Being stuck indoors is no excuse not to tackle a few home projects. The time indoors can be the perfect excuse to fix up and upgrade your bathroom. And, you don’t have to be a professional handyman for some projects. We’ve put together a list of 5 simple bathroom projects that you can tackle today.
Upgrade Your Shower Fixtures
For many of us, we’re still working with the shower fixtures in our bathroom that came with the home. Whether you rent or own, upgrading and replacing the shower fixtures is a cheap and simple task that will have a big impact on the look and feel of your shower.
While you’re at it, you also might want to update some of the hardware like your shower valve. Your valves help control key things like water pressure and temperature, which makes for a more enjoyable shower experience.
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In addition, with the right valve set up, you can save water and better dial in your pressure. If you’re in a high-cost water area, this can be key. It is also helpful if you’re in an area that has relatively low water pressure.
Add a Tile Backsplash
A tile backsplash is a bit more common in a kitchen, but there is no reason not to apply it to your bathroom as well. For relatively little work, you can add a touch of elegance to your vanity area.
You can opt for a more classic white subway tile, or explore some of the different colored mosaic tile options.
Big box stores sell pre-built backsplash tiling in a multitude of colors. Once purchased, you’ll just need to attach it to the wall and add the grout.
This is a project that can typically be done in a few hours!
Repaint the Bathroom Walls
When it comes to maximizing your return on investment, it’s hard to find a better return than painting. Incredibly simple to do in a small room (like a bathroom), this cheap project can completely refresh and revitalize your bathroom.
If you’re a little scared of taking on DIY projects, painting is probably the best place to start. It doesn’t require a high degree of expertise. You can take your time, and if you make any mistakes, they are easily rectified.
For choosing the paint color, pick something that compliments your other bathroom pieces such as the vanity and shower. Or, to up your bathroom design, you could opt for an accent wall, where you paint just one wall a new color.
Reseal the Caulking
Over time, the caulking around your shower base, shower walls, and sink fixtures wear away. While this project doesn’t help much with the look and feel of your bathroom, it definitely helps prevent future problems from water leaking.
Shower caulk is sold in a cheap tube, and you just need a caulk gun to apply. Both products are easy to get and easy to use.
As you’re applying the caulk, run your finger along it to smooth it out and rub it in. The caulk dries quickly and will help keep water from getting underneath your appliances.
Upgrade the Bathroom Fan
This is yet another upgrade that won’t show itself right upon walking in but can have a big impact on your bathroom.
Bathroom fans serve several purposes. For starters, they help to get rid of bad smells that tend to appear in a bathroom. But, they also get rid of moisture that comes from the shower, keeping your bathroom mold-free and helping to remove the excess moisture in the air.
A good bathroom fan will quickly and efficiently move that moisture out of your bathroom. And, it will do it quietly.
However, an older fan can be noisy and inefficient, making it so that you’ll have to run it for a longer period of time.
Newer models are much quieter and efficient!
You don’t need to invest a lot of time and money into upgrading your bathroom. These 5 projects will help both the look of your bathroom, but also how it performs now and in the future. You don’t have to be an experienced DIY or plumber to tackle these projects either.