One truism in real estate holds: the resale value of one of the most important rooms in a home, is that of the bathroom. A bathroom can be a deal breaker for many sales. These days, with the housing market on rocky grounds, and with home sellers reluctant to dish out thousands for up-scale, expensive renovations, there’s a fresh eye looking to the cheaper and less time consuming option of refurbishment.  
Refurbish you bathroom by improving on what you have  
Refurbishing involves making use of what you already have in a bathroom. Beginning with the walls. A great way to spruce up and liven up any space, including the bathroom, is with a fresh coast of paint. You’ll want to choose a colour that ties in the new look and feel of your bathroom – something that’ll keep the space light and bright and welcoming

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Painting or staining your bathroom cupboards has a dramatic effect

If you have older bathroom cupboards that are looking somewhat downtrodden you might consider re-surfacing them. If they are wood, you might also re-stain them. Another consideration is to paint over the existing surface. In this case, you’ll want to make sure you use the appropriate base of paint, and that you’ve properly treated, or sanded the cupboards beforehand. You can then add new handles to your re-surfaced cupboards. This punctuation will help update the look and feel of your bathroom.

New counter tops modernise a dated bathroom

Replacing the existing counter top can be a great way to modernize your bathroom, and usually as there’s little counter space in a bathroom this will not set you back that much. Granite, or granite looking countertops are universally popular, appealing and are easy to fit into many different decorating schemes. If you can’t seem to fit your existing lavender sink, bathtub and toilet (circa 1965) into your modern refurbishment, you might want to consider replacing or re-enamelling these fixtures. Otherwise, you can try to work around these retro elements and tie everything else back into them. The latter, will of course be the cheaper way to go, although it may present more of a design challenge. But, set a budget and see how creative you can be with your financial limitations.

A new light fitting changes the look and the mood

Some other important details to attend to are the vanity, the lighting fixtures and the floor. You might consider replacing all of these, or if you’re on a tighter budget think about revitalizing them.

Fluffy towels and a funky shower curtain are cheap changes   Accessorizing once you’ve re-established the bones of your bathroom, can be great fun. Here, you can really tie everything into your “new” bathroom. Think about adding some colour co-ordinated plush towels and designer soaps. You might also find some nice photographs to have framed and then carefully hang them. Also new window treatments and a shower curtain can work wonders to pull everything together.  There’s truly so much possible with any space, and within any budget. So don’t hesitate to put your creative energies into a bathroom refurbishment that’ll surely boost the resale value of your home.

Why not add some Glodina luxury to your bathroom?

Glodina Black Label Guarantees Dryness For 10 Years!   Glodina, South Africaâ??s leading manufacturer of quality toweling products, has come up with another first â?? a towel that comes with a ten year guarantee certificate!  The company, which has been the market leader for over 50 years, is well known for its Glodina Black Label brand that has set the benchmark for towel quality in South Africa.  â??Over the years, Glodina Black Label brand has become synonymous with a commitment to quality, affordable luxury and durability.  This new towel encapsulates what it means to be â??Glodina Dryâ?? â?? not only is it a heavyweight product for superior absorbency, but it comes with a super soft touch that makes wrapping up after a  luxurious hot bath a truly memorable experience.  The 10 Year Towel is manufactured from 100 percent combed cotton and, like top-of-the-range toweling products the world over, is meticulously finished to guarantee best performance.  Design wise, the 10 Year Towel has a timeless, sophisticated border and comes in a range of colours that are associated with classic style â?? white, light green, light blue, grey, clay, truffle brown and black.  The product range includes a 50cm x 90cm hand towel, a 70cm x 140cm bath towel, a 100cm x 180cm bath sheet.   Glodina Black Labelâ??s 10 Year Towels are in stores now.  For more information about the towel that comes with a guarantee, log onto www.glodina.co.za   Congratulations to the following Glodina towel set winners of our recent competition:   Lyn Brown, Ndyebo Nguna, Natalie Fursman, Sharon Yardley, and Karen Salhab