DIY Improvement Ideas For Your Old Bathroom

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DIY Improvement Ideas

Are you the type of person that loves doing everything yourself? There’s nothing wrong with being crafty. Actually, it can help you to develop your manual skills. As well, you can give a free ride to your creativity. And if you’re in lockdown because of COVID-19, then you can use it as occupational therapy.

One of all the things that you can do is a bathroom renovation. Nowadays, there are plenty of video tutorials. You can find there how to put tiles correctly, the steps to replace a toilet with a new one, etc.

But here, you will find some awesome ideas about colour, style, and making your old accessories looking like new ones. So, don’t hesitate on taking notes.

  • Preparation is the key

First of all, you will need to prepare for the bathroom renovation. But don’t worry, it is not like something scary. You just need to first make a mood board of styles or items that you are into. Some of the most trending styles for bathroom are:

•          Rustic

•          Eclectic

•          Modern

•          Contemporary

•          Beach style

You can do a little research and check which will go more with you. And also, with the style of your house. After this, you need to decide so you can go ahead and purchase all the supplies that you will need. In case that you don’t know exactly what to change in your bathroom, takes notes from Google.

  • Tiles

Actually, doing this is not as hard as you may think. As said before, you can check YouTube videos. Or people at Home Depot can advise you on how to do it. Remember that doing things carefully and with confidence is a must.

We know that there are tons of tiles’ styles. So maybe choosing one could give you a hard time. To make it easier for you, here is a list of the trends in tiles for bathrooms.

•          Wood-look tiles: This one is the latest fashion trend. If you love wood, then this is the best solution. This type of tile comes in different colours, so you can choose between a dark or light colour range.

•          Black and white stencilled tiles: These are perfect if you’re looking for a vintage look. They are truly eye-catching and will do it perfectly with some colour furniture.

•          Large format tiles: With this type, your bathroom will look bigger than it is. They look nice in neutral colours.

•          Mosaic: If you’re into playing with geometrical shapes, then this one is the best for you.

  • Lights

Changing lights is not hard. Remember to always use the right equipment and to be careful. If you feel afraid of electricity, then you can just use some special gloves. And you will be ready to put on some new lights.

The type of lights that you will choose definitely depends on your taste. Nowadays, they’re selling some amazing light bulbs. They are really big, and the filament comes in pretty shapes. Some of these are usually used for giving an industrial style. But even if you are not into that style, you can give them a try. 

  • Mirrors

When talking about mirrors in the bathroom, there are many ideas that you can try. For instance, you can tile your mirror. For this, you will only need some adhesive tile sheets. Choose one that you like and with this, you can frame your old mirror and make it look like a new one.

Another idea, do you know about an LED light mirror? You can try this one. This is really easy. You just need some LED light strips, special glue, and patience. You can also try using diffusers that will make the light softer. But your mirror will come to life with this.

  • Furniture

The easiest way to make your old furniture look new is by painting it. You can try it with your favourite colour. Or another one you think will go with your bathroom. But before going for these two options, you should consider the new trends in furniture painting:

•          Flat Matte Finishes: This looks amazing in colour black. Maybe you haven’t thought about this colour in your bathroom. But who knows, it’s a classic that can go with everything.

•          Golden: We don’t know why this is a trend, but we love it. And if you give it a chance, you will love it too for sure. You don’t need to paint the whole cabinet golden. You can just paint some details and will look incredible.

•          Bright Colours: Such as canary, turquoise, or hot pink. You can also try to choose a bright tone of your favourite colour and it will work.

  • Wallpaper

Maybe when you think about wallpaper,the first thing that comes to your mind is your grandma’s house. But no! Wallpaper is doing a huge come back. Actually, it is a trend now. So, if you want to change the bathroom, but are not into painting the walls, or putting tiles on it, then try this.

Also, remember that they’re a lot of wallpapers designs. They came with flowers, mandalas, geometric shapes, animals, etc. So actually, you will be able to choose one that you like. Or that reflects the things that you love.

  • Hardware

Maybe you’re not into a task that will take you a lot of effort. Changing the hardware will do. Remember that this option is also budget-friendly. If you are into contrasts, then you should try picking golden hardware. And as now you know, this is in trend.

Your bathroom can be the envy of your friends just by changing this. There are a lot of styles for bathroom hardware, like old fashion, modern, etc.

  • Storage

This can be a really fun project to accomplish. Instead of purchasing something to store your towels and other stuff, you can do this yourself. That way you can assure that the style of it is one that you like. You can try rescuing stuff that you no longer use like timber crates or a small wood leather.

The complexity of this project will depend on the time that you have to do it. If you’re not in a hurry, then you can take your time to do something complex. But if you just want it right away, then make sure to choose something simple.

  • Upcycling furniture

This will always be a good idea. You can find an old vanity or cabinet that you like and restore it. This will be an amazing project. If they’re made from wood, then it will be great. You just need to sand them.

And also give it some treatment with sealer. After that, you should use varnish. If you want to give it some colour, then you can use a special dye for wood.

  • Dual flush

If you want to go green, then this will be a good option for your bathroom. A dual-flush will save tons of water while keeping your toilet clean. It’s not that expensive and the benefits are a lot. Also,it’s not that hard to install so you don’t need a professional to do it.

As it is, you just need the right tools and an hour of your life or so, and it will be ready. You will be having a modern flushing device.

  • Shelves

We all know that shelves are needed in bathrooms. You can put towels, decoration accessories, photographs, or plants in it. They are really easy to do, you just need shelf boards. That you can do it yourself or purchase them. Installing them are simple.

If you want to live like a beach bathroom vibe, then do this. Purchase a big wooden rope, then make some holes in the shelf boards. Make sure that they are in the same spot on every one of them. After that, pass it through all the holes and do some knots on the top of the first shelf and at the bottom of the last one.

And just fix it to the wall and you will have your beach vibe shelf. Make sure to put some items like shells, some jars with sand, and some photos of the sea.

  • Rugs

Using rugs are in trend. You can give the impression of having a bigger space when using them correctly. And for your entertainment, you don’t need to purchase it. Go ahead and feel like the master of crafts by doing it for you.

If you want something like rugs where you can dry your feet after having a shower, then we’ve a good news for you. There’re some cool ideas for rugs made by towels. So, they will really nice and will be functional.

Last thoughts

Whenever you’re doing an improvement, being involved will be the best. And what a better way to be involved than to do it yourself. Sometimes people don’t dare to do things themselves, because they don’t feel confident. But remember practice makes perfect, so don’t be scared.

Now that you have plenty of ideas on how to improve your bathroom yourself. Choose the ones that you like the most and do them. Remember that you don’t have to go out to get your supplies. They’re a lot of stores that are selling online.

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