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Perhaps you’ve been considering a bathroom remodel, either because you want to sell your home or because you know that it would make you like your home more.
If a major bathroom remodels from a contractor isn’t in the cards, you aren’t out of luck! Real estate agents will tell you that even some small updates to your bathroom can make it look great, and there are projects that can be done on a weekend that over time add up to a totally new look for your bathroom.
New Matching Hardware
Sometimes, a bathroom’s cabinet pulls and other hardware gets updated at different times, resulting in a bit of a mishmash of styles.
By choosing to update all the cabinet pulls and handles, you can bring harmony to the look of your bathroom and move into the modern looks that are going to stand out as updated to a potential buyer.
Coordinate the Faucet, Showerhead, and Towel Rack Style
Another source of harmony or uneven style can be a faucet that doesn’t match the showerhead, and a set of towel racks that stand out as very different in their look compared to the faucet and showerhead.
If you can, find a modern set that makes the faucet and showerhead look similar and coordinated, and pick towel racks that really align with that same look. You’d be surprised how much newer the whole room looks as a result.
Consider Redoing Bathroom Floors
Bathroom flooring gets exposed to a lot of moisture, so linoleum and vinyl flooring can eventually look worn or simply dated compared to more modern prints and designs.
If you have time to redo the bathroom floors, think through what would be the best step up for your bathroom: can you redo the grout on a tile floor, replace vinyl with something newer, or perhaps pull up laminate and add a whole tile floor yourself? Pick based on how much time and money you’re willing to invest, but also make sure it fits with the general look of bathrooms in the past few years to create an up-to-date look.
Shelves or Cabinets That Match Can Add Appeal
If you don’t have a lot of storage space yet in the bathroom, consider what would help, be it open shelving or cabinets that fit the style of the bathroom.
Either way, more storage tends to be a good thing unless it impedes movement in the room, of course, you don’t want people bumping into extra shelving because the space is so tight.
Still, you can get creative, whether that be a little suspended wall shelf behind the toilet or adding some roll-out drawers to deep cabinets so that they can be fully used.
No matter whether you do one update or see value in all of them, these DIY projects typically can be done in one weekend, depending on how complex you make the project.
This can make fully redoing a bathroom by yourself easier than you might think, and as a result, your home looks just that much better to a potential buyer.