Bathroom upgrades can make any bathroom a new and exciting place. But as you look around your commode’s abode you start to wonder where to start. You don’t want to change everything, yet you know some changes could really make this bathroom feel like a spa. If you’re considering bathroom upgrades and want some fun, fresh ideas, read on.
1. Go Retro
Everything old is new again. That phrase is a cliche for a reason. Styles come back into vogue time and time again. It’s why the ’90s saw an uptick in bell bottoms and swing music. And it’s the same reason we’re suggesting modernizing a bathroom classic: the vanity. A dresser vanity is a great way to add a little style and storage to your bathroom upgrade. You can jazz it up with towel holders on top or leave those out for a simpler look.
Don’t have space for a full dresser vanity? We hear you. Not everyone has space for their vanity to take up a huge chunk of wall. If that sounds like you, consider a pedestal sink. It’s an elegant way to save room and keep the class in your bathroom. Or, you could have two pedestal sinks with storage drawers in between. Plus, there are many styles to choose from, so if you’re going for a certain look, you can!
3. Shower Doors
Has this ever happened to you? You’re getting ready in the AM and you think the bathroom floor is protected when BOOM, water on the floor..
“But I tucked the shower curtain in!” You could do your best job and still get water everywhere. A shower door is a perfect way to prevent this. It gives you privacy and stops water from going everywhere. If you’re not sure if your bathroom is large enough for a swinging shower door, you could try sliding doors for the same effect.
4. Tile for the Tub
One of the best ways to protect your bathtub is to tile the wall. Tile helps resist water and tub stains. Plus you could use the tile as a way to add the touch of color your bathroom needs. Not only that, but there are also many styles to choose from, so you’ll be sure to find one that fits your bathroom.
5. Medicine Cabinet
One of the best bathroom upgrades is a medicine cabinet. Imagine this a moment: You’re getting ready for a night out. Everything you need is laid out before you. You’re reaching for something when, suddenly, your toothbrush falls in your dirty sink! Ick. Not fun.
If has happened to you it might be time to consider a medicine cabinet. It’s an easy bathroom upgrade that can keep everything neatly stored away until you need them. Plus, if you have a lot of things to store you can have two medicine cabinets, one for each person.
6. Get Creative with Your Towel Racks
If you’re looking for an inexpensive bathroom upgrade, try revamping your towel rack. The best part about this simple hack is that you don’t have to stick with whatever you found at the nearest store. You check out Amazon or add your own personal touch.
Take these vintage faucet handles from Amazon pictured on the right. You could add them to blank of wood and hang them on the wall for a fun, inexpensive way to liven up your bathroom.
7. Change Up Your Faucets
While we’re on the subject of faucets, it might be time to update yours. Faucets can start to leak after decades of use. A wrong twist of the handle can produce little rivers of water that leave pockets of rust. The good thing is that faucet handles aren’t that expensive. Many are under $20 and come with all you need to replace the handles easily. Or, you could change things up and put the faucet handles and spout in the wall for a fun, new look.
8. Dish Up the Soap
While soap dishes seem boring and practical, having a space just for soap is not a bad idea. Picture this a second. You’re just getting out the shower when you slip on the soap and trip! Having a built-in soap dish eliminates this problem and frees up your tub’s edges for more storage.
9. Re-caulk Your Tub
Tub caulk is an important thing to have to keep the tub in place and protect against mold. If you’ve noticed that your caulk is looking less white (or whole new color altogether) than it’s time to re-caulk. It’s not all that difficult to do and could brighten up your tub so it looks brand new.
10. Tackle the Tile
Suppose this a moment. You’re interested in bathroom remodeling but don’t have the budget for the whole bathroom. Believe us, we understand. Sometimes you have to save up to get the bathroom remodel you want. But who says a bathroom remodel has to be done all at once? Yes, you read that right. You can do your remodel bit by bit. How?
Start with the floors. Tackling the bathroom floors first is a lot easier than the whole bathroom. Once that’s finished you can save up for the rest, or update it little by little as you please. This allows you to get the floors you want without spending big.
Hire Premier for Bathroom Upgrades Today!
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