Home updates are great, but redoing an entire room can get expensive. Bathrooms are often some of the smallest rooms in a house, and upgrading these spaces is the quickest way to make a big change without spending too much. With a couple of additions and some paint, your restroom can look brand new in a day. Follow along as we look at three easy tips to breathe new life into your bathroom.
Paint the Vanity
Sometimes, a vanity starts to look like a boring chunk of wood taking up space in the bathroom, especially if it’s outdated. The least expensive solution to revitalize this feature is to paint the vanity a brand-new color. With a little bit of prep work, painting the vanity is quick and easy. Here’s a list of supplies you need for painting:
- 2-inch paintbrush
- 1-inch paintbrush for smaller spaces
- Paint of your choice
- Painter’s tape
Before beginning, wash the vanity and let it dry. Then, follow these steps for a like-new vanity.
Tape off the Counter
The plan is to paint the vanity, not the counter. Using painter’s tape, cover any edges that don’t need paint. This way, you won’t worry about getting paint where it doesn’t belong. Remember to protect both the walls and the counter around the vanity.
Prime and Paint
After taping, you can paint on two coats of primer. Primer provides a great base for the color to adhere and covers up any grease spots on the wood. Allow the primer to dry completely between coats for best results.
Paint the Vanity
Now you can finally paint the vanity—there’s nothing better than watching a new coat of paint spread across an outdated structure. Paint just as you did with the primer, applying at least two coats to achieve the look you desire.
After those steps, allow everything to dry, then gently remove the painter’s tape.
Replace Towels and Rugs
Replacing the towels and rugs in a bathroom is a surprising way to give the space a new look. If all your towels are white or a neutral shade, consider replacing them with towels that provide a bold pop of color. With the right cleaning and care, towels won’t fade or wear out for many years, allowing you to maintain the new look of your restroom. You can match the rug to the towels or coordinate them in similar shades to bring the whole room together.
Switch Out the Light Fixtures
Outdated light fixtures age a room quickly. Check out your local home improvement stores for something modern that suits your bathroom. If you follow the directions that come with the lights, it’s easy to DIY the installation. However, if you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself, an electrician can easily put in the new fixtures for you. When choosing lights, pay attention to the existing fixtures and take accurate measurements so you know what size to get for your new lights.
Follow these tips to breathe new life into your bathroom and enjoy getting ready every day.