Now that ‘busy’ is a way of life, most of us don’t have time to complete an entire wish-list of home updates. There are, however, several simple kitchen and bathroom projects that can be conquered in minimal time to deliver maximum style and functional impact. In fact, here are a few that can be completed in about an hour, or even less:
Raise the Bar with a New Shower Rod
Bring the luxurious style of a hotel to your bathroom and increase shower space with this season’s most fashionable design. Moen Canada tells us that the Curved Shower Rod is available in single- and double-rod designs. Both of those offer the elegant look while adding up to 7½ extra inches of elbow room to create a more enjoyable shower experience. If you’re short on time, the manufacturer points out the quick installation feature of its Tension Curved Shower Rod. It can be installed in three hassle-free steps – without drilling holes – and removes easily, making it perfect for any shower, even if you’re a renter. Finally, add the finishing touch with decorative shower curtain rings and a new shower curtain to give your bath an instant makeover.
Style and Storage Makeover
Do you want to quickly enhance the look and functionality of your bathroom? Accessories, such as towel bars, hooks and shelves, can be a quick and inexpensive solution. “For less than $100, you can easily refresh the bathroom’s overall style,” says Garry Scott, vice president of wholesale marketing and brand development for Moen. “And, today’s accessories combine stylish flair with useful function.”
We all have our bathroom pet peeves, Scott points out, like towels on the floor, or too many products in the shower. “Bath accessories come in a variety of styles and finishes for both good looks and for functional fixes to those problems,” he says. “And if safety is a concern, a variety of accessories – including a paper holder, a towel bar and two shelves – also incorporate the benefits of grab bars into their design.”
Turn Boring Into Beautiful with a Backsplash
If you wish you could have the beautiful tile backsplash seen in high-end kitchens, but aren’t up for messing with mortar, you now have an alternative. Today, there are many easy-to-install wall tiles that offer an adhesive backing or simply adhere with double-sided tape or adhesive. They are available in a variety of faux tile, stone or metal designs to transform the look of your kitchen in no time.
Say Hello to Kitchen Hardware
Is your kitchen cabinet hardware looking dingy or dated? This simple project can make a dramatic difference in your home’s appearance. Look for new knobs and drawer pulls that are designed to match your existing faucets and fixtures in both style and finish. Whether you prefer modern or something with a more traditional look, there are many options available to extend your sense of design down to the details. Since they only require a screwdriver, this type of hardware is an easy solution.
An hour or two with some of these quick and easy DIY projects will make such a difference in a short period of time.