Creative, Affordable Ways to Update Your Bathroom.

It’s amazing what a few simple updates can do to transform the look and feel of your bathroom.  Whether you’re considering selling your home or simply tired of looking at the same old space, here are a few easy changes that can take your bathroom to the next level:  without busting your budget.


It may sound overly simplistic, but a fresh, crisp coat of paint can do wonders to change the mood of your “powder room.” But don’t just stop at the walls. Has that vanity seen better days? A good sanding, some primer, paint, and a little elbow grease can make it shine once again. Have a free-standing tub?  It doesn’t all have to be solid white, you know!

Update the fixtures

Classic or contemporary, traditional or sleek and modern, bathroom fixtures come in an almost infinite number of styles to match your mood and design style. Consider installing a low-flow shower head and faucet not just to conserve water, but to save a few dollars on your home energy bill, too.

Brighten up the grout

Nothing can make a bathroom floor or tile surround look old and dingy like dirty grout. If a good scrubbing doesn’t do the trick, you might want to have your tile re-grouted.  While this could require a modest investment, it’s a lot more affordable than replacing the tile.

Rethink storage

There’s more to storage than your trusty under-sink cabinet or over-the-toilet shelf. How about bolting a small, cleaned and perhaps even painted wooden ladder to the wall for a rustic towel rack. If your bathroom cabinet has open shelving, forgo the standard wicker baskets and use small galvanized pails to store wash cloths, extra toiletries, toilet paper and other essentials.

Get decorative

Finish off your project by mixing in decorative accents like wall art, candles, or vintage jars you can use to store cotton balls, Q-tips, and hair elastics. Or, make a bold statement with a one-of-a-kind DIY shower curtain.

Just keep in mind that if you are making these updates to prepare your home for sale, it’s best to keep things simple and clean. While you might love fire engine red walls surrounding your commode, your potential buyers probably won’t. Soft, soothing hues help potential buyers picture their belongings in your home.

For ore ambitious bathroom upgrades that require plumbing, including a walk-in tub or comfort height toilet, contact Arnold Plumbing for all the professional help you need.  It will be our pleasure to help bring your vision to life.