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I live in an old house…well, not even a stick built, but a manufactured home…from the 70’s. You remember the 70’s right? Not really known for open layouts and optimizing space right? We’ve pretty much updated every room in the house somewhat so there’s no avocado green appliances or mustard yellow shag carpets — okay there is still some wood paneling, but that’s in our “rustic” theme’d room so it doesn’t look too out of place. The master bathroom though, we’ve started and not finished making that room over about 3 separate times in the last 6 years and it’s just never quite the way I want it. The way it’s set up the options are really limited, but I have done a few things that I am proud of, so I thought I’d share a few simple DIY bathroom updates that you can do yourself that make a ton of difference, but won’t break the piggy bank and don’t require any walls being knocked down or anything.
1. Mason Jar Organizer – this is great for storing makeup brushes, Qtips, Cotton Balls, rolled up washcloths, toothpaste & toothbrushes, or really just anything that you want to get off of the counter or out of drawers. It looks super cute and can be painted to match any color scheme. This can be made with about $10 in supplies (assuming you can come up with a free pallet like we did).
2. LED Hotel Showerhead – We had a crappy cheap showerhead in our shower (probably the original one from when the house was built judging by the looks of it) so upgrading to one that actually had some pressure behind it and with multiple settings alone was awesome. Add in the fact that this one has LED lights that change colors when the water is running, and it has a handheld option, and I was stoked. The kids think the light part is pretty cool too so getting the wee ones in the shower every night has gotten remarkably easier too. Winning!
This is powered by running water, no batteries are needed and it has 7 settings that include: Power Rain, Pulsating Massage, Hydrating Mist, Mist/Massage, Rain/Mist and Water-saving Economy Rain & Pause modes. The LED light colors change automatically every few seconds softly blending into each other and the have a super long life of 100,000 hours (over 10 years of heavy daily use). A super easy but very enjoyable upgrade.
3. Cubbies – These cubbies have been awesome. I have always used this type of thing in the kids’ bedrooms for storage, but never really considered it for bathroom organization, but I’m so glad I did! I love that you can use baskets to keep things looking nice, but it keeps stuff easily accessible, and still visible so you don’t forget you have it. If you don’t have a linen closet and have room in your bathroom, I think this set up is definitely worth a try.
Those are just a few things that have made my old cramped bathroom just a little nicer to look at and much less cluttered. There’s still a ways to go – we’re considering ripping out the shower stall and turning it into more storage and making the tub a bathtub/shower combo — but we shall see if that comes to fruition.
What’s the worst feature in your bathroom? What feature do you wish you had in your bathroom? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!