Help Needed with Master Bath to Sell Home
I am trying to update this room, but as cheaply as possible. We had this room completed in the mid-90's when we remodelled 2/3rds of our home. Everything in the room is still in pretty good shape, but it is dated. I can see the need to replace the gold toned faucets and other accessories and perhaps even the cabinet pulls. But replacing everything and redoing the entire room would be more than we can afford right now.
We have already spent thousands on a new roof, new windows and other things that needed to be done to get this house ready to go to market so we don't have a lot left to spend. In addition, we recently handed over 5% of the total amount of our next build to our builder. So we only have a few thousand dollars left to spare right now. We will have to hire someone to do the work because I have bursitis in my shoulders so we would not be able to save any money by doing the labor ourselves. I could strip some of the paper myself, but not all of it. And my husband is NOT handy at all. (Drat!)
Here is a picture of the room:
As you can see from the picture the room has a lot of dated wallpaper. (Yeah I know, but I loved it at the time!) There is no way we can afford to redo all the tile in the entire room. The tiling pattern extends into the shower, too. I am willing to strip the wallpaper and remove the rug to get down to the wood flooring beneath it. Even though we have back-to -back sinks in that area we consider it a dressing area.
The room itself is 24 feet long by 9 feet wide (doesn't include the two walk-in closets (on one side). All the cabinets in the room were custom built including a built-in dresser and two back-to -back octagonally-shaped sink areas. The cabinets are all in excellent condition and so are the countertops even though the gold trim on the side of the laminate is dated. If we had to redo the laminate top by the sinks it would involve removing the top part with the mirrors and I am not sure that could be done without damaging the mirrors and the wood work.
I would still like to be able to work around the tile on the wall and floor as it is still in good condition. I would also like to leave the black laminate and the accent black granite throughout the room.
What color should I paint the walls if I remove the paper and leave the tile?? I was thinking of a grey but not sure it would look good.
What else do you suggest we do that wouldn't cost too much money? We could have crown molding installed to dress it up a bit, too.
The wallpaper was chosen first and then everything was decorated around it. So I am really unsure on how to proceed.
Here are some more pictures of the room:
And here (With built-in Dresser):