You might not think of the bathroom when tackling projects around the house, but it’s easy to make this room more attractive and functional. Even if you don’t have a lot of free time, here are a few bathroom remodeling ideas you can complete quickly to give your space an update.

Lighting Upgrade

Lighting affects mood and it can make a smaller room feel larger. Installing a new bathroom light fixture is a quick and easy project. You’ll just need to turn off the breaker to the area before beginning the task. Shop for a new fixture online or at a hardware store, or check local thrift shops for second-hand lighting. This is a great way to find new fixtures if you’re on a budget.

If you simply want to update your current fixture, it’s easy to do so with spray paint. Remove the lighting and wash the glass globes. While they are drying, use a can of spray-on primer to prepare the fixture for paint. You’ll find specialty spray paints in finishes like rubbed bronze, brushed steel, and satin nickel. These textured finishes add interest to your bathroom lighting fixtures.

Install New Cabinet Hardware

Because the bathroom is a smaller room, you will probably only have a few cabinet handles and drawer pulls. You might pay a bit more for unique handles and knobs, but it won’t be as costly as purchasing new hardware for the entire kitchen.

Update your bathroom handles with bold, modern hardware or vintage, classic pieces, depending on the style of the room. Measure from center to center of the old hardware to make sure that you purchase the right size. Installation is simple with a screwdriver and a few minutes of free time.

Add a New Showerhead When Remodeling Your Bathroom

Treat yourself every time you shower by installing a new rainfall showerhead. You’ll save gallons per minute by choosing a water-saving version. There are a number of WaterSense showerhead models available in different finishes.

Decide if you want your new showerhead to be handheld, wall-mounted, or choose a dual model. You can also find showerheads with water filtration built-in. These fixtures remove sediment and contaminants from the water you use to bathe and shower.

Bathroom Remodeling: Add a Coat of Paint

Paint is an inexpensive way to make a big impact. Choose a bold new color for your bathroom. Talk to the paint specialist at your local hardware store. He or she will be able to recommend the best type of paint for the project. Purchase quality paint, brushes, and rollers for the best results. Use painter’s tape to mask fixtures, the baseboard trim, and the ceiling while you’re painting.

Easy home improvement tasks that you complete yourself will add value to your home. Bathroom projects can be both affordable and impactful upgrades to your home.

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