ARE YOU UP FOR A MINI BATHROOM RENO?


Thinking about doing a renovation on your bathroom? I think about that at least once a day. But of course doing a full on renovation isn't always a possibility. No money, or living in a rental are just some of the reasons why getting into a reno is simply out of the question.


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But making your bathroom feel a little bit more like a place that could make you smile in the morning and where you would actually enjoy taking a shower in is actually easier than you think, and not that expensive. And the best part is that you can pack all of this when you leave and take them over to your next rental apartment or your own home.

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So, if you are feeling like you are up for it, here are a few ideas for giving a little facelift to your bathroom. I prepared this in two different stages, the first one being products that are ready to go and really good deals (all of the products for less than $150!) and the second stage being more expensive products that need a little bit of either DIY or installation of some sort. But the best part of it all, is that (almost) everything is from Target.



1. Cinch Vase
2. Glass Jar
3. Chrome Soap Pump
4. Circular Mirror
5. Striped Shower Curtain
6. Jute Mat (2'x3')
7. Towels
8. Wire Storage Bin

And if you feel like you could go a little more, here are some other options to take it to the next level.

9. Lighting Fixtures. I haven’t done this personally but I've heard that is very easy to change lighting fixtures. If you are up for the challenge this will make your bathroom look a thousand times better.

10. Wallpaper. Even though I haven’t tried doing this at my current bathroom, I have done this in my first apartment and it totally changed the look of my bedroom. It is not complicated to install, but you might need another pair of hands to help.

11. Self Adhesive Vinyl Floor Planks. I’m not going to lie about this one, even though the sticking of the planks wasn’t hard at all, making the cuts was a little complicated, so I want to be honest and tell you that upfront. Lucky for me, L is a total handyman and did all of the cuttings while I helped him hold the planks making sure that they wouldn’t move so the cuts where straight. So again, you need some help to make this happen, but let me tell you it is totally worth it. I will share some pictures of the before and after so you can see how different...and needed, these investment was. 

12. Faucet. This is something that I'm seriously thinking of doing in my bathroom (we are renting right now. I can't stand the old fashion faucets that we have right now, plus they are very uncomfortable to open and close the handle/knob things. 

 Let me know if you tried any of these tips or if you have any others!

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