When you buy or rent your home you generally need to work with the bathroom you have – remodeling is expensive and new porcelain fixtures like tubs, sinks and toilets are something that usually is not in the budget. That does not mean you are stuck with dated bathroom and shower faucets – these can be replaced fairly easily and there are plenty of other improvements that can be made without the help of a plumber, a handyman or a general contractor. Even something like a new hamper or shower curtain can do a lot to update the look of a mundane bathroom.
Vigo Setai Single Handle Bathroom Faucet, $141.99, bedbathandbeyond.com
Add colors to your drab bathroom
Textiles are the easiest way to update a drab bathroom – a new shower curtain and liner, modern window treatments or a new bath mat or rug can transform the look of a room in minutes. Experts recommend replacing the shower curtain and liner on a regular basis to reduce the potential for mold and mildew; this is a good opportunity to upgrade the shower curtain hooks or rings to top quality models which slide easily. A curved shower curtain rod adds extra elbow room in the bath or shower and can also change the look of the room.
New towels are an easy way to improve the overall bath experience – look for 100% cotton terry cloth towels for maximum absorbency. When buying towels it is a good idea to allow for one bath towel, one bath sheet, one hand towel and two washcloths per person plus you will need one bath mat for every two people. Monogrammed towels add a touch of class to any home – use monogrammed guest towels to make a lasting impression.