Do you love remodelling your home? Has the renovation bug bitten you? If you answered yes, then you should turn your eye toward your home’s bathroom. While it won’t have the same sort of immediately visible impact on your home that a kitchen remodel does, renovating the bathroom offers significantly better usability and can help you create an oasis of calm for you and your family. Of course, bathroom renovation can be a bit more daunting than other areas of the home simply because of the plumbing and the use of water. Don’t worry – there are plenty of great DIY bathroom projects you can undertake on your own.
One of the most popular places to start is by considering your options when it comes to bathroom vanities. You’ll discover a wealth of options out there that offer everything from a streamlined, modern art-like appearance to more storage space for homes with lots of kids. Whether you prefer Craftsman-style cabinetry or something more Art Deco, replacing a bathroom vanity is usually not that big of a deal.
Tiled Wall Mirrors
Tile has long been one of the most popular materials for use in bathrooms, and there is no reason to limit it to the floor or the backsplash. You can use excess tile left over from re-flooring your shower or entire bathroom to create a stunning border around the edge of a wall mirror in your bathroom. You will need to build a wooden frame around the mirror, and then adhere your tile and grout it – it’s that simple.
Bathroom Sink Backsplash
Larger, custom backsplashes have become incredibly popular, but there is no reason to pay a professional to do this for you. If you have the right tools (a tile saw, for instance), and a little bit of free time, you can install your own backsplash relatively easily. Big box home improvement stores carry a host of different options that can be installed in just a few hours and require no previous experience.
New Bathroom Lighting
There’s really nothing simpler than changing out your bathroom’s lighting. Just make sure that you’ve flipped the breaker off, then remove your old fixtures. Replace them with your new ones, and you’re done. Consider going a bit beyond the usual and adding undercabinet lighting, or floor lighting at the base of bathroom vanities to up the style and pizzazz of your room.
Bathroom Shower Screens
Is your bathroom outfitted with old-style shower screens? You can improve the look and feel of your bathroom with modern options. Many shower screens can mount directly to your existing shower frame hardware, but some will require a bit more effort. Whether you want a frameless design, a freestanding shower, or just want to replace your old, opaque doors, you’ll find a host of shower screens out there that can do the trick.
Finally, don’t neglect one of the simplest upgrades you can do in your bathroom on your own – replacing the shower head. You will discover a number of luxurious showerheads that offer everything from pulsing massages to rainfall performance. In most instances, all you need to do is remove the old showerhead, wrap a bit of plumbing tape around the threads on the new showerhead, and screw it in place.
At Bathroom International, we can provide you with anything you might need for your DIY bathroom project, from shower screens to new bathroom vanities, and everything in between. We invite you to visit our Perth showroom, so you can explore our inventory in person.