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Refresh Your Bathroom over Weekend

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The bathroom is probably the only place where you can get away from all and everybody. Especially, at the weekend, it is the time for you to relax there and spend time having a hot bath and get refreshed, but have you ever thought of a whole bathroom remodel over the weekend? You do not have to endure a whole bathroom remodel to enjoy a fresh look. If your bathroom feels dull and dingy, there are a number of things you can do in a day or a weekend to really respire things up.

Refreshing the Bathroom

Refeshing the Bathroom

Without spending a lot of money, you can freshen up your bathroom with organization, fresh color, updated lighting, and good accessories and every one of these ideas will help to really make a difference in the look and comfort of your bathroom.

Getting Rid of Mess

This first project will not cost a cent, but will give great results. Take everything, yes, everything, out of your drawers and cupboards, off counters, and out of the medicine cabinet or vanity. It should look the way it did, when you moved in. Choose only the must-have and find the most convenient place to put them. Anything that is not essential should go out. The point here is to get rid of anything that you do not really need.

Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place

Once you have decided what you cannot live without, decide what you need to get it organized. You can find great clear plastic boxes, bins, drawer dividers, and clear cosmetic bags for things out of sight. For items that will stay on the counter, find decorative storage items to enhance the decor.

Out of Sight Storage

Consider installing a plastic-coated, pullout towel bar inside your bottom cabinet. It will be a great place to hang cleaning rags and damp washcloths or drying hosiery. Use turntables to minimize storage for tall bottles of hairspray, toothpaste, or shaving cream. See-through boxes and pullout drawer units are handy.

Towel Bars

You really cannot have too many towel bars in a bathroom! They will discourage dumping used towels in a pile on the floor. If you have extra wall space, put one there. If you can have a towel bar for each member of the family, each person will know their towel is fresh and personal. Alternatively, consider hanging a bar behind the door or over the toilet. Be sure the bar is placed so that any towels will not hang over heating vents. Hotel-style towel racks are available in home improvement or bath decorating stores. The extra shelves they provide can display colorful, thirsty towels.

Hooks for Hanging

If you do not have enough room for another towel bar, how about a decorative hook or two for hanging a robe or towel Install it near the shower, on the back of the door, or near the sink. They will not take up a lot of space, but will still get things off the floor.

Piece of Furniture

Even if your bathroom is small, you could probably find room for a small shelf or chest. A large bathroom could use the storage space offered by a cupboard or armoire. Even a small chair would come in handy! Any piece of furniture will help to soften the space of a utilitarian bathroom and add style, color, and warmth.

Freshen Up the Floor

A simple new colorful rug can work wonders! On the other hand, if the flooring is really bad, consider either covering it with large cut-to-fit bathroom rug, peel-and-stick tiles, or even paint!

Cleaning Kit

Gather some bathroom cleaning supplies and store them together in a handled tote under a sink or in an upper cupboard. Get smaller size spray bottles if space is an issue. Install childproof latches if you have small children in the home.

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