It’s true that fully updating a bathroom can cost a pretty penny, causing most people to not even think about the endeavor. However, there are a few smaller projects available to provide a makeover for your bathroom without leaving your wallet too light. Check out some of our suggestions!
Before getting started, consider which of these projects makes sense for you and your budget and then prioritize where to begin. Make sure you find the needed shut-off valves for your water and can ensure good operation before altering plumbing fixtures. Additionally, take precautions before working, such as wearing work gloves and safety glasses, laying tarps, and protecting outlets. Finally, remember to shut the electricity off at the main breaker before installing fans or lights.
Tools and Materials
- Tape measure
- Paint rollers and brushes
- Putty knife
- Safety glasses
- Cabinet hardware installation kit
- Caulk gun
- Bath faucets and hardware
- Bath accessories
- Light fixtures
- Hand showers and showerheads
- Paint and painter’s tape
Update Bath Accessories and Cabinet Hardware
Regarding your bathroom’s style, it’s the smaller, subtler details that say great things, so consider changing your pulls and knobs to bronze or brushed nickel as a way of adding a different, decorative touch. The new hardware can also be matched with your lighting fixtures, door hardware, and faucet while hooks, toilet paper holders, and towel bars can be coordinated with the same finish. Finally, some grab bars for your shower and tub can be an easy way of adding safety measures that double as decorative pieces.
Update Hand Showers, Shower Heads, and Bath Faucets
Fortunately, updating bath faucets with new lower-flow models is a largely inexpensive method for cutting down one’s water use while also adding a refreshing look to a sink area. Given it’s among the most frequently used products in a home, a new faucet can be great for displaying one’s personal style. As well, hand showers and showerheads not only add an extra touch to an overall bathroom design, but they also make one’s showering experience more pleasant, and, luckily, replacing showerheads can be both inexpensive and quick. Hand showers, which can be fixed or handheld, are another update to consider, providing maximum versatility and easy installation.
Paint Bathroom Trims and Walls
When it comes to making a room in your home your own, color is an important factor, so choose a color that not only reflects your style but also complements the faucet, hardware, and vanity. It also helps to add some fresh coats of paint to the molding to brighten up both the door entrance and trim—just remember to choose paint that can handle moist conditions.
Update Lighting Fixtures
Updating your lighting fixtures—or even just adding some extra decorative sconces that complement other hardware—offers the chance to change up a bathroom’s entire atmosphere. Even better, choosing fixtures that use LED lights can cut down on your energy use and therefore lower your monthly utility bill.
Feel free to check out the Hipp’s Help store for any home improvement needs or supplies for projects. We offer FREE ship to store for all of Mountain View customers. And we also offer reasonable shipping rates for the rest of our customers throughout the country.
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