While you might not think of a bathroom as a glamorous part of your home, everyone uses it frequently for a variety of purposes. Guests, too, use this space more than other rooms in the house, so you will want it to look clean and comfortable. Moreover, if you decide to sell your home, buyers pay close attention to the kitchen and bathroom, so an attractive bathroom can help to seal the deal. Here are five tips for remodeling your bathroom to make it look terrific.

Tub, Sink, and Toilet Makeover

The three most usable features in the bathroom are the shower or tub, the sink, and the toilet. All can be replaced to update and improve your bathroom facilities. If cost is a factor, you don’t have to buy everything new. Another option is a bathtub remodel, which you can do yourself or by hiring a company like The Bath Company, that can have your tub refinished instead of replaced to save money. The glazed tub finish will look like new and can be coordinated in color with your shower, sink, and toilet.

Lights and Windows

Bathroom lighting is easy to enhance. You can add a recessed overhead light or a vanity mirror with surround lighting or accent lights. Wall sconces are another way to brighten the room. Windows may benefit from new curtains or blinds. You can also install a faux window with its own lighting feature.

Walls and Floor

A coat of paint on the walls can make an amazing difference. New flooring will freshen the room’s overall effect. Shop for moisture-proof material instead of carpet, as it is easier to maintain. Paint the doors and also polish or replace the door knobs for an impressive touch.

Storage and Shelves

Clear storage areas in the bathroom by replacing unneeded items with fresh flowers or clean towels. If storage is minimal, try adding compact shelving on the wall behind the toilet or as a build-in to the linen closet. Replacing the vanity with open shelf space below the sink will provide an extra shelf or two for decorating or filling with supplies.

Fixtures and Decor

When the hard work is done, hang a pretty shower curtain and fresh new towels. You might want to get a matching soap dish or toilet paper dispenser. A bath mat and coordinating accent rugs will bestow a finishing touch.

Each of these tasks may seem simple. But overhauling all of them can create a brand-new stunning bathroom with visual appeal and a warm welcome for residents and guests alike.

By Anita Ginsburg

Anita is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. She studied at Colorado State University, and now writes articles about health, business, family and finance. A mother of two, she enjoys traveling with her family whenever she isn't writing.

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