Bathrooms are usually the smallest rooms in a home, but draw attention when they are run down and not updated. The good news is that since it's a small room it doesn't have to be a lot of work. Here's some suggestions for making the bathroom stand out in the best way!
Shower Door - Say goodbye to your shower curtain. No more dealing with it getting dirty, or the water splashing out of the shower. Not to mention, a glass shower door dresses up a bathroom. Shower curtains often block light, not allowing you to see as well in the shower; another benefit of a glass door. If this is a project you're considering doing yourself, here's some instructions.
Medicine Cabinet - Keep your essentials off the counters for a nicer appearance, and organization. This is a great way to have quick access to your products. This can be in addition to a larger mirror, because sometimes it's nicer to have a big mirror in front of the sink, especially if there's more than one bowl. I've already seen medicine cabinets on one side of the sink. Here's a video of the process to do-it-yourself!
Bathroom Vent - If your bathroom does not yet have a vent, it's time to install one! If you like showering in hot water like most people your bathroom is going to steam up. This can lead to mildew and mold growth, not to mention condensation on the walls and those little brown lines. You can enjoy a fog-free mirror after your shower as well. This is not something to skimp on, so make sure you get a strong enough one that is installed correctly, otherwise what's the point?! Here's a good how-to.
New Faucet - This is a really easy update that will do wonders for your bathroom. There are so many great options that will make you feel better about your sink, it's a no-brainer. Go with something timeless so you don't feel like you have to update it, unless you like updating often. For the step-by-step guide click here.
Paint - It's a small space so the walls will stand out. Darker shades will make the room seem smaller so go with a more neutral color. They even make mildew-resistant paint as well as a bacteria-killing one, coming in 2016! Here's some tips on picking a color and inspiration.
Caulk the Tub - If you're starting to notice brown, cracked or mildewy areas on your tub, it's time to re-seal it. This isn't a tough job and might only take a few hours. It's worth the time to do it. This is a nice guide if it's new to you.
New Toilet - Eventually your toilet is going to need replacing. You might be familiar with this if you bought an older home and the toilet just isn't up to par. This usually isn't something you need to replace until that point -unless you have a pink or green one! You can easily replace toilet seats if need be, as long as the toilet is still going strong.
There are a lot of options when updating your bathroom, how do you know what looks best? For a variety of nice bathroom ideas click here!
Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.
Blog writer Jessica Walsh is a graduate of Penn State University with a minor in English. While in college she contributed to the literary journal, newspaper and yearbook. She was a journalist for Voices and BCTV.org. She continues to write her own blog as well as stories and articles.