Bathrooms can look fabulous. They can also look awful. No room in the house has the ability to vary so much in its appeal and appearance. A blocked toilet is the worst thing in the world. A candlelit bathtub is the best. There seem to be no in-betweens. Sometimes your bathroom needs a bit of sprucing to get it up to scratch visually. You don’t always need full-scale renovations in a dreary bathroom, just a few quick changes to make it look great.
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So what can you do to boost its appearance fast?
Put Up A New Mirror
Bathrooms need mirrors. You want to check yourself out when you apply makeup or brush your hair in the morning.
Lackluster mirrors, however, are a blight on the nation’s bathrooms. They make the room feel more like a public changing room than a quiet oasis.
Adding a new mirror is a five-minute task. Just click order from your favorite homeware site and then bash a nail into your wall – job done!
Pile Towels Under Your Vanity
Bathrooms should feel abundant when you walk into them. You shouldn’t be conserving the last few scraps of toilet roll or trying to make use of the last bit of soap. There should be plenty of resources to hand to allow you to wash without worry.
Having lots of fresh, warm American made towels ready to go in your bathroom is, therefore, critical. You want to feel like you could dry yourself at least five times over and for it to feel warm and soft every time. The last thing you want is to have to pull a tiny flannel off the radiator and somehow attempt to use that as a drying implement.
Remember, towels look stylish by themselves. If you have a vanity with a storage rack beneath, use that as a place to keep your carefully-folded drying items.
Swap Out Cracked Or Broken Tiles
The great thing about tiles is that they don’t degrade when exposed to moisture. A tiled bathroom can look pretty much the same twenty years after it was decorated – a significant change from most of the rooms in your abode.
You can, however, wind up with cracked or broken tiles from time to time. And these can spoil the ambiance of the room. What’s more, when you have gaps in tiling, it provides an opportunity for mold to establish itself.
Here’s an idea: replace cracked or broken tiles with new ones. If the mortar is a slightly different color, just clean the old with diluted bleach wash and a scrubbing brush.
Refinish Your Wood
Unlike tiles, wood tends to degrade over time slowly. By the time five years go by, it starts to look a little worse for wear.
Use stripper to remove the old wood stain and then sand it down. This will remove any decay or infiltration. After that, add the new finish, and it should hopefully look like new again. If the damage is extensive, you’ll want to paint it a darker shade first.
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