Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO

Gorgeous bathroom remodel by JP&CO

Gorgeous bathroom remodel by JP&CO

Giving your bathroom its much-needed makeover doesn’t have to be expensive or even difficult. You just have to find the right ideas and materials to get started. One good idea is to do a few DIY projects for your bathroom. Not only can they help save you money, but they can also repurpose your old and unused items at home.

But, if you’re still unsure about the project, here are 5 DIY bathroom ideas that can give your bathroom new life.

1. Add a splash of color

If you’ve been keeping the same set of accessories in your bathroom, it’s probably high time you consider revamping them. But, instead of throwing them away or pushing them deep into your attic, you can grab a can of spray paint and add a fresh color to them. A new shower curtain or rug is another great way to add a pop of color to a dull room.

2. Switch to a walk-in shower

Walk-in shower by JP&CO

Walk-in shower by JP&CO

Big tubs don’t only take a lot of space in your bathroom, but they can also be unsightly. For a more practical choice, consider replacing it with a walk-in shower.

There are a lot of electric showers for sale over the internet or in your local shop. You should be able to easily find one that suits your bathroom perfectly. The best electric shower should be able to reduce your utility bills without sacrificing your comfort.  One good option is to get yourself an 8.5 kW electric shower.

3. Create personalized bins

When you have a large family, keeping things tidy in your bathroom can be a tough job. Without proper storage, it’s relatively easy to send robes and toiletries all over the place. To solve this issue, you can stock up on baskets and print labels for them. You can go for wooden baskets for added personality or you can get white wire baskets for simplicity. Make sure the labels or prints are clear so your kids can easily distinguish them.

4. Install floating shelves

Having cabinets in your bathroom is nice, but installing floating shelves is even better. If you have a kit, these shelves are easy to do and require only minimal carpentry skills. Install these shelves on one of your empty walls or above your vanity or laundry sink. Paint them with colors that compliment your tiles and your bathroom’s theme. You can keep towels, skin care items or a few bathroom accessories on it.

5. Get creative with rugs!

Whether it’s for added personality or comfort, it’s a nice idea to keep mats or rugs in your bathroom. They don’t take a lot of space, but they can surely make a big difference in the overall aesthetics of the room. Plus, because you get to pick the style and color, you can use these rugs to express your personality.

There are a lot of ideas when it comes to DIY bathroom rugs. You can grab some polypropylene rope and braid it into a coil to create a nice and warm rug. Or, if you’d like to create a more spa-like feel, simply gather a few cork sheets and craft wood to create your own mat. If you have a lot of old towels, you can also repurpose them to produce a hand-tied bathmat.

 

Give your bathroom a brand new personality with a DIY makeover! Have fun and, if you get in over your head, don’t be afraid to call the professionals. Happy DIY-ing!

Samantha Grose, Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO

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Author: Samantha

Samantha Grose is both Associate AIA and Allied ASID. She is the lead designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO. She takes a unique approach to design creating spaces that are casually sophisticated and timeless in design, where you and your family can live comfortably. She has worked extensively throughout the TWIN CITIES area having completed many new homes and large scale whole house remodels.

Samantha received her BS from the University of Minnesota majoring in both ARCHITECTURE and ART. She is deeply committed to a creative approach giving you highly functional spaces with an aesthetic appeal for everyday living.

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Written by Samantha

Samantha Grose is both Associate AIA and Allied ASID. She is the lead designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO. She takes a unique approach to design creating spaces that are casually sophisticated and timeless in design, where you and your family can live comfortably. She has worked extensively throughout the...
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