Have you been enjoying the diy projects from our first article, “Affordable Ways to Revamp Your Bathroom – Part I?” If so, there are even more ideas that will help transform your bathroom. By making simple changes to your most private retreat, you have the ability to create a camera-ready suite. Let’s check out five more affordable tips to revitalize your bathroom.
Bath Problem #6: My tub looks yuck
Solution: Reglaze it!
Bathtubs can be a very costly investment. Therefore, it is very important to make the most of your current tub to prevent replacements. Reglazing your bathtub can be the difference between a couple hundred dollars, and thousands. A bit higher on the difficulty scale, the end result is well worth the hard work.
- How to Reglaze a Tub (Do It Yourself)
- How to Reglaze a Clawfoot Tub (DIY Network)
Bath Problem #7: My toilet takes too long to flush
Solution: Replace old toilets with low-consumption toilets
Did you know that over the course of your life, you will likely flush a toilet 140,000 times? Household toilets account for almost 30% of all indoor water consumption. It is so important to have an up-to-date toilet as it can not only save on water, but money. Take a step in the right direction by replacing old toilets with low-consumption alternatives. 1.6 gpf (gallons per flush) is the national standard (as per the 1992 Energy Policy Act), but feel free to be a little more green.
- How to Replace a Toilet (Lowes)
- How to Install a Toilet (This Old House)
- Replacing a Toilet (How Stuff Works)
Bath Problem #8: I just replaced my sink/vanity, but it still looks off…
Solution: Replace your sink faucet
In addition to toilets, a bathroom faucet accounts for more than 15% of your home’s indoor water consumption. If you have already begun changing your vanity then you will need to do the same for your sink faucet. A new bathroom faucet will make your sink sparkle. Choose a style (and finish) that best coordinates with your suite to help maximize its style. Note: Make sure your sink has the proper amount of holes to accommodate your faucet. For example, if your sink was drilled for one hole, a three hold faucet will not work.
- Home to Replace a Bathroom Faucet (DIY Network)
- How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet (This Old House)
- How to Replace a Leaky Bathroom Faucet (HGTV)
Bath Problem #9: My shower head has no pressure!
Solution: Purchase a compact shower head
Nothing is more horrific than turning into a prune while washing your hair! Though you can’t change your water pressure, you can still enjoy a nice shower experience. Replace your existing head with one that can make the most out of your current water pressure. Speakmann shower heads are notorious for their compact style, and great feel. Regardless of your decision, shower heads with closer spray head nozzle will emulate a more powerful feel. Steer clear of rain heads and other shower heads that are wide in diameter. Sure they sound nice, but many are often gravity based which equates to more time in the shower.
- How to Replace a Shower Head (Do It Yourself)
- Replacing a Shower Head (Realtor.com)
- How to Change a Shower Head (DIY Network)
Bath Problem #10: I’m so tired of my bland light!
Solution: Add some style with a new lighting fixture
New lighting can be the visual stimulation that your bathroom needs. Everything from a mini chandelier to new lighting over the vanity will make your entire bathroom efforts glow. Before you run off to discover new styles in bathroom lighting, decide on the following:
Will you have enough space for a ceiling fan?
Is the lighting functional (task vs. ambient lighting)?
- How to Replace a Bathroom Light Fixture (DIY Network)
- How to Install Bathroom Vanity Lighting (Do It Yourself)
- How to Replace a Light Fixture (Lowes)
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