Practical Bath Décor: Replacing the Things that can’t be Replaced Easily

The bathroom is perhaps the most heavily trafficked room in any home; it can quickly become worn and dated looking. Some things simply can’t be replaced easily – toilets, sinks and tubs need to be taken care of because you have to live with them for a long time. The simple installation of a modern set of bath faucets can make a big difference in the look and performance of a bathroom  (though replacing a bathroom faucet may require additional help of a plumber); smaller changes such as new hand and bath towels can also help to refresh a dated bathroom.

Replacing the Things

If your bath or powder room is looking drab it’s a good idea to set aside a few hours for a good cleaning and a review what your options are. It’s best to clean during daylight hours with the drapes drawn; ideally any window treatments should be removed for cleaning or replacement. Clean the light fixtures and replace any missing or burned out light bulbs with new ones at the highest wattage recommended on the light fixture. This may also be a good time to make the change to the modern energy-efficient CFL light bulbs if you have not already done so.

If the vanity looks dated you can easily update it with new drawer pulls or cabinet knobs; look for bath hardware collection which feature towel bars, robes hooks, toilet tissue holders and more. When you use an array of pieces from the same hardware collection everything coordinates – this gives the room a cleaner and more professionally decorated look. Some bath collections even include coordinating shower curtain hooks, waste baskets and lotion dispensers.


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