There are a few simple ways to add sparkle to your bath.  You don’t have to endure a whole bathroom remodel to enjoy a fresh look.  If your bathroom feels dull and dingy, there are a number of things you can do in a day or a weekend to really perk things up.  Without spending a lot of money, you can freshen up your bathroom with organization, fresh color, updated lighting and good accessories.  And every one of these ideas will help to really make a difference in the look and comfort of your bathroom.

Getting rid of clutter is a good start.  This first project won’t cost a cent, but will yield great results.  Take everything, yes everything, out of your drawers and cupboards, off counters, and out of the medicine cabinet or vanity.  It should look the way it did when you moved in.  Choose only the must-have items and find the most convenient place to put them.  Anything that is not essential should go out.  The point here is to get rid of anything that you don’t really need.

Once you’ve decided what you cannot live without, decide what you need to get it organized.  You can find great clear plastic boxes, bins, drawer dividers and clear cosmetic bags for things out of sight.  For items that will stay on the counter, find decorative storage items to enhance the decor.

Consider installing a plastic-coated pull out towel bar inside your bottom cabinet. It will be a great place to hang cleaning rags and damp washcloths or drying hosiery.  Use turntables to minimize storage for tall bottles of hairspray, toothpaste or shaving cream.  See-through boxes and pull out drawer units are handy as well.

Adding towel bars can really clean things up.  You really can’t have too many towel bars in a bathroom.  They’ll discourage dumping used towels in a pile on the floor.  If you have extra wall space, put one there.  If you can have a towel bar for each member of the family, each person will know their towel is fresh and personal.  Or consider hanging a bar behind the door or over the toilet.  Be sure the bar is placed so that any towels will not hang over heating vents.  Hotel-style towel racks are available in home improvement or bath decorating stores.  The extra shelves they provide can display colorful, thirsty towels.

Never be afraid to go to your local home improvement store and see what new ideas they have to offer.  Many of them offer classes, some free and some for a small fee, that you can participate in on a weekend or evening.  You may also find other home improvement ideas from fellow classmates.  Don’t be afraid to ask and happy improving.