7 Simple Upgrades for the Bathroom

7 Simple Upgrades for the Bathroom

Sarah Coffey
Mar 4, 2008
The bathroom is one of the most utilitarian rooms in the home, so it sometimes gets overlooked, although a quality bathroom can improve your life a lot. Meg and Ross have a great bathroom with good storage options and a sense of personal style. To bring your own space up to snuff, click below for seven simple fixes... • Make sure you have plenty of storage in the bathroom. Use kitchen canisters or wall-mounted racks to store cotton balls, Q-tips, and bathroom supplies, and use wall hooks to hang towels. • To spruce up old windows and add privacy to a bathroom, use decorative window film. We like Emma Jeffs' designs. • Update your hardware. It's fairly easy to switch out old cabinet knobs, towel bars, and drawer pulls. • Replace old light fixtures. Some of the ugliest light fixtures hide out in old bathrooms. For an inspirational DIY, check out Shayna's Vanity Lamp Redo. • Paint the walls. In a bathroom, you usually want to go with a semigloss paint that will clean up more easily than a flat finish. • Switch out the medicine cabinet. If you have a surface-mounted medicine cabinet, it's pretty easy to take it out and install a new one in its place. If you have a built-in, there's a good set of tips on installing a recessed medicine cabinet here. • Spring for new accessories. You could try new towels, shower curtain, bathmat, mirror, or wastebasket. Any other recommendations for simple ways to upgrade your bathroom?
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