Bathrooms go through a lot of wear and tear, so it is not uncommon to be yearning for a bathroom makeover. However, not many homeowners are prepared to go through a whole bathroom renovation just yet.
Additionally, a bathroom habits survey from MAP Testing says we spend on average 182 hours a year in the bathroom. It is safe to say that it could not hurt to spruce up your porcelain throne room just a tad to make those hours more enjoyable.
Here are 8 simple, yet effective, do-it-yourself projects that will bring new life to your bathroom space.
1. Change your textiles
A low maintenance task for updating your bathroom that does not involve tools would be to replace your shower curtain, bathmats, and window treatments.
Even replacing your bath towels and adding a hook with a plush bathrobe will make all the difference.
You would be surprised at the impact this can make in adding that “wow factor” to your bathroom.
Go a step further and replace your shower rod and curtain hooks while you are at it. Using a curved shower rod and decorative hooks will give you more usable space and give your bathroom a luxury touch.
2. Give your vanity some TLC
Sometimes, replacing an entire vanity can result in a hefty bill. Instead, try replacing the faucets, knobs, and the vanity mirror.
To keep everything cohesive, make sure the finishes on these pieces of hardware all match. This includes your shower rod and towel bars as well.
If there is room on the wall beside your sink, putting in a towel hook will add a nice spa like touch.
3. Tend to your shower and tub
It is safe to say you spend a significant amount of time in the shower and bathtub. To make your daily routine easier, and more attractive, adding a teak shower mat and bench will give you functionality as well as a luxury touch.
And we can not stress this enough – change your shower head! Bluetooth, rain head, and massage showerheads are an easy way to update your space and enjoy your shower experience that much more.
4. Add storage
Despite what you may think, there are endless options for bathroom storage that can also add a beautiful design element to your space.
Putting in an over the toilet organizer will not take up much space and will give you endless options for style and functionality. For open shelving, hide your more unattractive toiletries in wicker baskets, which add warmth and texture to your bathroom.
5. Show your walls some love
Since bathrooms are smaller areas in the home, it is easier to experiment with bolder choices.
Some ideas are:
- A fun paint color
- An accent wall
- Removable wallpaper
- A gallery wall or fun art prints
Changing your light fixtures will make a huge impact. Experiment with sconces, vanity lighting, and overhead lighting fixtures.
And again, make sure the finish matches the rest of your bathroom hardware. A sleek black finish adds a modern and clean touch, while gold or brass will add a trendy and glamourous element.
7. Clean your grout
Most homeowners probably cannot even remember the original color of their grout.
By giving your grout a good scrub with some vinegar, baking soda, and bleach; we assure you it will look like you had freshly installed new tile.
8. Toilet upgrades
There are so many things you can do for your toilet without having to replace the whole thing. A new handle, toilet seat, toilet bowl night light, and a toilet paper roll shelf are just a few fun items to spruce up your porcelain throne.