Step 1: Get inspired
Home magazines and online resources, such as Pinterest and Houzz,
are filled with all the newest color palettes, design themes and
patterns to get your inspiration flowing. While time-consuming
tasks, such as replacing the tub, sink or tile, aren't in the cards
for a quick weekend makeover, a new wall color, showerhead and
faucet can be easily added. Use the many beautiful bath photos to
find the theme or color scheme that calls to you, and run with it.
Step 2: One-stop shop
Heading to only one or two stores is crucial for any weekend
warrior. Your time should be spent renovating, not driving all over
town for what you need. So, once you've found your inspiration, do a
bit of online research to locate the products you want from your
local home improvement store. Planning ahead for what would be an
ideal fit in your new and improved bath will lessen frustrations
when you begin scouring the aisles.
Step 3: Finding the perfect products
For a weekend makeover, focus on the following products: paint,
faucets, showering, accessories and accents.
Be sure to choose a semigloss or
bathroom-specific paint, since the steam from hot showers
and excessive water flow can make the bathroom a harsh
Faucets: When selecting your faucet, consider style,
finish, coordinating products and quality. The new Moen
Boardwalk bath collection, for instance, features a blend of
vintage design and classic lines for a stunning look in any
bath -- while also offering a wide selection of matching
showering products and accessories. It's available in chrome
and Moen's Spot Resist brushed nickel finish, which does
exactly what it says -- resist fingerprints and water spots.
Plus, Moen products feature a limited lifetime warranty to
Showering: The shower is a place to escape and relax
-- so be sure to find products to enhance this space.
Today's showerheads come in a variety of designs --
wall-mount, hand-held, multifunction, rain-shower or a
combination of all. Find the one that suits your showering
style, and be sure to choose a finish to coordinate with the
rest of your bath.
Need more space in your tub or shower? Try adding a curved
shower rod. In addition to adding a unique style statement
in your bath, it'll add up to 6 more inches of elbow room.
Finish the look with a new set of Moen double shower curtain
rings that offer a unique double-hook design to separate the
decorative curtain from the liner.
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Bath accessories, such as robe hooks,
paper holders or towel bars, are an ideal way to keep your
room looking neat and coordinated. But the latest products
can also add thoughtful functionality -- and even safety --
to your bath.
For instance, are you tired of finding towels on the counter
or floor, rather than hanging on the towel ring? Put this
pet peeve in the past with the new Moen retractable towel
ring. The new accessory offers the traditional benefit of a
towel ring, along with a retractable cord to allow the towel
to be used while it remains neatly in place.
Next, for added safety with style, try accessories with
designer grab bars, which combine the safety benefits of a
grab bar with one of three common bath essentials -- a towel
bar, a paper holder and a shelf -- making each item
functional and fashionable. Adding these discreet safety
solutions will keep your bath looking great while still
Once you've chosen all the hardware for your
bath, you'll need to think of the softer accents to help
pull your design together. A new shower curtain, decorative
towels, throw rug and curtains will add the final finishing
touches to your new space.
Step 4: Install and enjoy
Once you've made your product selections, it's time to start your
update. Luckily, each of these projects can be accomplished quickly,
and they are simple enough for even a novice. Just be sure to follow
the instructions on each product's packaging and, in no time at all,
you'll have a beautiful and delightful bath with added storage and
For more information about Moen products, visit
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