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The Seven: Cool Bathroom Upgrades 

Underwhelmed with your bathroom style? Then it’s time for a change. Every bathroom benefits from a remodelling every several years, and it does not have to come with a big price tag.  

To help make your bathroom look better than ever, here are seven unique and inexpensive upgrade solutions that will make the loo spiffy.

1 - Vintage dresser vanity
Seems as though the world is shifting to that retro look seen in the movies. But vintage bathroom vanities are in more than ever - which is why recycling and, if necessary, refinishing your vintage chest or dresser vanity is a great idea. Your bathroom will be stylin’.

2 - Replace your towel bar
Investing in good looking modern towel bars is inexpensive and will immediately update your bathroom for a very low cost. They are easy to install yourself, and there are endless choices at Home Depot, or your local hardware store.  

3 - Install a shower door
It's the 21st century and time to ditch the shower curtain. Shower doors are one of the best upgrades your bathroom can get. Not only are they practical by preventing any leakage to the floor, they will expand your bathroom space, without blurring it with a dull floral design.

4 - Invest In smart storage
Bathrooms are always in need of a (dry) space, which is why you should consider every space as an opportunity to put drawers or cabinetry on the wall. It’s inexpensive, practical and looks good.

5 - Monochrome or 3D bathroom tiles
Monochrome is a recent trend for bathrooms - if you want your bathroom to look royal and elegant, consider a 3D monochrome design.

6 - Media And music
Hey, it is the era of technology, isn't it? You can add music and media in your bathroom to entertain yourself during relaxing soaks. A small television or a Bose Sounklink is an easy way to add media without the fuss of rewiring.

7 - In-floor heating
Cold winter mornings demand ways to quickly shed the cold. Our first contact in the morning is the bathroom floor, and in-floor heat will warm your body from the feet up. If you are replacing your flooring anyway, now is the time to add a heating mat or wiring to warm those toes.


These bathroom remodelling trends are a sound investment at minimal cost. They make the most of your current bathroom space, whether it’s for resale or the long-term comfort and beauty of your home.

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