5 Simple DIY Bathroom Fixes

5 Simple DIY Bathroom Fixes

Bathrooms are often the most neglected rooms in our homes. If you’re hoping to create a relaxing oasis on a dime, use the five DIY ideas below to revamp your bathroom on a budget.

Tile a Builder-Grade Mirror

Tile the edges of your existing mirror to pack a punch of style on a dime. Choose small tiles that are likely to look best at the border on your mirror. Then, simply cut the mesh backing of the tiles to size, and adhere each tile to the edge of the mirror.

Add Wainscoting

Create your own faux wainscoting by using large unfinished frames, finishing nails, chair rail and white paint. On the lower half of the wall, measure an equal distance between each frame, adhere them to the wall using finishing nails. Then, mount your chair rail and paint everything below the chair rail white.

Update Your Bathroom Vanity

You can opt for the most economical option and choose to put a fresh coat of paint and new hardware on your existing bathroom vanity. If you’re feeling daring, revamp an antique dresser and turn it into a one-of-a-kind statement piece. Because the bathroom vanity is the most important piece in your bathroom, sometimes it’s best to leave the heavy lifting to the pros. Shopping through a retailer that offers factory direct pricing to ordinary consumers may be the best option (hint hint).

Paint Existing Wall Tile

Yes, it is indeed possible to paint over your existing tile. Painting ceramic tile is a painless and inexpensive process when compared to installing new tile. Use a high quality bonding primer followed by ceramic paint and sealer, with adequate time to dry between coats. The results can often last ten years or more.

Enhance Storage

Add some stylish DIY décor to your bathroom by creating your own storage. Swap the étagère in favor of baskets mounted to the wall to corral towels and toiletries. Add a shelf over the bathroom door to hold extra toiletries or create your own DIY magnetic makeup board to display your makeup.