Your bathroom is a place you’ll spend a proportion of your time in every day, and a place where you want to feel relaxed and get clean. Here are a few DIY ideas to get you started on making improvements.
Get Rid of the Shower Curtain
The shower curtain, as unpleasant as this may sound, is a breeding ground for bacteria and mould. So there you have it, a reason to get rid of the shower curtain once and for all. Not only are they unhygienic, the feeling when a wet curtain sticks to your skin is cringe-worthy.
Get a shower screen. Glass screens much more practical, aesthetically pleasing, and easier and quicker to clean – a quick once-over with a squeegee will suffice. To install one yourself could save you a packet – you’ll just need to source the screen itself and get your hands on some glass hinges and glass fittings from a place like Barrier Components, for example.
Invest in the Details
Small and cheap touches can make a big difference to the feel of a room and really bring it together. Here are some ideas:
- Soap dish, toothbrush holder and soap dispenser sets – a set will look great together and add a bit of personality.
- Bath mat or duckboard – home comforts make life that much better.
- Set of matching towels
- Bathroom plants – some houseplants thrive in the humid air and provide oxygen to a room.
Making use of Vertical Space
Even with a small bathroom, you can do some little bathroom hacks to make the most of your space, giving you oodles of storage space, keeping clutter hidden away. The key is to make use of vertical space.
Use a wide wooden ladder – or make one – to store towels with minimal space. Use under-sink space to store any necessary items. Making use of wall alcoves, the back of the door for hooks, and corners to create little storage cupboards minimised visible clutter.
Invest in wall-mounted storage boxes or wire frame baskets to keep products and smaller items like shavers and flannels in. They look nice, they’re cheap, and they keep everything together, well drained and off the bath edge – reducing the build-up of soap scum.
You can make a caddy shelf for toothbrushes and soaps above your sink, keeping it all together and minimising the amount of stuff you’re keeping on the porcelain. Try repurposing cheap items like cups or plant pots for a touch of unique charm, and use a rail to mount them.
Making your bathroom a pleasant space can really improve the overall look and feel of your home – get inspired and get DIYing!