It can be fun to watch the home makeover shows on television or to flip through the pages of a home décor magazine and look at the fancy bath and powder rooms so often featured but it can also be a bit discouraging when you feel your own bathroom leaves something to be desired. Perhaps your bath cabinets or vanities are a bit dated or your bathroom is simply mundane. Take heart – with some savvy shopping it’s easy to update a drab bathroom with new toilet paper and towel holders, shower curtains, bath mats and more.
Most folks have to live with the existing porcelain bath fixtures (the tub, sink and commode) but there is still plenty you can do to modernize a bathroom, starting with the vanity. Replace dated bathroom hardware such as drawer knobs and cabinet pulls with new ones for an easy update; look for matching shower curtain hooks and towel bars to carry the new style throughout the room. This is best done when you buy components from a bath collection plus you can buy one piece at a time as budget permits – over time the end result will be a coordinated and attractive bathroom makeover.
The simple addition of a handheld showerhead can make any bathroom more appealing and functional. With a handheld showerhead it is easy to shampoo hair or bathe while seated; use it to bathe children, wash pets, water plants and even clean the shower or tub enclosure. Enjoy a spa-like water massage – a handheld showerhead lets you target the water spray precisely where you want it. Most handheld showerheads are designed so they can be installed without the assistance of a plumber.