Need inspiration for your next bathroom makeover? Browse some of our favorite ideas that can transform your bathroom into a one-of-a-kind space. From creative DIYs to jobs for the pros, you’re sure to find an idea that will add value and beauty to one of the most used rooms in your house.
The biggest factors to increase the value include updating worn-out items, modernizing fixtures, and creating a more functional space. Read on for more fresh ideas, and wake up a tired bathroom with these quick and easy bathroom updates that won’t break the bank.
Upgrade Your Bathroom Cabinets with New Knobs and Pulls
Give bathroom cabinets a facelift and spruce up your space with notable knobs and pulls. There are so many beautiful options out there, it might be hard to choose. Glam up your space in no time and infuse a polished and luxurious aura with jewel-shaped glass knobs that catch the light. Or you could go with elegant ceramic pulls for a clean, modern look. Then there are the nature-inspired knobs and pulls to lend a soothing sense of calm to your space. Think of this hardware as jewelry for your bathroom when you are looking for a simple and fast way to make over your space.
Top-Rung Towel Bars
For a quick and inexpensive DIY bathroom makeover, look to a vintage ladder for stylish small-space storage. Refresh your flea market find with chalk-style paint that matches the room’s accessories, then use it to layer plush towels in the same color. Hang metal planters on the bottom rung to corral brushes, makeup, and hair styling aids for easy access.
Add Decorative and Practical 3M™ Film to Windows and Shower Doors
Frosted film not only enhances the look of windows and shower doors, but it also enhances privacy. And there are so many options to choose from! From bold geometric motifs to the elegance of silk, find the look that suits your style in our portfolio of decorative glass finishes and privacy films. Available in a variety of textures and patterns including matte and frosted designs, 3M™ Fasara™ Series films are an excellent option for the bathroom. They’re even fingerprint-resistant so they’re easier to clean.
They will transform your space while letting in plenty of natural light. They’re ideal for giving small spaces like bathrooms an open feel. They’re also an excellent way to add a high-end finish to plain glass at an affordable price. How about etched glass or a sand-blasted look? This part of your bathroom makeover is best left to the professionals. Professional installation ensures precise measurement, the most appropriate materials, smooth application, and the best warranty.
Set the Mood with Paint
Paint is one of the fastest, cheapest, and most effective ways to change up the mood and feel of your bathroom.
Create a spa-like retreat with the coastal aesthetic of soft green seafoam paint. Buttery whites boast a lush depth that warms too-cool spaces. Incorporate the cool colors of granite and concrete into your paint for a contemporary twist on classic gray for a sleek look. When it comes to bold bathroom paint colors, navy blue is clean, classic, and noteworthy. When paired with white, it creates a stylish contrast. And don’t dismiss a bright-white bathroom as boring just yet. The classic neutral bathroom paint color can be easily dressed up with layers of texture. Look to salvaged wood and straw baskets to warm it up.
Flooring That’s Not Boring
Replacing the flooring will go far in giving your bathroom a new overall appearance. Inexpensive porcelain or ceramic tile, or even vinyl, can be engineered to look like classic wood or stone but is still completely waterproof and durable to any level of moisture. For next-level makeover magic, consider radiant heating. For less than $150 per 6 feet of mat, you can also install radiant-heat mats underneath your bathroom flooring of choice for a luxurious effect.
Don’t replace your vanity—paint it! Whether you opt for a color to blend in and match the walls or an alternative bright shade to set it off from the rest, a paint job is guaranteed to give the whole room a facelift. To paint a wood vanity, you’ll need to prep and prime the original surface to ensure the new paint adheres well. With a number of thin coats, the new finish will be more durable and look better.
More Bathroom Makeover Advice
Consumer Reports recommends simple improvements like re-caulking the tub, installing new bathroom fixtures, and changing out toilets rather than a full-blown remodel, which probably won’t return your full investment at resale.
Often you can simply refresh and clean existing bits to give a whole new feel to your space. For instance, if you have broken or missing tiles, replace them. Check your exhaust fan; it may be clogged and dingy. A good cleaning will make it more efficient and look better too. If you have plastic faucet handles that have gotten cloudy and discolored, you can pop them off with a screwdriver and soak in vinegar to restore their sparkle. Check your grout lines. Scrub them with any of the commercial or DIY cleaners available to get them back to white, then make sure to seal the lines to prevent grimy buildup afterward. There are so many ways to approach a bathroom makeover, and many of them start at little to no cost to achieve.
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