Adding Style and Function to Your Bathroom

By: Danny Lipford
Danny Lipford in a bathroom that could use updating.

Danny Lipford in a bathroom that could use updating.

Bathroom remodels come in all shapes and sizes, from minor facelifts to complete makeovers. If gutting a dated bathroom and starting from scratch isn’t in your budget, there are lots of other options available to achieve a new look without breaking the bank.

Begin your minor bathroom remodel by removing any dated wallpaper and painting the room a fresh, new color. Next, replace bathroom accessories—such as towel racks, toilet paper holders, and soap dishes—with ones that have a more stylish design and finish, such as brushed nickel.

Bathroom Faucet Upgrade

Replacing your sink faucet can go a long way toward improving both the look and function of your bathroom. When shopping for a new faucet, be sure to choose a quality model that has brass inner working to provide years of trouble free service.

Moen Walden faucet.

Moen Walden faucet.

To keep your new faucet clean longer, consider a Moen faucet with built-in Microban® antimicrobial protection to help inhibit the growth of stain causing bacteria, mold, and mildew.

Microban protection continuously works to help keep the faucet clean and won’t wash off or wear away during normal use.

Microban protection is available on the Moen Ashville bathroom faucet—which features a classic, two-handle design—as well as the Walden single-handle kitchen faucet. Both faucets are available at The Home Depot in Moen’s exclusive Spot Resist™ stainless steel finish, which resists fingerprints and water spots.

Find out more at moen.com

Furniture Style Bathroom Vanity

Another great upgrade that can really make a bold statement and enhance the décor of your bathroom is replacing the bathroom vanity.

Virtu USA vanity and mirror.

Virtu USA vanity and mirror.

Furniture style vanities, such as those made by Virtu USA, have become more and more popular in recent years, compared to traditional built-in bathroom vanities.

Virtu USA bathroom vanities are individually crafted from quality materials. They come in a wide range of styles and finishes, from time honored traditional to sleek ultra modern.

Bathroom vanities from Virtu USA provide plenty of storage space with smooth action pullout drawers and easy closing doors. Sink tops are available in both natural stone and manmade materials.

Find out more at virtuusa.com

Tankless Hot Water Heater

Rinnai tankless water heater.

Rinnai tankless water heater.

To make your bathroom experience more enjoyable and reduce your monthly utility bills, consider replacing your standard tank type water heater with an energy efficient tankless model from Rinnai.

Unlike tank water heaters, which have to keep a supply of water heated even when not in use, tankless water heaters heat water only when needed and provide an endless supply of hot water that’s perfect for taking long, lazy showers or filling large garden tubs.

Tankless water heaters from Rinnai have a lifespan of up to 20 years, much longer than that of traditional tank type water heaters. The smaller footprint allows Rinnai tankless hot water heaters to be mounted on a wall either inside or out.

Find out more at rinnai.us

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  • Jim Says:
    July 19th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I want to remove an old bathtub and install a combination tub/shower. The problem is, I have a window above the tub where the shower paneling will be placed. Is it possible to install a small tilt out window above the paneling for venting ? My house is brick and the window opening is 32″ X 42 1/2″ outside. Please advise what to do.
    Thank you…..Jim L.



  • Deborah Hann Says:
    November 30th, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I purchased a used mobile home in 2005. The home was manufactured in 1995. Both of the bathrooms are bad. The one in the master bedroom is unusable. The other is almost as bad. The kitchen is also in bad shape. Would it be possible to take care of three rooms for less than 20,000?



  • Eric Hernandez Says:
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    The vanity and mirror are nice. I am having a bathroom repair and would love to have a bigger mirrior installed to make my bathroom look spacious.


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