The bathroom’s layout, features, and design affect its functionality. Bathrooms should be well-lit, easy to clean, and user-friendly. If your bathroom could use some improvement, a bathroom remodel will bring up your total home value. Here are some ways that you can upgrade the bathroom on your own.

 New Paint for Your Bathroom Remodel

Painting the bathroom can make a big difference. Because bathrooms are some of the smallest rooms in the house, you won’t need a lot of paint. The majority of the work will come from taping around features like the tub, shower, sink, cabinets, shelves, and toilet. Once you have covered the fixtures, trim, and floor, the painting will be easy.

Create More Space by Adding Cabinets

Cabinets offer storage for towels or other bathroom products like soap, small appliances, and beauty products. Install wall cabinets. If you have a pedestal sink, replace it with a vanity that has built-in cabinets and drawers for additional storage

Update the Bathroom Floor for Your Bathroom Remodel

Another bathroom upgrade to tackle is replacing the floor. A bathroom should always have waterproof flooring materials, like tile or vinyl. Many bathrooms have laminate floors, but this type of material is not waterproof. Replace it to protect the subfloor.

Add New Bathroom Hardware

Changing out hardware in your bathroom is one of the quickest and least expensive bathroom remodel ideas. While the hardware on the cabinets and drawers seems insignificant, it actually has a big impact on the room.


The caulk that seals the edges of the tub, shower, and sink gets dirty and deteriorates over time. While this isn’t a creative project, it makes the bathroom look cleaner and protects the walls and floors from water damage. Peel away old caulk and use a caulk gun to apply a new strip. Then smooth it out with your finger.

A bathroom remodel can seem difficult to take on by yourself, but it is more doable if you focus on one task at a time. Decide what part of the bathroom most needs to be updated and start there first.

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