What is required to make a bathroom functional? That’s easy; a proper bathroom includes a working toilet, a sink, and a shower or bathtub. But that’s asking the wrong question. The question should be, “What is required to make this bathroom the bathroom I want?”

But we are firm believers that a bathroom should be more than just a necessary space in a home; a bathroom should be treated as your own personal retreat, a sanctuary from the chaos and stresses of daily life. How you make that retreat happen, whether by drastic or minor renovations, is entirely your decision.

For now, let’s focus on how slight changes can make a big impact on your space. Here are a few of our simple and budget-friendly ways to transform your bathroom.

Install a Pedestal Sink
Pedestal sinks are a bathroom design trend that isn’t going away any time soon—and for good reason! It not only gives you a clean look, but it significantly adds space to the room. This is an especially recommended solution if your bathroom is small.

Consider New Tile
A freshly-tiled floor brightens both your bathroom and your mood. It’s also easy to install on your own, which saves you significant dollars that can be spent on other bathroom projects.  

Display Ordinary Items
Toilet Paper and Towels, for example, don’t have to hide away in a cabinet. Instead, you can display toiletries in a creative and design-friendly way. A trend we are seeing a lot of lately (and loving) is stacking stained wooden crates together and putting items in there. If rustic elegance is  right for you, this is a great way to have your bathroom match your style.

Fruit Baskets Can Hold More Than Fruit
Is your shower crammed with shampoo, conditioners, and other body products? Do you wish you had a stylish yet functional place to put these items? Consider a hanging fruit basket! When your tub lacks wide edges to hold your essential items, a hanging fruit basket will give you a great look and the additional space you need while bathing.

When it comes to renovating your home, a little bit of effort really does go a long way. These seemingly minor upgrades will make a drastic difference in how you view your bathroom. It’s a step in the right direction to simultaneously see this space as a functional room and a peaceful retreat.

For more bathroom design inspiration, trust the experts at Osteen Cabinets and Trim—we’d love to help transform your bathroom from underwhelming to stunning. Call us today at 803-720-6447 or visit us in person at 332 Vesper Court in the heart of Sumter.