A compact chair or low seat injects some spa style while serving as a place to
sit or providing an additional surface for folded towels. Choose one that
complements your décor. Watch a video of these tips here >>
There’s nothing more dismal than faded, stained, and scratchy
old towels. For the fastest bathroom upgrade, treat yourself to a new, plush set of towels in classic white or in a cheery accent color. Don’t forget a fresh new bathmat!
A new fabric
shower curtain is a quick, high-impact way to freshen up a bathroom. If you
can’t find the perfect pattern, try using window panels (the kind with
grommets). Treat your window to a new look too: Café curtains can be as simple as hanging clean, coordinating tea towels on an adjustable tension rod with curtain clips.
In most bathrooms, space is at a premium. Tuck tall, slender storage
towers into available corners and use them to stash toiletries, hair dryers,
extra toilet paper, and more. Tip: Use bins or baskets to corral smaller items
stored on open shelving.
While a complete bathroom renovation is expensive, simply
switching out your bathroom’s old fixtures—such as faucets, knobs, and
shower heads—is an easy way to upgrade. Bonus: New shower heads can be
more efficient, as well, so you'll save on your water bill.
Whether you opt for clean, crisp white or a soothing,
spa-like color that harmonizes with your existing fixtures, paint
provides a huge payoff for a minimal cost. Tip: Satin and eggshell
finishes are good choices for bathrooms, as they’re easy to clean and help hide
any wall imperfections.
Replace dated light fixtures with affordable finds from your local
home improvement center. Tip: Try sconces on either side of your bathroom
mirror—this style of lighting placement casts fewer shadows and is more flattering than
over-the-mirror lighting strips.
If your wood-paneled bathroom vanity or sink cabinet has
seen better days, give it a glossy coat of paint, then replace all the old knobs
or drawer pulls. It'll look like you installed all new cabinetry.