Smart Ways to Improve and Upgrade Your Bathroom 

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Bathroom upgrades are a good way to freshen up your home. Although the visitors rarely visit the bathroom, that little room directly impacts life on the rest of the house. It sets the tone for the day and can easily ruin your mood. Moreover, a stinky bathroom is a nuisance throughout the home.

Fortunately, you don’t have to break the bank to execute the perfect bathroom remodel. Of course, you can also go big if you wish. However, you can also keep the redesign completely within budget. We’ve rounded up a few fantastic ways to upgrade your bathroom for a modern look.

1. Organize

Before you even think about renovating or upgrading, you should consider decluttering and better organizing your bathroom. A common reason many bathrooms look dated and right out unpleasant is that they are checked and disorganized. This often results from stocking too many items in the bathroom.

Take out the extra baskets and consider disposing of the items filling the bathroom that you don’t need. Surely, you likely won’t be using the toothbrush from 2015 anytime soon. So, why are you still keeping it?

Organize bathroom
You should consider decluttering and better organizing your bathroom.

2. Add more storage

Still related to decluttering, if you discover that you have several items lying around that you feel are still valuable during the organization process, then it may be time to bring in additional storage. Add a cabinet if you must, and make sure it has plenty of drawers to tuck away the shavers and so on. You can also bring in a storage cart and hanging baskets.

The point is to create an organizational structure where you don’t have items lying around aimlessly. If it’s not worth keeping in the storage areas, it’s time to dispose of it.

bathroom storage
The point is to create an organizational structure where you don’t have items lying around aimlessly.

3. Replace the flooring

Unfortunately, organization alone may not be enough to genuinely update the bathroom. Sometimes you may have to invest a little more – and where better to start if not the floor? A brand-new floor makes the bathroom feel all-new. Make the new flooring a modern material, and it may begin to feel like a lux bathroom.

One of the best solutions here is tile flooring. A freshly tiled bathroom floor brightens the bathroom and your mood. It’s also very cost-effective.

Modern Bathroom
A brand-new floor makes the bathroom feel all-new.

4. Replace the faucet

Another upgrade that can have a dramatic impact on the bathroom is a new faucet. Faucets age with time. Even the toughest materials can wear and lose their original glitter, leaving the bathroom looking dull and uninspiring. A shiny new fixture can brighten up the area without burning a hole in your pocket.

However, it’s important to make sure the replacement faucet blends well with the rest of the décor. Fortunately, you can choose from a wide range of styles and materials, including brass, stainless steel, bronze, etc.

Replace the faucet 
However, it’s important to make sure the replacement faucet blends well with the rest of the décor.

5. Install a bathroom vent fan

Vent fans are the perfect way to literally breathe new air into a room. They suck out stale indoor air and bring in fresh air from outside, making the air feel fresh and full of life. Fans also keep the bathroom dry. And, they don’t cost much. A standard bathroom vent fan costs under $100.

When it comes to choosing, go for a style that matches the rest of your décor. Alternatively, choose a white one that sits flush on the ceiling. Most vent fans are simple to install. Thus you don’t need a professional’s help.

Spacious Bathroom In Gray Tones With Heated Floors
A standard bathroom vent fan costs under $100.

6. Change the showerhead

Maybe the reason the bathroom suddenly seems to have lost its magic is that you’re too familiar with the showerhead. The monotony can cause the bathroom to feel rather lifeless. An easy way to solve this problem is to change the showerhead.

A spa-like shower head will bring you daily joy, and installing it is an easy DIY job. Consider installing a dual model that features both a rain head and a detachable handheld sprayer. You’ll love the magic.

Change the showerhead
A spa-like shower head will bring you daily joy.

7. Upgrade the walls

Bathroom walls take a lot of “beating.” The constant water drops and splashes keep the walls wet for the better part of the day. Thus, even the most water-resistant bathroom paint, wallpaper, or tile will wear quickly.

Updating the walls can bring back the spark. Of course, the best solution is tile as it’s more durable and a more permanent solution. However, wallpaper isn’t too bad either. Moreover, you can change the wallpaper whenever you wish without feeling the burn. Above all, consider hanging artwork on the wall above the bathtub or sink to add personality.

Upgrade the walls 

Updating the walls can bring back the spark.

Summary

As you can see, you don’t need a truckload of money to upgrade your bathroom. All it takes is a willingness and the courage to try new things.

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Hello, I am Heather and I'm a journalist who writes mostly about interiors, but also about architecture in general. Recently I also became a big fan of gardening. My house has been featured in Living Etc, HeartHome and Corriere della Sera. I am sharing some of my tips here on Housenate.com, but you can find my articles also on Livinator or Housance.
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