Top 11 Creative Upgrades for Your Bathroom

Top 11 Creative Upgrades for Your Bathroom
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    One of two rooms that a potential buyer will focus on when they’re looking at your home is your bathroom. (The other, as you’ve probably guessed, is the kitchen.) 


Whether you’re planning on selling your home or you’re just looking to update and upgrade, there are a variety of ways to improve the look and functionality of this workhorse in your home.

  1. Storage can be at a premium in a bathroom, especially if your space is limited.   If this is the case, when it comes to storage, look up!  Use wall space as a great way to store items such as towels, toilet paper, or even toiletries in your bathroom. 

    Depending on your decor, this could mean anything from simple open shelves ($8-12) to old apple crates or wine boxes at no cost to you.

  2. If you’ve got a little more floor space to work with, dressers or nightstands, repurposed as a vanity or even a stand by the tub for candles and bath bombs can lend an air of romance to your room. 

    Use chalk paint ($6 easily obtainable which sticks to just about any clean surface without the work of sanding and priming) to get a finish that compliments your decor.

  3. Use lighting as a focal point by repurposing an old colander ($5-$12 new) as a light cover.  Either painted or left with a rough metal finish, a colander hung upside down on a pendant bulb can add charm and sophistication.
  4. Use a drawer organizer in your vanity to keep bath products easy to locate.  These can be bought for around $8-$13 or customized depending on your drawer size and shape.  It’s a wonderful way to keep cosmetics in place.
  5. types bathroom drawer organizers – pinterest
  6. A sugar bowl or candy dish can look high end on your vanity and hold such items as cotton balls or Q-tips.  Either of these items cost around $4-$9 apiece.
  7. If there is a window in your bathroom, this is an opportunity to show off your sewing skills by creating a valance or airy curtains that reflect the theme you’re trying to achieve.  Window dressings act as a tie in bringing the whole room together.
  8. Tile your vanity top!  This allows for a wide variety of colours and styles but gives your bathroom a unique and personalized look.  Tiles are easily obtainable and vary in price depending on the amount you buy. Considering that it is simply for a vanity top, expect to shell out around $3-$6 per tile.
  9. Think outside the box when it comes to a feature wall.  Pallet wood can be obtained for free, and there are an unlimited number of “how to’s” on the internet showing you exactly how to create a gorgeous feature wall using the wood.
  10. pallet wood wall decor – pinterest
  11. If your mirror is lacking in personality, try framing it with some basic trim pieces.  They come in a wide variety of shapes, styles and sizes so you can easily find something to suit your taste. The basic wall mirror trims range in price from $5-$10.
  12. Create a chair rail.  You can do this with baseboard, or do something a little different with type or mosaic pieces.  This allows for opportunity to dress up the bottom half of the wall with bead board or a different paint colour.
  13. Found a stash of old doorknobs?  These can be a unique towel or robe hanger either individually screwed into the wall or added to a back board. New doorknobs can also be used and go for as low as $1 for the most basic finish.

Nina Wells is a guest author from Clearwells. She is a respected and expert voice in a plethora of health related subjects with over 10 years of writing under her belt.



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