Do you have a bathroom or powder room you’re ready to update? I’m sharing 6 ways to update small powder rooms and bathrooms.
Updating your bathroom can be one of the biggest jobs that you do in your home. Not only is it expensive but it is a job that can be difficult to undo once it is done. Here are some ways that you can upgrade your bathroom to something new that won’t cost a fortune.
Here are 6 small powder room updates for you
1. Get an old bathroom
As people begin to understand how amazing upcycling can be, even more people are falling in love with the decor of the past. This includes the old-style bathroom suites. People are hunting through flea markets for those items that cannot be bought anymore or are trying to buy second-hand sinks off eBay. Some of these old bathroom sets are in amazing condition and are a shame to dump, so why not get your hands on a classic art deco sink or a pink toilet if your bathroom needs a change.
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Sometimes we just don’t have a ton of money to work with and need a low-cost bathroom update. This is when checking out thrift stores can be a great option too, and you can find new items for your bathroom to update it.
What is on your bathroom floor right now? If you are lucky, you will have something waterproof such as tiles. But if your tiles are looking a bit worn, or you have something that will absorb the moisture, you might want to change it to something else. Carpet is a definite no-no. Wooden floors look great but then can get ruined if not treated properly. You could add some luxury vinyl plank colors to keep the wooden floor effect without damaging the wood. Whatever option you choose, just make sure that it is waterproof to protect the floor joists underneath from moisture and dampness.
Bathroom storage has come a long way from the humble bathroom cabinet. However, some of the options available can be bulky and take over the bathroom. What you need for a small space is something that will blend in with the walls and make it seem like it is invisible. Under the sink storage is a great solution as you don’t need to have it fitted permanently, it can just slot underneath. If you do find that you have a lot of stuff for the bathroom, you might need to clear out a shelf or drawer in your bedroom to store stuff, and don’t buy any more until you have used this stuff up.
4. Under pressure
What way does your shower work? This is an important question because this can affect a lot of this in your home. For example, if you have a shower unit that heats the water and can be turned on and off at the wall, there is a pressurized unit within it. However, if your shower runs off the mains and a hot water tank, you could add a little something extra to boost the water pressure. Having the water run off the mains and the water tank can be a massive inconvenience at times, especially if a lot of people need to use the shower, but some extra water pressure can help everyone to speed up, making the water last longer.
5. Change your extras
There are always little added extras in the bathroom that we don’t always think about. The shower curtain and the mat on the floor are two examples of things that can be changed and switched about. The best thing about shower curtains is that the fabric ones can be washed and reused rather than the plastic ones which need to be replaced every few months. The same can be said about bathmats. If they are regularly changed, they will last a lot longer but it can help to have a few to help with the rotation.
6. Scents and sprays
Sometimes all our bathrooms need is a good clean and maybe a fresh coat of paint to help it to look as good as new. And nothing makes a room feel new than that fresh paint smell. But how can you make your bathroom feel new for longer? By keeping it fresh and scented. Reed diffusers are a great way to keep the bathroom smelling great, although scented candles do seem to be a favorite. The problem with candles is they can be a fire hazard if you have small children. And don’t forget, there is an abundance of room sprays available that can be kept in the bathroom for those whiffy moments.
Updating your bathroom can be as big as upcycling an old bathroom suite to as small as keeping a scented oil in it. Whatever direction you choose to go in, make sure it works for you and your family. You may be surprised by how it turns out.
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