Just about everyone has a bathroom that could use a makeover, right?
Here are some easy Bathroom Updates you can do to give your bathroom a new look.
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Mr. Juggling Act and I are about to embark on a new adventure by remodeling our half-bath. When we bought our home back in 2015, we had all kinds of plans for this house. Some of the projects we did, and others fell by the wayside as we became parents. Now that the kids are older, and bolstered by our recent living room makeover, we’re ready to tackle that half bath. I’ve been researching and pinning and found some great bathroom updates to inspire us to get going. Then, it will be on the kitchen… but I’m not brave enough for that yet!
I chose these projects in particular because, done one at a time, they can all be done in a weekend or less. Since Mr. Juggling Act has an 80-mile commute each day, and I have my hands full with work, the kids and volunteering, it doesn’t leave much time in the evenings for bathroom updates! I think you’ll enjoy this collection of easy bathroom renovation ideas, too.
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Easy Bathroom Updates
Swap Out the Fixtures
Changing the fixtures is a great way to refresh your bathroom. This faucet update from Simply Designing using a Vessel Bathroom Faucet makes a big statement. For an amazing new shower experience (yes, that’s a thing!) install a Rainfall Shower Head System; I think this set is just awesome!
Update the Lighting
New lighting can transform an average bathroom into something special. Check out this upcycled industrial lighting project from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body.
Refinish the Vanity
If your bath vanity is old and tired, then it’s a must on your list of bathroom updates. This tutorial from Bower Power illustrates how to refinish a bathroom vanity. While you’re at it, change out the handle pulls, too. Bar handle pulls are very trendy right now and give your bath vanity a clean look.
We haven’t decided if we’ll replace our vanity, or refinish it yet. I love how Dwelling in Happiness painted her vanity this lovely gray color. What a difference! Guess I’ll have to pick up some
painter’s tape and get started! We have left over Behr paint in “Metropolis” that might be nice.
Update the Shower and Tub
Remodeling your tub may seem overwhelming, but Remodelaholic shares how she used Rust-oleum Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit to update her tile shower and tub in a weekend! A curved shower rod is a fabulous way to make a small shower space feel larger. Add a pretty new shower curtain and hooks to complete your fresh look.
Revive the Countertop
In her master bathroom remodel, Petite Modern Life used Rust-Oleum Stone Creations Spray to spray paint the counter for a gorgeous new look. I would never have thought to do that, but it’s going on my list of projects to try.
Repaint the Walls
If you’ve got stains, grab a can of KILZ and get to work. Next, pick a color for the walls. For small rooms, always choose a light color to help it feel larger. We have left over paint from our living room remodel and I love the colors. I’ll be using Behr Premium Plus Ultra “Silver Bullet.” Using this paint often means you can skip a primer unless you are painting over a very dark color.
Add New Accents
With a few pops of color, you can make a big impact on your bathroom. I love these pretty blue accents with the gray towels and bath mats.