For most of us the bathroom is one of the smallest spaces in our homes. Nevertheless, the bathroom is also one of the most frequently visited rooms and you want the bathroom to be attractive and relaxing. There are several simple and inexpensive ways to makeover this space in a day or two.
1. Bathroom Facelift
One easy project that can be completed in a short amount of time is to replace the sink, faucets, mirror and lighting for a whole new look. Bathroom sinks are generally inexpensive and you can choose from cabinets with built in sinks, pedestal sinks or vessel sinks that will sit atop an existing furniture piece. Many beautiful mirrors are available for reasonable prices and the same is true of updated lighting. You will be amazed at the difference such a small renovation can make.
2. Paint or Wallpaper
Another project that will update the bathroom and make it look like a totally different room is a change of paint color or wallpaper, rugs and curtains (Consider making your own curtains. You can find great fabric at a discount fabric store). Add a decorative wall cabinet above the toilet, which increases your storage space, as well. The addition of some free floating shelves on any unused wall space provides decorating opportunities at the same time.
3. Tile the Floor
If your bathroom does not have a tile floor; you can definitely remedy that in a weekend. It is easy and your local home center store can assist you with discount materials and instructions if you are a beginning tile layer.
4. Cabinets, Towel Racks, and Storage
A newer, more modern medicine cabinet is easy to install and makes a big impact on the appearance of any bathroom. You can also change out your old towel racks for newer models or modern hooks that take up less space and can also be very decorative. If you have the space, add a couple of potted plants. Plants thrive in the steamy environment in the bathroom. A few candles will add a lovely ambience when it is time to take that long hot soak in the tub.
Store your bathing supplies in coordinating waterproof baskets or tubs; that can be hidden away when not in use. If your towel storage is visible, try rolling and stacking your towels for a neater appearance or simply add a coordinating curtain to cover them.
5. Ditch the Curtains
In order to lighten up the bathroom space you may want to forego the use of window curtains. You can now buy a stick-on plastic product for window glass that gives the appearance and privacy of frosted glass, and will allow more light in. Small spaces benefit enormously from all the light they can get, and the bathroom is no exception.
It only takes a few small changes to make a bathroom seem like a brand new room. These are only a few ideas that, hopefully, will give you some inspiration for your very own unique bathroom makeover, or even just a simple update.