You don’t have to break the bank to give your bathroom a new look. Here are five inexpensive ways to freshen up your bathroom.
1. Deep Clean
Start with a deep clean. Use a mixture of white vinegar and grease-fighting dish detergent to clean shower walls, porcelain, and ceramic tiles. Click here to watch this formula in action.
For an all-purpose – and non-toxic – surface cleaner, mix one cup of rubbing alcohol with 2/3 cup of white vinegar in a 32-ounce spray bottle. Top the rest of the bottle up with water. This eco-friendly cleaner dries fast and won’t leave streaks.
Check your bathroom’s vent fan, which is often overlooked. If the grill is covered in dust, turn off the fan, remove the grill and use the hose on your vacuum cleaner to remove the dust. Then, vacuum any dust or debris on the fan and motor. If the grille is really grungy, buy an inexpensive replacement grille.
Eliminate odor-causing bacteria by pouring baking soda and white vinegar down your drains. Rinse away the resulting fizz with water.
A coat of fresh paint is the easiest way to upgrade your dated bathroom. And, since most bathrooms are small spaces, it’s not a huge chore. When painting in the bath, choose either eggshell or semi-gloss paint finish to help repel moisture.
Before painting, prime the area with a moisture-resistant primer. Some paints now come with primer mixed into the paint.
To ensure a waterproof seal, caulk the joints between the wall and the counter or shower surround. Be sure the caulk is dry before painting