Remodel Your Bathroom in a Day
It’s not polite to talk about, but the reality is that you spend a lot of time in the bathroom. It’s where most people begin and end their day. Your bathroom is a hub of activity between getting ready, applying makeup and showering. Your family spends precious time in the bathroom every single day.
Because you spend all this time in the bathroom, it’s important to love your space and make sure it works for your needs. Remodeling a bathroom can be both costly and time-consuming, but there are things you can do today—on even the tightest of budgets—to turn your bathroom into the functional space of your dreams.
One of the biggest problems in bathrooms is that they are small but need to hold a lot of stuff. It’s a difficult puzzle to solve. If your bathroom lacks storage, think about places you can add some. For example, an over-the-door shoe rack uses space on the back of a door and can hold a lot of toiletries or hair accessories. Simply adding a few hooks on the wall can help keep towels, robes and clothing off the floor.
When adding storage, think about using durable containers that can withstand the humidity and are easily cleaned if something leaks. Keeping counters and surfaces as clear as possible makes the bathroom easier, and quicker, to clean. For the areas where you do have to store toiletries, use small bins and baskets that hide the clutter. When it’s time to clean, you will only have to move one basket instead of 10 bottles. A decluttered bathroom is also more relaxing and feels spacious.
Get a High-End Feel for Less
While you may not have the budget for an entire bathroom of high-end fixtures, you can make the whole bathroom look high-end by adding some extra amenities. Pick something you’ve always wanted and add it to your existing bathroom on a smaller scale. You’ll be thrilled to see it every day and it will give the space an amazing upgraded feel. For example, if you’ve always wanted a built-in shower chair, install a fold-out model instead. It’s much cheaper than redoing the whole shower but will still bring you joy and increase the functionality of your space.
If you shower every day, or even twice a day, one of the best gifts you can give yourself is an amazing shower head. This is one of the best investments you can make in a bathroom. While it doesn’t have a big impact on the appearance of your space, it provides you with a spa-like experience in your own home.
Change the Fixtures
Instead of using a sledgehammer to take apart your bathroom, use a screwdriver to tweak small things here and there. Start by replacing the fixtures in your bathroom. The faucet is a great place to start. Many newer models have features such as hands-free use, spray nozzles and water-saving modes. If the rest of your bathroom is dull, go for a faucet that’s a statement piece and build your bathroom “remodel” around it.
If you want to go a step further, replace your towel bar, toilet paper holder and even your door knobs. All of these items can be purchased inexpensively, and with so many style options available, you can really make a bathroom feel new and modern without having to pay a plumber. Installing fixtures is a quick job you can do on the weekend with very few tools.
For a super sophisticated feel that looks like you needed an interior designer to achieve it, purchase a matching set of fixtures to create a cohesive look throughout the space.
Color Your World
If you have just a little more time, you can paint the bathroom. The longest part of this will be taping off all of the fixtures and moldings, which are typically plentiful in a bathroom. However, because it’s a smaller space, the walls are fast and easy to paint. It’s also a great room to pick a more fun or daring color than the rest of your home. The small walls can hold a brighter hue more easily than a larger space.
Keep It Practical
The number one thing to consider when making changes to your bathroom is to make sure they are practical. Adding something you love will make your morning routine brighter, but it if doesn’t work for you or your family, then it’s not a worthwhile investment.
Transforming your bathroom’s look and feel is within reach for everyone. A small monetary investment and a weekend’s worth of commitment can add up to the bathroom of your dreams.