7 Quick And Easy Bathroom Projects That Will Revamp Your Water Closet

7 Quick And Easy Bathroom Projects That Will Revamp Your Water Closet

Bathroom Remodeling
Decoration and Design
Small Projects and Repairs
By Contractors.com Team August 10, 2021

Too often, the bathroom is looked at like one of those unpleasant spaces that few like but everyone needs. In that sense, they’re kind of like the insurance of the home improvement world: life can get pretty messy without them, but most of us aren’t aficionados. However, a big part of why many of us just don’t like toilets all that much is that our toilets just aren’t all that great.

The average home tends to have a water closet that is cramped, poorly ventilated, poorly lit, and whose styling looks like something out of those black and white movies grandpa tunes into every evening. And sure, that kind of style may have been acceptable during Perry Mason’s time, but it doesn’t fly now. The times are a-changing, and so it’s time to think of some bathroom updates that can freshen up your antiquated water closet’s look and feel. 

Remodeling your dingy powder room doesn’t have to be difficult. There are plenty of small ways to improve a small bathroom and bring it into the 21st century. Most of these projects are breezy DIY ones, although calling in a trained professional wouldn’t be a bad idea for some of the more complex ones.     

Add An Accordion Mirror

For those of us who may not have space for a floating vanity or even just a mirror, there is a solution. If windows and a lack of free wall space thwart your dreams of having a mirror in the powder room, simply get a mirror that can be wall-mounted. Specifically, get and install a neat accordion mirror, as these make very efficient use of scarce wall space without blocking windows or other fixtures. An accordion mirror can easily fit discretely between two windows, so you get a neat bathroom improvement without losing any natural light.

Simple Bathroom Add-Ons That Will Make Your Life Easier

Simple Bathroom Add-Ons That Will Make Your Life Easier

You can also consider getting an accordion mirror with a built-in LED light ring for added functionality. This is handy for when you want to get some beautiful detail just right and need a little extra light to see what you are doing. Battery-operated and rechargeable accordion mirrors of this type are available, but you can also have it wired in so you don’t have to worry about charging it all the time. If you do choose to wire in your new mirror, it’s a good idea to get an electrician involved so you can be sure there’s no chance of water and electricity mixing.  

Build a Towel Ladder

If you’re looking for a DIY project that’s both affordable and simple, look no further. Truly, few other projects are as easy to do as this one. A towel ladder is unlikely to cost you more than $15 to build, and yet it adds a lot of practicality to any bathroom where it can be used in place of a standard towel rack. Plus, the rustic blanket ladder provides a bathroom storage solution that is a world apart thanks to its warm design. This makes a towel storage ladder a perfect addition to a minimalist home, but it can also go well with a variety of other bathroom design styles. 

Trendy Bathroom Additions to Boost Functionality and Style

Trendy Bathroom Additions to Boost Functionality and Style

When you put together the ease of construction and affordability, it becomes easy to understand why blanket ladders are one of the most popular DIY projects around. The tools needed to build this nifty blanket ladder are basic and easy to find, and the materials you need are also very common. The entire process of building a blanket ladder should only take a day to complete. If you’re especially adept in DIY stuff, it might be something you can do in just a few hours. Of course, you can always have one built by your local carpenter if you prefer.    

New Door Knobs and Handles

Who says that your bathroom knobs have to be basic and functional? These components are easy to replace and yet they can completely change the feel of your powder room. You touch and use these pieces every day, so why not put in some bathroom knobs and handles which have a solid and premium feel? 

Easy and Fun Bathroom Additions for the Upgrade It Needs

Easy and Fun Bathroom Additions for the Upgrade It Needs

Replacing bathroom faucets and shower knobs is a nice DIY job for beginners and the process is often as simple as popping off one and popping on the other. In most cases, all you’ll need is a screwdriver to complete the job. Just be sure to turn off the water supply to the bathroom in question to avoid any unexpected spills.   

Replacing handles on doors is also not that difficult, and can be done in less than half an hour. Modern door handles are made to a standard size so selecting a new handle is easy even if you aren’t a certified professional. Following the door handle’s manufacturer’s instructions on installation is the best way to ensure success. 

Build Your Own DIY Farmhouse Vanity

A vanity can be quite a pricey fixture to have installed, especially if you order it custom. For this reason, a more affordable DIY alternative is well worth considering, especially since a vanity can be built with relative ease. A charming farmhouse-style vanity is easy to make with reclaimed wood and some basic power tools.

Bet You Didn't Think You Can Build Your Own Vanity

Bet You Didn't Think You Can Build Your Own Vanity

A day is all that is needed to complete this project, and once your wooden vanity is built, it can be finished and painted in any color or sheen of your choosing. When it comes to customization, there are few better ways to get exactly what you want than doing it yourself.   

Make a Cedar Bathmat

Nothing feels quite as nice underfoot as a wooden bathmat, a trendy new addition that is making its way into many bathrooms. Its hard surface might need some getting used to at first, but it a great way of adding some clean modernity to your bathroom. Cedar is naturally water- and rot-resistant and it’s also a softer wood, so it is a perfect choice for this purpose. If you want to bring this neat little thing to add to your water closet, you’ll be happy to know that a cedar bathmat can be easily made with some strips of cedar and wood glue. 

Unique Bathroom Mat for a Touch of Modernity

Unique Bathroom Mat for a Touch of Modernity

Once you’ve sanded and waterproofed the wood as needed, your cedar bathmat will be ready for action in just a day and can provide years of aesthetic beauty and functionality.   

Floating Bathroom Shelves

This is another one of those DIY projects that can give you the chance to work with wood to create something simple yet quite useful. Floating bathroom shelves are a popular solution for those of us that don’t have the luxury of bathroom storage and can be made in just a few hours. The materials shouldn’t cost more than $20 in total and once complete, bathroom shelves are very handy when you simply need an extra place to put things. 

Fun Bathroom Additions You Can Make Yourself

Fun Bathroom Additions You Can Make Yourself

You can easily install a floating shelf yourself if you’re so inclined, and it can be used to hold essential bathroom supplies such as toothpaste, soap, moisturizer, etc. As with a DIY vanity, floating shelves can be finished to fit with almost any aesthetic. Of course, their sleek aesthetic lends itself very well to some minimalist vibes, but it can also be quite at home in other bathroom design styles with some minor tweaks to trim. 

Build Your Own Bathtub Caddy

For the ultimate bathtub relaxation experience, you’ll want a bathtub caddy, This is a little tray that goes over your bathtub, offering a perfect place for some cozy candles, thought-provoking books, and refreshing drinks. As such, this is the perfect addition for anyone who wants to take their luxury bathtub to the next level. Moisture-resistant woods such as pine or cedar are perfect for this job. 

All you really need to do is assemble some strips of wood using wood glue and do some sanding and finishing. Just be sure that your caddy will fit the dimensions of your tub, and you’ll be good to go! 

Build Your Own Bathtub Caddy for Ultimate Relaxation

Build Your Own Bathtub Caddy for Ultimate Relaxation

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