Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom

Annie Werbler
Mar 17, 2010

We stumbled upon this great list of ideas for upgrading your bathroom simply and inexpensively, and want to highlight our favorites during Kitchen & Bath Month. You may already have some of these things around your home and you'll be surprised by their alternative functions.

The Real Simple list inspired us to dig through the Apartment Therapy archives for our own versions of these solutions!

1 It is possible to keep toiletries looking neat on a bathroom countertop, with the aid of odds and ends like unused, mismatched serving pieces. Open Storage in the Bathroom.
2 A sink skirt hides a multitude of sins. You can easily make a no-sew one from a pretty bedsheet. — Kyle explained the process of making a sink skirt in her follow up to a reader's query How To Hang a Sink Curtain.
3 A woven basket holds an ample supply of toilet paper, eliminating the need to hunt when you're down to the end of a roll (your guests will thank you). — Inexpensive baskets are ideal for stashing extra towels or rolls of toilet paper. Kristen admired Hunter's industrial wire baskets in Basket Envy Turned Inspiration.
4 Towel bars have been replaced by hooks next to the shower, eliminating the need for folding and just-so draping. An extra hook installed below gives the bath mat a place to dry. A grand idea — Abby shows how hooks can be used in Keeping Your Towels Neat.
5 One lower-cost solution to old bathroom tiles: Blunt the behind-the-times feeling by painting the walls a complimentary color for a cheerful scheme. Leah shares her own tips and inspirational photos for Working The Vintage Bathroom Tile.

For the complete list of tips, see Real Simple | 20 Ways to Upgrade Your Bathroom.

Images: Real Simple

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