Simple Ways To Enhance Your Bathroom

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
I'm always thinking about the ways in which I can revamp rooms in my home. I've shared a few ways you can update your kitchen, so what about the rest of your home? One room that all too many people neglect is the bathroom. Bathrooms are typically seen as the spaces in our homes where we transform ourselves from dirty to clean. Because of this, it's easy to overlook the bathroom as a place that should be aesthetically pleasing. But there are a few surprisingly simple and inexpensive ways to update this frequently ignored room in your home.

Repaint the walls
Sometimes, when a space starts to look worn, it usually needs a coat of fresh paint. Choose a warm tone such as beige or a light shade of gray. After you've prepped the room, spend a day or so painting the room, allowing the first layer to dry before you add a second coat. The end result will wake up the room.

Replace your toilet
Replacing the toilet could make a massive difference to the room, especially if it's dated (think style and color). Toilets are not as expensive as you may think. It may surprise you to learn that you can get cheap toilets online for less than you would expect.

Scrub the grout
Filthy grout can make your bathroom look old and dirty in no time at all. This surface tends to get dirty and moldy before you know it. To clean the grout well, you'll need a toothbrush, some bleach and some water. You should scrub the grout with a bleach and water mixture, and make sure that you wear rubber gloves and keep the room well ventilated.

Upgrade the shower head
When we moved into our home, our bathroom had an old shower head. You couldn't adjust the water flow, and the water pelted down on our backs. Showers should be powerful and relaxing. When you step into your shower, you want to have a strong flow of water. If your water pressure is weak, you may need a new shower head.

Install a large mirror
Your bathroom should be light and airy. The best way to bring in light is to reflect the natural daylight as much as possible. If you don't have an abundance of natural light in the room, you can accomplish this with a large mirror. A large mirror will also make the space look larger than it is.

Replace the shower curtain
Although this is an inexpensive change, it may have the greatest impact on the room. At the beginning of the summer, we swapped out our dark, paisley printed curtain in favor of a neutral striped one. I couldn't believe how much brighter and larger it made the room appear. The thick horizontal stripes give the illusion of more space and more light.

A few simple changes can make a big difference in a room that seems inconsequential. Have you recently updated your bathroom? What changes did you make and what difference did they make?

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