Quick and Easy Bath Updates

If you’re considering selling your home or just want to make an improvement with a good return on investment, there are several projects you can take-on. From improving the landscape and curb appeal, to updating the kitchen, these are great changes that will payoff at resale. Another room to update is the bathroom, an area that gets a lot of use and quite a bit of routine cleaning, but is usually boring. You can use quick and easy bath updates to makeover the space with very little time or money investment. All you need is a bit of inspiration, some creativity, and a little bit of elbow grease.

Quick and Easy Bath Updates

When you’re selling a home, you want to do what’s right and avoid any mistakes. One room that some home sellers almost completely ignore is the bathroom. It’s just a utilitarian space that doesn’t get a whole lot of attention, that is, until you begin to get buyer feedback. It’s understandable that you don’t want to put much money into a bath update, and, you can easily forgo a total demolition and remodel.

“The bathroom may not be the venue of choice for your next social gathering, but on any given day, it receives a number of visitors—and for that reason alone, it’s worth paying extra attention to the design and decor of your bathroom. Consider too that bathroom upgrades can have a great return on investment. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a lot of time, money, or effort to transform your bathroom for the better.” —Bob Vila

To get the best return on investment, there are many options to choose from that don’t require you to be a licensed contractor or a professional handyman. If you feel total underwhelmed by your bathroom, you’re certainly not alone. Don’t worry, you can transform your wash space into something fabulous with the following quick and easy bath updates:

  • Install a new vanity. If you’re starting to panic at the very idea of installing a new vanity, you shouldn’t begin to break a sweat. It’s actually a very easy do-it-yourself project and isn’t complicated as you might suppose. All you need is a few common tools and a little can-do spirit and before you know it, you’ll have a new vanity.
  • Replace the light fixture. This is one functional decor pieces that becomes a dust collector over the years. Well, it’s time to do something about it and make a change. With just a few simple tools and a little bit of time, you can replace the light fixture.
  • Change the exhaust fan. Here’s a functional item that doesn’t exactly scream excitement, but, it’s also prone to collect dust. It can fade and become discolored from all the moisture it pulls and the air it circulates and makes an ideal change.
  • Put in a new sink. If you like the vanity but don’t like the sink, you can just put in a new sink without much hassle. It’s not very difficult and can greatly complement the vanity and entire room for very little effort.
  • Install a shower door. One particular part of your bath that’s hard to keep clean is the shower door. Over time, it can really show its age and when that happens, it’s perfectly fine to swap it out for a new shower door.

Other quick and easy bath updates are to install a vintage towel rack, change the sink hardware, put in a new medicine cabinet, and replace the mirror(s). You can also opt to replace the floor rug and towels for a nice change. A woven basket or an old nightstand can make great storage spaces with plenty of style. With these simple changes, you can transform your boring bathroom into a welcoming space.