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Bathroom Updates You Can Finish in a Single Weekend

Story Highlights
  • #1 - Good old spring cleaning
  • #2 - Bring nickel-back
  • #3 - Surface matters
  • #4 - Hit the lights
  • #5 - Too much storage? No way!
  • #6 - Color your walls with sunshine

Redesigning your bathroom might sound like a fortune to execute, but it can be very simple and easy if you work smart!

We know that everyone had to tighten their belts these last few years and renovating your bathroom is perhaps the very last thing on your list of priorities.

These quick bathroom updates can be done on a weekend and it isn’t going to cost you an arm or a leg (or any other body part for that matter) to finish:

#1 – Good old spring cleaning

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Good spring cleaning

Before you do anything, stop!

Collaborate and listen (oh yes, we just quoted Vanilla Ice).

Give your bathroom a thorough scrub before making any major decisions as to what you want to replace, remove or add. Having a clean bathroom will help you to make an informed decision as to what exactly your bathroom needs to spice it up a bit!

Who knows? You might not even want to renovate after actually cleaning it properly!

#2 – Bring nickel-back

This article is sounding more and more like a tribute to music.

Nickel is an underestimated metal and can be used to replace the metals in your bathroom.

People don’t always realize the importance of cabinet knobs or handles: nickel can create a sleek and modern look without costing too much!

If you want to opt for something warmer, you can easily swap the nickel for bronze.

#3 – Surface matters

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Bathroom surface matters

Vanities often go out of style and they begin to show wear and tear quicker than you think.

If it can’t be improved with some paint and polish, replace it. Hardware stores sell surface kits that you can quickly put together and install yourself.

If that sounds like too much work, you can easily replace the tiles that are cracked and chipped for a fresh new look.

#4 – Hit the lights

Lighting can make or break a room and it is no different in the bathroom.

Get rid of old fixtures and fit them with upgraded counterparts. You can add sconces to either side of the wall or hang a fancy chandelier in the middle of the room.

If you have little wall space, consider hanging a pendant light in the bathroom.

#5 – Too much storage? No way!

Too Much Storage - No Way
Too much storage – no way

You can never have too much storage space in a bathroom and it’s a great idea to add some more especially since the bathroom is a fairly small room in the house.

Don’t be scared to use the height of the wall to your advantage: install shelves above the bath and basin or make use of cute bins or baskets to store towels, washcloths, etc.

#6 – Color your walls with sunshine

A simple paint job can improve the look of your bathroom tremendously.

Perhaps time to rip out those tiles and paint them bold colors to make a statement or simply add wainscoting to an already-painted bathroom.

#7 – Put some bling on it

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Put some bling on it

Your new bathroom calls for new accessories, so you can chuck that old mirror with its fingerprint stains on.

A brand new mirror with beautiful trimming or a medicine cabinet will give new life to the bathroom.

If you want to opt for a more relaxed, spa-like atmosphere, consider investing in woven baskets, organic soaps, river pebbles, and a few plants.

No matter what the size of your bathroom is, you can easily redo it in a few days and enjoy the luscious environment that you have created to unwind and relax!


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