? What about warping? What about a rot? As long as the paneling is waterproof, no problem. And if you find a particularly fetching type of paneling made of solid board or plywood veneer, it’s still not a problem. Just coat with some polyurethane. Truth be told, proofing your bathroom’s wood paneling against the effect of moisture and humidity is the least of your problems. The real problem comes in trying to decide on the type of wood you want. With so many choices available, you can bet that your bathroom will be utterly transformed by the introduction of wood panels on the wall.