Not Ready to Remodel Your Bathroom? Try a Mini Makeover Instead
For many people, a bathroom remodel may not be in the works just yet. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to improve upon a space that feels unattractive or even chaotic. Whether your budget is big or pretty tiny, there are simple ways to make your space more beautiful and restful. Here are ideas for two mini bathroom makeovers — no remodel required.
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Add foliage. A living plant is a great way to add color and dimension to a bath. A beautiful ficus or palm would make a nice statement if you have an available corner or empty floor space. Smaller plants can help break up the monotony of a long counter. Orchids and bamboo grow well indoors and love humidity, usually abundant in bathrooms. A traditional pot creates a more formal feel, but if you want a casual vibe you might consider unlikely pots such as teacups, bowls or apothecary jars.
Try to keep a common denominator among containers — for example, all wood, different types of blue glass, vessels with stainless accents — so the decor looks intentional and tidy.
Changing out rugs and shower curtains can also be a fun way to add a pop of personality. If you have a sliding shower door that doesn’t quite look like a showpiece, you can install a shower curtain in front of it.
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Replace your sink and shower fixtures. A new shower head and faucets with a comfortable water flow and desirable spray settings may be enough to make you feel like you are at a spa.
To keep this suggestion a modest upgrade rather than an actual remodel, be sure to choose replacement fixtures with like connections. In other words, if your sink faucets have three mounting holes — hot water handle, cold water handle and faucet — you should choose a faucet set with three parts that fit the existing trio of holes.
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If you want to replace a mirror that hangs on a flat wall, your options are endless, with any combination of number of mirrors, sizes, shapes or frames. If you are replacing a medicine cabinet mirror that fits into a wall cavity, be sure you are replacing it with the same size; otherwise, you will be entering remodeling territory.