If your old bathroom simply begs for a makeover, don’t be scared. You don’t need to start from scratch and spend all your savings to achieve big and beautiful changes. Actually, most of these bathroom upgrades don’t need a professional! So, be brave, grab your tools and start upgrading until your bathroom shines again.
Refresh the paint
If replacing your old vanity cabinets goes way above your budget, then you can improve their look with a fresh and trendy coat of paint or stain. If your cabinets have been stained before, remove the old finish by sanding it off and apply a new stain color. For previously painted cabinets, you can start by sanding off the gloss, then use filler to fix any damage and smooth out the surface. Apply a coat of primer and then finish off with a new and vibrant coat of paint. Your old furniture will look like new.
Install some new fixtures
If you’re looking for the easiest way to upgrade your bathroom, then hold right there. Installing some new fixtures might seem like a small change, but it’ll do miracles for your bathroom style. Switch your old knobs and pulls for some sleek nickel ones, or add some flair to your bathroom with a dramatic new mirror, shelves and towel bars. If you cringe at your old and crusty faucet every time you wash your hands or brush your teeth, it’s time to retire it and get a new one. You can do this upgrade yourself; you only need a new fixture, some tools and some of your precious time. You can also install a matching grab bar in the shower or bathtub for some extra safety in your bathroom.
Light it up
Your bathroom deserves proper lighting even more than the rest of your home (you can watch TV in the dark, but you can’t apply your makeup without good lighting). Bathrooms usually don’t get much natural light, so you need to really take it up a notch when it comes to different lighting fixtures. The best way to properly illuminate this space is by using lighting on different levels and of different styles. For instance, install an overhead light and then additionally brighten up the space with some sconces. If you have a big mirror, you can also install some edge-mirror lights that are quite popular today. All of these different light sources will eliminate shadows and make your bathroom routine easier and more pleasant to do.
Upgrade your bathtub
Is your old and moldy bathtub an eyesore and a source of embarrassment every time someone uses it? If yes, then it’s time for a much-needed upgrade. You can replace your old built-in tub that looks super bulky and takes up a lot of space with a new and sleek one. There is a great selection of quality baths that come in various models and materials, so take your pick and finally forget about your old ugly one. But, if you just can’t afford such a big change at the moment, you can make your bathroom shine by thoroughly cleaning your tiles and adding some new tile grout.
New vent fan
Hot baths and showers make the bathroom foggy and mouldy, so install a new vent fan to prevent moisture from destroying your walls and remove odors. Today, there are fashionable and functional models that work almost silently and look very sleek and trendy.
Now that you see that you don’t need a bunch of money and a horde of workers fixing up your bathroom, it’s high time you gave it a well-deserved upgrade. You’ll end up with a much more comfortable space where you’ll enjoy your bathroom routine.