Bathrooms can become so utilitarian that we forget to look around and take stock of what has become outdated, or worse – dingy and moldy. If you haven’t done any upgrading in your bathrooms lately, it’s time to take an objective look, with a fresh pair of eyes, and notice what areas could use some sprucing up. The good news is that small bathroom makeovers are simple to complete and can be very affordable. Much of the work can even be done yourself.
Here are some tips to help your small bathroom makeovers result in bathrooms that are attractive and have a clean finished appearance.
Bath Tub/Shower Area
If you have a full bathroom you are wanting to improve, the tub and/or shower area are the room’s biggest feature. Dingy or damaged tiles and/or fiberglass, moldy corners, and stained grout or caulk are the first place you’ll want to narrow your remodeling sights. There are several ways to freshen up a dingy shower and tub area.
- Install a new tub or shower liner. Ripping out an existing tub or shower kit is costly and unnecessary. You can find a replacement liner in the style or color of your choice at a much more affordable price. The end result is a tub or shower that looks like new.
- Install a shower door or enclosure. If you use a shower curtain, think about replacing it with a shower door. It’s a quick way to improve the aesthetic of your bath/shower.
- Update your shower rod. Perhaps you originally purchased a cheap one, planning to replace it later. Well – it’s later. Consider a curved shower rod for more elbow room and splash resistance.
- Replace caulking and/or grout. If your grout/caulking is stained or moldy, it’s easy to replace it with new material. Caulk and grout are affordable and can be found at your local hardware store.
Over time, your bathroom walls can become dull. All those steamy showers can leave mineral deposits, peeling paint or wall paper, and can cause mold and mildew to grow. Your small bathroom makeovers should include a new wall surface upgrade.
- Acrylic wall systems. Acrylic is completely mold, chip, and peel resistant. With literally hundreds of colors and styles to choose from, your local bathroom remodeling company can install a wall system to complement your home decor in just one day.
- A fresh coat of paint. If you choose to paint your bathroom instead, choose a paint with a semi-gloss or glossy finish so you can easily clean and maintain it. You will also want to get a paint that is moisture resistant to prevent mildew from growing.
Bathrooms can become cluttered easily. The right accessories can tidy up your bathroom space. Consider installing shower corner shelves, mounted or recessed soap and shampoo holders, and stylish corner caddies. They add a finished look to your bath and shower area while also keeping your bath products organized.
Small bathroom makeovers are easy and affordable ways to improve the aesthetic value of your living space in a short amount of time.