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Makeover Your Bathroom in 8 Easy Steps

When remodeling your bathroom is not an option, follow these simple steps to give your bathroom an entirely new look without breaking open a paint can--or breaking the bank. Whether you're a renter whose lease prohibits major changes, a new homeowner who has too many tasks on the to-do list to tackle a full bathroom overhaul right now, or you just don't have the budget to remodel, you'll be surprised at how much you can transform with just a few adjustments.

1. Decor

Think about what you'd like your finished bathroom to look like, and then choose personal care accessories, like wastebaskets, toothbrush holders, and countertop organizers, that fit your theme. A beach-themed bathroom might warrant a pretty blue waste can, while an industrial-themed bathroom could benefit from metallic soap dishes and shower caddies. Decor should reflect who you are, so select decorations you love that fit your style.

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2. Faucets

Upgrading your sink faucet is a simple solution to refreshing the look of your vanity without replacing it. Go for a modern look with a matte black finish, or warm up the space with a champagne bronze faucet. You can even change up the style by switching from a two-handle faucet to a one-handle or vice versa.

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3. Knobs & Pulls

New knobs and handles may be small, but they can bring a room together, making it look more polished and composed. Whether you go with elaborate, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures for a vintage look or chrome fixtures for a modern, industrial style, selecting the right style, size, and color helps complement your theme.

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4. Shower Curtains

Your shower curtain is one of the most noticeable fixtures in your bathroom, so you want it to look great. Bright solids or tasteful neutrals, bold patterns, or understated elegance--your shower curtain is like a tapestry. So, find one you love that reflects who you are and complements your style.

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5. Lighting

New lighting can change the way you see everything. Switching from an open-bulb vanity to one with frosted or etched glass shades can give the room a softer glow. Overhead lighting provides better illumination for when you're styling your hair, shaving, or putting on makeup. Sconce lighting adds a hint of drama and elegance. Or, if you're unable to change the lighting fixture, you can change the intensity, tone, or color of the lighting with our vanity light bulbs and special purpose light bulbs.

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6. Toilets

Just because a toilet is a functional part of your bathroom doesn't mean a replacement can't refresh the space. You can choose from different shapes and styles for a more attractive-looking toilet. Or, focus on functionality with an environmentally-friendly dual-flush toilet or clog-free toilet. And since this can be a major project, Hartville Hardware will install your new toilet for you!

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7. Showerheads & Bathtub Faucets

Updating your showerhead can help your bathroom feel like a luxury spa. Install a massaging showerhead, or choose a rainfall-style showerhead to transform your shower. Need a functional space to bathe your pup? Shop hand showers. Plus, replacing showerheads is the perfect solution for renters because you can easily swap it out in a few minutes and then undo it when you move out!

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8. Accessories

Adding accessories to your bathroom increases its functionality and allows you to add personal touches that match your style. Don't have anywhere to hang towels or robes? Add a towel bar and robe hooks, and choose the finish and size that complements your theme. All you need is a power drill and some screws to get started. Want your fixtures to match your hardware? Ask one of our experts to see your options.

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