How to Choose Accessories for Your Bathroom Remodel

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Is your bathroom stuck in a time warp from the 1970s? Are you getting ready to sell your home and worried about what potential buyers may think? Then it’s time to think about remodeling or updating one of the most-used rooms in the house.

If your budget won’t cover starting from scratch, consider relining the tub and shower and replacing faucets and fixtures. Relining is an efficient alternative to tearing out the old and bringing in the new: less mess, less fuss and generally less expensive. You get the look of a new tub or shower without the stress and disruption of a major remodel. Plus, it only takes a few days instead of months. It’s a win-win option.

But don’t stop there! New fixtures and accessories are easy to install, add instant value to the home and will certainly brighten up your daily routine.

Grab Bars

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Safety in the bathroom should always be taken into consideration when remodeling a bathroom. Grab bars in the shower and tub are essential for those with limited mobility, but are useful for everyone. Choose a finish to match the shower head and other fixtures in the room. This particular model in chrome not only provides security, but has a shelf to keep toiletries neat and at hand.

Sink Faucet


Replacing the sink faucet is the next logical step when redecorating the bath. Everything doesn’t have to match, but stick with a similar finish, whether it’s polished chrome or oil rubbed bronze.

The finish on this two-handle faucet is a vibrant brushed nickel. It can easily coordinate with any other silver finishes in your bathroom.

Toilet Paper Holder


If clean lines are your style, choose a simple, modern toilet paper holder. There are no excuses for not replacing the toilet paper with this easy-to-use, single-post holder.

Towel Bar

Towel Bar

Gold tone metallics are making waves in bathroom fixture finishes. If your personality leans toward a more elegant spa-like look, consider French Gold. This is not your grandma’s brass! A double towel bar with a shelf not only saves space, but provides a place for those extra towels and accessories.

Shower Shelves

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Consider installing a corner basket in your new shower stall to keep soap accessible and looking fashionable as well.


Or, if you pamper yourself with lots of toiletries in the shower, hang a two-tier shelf to accommodate all your bottles and shampoos.

The bathroom is often last on the list of remodels to do. Save yourself some time and money by getting your tub relined and add some fresh accessories. These easy and budget-friendly tips will bring your outdated bathroom into the 21st century.

Merri Cvetan currently writes about design and DIY projects for The Home Depot.

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Merri Cvetan started her career as an interior designer when she bought the ultimate “fixer-upper:” an 1890s farm house. That 15-year journey lead to opportunities working on historic house museums, redecorating area homes and becoming the resident Home Decor Expert for Goodwill SEW.

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