4 Easy & Effective Ways to Quickly Improve Your Bathroom
Resurrecting a functionally or aesthetically obsolete bathroom needn’t require a complete overhaul. What follows is a short summation of some creative but relatively easy-to-do projects to instantly refresh the look and functionality of your bathroom.
Install a new Medicine Cabinet with Special Accents
The medicine cabinet is a central component in any bathroom. Without it, the sink and its counter space invariably become cluttered with tooth brushes, grooming aids and all manner of hygienic and cosmetic items. Rather than settle for the ordinary, why not remove the existing medicine cabinet and replace it with something special? New medicine cabinets are relatively inexpensive and can be easily hung on drywall or tile using wall anchors. Smart looking cabinets can be paired with wall-mounted swing arm mirrors or equally smart looking accent lighting fixtures that create a completely new look in your bathroom.
Vent That Shower Steam
Shower steam creates a stuffy environment in the bathroom and will eventually take its toll in the form of mold and drywall disintegration. Installing or replacing an obsolete bathroom vent fan will prevent moisture and condensation from doing structural harm to your bathroom. One extra benefit is that you can enjoy looking in a mirror that is fog-free. Some folks simply vent their shower steam directly into the attic. This is a mistake. The proper way to install a vent fan includes running an exhaust duct via the attic and through an attic sidewall or the roof in the same manner as one would vent the exhaust of a clothes dryer. In any case, always exhaust shower steam outdoors.
Put That Sink on a Pedestal
A light and elegant pedestal sink can be used to replace that bulky counter top sink thereby creating a smart look that saves a ton of space. This secret works wonders for small bathrooms where every square inch is precious real estate. Installing a new porcelain pedestal sink is a job for a professional plumber who will have the experience and the tools needed to work inside the tiny cavity within the sink’s pedestal. An Orangeville plumbing expert from Plumb Perfect Ltd advises remodelers to contact a professional plumber if they want to install a new porcelain pedestal sink, as working on the tiny pedestal cavity requires special training and tools to accomplish.
Spare the Rod (and the Curtain)
Bathtub enclosures with sliding doors help keep bathroom floors dry because all of the water remains inside the tub when you take a shower. The very best shower curtain designs are all less than 100% effective at keeping water off the floor. This is typically why many people keep so many rugs in their bathrooms. Modern shower enclosures come with doors, but basic bathtub enclosures do not. The idea is that one is expected to go back to using a shower rod and curtain. To avoid this, look for a more advanced design which allows for the inclusion of sliding doors. Installing shower enclosure doors on a new bathtub enclosure requires running aluminum rails along the outer wall of the tub as well as the ceiling. These rails will accommodate the sliding doors that will replace the shower rod and curtain.
Anyone feeling thoroughly underwhelmed by their bathroom will benefit from these project ideas and simple how-tos that will transform the most wearisome space in the house to one which conveys a sense of style and character to every guest and visitor.