Thursday, June 28, 2018

Easy Bathroom Updates That Make A Big Impact

According to Home Advisor, the typical range of a bathroom remodel costs between $5,928 to $14,145. Then there’s the time involved. Even a small bathroom can take 23 days to renovate, assuming there are no problems or setbacks. But a major remodel isn’t always necessary. There are many easy bathroom fixes that can dramatically change the look of one of the most important rooms in your home.

Changing Your Hardware




When it comes to updating your bathroom, it’s best to think small. Blima Ehrentreu, president and CEO of The Designers Group explained, “By upgrading your hardware and swapping out some of your more dated pieces with fresh new faucets, shower fittings, rods, hooks and more, this will make a total difference!”

DIY doesn’t need to be intimidating. Even if you don’t consider yourself skilled, all you need is a screwdriver to install a light switch plate or towel bar. But, when it comes to tasks where the end result could be a flood or fire if not done properly, the “D” in DIY can mean delegate. Use a service such as Thumbtack, which can connect you to local professionals who bid on your project upfront and often in minutes. They can help you make the right choice, stay within budget, and avert any major disasters.

Retile Your Bathroom The Easy Way


Just Add Wood


Just Add Wood

If the word “grout” sends shivers down your spine, you can eliminate that word from your vocabulary. Peel-and-stick wall tiles are the new peel-and-stick wallpaper. You also don’t need to retile your entire bathroom. Alexa Battista, who is a bathroom expert with Wayfair, explained, “Choose easier-to-install options such as a peel-and-stick backsplash that can be easily removed in case of mistakes!”

If you want to create a really unique and modern look, consider peel-and-stick wood, as a natural alternative to tiles. Stikwood has many beautiful options, all of which are sustainably sourced. Many of their panels are even reclaimed, making it a very environmentally-friendly option. Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines would certainly approve.

Add New Accessories


Just Add Furniture


Just Add Furniture

Sometimes we forget that redecorating a bathroom can be approached like any other room in your home. Battista explained, “Depending on the size of your bathroom, adding a key piece of furnitures like a wooden bench or decorative ladder to drape towels on, can add a fresh feel.” If your linen closet is feeling a little stuffed, these pieces can also provide a storage solution. 

Adding some new wall art is another option. The bathroom is the perfect place to put statement art or fun prints that might not fit the style of the rest of your home. To prevent moisture damage, avoid hanging anything too close to your shower.

Make Your Linens Luxurious


Luxurious linens can make all the difference.


Luxurious linens can make all the difference.

There’s nothing more effortlessly luxurious than a fresh, fluffy towel. Riley Home’s Spa towels are made of 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton for an extra soft feel. The corner hooks are functional and add a modern touch. These towels are also an excellent choice if your bathroom isn’t well-ventilated because the fabric dries quickly. 

If you prefer a more traditional, slightly thicker towel, Riley Home’s Plush towels are another option. To make any towel extra special, consider adding a monogram.

Treat Yourself To A New Bathrobe


Stonewash is the new terry cloth.


Stonewash is the new terry cloth.

A nice bathrobe isn’t just a way to make your bathroom look and feels more spa-like—it’s an act of self-care. In warmer weather and climates, consider ditching the heavy terry robe and upgrading to a thinner stonewash robe from The Beach People. Available in ash, clay, and indigo with frayed edges, the style and colors really compliment a more modern or contemporary bathroom.



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