Since the bathroom is used regularly, you want it to look its best. Minor renovations are generally affordable because the space is smaller. There are simple DIY bathroom upgrades that make an impact but don’t require a lot of money and time. Here are 5 projects you can take on to boost your bathroom’s decor and functionality.

New Mirror

A mirror that is small, warped, or faded isn’t easy to use. Install a large new mirror in the bathroom over the vanity. If you need more storage, look for a mirror that doubles as a medicine cabinet. This is one of the easiest DIY bathroom upgrades because it only requires purchasing the mirror and securing it to the wall. Use a level to make sure it is straight.

DIY Bathroom Upgrades with Paint

Even though bathrooms are smaller than other rooms, they can take longer to paint. There are more fixtures and features to tape around when prepping the area, like the shower, tub, toilet, and vanity. Carefully mask around these with painter’s tape so that your painting will go more quickly and smoothly. Many homeowners prefer light neutral colors for the bathroom, but you could also go for a darker, bold color to make a statement.

Low-Flow Faucets

The average American family uses at least 300 gallons of water in the home every day. While there are all sorts of ways that you can cut back on water usage, the easiest one is installing low-flow faucets and showerheads. Find WaterSense fixtures that are aerated to use less water and maintain good water pressure, and you’ll use less water without taking shorter showers.

Add Floating Shelves

Floating shelves work great in the bathroom for storing folded-up towels or holding decorative items like plants and candles. They are easy to install with a drill and level. Find a blank space on the wall and add a shelf or two.

Replace the Knobs on Cabinets for DIY Bathroom Upgrades

You have at least one cabinet door on your vanity, and there are likely others in your bathroom as well. Dated cabinet knobs make the whole bathroom feel old and tired. Pick out some new ones with a modern flair. Simply unscrew the old ones and replace them for a quick and impactful update.

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