Mini-Makeover Ideas for Your Bathroom

Make a big impact in your bathroom with a tiny investment of time, money, and effort.

By Amy Ahlberg
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    Add a small stool or chair

    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.
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    Source: Better Homes and Gardens

    Trade up to new towels

    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!

    Source: SheKnows

    Fix your fabrics

    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.

    Source: Better Homes and Gardens

    Try tall, narrow towers

    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.

    Source:
    Better Homes and Gardens

    Add attractive hold-alls

    Store extra rolls of toilet paper or rolled-up bath towels in large, nice-looking straw or wire baskets, heavy glass canisters, wooden bins, or even metal basins or bowls.

    Source:
    Better Homes and Gardens

    Focus on fixtures

    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.

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    SheKnows

    Work magic with paint

    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. 

    Lighten up

    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.

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    SheKnows

    Make over your vanity

    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.

    Source: SheKnows

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