First things first, it’s important to prioritize the changes you’d like to make happen. For instance, are you wanting to add color? This can be achieved relatively easily. It could be as simple as an inspired shade of paint or going smaller with a dramatic accent wall or even a DIY backsplash above the sink. If keeping the walls a neutral tone, consider adding pops of color with a vibrant bathmat or shower curtain in a complementary design.

You can make a powder room feel like new almost effortlessly by changing up the hardware, such as the toilet flusher, drawer handles and towel racks. By switching to a matching set, you can fashion a cohesive look and add contemporary style all at once. Among matched fixtures, satin and brushed nickel are the top choices but some bronzed copper shades are quickly becoming a hot trend. You could also upgrade the lighting fixtures, as 82% of homeowners have done recently, to provide a stylish accent and a brighter, cleaner feeling bath.

Updating a bathroom can not only make it feel more like your own but, according to a popular magazine, it may help upsell the home as well. Along with an updated kitchen, modern baths are highly desired in the housing market and often have an almost 100% ROI. If you’re renting, it’s still possible to give it a personalized touch with wall décor, linens and more to make the room more relaxing and refreshed.

For additional ideas on aesthetically restoring your restroom, please see the accompanying resource.

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