Small bathroom upgrades can have a massive impact on your space! Here are some simple things that you should look into getting done.
Do you hate one of the bathrooms in your home? You could go through the trouble of remodeling it—but it’s going to cost you!
On average, Americans pay almost $20,000 for “midrange” bathroom remodels and a whole lot more than that for more luxurious remodeling jobs. They also have to put their lives on hold in many cases to have bathroom remodels done.
If you want to change the appearance and functionality of a bathroom space without remodeling it, there are much simpler bathroom upgrades you can do. They’ll make a huge difference in the way your bathroom looks and feels and make you fall in love with it again.
Check out seven small bathroom upgrades that can have a massive impact on your home when you’re done doing them.
1. Put In a Pedestal Sink
Is your bathroom on the smaller side?
If you have a vanity in it, that could be eating up space unnecessarily. Rather than continuing to use it, remove it from your bathroom and put in a pedestal sink instead.
A pedestal sink will look a lot classier than a big vanity in your bathroom. It’ll also take up a lot less space and allow you and your family to stretch out a little bit more in your bathroom.
2. Convert Your Bathtub Into a Shower
Once upon a time, every American home had to have a bathtub in it. It was rare to find a home that didn’t have a tub in at least one of the bathrooms.
If you enjoy taking baths, you might want to keep your bathtub around. But if you haven’t taken a bath in years now, it might be time to let it go and convert your tub into a shower.
Doing this could prove to be a little more expensive than some of the other bathroom upgrades on this list. But it’ll be well worth the expense when you see how much better your shower area looks when it’s done.
3. Clean and Seal Tile Grout
When tile is first installed in a bathroom, it can brighten up the space and make it look great. But over time, tile can begin to look dull and lifeless, due in large part to the grout in between tiles that will often become dirty and discolored.
Fortunately, it’s easy enough to clean grout so that it shines again. It’s also easy enough to seal it so that you don’t have to worry about mold and mildew growing in and around your bathtub or shower space.
Learn more about how to protect your shower by sealing your grout over the course of an afternoon.
4. Upgrade Your Toilet
A recent study revealed that the average person spends almost 30 minutes every day sitting on the toilet. If you’re going to spend that much time handling your business, why not invest in a better toilet than the one you have now?
There are all kinds of toilet trends that you might want to take advantage of when you upgrade your toilet. You can buy a toilet that:
- Uses less water than other toilets
- Includes a heated seat
- Automatically flushes for you when you’re done using it
Many homeowners stick with the most basic toilets for years on end. Consider going with something a little fancier than that, especially if you’re the type to log long hours sitting on your toilet.
5. Add Some Technology to the Mix
Technology has probably invaded just about every single room in your house at this point. It’s only right that you add some tech to your bathroom, too.
You can install a high-tech faucet, buy a fancy showerhead, or incorporate LED lighting into the mix in no time. You can also find a place for a Bluetooth speaker and take singing in the shower to a whole new level.
You’ll look forward to spending time in the bathroom when you’re surrounded by tech while you’re in it.
6. Install a Bathroom Vent
Okay, okay—so installing a new vent in your bathroom isn’t quite as exciting as finding ways to work new technology into it. But that doesn’t mean it won’t have a big impact on your bathroom and your home as a whole!
Bathroom vents are designed to take any moisture in the air and move it outside. They’re very useful for those who like to crank up the heat while they shower.
Outside of eliminating a lot of the fog that can fill your bathroom when you’re showering, vents can also prevent mildew and mold from growing. You won’t have to worry about scrubbing your bathroom clean as often as you do now when you have a new vent in place.
7. Hang a New Lighting Fixture
Does your bathroom feel too dark when you’re in it? You’re not going to want to hang out in it very much if this is the case.
Find a new lighting fixture that will shed more light in your bathroom. It’ll provide you with a more pleasant experience when you’re trying to unwind.
A new lighting fixture will also make it easier for you to get ready for work or a night out. You won’t have any trouble applying makeup or shaving when you have more than enough light in your bathroom.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, a new lighting fixture can be used to transform the appearance of your bathroom as well. You can make it look more modern with the right lighting fixture.
Make One or Even All of These Bathroom Upgrades Today
As we mentioned earlier, it can cost a fortune to gut a bathroom and start over from scratch. It can also throw off your family’s entire schedule and prove to be more of a hassle than it’s worth.
Rather than remodeling, use one or even all of these bathroom upgrades to improve your bathroom space.
They can make your bathroom a better place to be and have an impact on the way that others view the space.
Browse through our blog for more ideas on transforming the look and feel of any bathroom.