Whether you prefer a hot shower or a nice warm bubble bath, the master bathroom provides a place for calming and relaxation. It’s hard, though, to forget about stressors when clutter is staring at you, disrupting your moment of solace. If you have a small master bathroom with not enough storage or one that’s outdated and no longer the luxurious bathroom of your dreams, this third edition of our Head-to-Toe Home Reno series will give you a few ideas to perk it up.
Sink Skirt: Bathroom vanities contain a lot of useful storage space, but if you have a pedestal sink, you could be missing out. A great way to reclaim that storage space is to add a sink skirt, allowing you to capitalize on unused storage areas. Once the skirt is attached, you now have a hidden area for containers with hair accessories, medical supplies, cleaning supplies or extra personal care items. You can buy sink skirts in various colors and patterns on Amazon, or you can make one yourself with these directions.
Over the Toilet Rack or Wall Rack: Floor space can be limited in a small bathroom, so it might be better to try and take advantage of wall space for storage. Over the toilet storage racks and wall cabinets can be cheap investments that really help organize your bathroom. They utilize otherwise wasted space and the racks come in various sizes and styles to fit your preference and needs. You can buy over the toilet racks and wall cabinets almost anywhere, including Target, Home Depot and Amazon.
Wood Tiles: Ditch the old, outdated linoleum and opt for a more modern flooring in your bathroom, like wood tiles! They bring the classy feel of hardwood floors with the ease of care and bathroom appropriateness of tile. Wood tiles come in a variety of colors, sizes, shapes and grain patterns to match any style and can be found at almost every home improvement or flooring store. Check out Lowes, Home Depot and Wayfair to get an idea of the endless possibilities.
Frame Your Mirror: A great way to add some class and style to your bathroom is to add a frame around the mirror, giving it a little something extra. You can choose a classic wooden frame or go with something a little bolder, like a mosaic tile frame. The possibilities are yours to choose from. Start with a Pinterest search to gather different ideas and see which style would go best with your bathroom.
Dimmer Switch: It’s too bright with the lights on, but it’s too dark with the lights off. By installing a dimmer switch in your bathroom, you can create the perfect lighting for any mood. You’ll be able to relax in the evening without being afraid of tripping over the rug because you can’t see. Dimmer switches can be bought at Home Depot or almost any other local hardware store. If you’re not handy with electrical wiring, we suggest hiring an electrician to install it for you, but if you are a self-proclaimed handyman or handywoman, here are some instructions on how to install a dimmer switch yourself.
Come back next week and we’ll explore renovation and storage ideas for your kids’ bedrooms. See you then!