Reimagining the vanity in your bathroom can totally change the entire look of the room. Despite this, most people choose to replace showers, tubs, and even tile before they tackle their vanity. Let’s buck that trend! Modern vanities are not only a solid investment, they can also be quite cheap to create. Additionally, they’re a fun DIY project to tackle if you’re up to the job.
Change out the countertops: Is your bathroom counter looking a little worse for the wear? Whether covered in water stains or just a bit boring, replacing your countertops can go a long way to making your bathroom look bright again. The good news is you can also spend a lot or a little (depending on your budget) when it comes to the type of countertop you’d like to install. Find out more about what countertops are the best fit for your project right here.
Paint those cabinets: A lot of people think that to update their vanity, they have to remove existing cabinets. This simply isn’t true. If you have dark colored cabinets, simply brighten them up with some white or cream colored paint. You could also paint your cabinets with a bright color, making them the centerpiece of your bathroom. If you don’t want to deal with painting, just clean those cabinets up with stain, available at your local hardware store. Need a little inspiration? Check out this Pinterest board.
Install a Docking Drawer: No matter how large or small your bathroom vanity, one thing is for sure: there never seems to be enough outlets. Instead of fighting for space every morning, install a Docking Drawer ETL listed powering solution into your cabinet or drawer. This will not only give you more power for your hair dryer or electric razor, but will also help to modernize the feel of your home.
Update the hardware: Whether your cabinets have old, yellowed knobs or no knobs at all, update or install fresh hardware. There are many mainstream options available, but you can also get playful with your hardware and really give your vanity a punch of personality. Here are a few tips about what hardware you should update and why choosing the right hardware can actually improve the appeal of your home and home security.
Add a textured wall: Most vanities tend to be waist high, give or take a few inches. That generally leaves quite a bit of wall space to be spoken for. Give that wall a makeover to brighten up the look of your vanity. You can do this inexpensively with textured paint or you can go a little bigger and install a large backsplash.
Don’t let your vanity be the unattractive centerpiece of your bathroom. Updating the look won’t take more than a weekend, but your satisfaction will last a lifetime. For more great ideas on how to update the look of your bathroom, visit the National Kitchen+Bath Association website.
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