It’s amazing what a difference a small or simple upgrade can make, especially in a bathroom. Bathrooms can either be embarrassing, plain and outdated or they can be an impressive oasis. Here are 10 painless ways to take your bathroom up a notch that won’t cost an arm and leg and can get done in a day or two.
1. Replace the Vanity
Whether you replace it all together or throw a new coat of paint on it and replace the hardware and counters, a new vanity will quickly modernize your bathroom.
2. Get a New Mirror
Find an updated and chic mirror. Don’t be nervous to play with the idea of a fun shaped mirror or a framed one. Round, oval or even an arch shaped mirror can add the extra bit of oomph you were looking for.
3. Update Light Fixtures
Whether it’s just replacing the lighting above the mirror or you’re adding recessed lighting, it’s good to have a well-lit bathroom.
4. Replace Flooring
This might be the priciest update, but boy, does it make a big difference! Flooring can be a great way to express your style. Tile is obviously a great option in the bathroom and there are many options available. If you can’t -or don’t want to- afford replacing the floors, find a nice, large rug to cover the space and keep your toes warm.
5. Replace the Shower/Bath Surround
Think about updating the shower/bath surround. Whether you replace it all together or put the life back into it by having it repainted or resurfaced, it’s sure to make a big impact.
6. Install a Shower Door
Replacing your shower curtain with a shower door can instantly add a touch of luxury to your bathroom. If you can’t install a new door, grab a new shower curtain with a fresh look.
7. Repaint Walls
Nothing like a new coat of paint to freshen up an area. Maybe consider a bold color, a painted design, or a patterned wallpaper to liven up the space.
8. Replace Towels and Add Flare
This is the easiest, quickest, and potentially cheapest fix. Run down to your nearest home merchandise store or go online and spring for some new towels and linens. Add artwork to the walls, add a plant to the corner, add some wainscoting. Let your style shine in the finishes and decor you choose
9. Replace faucets and shower heads
No one likes washing their hands under a old, crusty faucet! Replace your faucet and shower heads with new, updated spigots for an instant facelift.
10. Replace your toilet
Has your porcelain throne become a royal disaster? Replace it with a new one! An oval shaped toilet bowl feels much bigger and much more updated than a round shaped one. This update won’t make you feel like you’re flushing your bucks, either.
Whether you’ve chosen a couple from this list or all of them, your bathroom just went from “meh” to amazing! Now time to enjoy your very own at-home spa-like bathroom.