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There are many ways to improve your bathroom (including the self-cleaning toilet I fell in love with a few months ago). However, a lot of them involve professionals, which costs time and money. Here are five quick and easy bathroom upgrades that you can do yourself. 

5 Simple DIY Bathroom Upgrades 

Decluttering 

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The most basic way to start improving your bathroom is by tidying it up. How many empty shampoos or shower gel bottles are still hanging around in your bath or shower? Can you keep your moisturizer/makeup remover by your bedside instead? Sinks that have at least three open bottles of soap on it at the same time don’t look good. If you keep your bath towels in the bathroom all the time, consider moving them to a nearby cupboard to get out when needed. Once you have decluttered all you can, chances are it will look much better, but the bathroom still might not be as tidy as you want. That leads me onto my next point.

Storage

Bathroom upgrades - invest in proper storage space.

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Investing in some storage for the items you still need to keep in your bathroom will help it look cleaner. If you have a lack of floor space, there are many cabinets you can easily install by yourself onto one of the walls. Lots of flat pack kits come with all the screws you need, and some even come with the tools you need as well.

A New Shower Head 

Bathroom Upgrades - a new shower head.

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Typically forgotten about unless you are completely re-doing your shower or bath, a new shower head can change the feel of a bathroom. The good thing about updating the shower head is that most of the time you can do it yourself, without the need for a plumber. It also has the bonus of enhancing the functionality of the bathroom itself, not just the look of it. If you don’t know much about shower heads, ListOfBestStuff has a best shower head guide, so you can get an idea of what you want.

Wallpaper (or Paint) 

Bathroom Upgrades - wallpaper and feature walls.

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Feature walls are back on the rise. While most people usually place them in their living rooms or bedrooms, they can also go great in your bathroom. There are many different types of wallpaper styles to maximize the layout of the room you have. For example, a pattern with vertical lines will make a ceiling look higher if it is a small space. Turning those stripes on their side will give the effect that the area is wider than it is. A coat of paint on one wall (make sure to pick a color that matches your furnishings or tiles) can give a more modern feel to the room.

Mirrors

Bathroom upgrades - choosing a different mirror.

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A big mirror can give the illusion of space and it looks stylish too. You can get the traditional mirror and cupboard combo right through to newer styles that have soft LED lights built in. They work using batteries, so no need for extra wiring and they look great. Make sure to ensure that you are careful when installing. Take the weight into consideration, especially if you go for a wider or heavier choice.

Just doing one of these bathroom upgrades completely change how your bathroom feels. 

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