Done in a Day: Fast, Easy and Affordable Weekend Bathroom Facelifts

Year after year bathroom remodeling takes top honors on the list of smart home improvement projects, but what if you do not have the time, or the money, to completely redo the powder room? Fortunately, there are a number of fast and easy projects you can do in just a day.

Most people work hard all week, and those busy professionals do not want to spend the entire weekend on home renovation. If you want to update your bathroom and still have time for your family, here are some tips you can use to give your bathroom a fast and fun facelift.

Convenience and Comfort

You may not even have to leave the home to get started. With online sites like and others, you can order a new storage unit for above the toilet, a new shower caddy or even a bathroom faucet, all from the comfort of your own home. Here are some simple home bathroom facelifts you can start right now.

Tile Strategically

You may want to tile your entire bathroom, but the thought of tearing up your bathroom for days is a bit daunting. If you want to give your bathroom a quick update, think about laying down new tile in high-traffic areas.

Focusing on the high-traffic areas in the bathroom will enhance the beauty of the room and increase the usefulness of the room. Best of all, tiling just a part of the room is a job you can do in just a few hours.

Put on a Fresh Coat of Paint

Nothing will brighten the bathroom quite like a fresh coat of paint. Painting the bathroom will only take a few hours, and all it will take is a few cans of paint and some of your time.


Painting the walls in a bright color could even make a small bathroom look larger, so grab your paintbrushes and some drop cloths and get going. By the end of the day, you could be enjoying your beautiful new bathroom.

Replace Your Bathroom Fixtures

More and more people are replacing their old-style bathroom vanities with brand new pedestal models, but that home renovation requires some plumbing knowledge and a lot of hard sweaty work. If you have always wanted to replace your vanity but do not have the time, consider replacing your faucets and fixtures instead.

Replacing a bathroom faucet is easy.  All you have to do is follow the instructions on the box. Once it is done, you can sit back, relax and enjoy your beautiful new bathroom. You can even order the faucets online and save yourself a trip to the store.

Check Your Caulking

This simple bathroom makeover will enhance the beauty of your home, but it could also prevent costly leaks. Caulk and grout can degrade over time, and that degradation often goes undetected. Taking a few minutes to check the caulking, remove old caulk and replace it can stop leaks before they start.

That new line of caulk will also be more attractive and allow the beauty of your bathroom vanity and other furnishings to come through. Best of all, laying down a new line of caulk only takes a few minutes, making it the ultimate in fast home improvement projects.

Karen McMillon has a few rental properties and carries out as much of the DIY and repairs herself as she can. She enjoys being able to share her experiences and tips with an online audience and writes for a number of home and lifestyle websites.

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