Over the past year, we’ve all been at home more than ever before. One room that’s seeing even more use than normal is the bathroom. Being at home more has probably led you to notice things you don’t love about your home, including your bathroom. While you may want to rip it out and start from scratch, your budget may not allow it right now. Instead of planning a major renovation, there are plenty of smaller projects you can take on. Check out these projects that will help you transform your bathroom without a major renovation.
When it comes to your bathroom, think about brightening and lightening the space. Say goodbye to dark and dated paint colours and freshen up the space with a new wall colour. Hiring a pro for this project will not only save you time and effort, but you will be amazed by the results. Professional painting companies don’t cut corners like we homeowners often do when attempting a DIY project. They will take the time to properly clean and prep your walls before painting them. They will also be able to make suggestions on the best type of paint to buy for a high humidity room. Save yourself the hassle of trying to figure it out on your own and hire a painting pro to update the colour of your bathroom.
2. New Lighting Fixtures
Poor lighting can make your bathroom look worse than it really is. Whether it’s the lightbulbs you’re using or the light fixture itself, poor lighting can cast shadows on your face and make it hard to see what you’re doing. Layered lighting is best when it comes to bathrooms, one overhead light simply will not do. Ideally, you want to layer your lighting so that you can see what you’re doing. Whether that’s shaving, brushing your teeth, or putting on makeup, good lighting is key. To help you create the right lighting, you can speak to an electrician about your options. Not only will they be able to make suggestions for the best lighting but they will be able to carry out the project.
Note: Across Canada, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to only hire a licensed electrician for any electrical project. While you can change your own light bulbs, you are legally required to hire a licensed electrician to switch out or add any light fixtures.
3. More Storage
Who couldn’t use more storage, especially in the bathroom where our countertops can quickly become cluttered. Moving items off your countertops and into baskets or containers will instantly make your space look more organized. There are often overlooked spots in bathrooms that can be used for more storage. Consider adding shelves to walls or a freestanding shelf over your toilet to maximize space. If there’s room, you can also add a shelf above your door to store linens or more baskets. Get creative with your bathroom and utilize all the space you have.
4. New Hardware
Sometimes the little things make the biggest difference. To help transform your bathroom you can swap out your old vanity knobs and pulls for something new. The best thing about this project is that you can do it quickly and to suit your budget. Look online or head to your local hardware store to buy a couple of new knobs. This project will make a dramatic difference if your knobs and pulls are currently mismatched, broken or just dated looking.
Other pieces of hardware you can update in your bathroom are your sink faucets and showerheads. Not only does updating to something more modern make the space look better, but these pieces will function better too. Think how nice treating yourself to a waterfall shower instead of the sputtering fixture you currently have would be. To save yourself time and money, you can buy the fixtures ahead of time and hire a plumber to simply install them for you.
5. Art and Accessories
For some, the bathroom can be overlooked when it comes to art and accessories. Some see it as a functional room only, not needing decorations like other rooms in the home. If you want to add some personality and style to your bathroom you should definitely incorporate art and accessories. As mentioned above, buy some nice looking baskets to help store your items. Update your old shower curtain to one that makes you happy to look at. Hang up a piece of art. Did you know that some plants can actually thrive in bathrooms? Not only do they thrive but certain plants can actually help purify the air. Try a snake plant or golden pothos to add a little greenery to your space.
Investing in your bathroom is an investment in yourself. We start and end our days in the bathroom, so it only makes sense to make it a beautiful space. With these projects, you’ll be able to transform your bathroom on any budget. As an added bonus, all of these projects can be completed in about a day with the help of a pro. Get started on your bathroom transformation by connecting with a pro on HomeStars today.