Five Bathroom Updates You Should Consider

As long as it is clean and functional, most people don’t see the need to update their bathroom. This is quite unfortunate since a few quick upgrades can transform your bathroom into a luxurious, personalized oasis where you can unwind and free yourself from all the stress of your busy life. 

If you’ve ever walked into a luxury hotel bathroom and been blown away by the aesthetics, you know we’re right. Chances are, you’ve even considered upgrading your bathroom before today. 

However, just thinking about all the technicalities of renovating a bathroom may have caused you to hesitate in pursuing your plans. If that is the case, we’ve got the perfect solution. 

There are many simple and easy-to-manage upgrades that you can do in your bathroom, which can transform the space without messing with the internal plumbing and wiring. 

These simple updates can turn your bathroom into a home spa where you can relax and refresh yourself. This article will guide you through these quick and easy bathroom updates you should consider.

  • Modern Vanity Space

When renovating a bathroom, the vanity area is rarely given much attention, and a simple polish is usually all the update it gets. However, the vanity is one of the most prominent elements in the room, which is easy to update and capable of creating a significant transformation in the space. 

Let’s start with the star of the show, i.e., the wash basin choices for your new vanity.

There are many options to choose from when picking the right wash basin. You can select a basic ceramic countertop basin or a granite bowl fixed atop a floating shelf. You can even try to recreate the invisible wash basin from Kim Kardashian’s 2019 home tour (the one that had us all confused). 

Our favorite is a modern ‘his and her’ style vanity holding two separate wash basins. You can choose to go another route, but we think the classic white ceramic or porcelain gives the vanity a timeless look that is sleek and modern. 

Additionally, swapping out the taps and faucets in your bathroom for new ones that match the overall aesthetic you want to create is important. Consider getting matte black stone fittings that are rust-resistant and also add to the modern bathroom look. 

  • Large, Sleek Mirrors

Mirrors have so much potential when it comes to the interior of a home. You can change the look of an entire room just by changing the shape of the mirror atop your vanity. There are simple rules to picking mirrors. For small spaces, such as the bathroom, mirrors can make the room appear larger

For your vanity, purchase a large mirror, preferably rectangular, that covers the upper part of the wall. Add a simple black border to the edges of the mirror to match the aesthetic of the other elements of the vanity. 

This will make your bathroom appear double in size. Not to mention, it will make your bathroom look much more beautiful as a room.

With the primary mirror out of the way, it’s time to place the secondary mirror. A retractable mirror in front of the vanity mirror can help while doing makeup or shaving. This simple update will make your bathroom more functional.

  • Multifunctional Shower

Last but not least, it’s time to focus on the shower. A good shower makes you feel revitalized and energized, ready to take on the entire world, but how can you ensure that every shower you have is the best of all time? 

All you have to do is replace your traditional shower fixtures with modern ones to create a multifunctional shower.

Multifunctional showers elevate the entire shower experience by having multiple shower options, such as rain or waterfall. In addition, multifunctional showers include digital thermostats that allow you to get the perfect water temperature each time you shower. This is one of the quickest and cheapest updates to elevate your bathroom. 

  • Fresh Wallpaper

Playing with the walls and flooring of a room is very difficult, even more if you are currently renting your house. Any update which leaves a mark usually leads to eventual trouble with the landlord. Therefore, it is necessary to find renter-friendly updates requiring minimal installation and removal work. 

Our top choice is wallpaper. Adding wallpaper can transform any room into a beautiful and brand-new space. Since the bathroom is likely a small space, go with light colors such as cream, green, and yellow. 

These will help the room look fresh and spacious. Wallpapering is an easy project you can DIY and complete over a weekend. That, too, without any special tools and equipment. 

Head to your local wallpaper store and purchase sheets of wallpaper design you like. If you need help, this simple guide tells you all the dos and don’ts of installing wallpaper in a bathroom.

  • A Bright Backsplash

Most shower/bath areas are built against simple white tiles. While these make the bathroom look clean, they don’t do much for creating a modern, relaxing space. Fortunately, you can change that by creating a bright and beautiful backsplash. 

A beautiful backsplash enhances the look of the entire bathroom and helps create a spa-like feel in the room. There are many ways to build a backsplash, such as wallpaper and vinyl tiles. 

However, if you want a more hands-on approach, you can attempt another DIY and create an ocean backsplash using blue resin, pebbles, rocks, and shell fragments. Either way, your bathroom will be unrecognizable after this update.


Updating your bathroom can be a fun project you can tackle alone or with friends and family. The upgrades discussed in this article can help you start your bathroom renovation. 

Each of these will transform your space into a beautiful and relaxing room. However, even if any of the above updates don’t suit your vibe, you can explore other options. 

Remember, it is your bathroom. Hence, you must make it into a space that you love.