Little Improvement Ideas That Will Give Your Bath Some Pizzazz

by Dave The Handyman on November 26, 2012

If you live in an old home, or, perhaps you are currently renting your place, there is a possibility you dislike the look of your bathroom. Maybe its fixtures are worn out, maybe it doesn’t have enough storage space, or maybe its style just doesn’t complement your taste. Whatever the problems are, one thing is for sure: you want to flip its look.

Of course, a renovation is always a great idea. But, if your budget and schedule are tight, this is not the best option for you. Before you lose hope, though, there are other ways you can do to bring the dazzle back to your bath without the need to move walls, plumbing, doors and windows. What follows below are mini bathroom makeover ideas you can try with a tiny investment of time, effort and cash.

Mind your fabrics

There is nothing more gloomy than bleached-out or stained towels, bath mat, window treatments and shower curtain. So for the quickest bathroom makeover, treat your bath to a new set of fabrics. Pick new towels in cheerful tones and hang them on a towel rod. Or, you may simply roll each piece and place the rolled-up towels altogether in a wire basket, wooden bin or glass canister. For the window treatments, bath mat and shower curtain, don’t be afraid to go for bold prints or patterns to add more interest to your bath. Make sure, however, that the colors and prints of the fabrics you pick are coordinated so that your bathroom won’t look cluttered.

Invest in space-saving cabinets

All too often, bathrooms have limited floor space making it impossible to add bulky storage solutions. If your bath has the same issue, your best bet is to tuck tall, skinny cabinets into available corners or wisely use one wall by adding floating shelves or wall-mounted cabinets and use them to stash toiletries. For better use of space and to reduce clutter, use bins to store smaller objects.

Pay attention to your fixtures

Your bathroom’s age will definitely show on the fixtures inside. So if the faucets, shower head and knobs are showing signs of wear and tear or are beginning to succumb to rust and hard water marks, it’s about time you change them up. This is an inexpensive and quick upgrade that will improve both the appearance and functionality of your bathroom. As a bonus, if you opt for new plumbing fixtures, you’ll get to save on your water bills as most plumbing components today are designed for efficiency.

A new lick of paint

Whether you prefer the tranquility of an all-white bath or you would like to use a vibrant color to inject your fun personality, paint is an inexpensive makeover that provides a huge payoff. If you want to create the illusion of vastness, a monochromatic color scheme is the way to go. If you want to add luxurious warmth to your bath, combining warm whites is definitely a good option.

Improve illumination

Good lighting makes a bathroom look better. So if you always feel like you shower in gloom every morning no matter how sunny it is, or you’re frequently surprised to see new wrinkles and dark shadows on your face whenever you look at the mirror, there is a good chance that your bath has terrible lighting.

Fortunately, improving your bath’s lighting isn’t difficult. Simply replace dated fixtures with inexpensive yet efficient finds from your local home improvement store and add new ones in areas where you usually do your bathroom activities. For sure, with the new lights installed, there is no reason for you and your bath to look somber.

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