While you may not give your bathroom much attention, it is used every day. There are minor upgrades you can make to this room that have a big impact. Check out these 5 DIY projects to improve your bathroom.
Improve Your Bathroom With Low-Flow Fixtures
Old toilets, showerheads, and faucets use a lot of water. Cut down on needless water usage by installing new fixtures. Look for showerheads and faucets that are aerated, meaning air is pushed through the water stream. This technology keeps the water pressure strong while using fewer gallons of water per minute. A newer toilet can use 5 gallons less per flush than an older one.
Caulking around the tub, shower, and sink prevents water from seeping into the walls. It is inevitable that the existing caulking will corrode and need to be re-done at some point. Remove the old caulk with a putty knife and use a caulk gun to apply new caulk on the seams of the tub, shower, and sink.
Improve Your Bathroom With New Lighting
Since many people get ready for the day in the bathroom, it needs to be well-lit. Track lighting or pendulum lights that hang down bring more light into the room. Pick out some new light fixtures for your bathrooms that will brighten up the space. You can install them yourself if you are experienced in electrical work, or hire an electrician to do it.
Replace the Vanity
The vanity is a central part of the bathroom. Replacing it with an upgraded version is impactful. Find one with an upscale countertop, sink, and cabinet. You may choose one with more counter space or even two sinks instead of one. This will take some more plumbing configuration, but it is a simple job for a plumber.
Add a Frame to the Mirror
One of the simplest DIY bathroom upgrades is adding a frame to the existing mirror. A frame around the mirror adds elegance and class. Alternatively, you can buy a new mirror that already has a frame and mount it.
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