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My youngest started school last week, and two days ago, one of his sisters went back to college. After a long hot summer with lots of people in the house, camping gear, masses of dirty clothes, sand and dust, the house was ready for a refresh. First, I cleaned out the guest room (I’m still not done in there), then I shifted my attention to the one and only bathroom in our house. When your home only has one bathroom, a big remodel can be very difficult. After all, we need a toilet and a place to shower. So instead of ripping out everything, we work with what we have.
Not only is there only one bathroom, it’s also very small. I try to keep it as bright and light as possible. Of course, it also has to be functional. For my refresh I started with a board and batten, which I installed behind the door.
Installing a board and batten is inexpensive and fairly easy. However, it is time-consuming and involves lots of cutting, caulking and painting. But this labor-intensive project is well worth it. The sight of board and batten makes me happy. Instantly, the wall has character. My board and batten also functions as a towel holder. In a small bathroom space cannot be wasted.
After installing the board and batten, I painted the walls a lovely grey with leftover paint. This was quick and painless. One advantage to having a small bathroom, I guess. I also deep cleaned and got rid of any unnecessary clutter.
Next on my list was getting new bathroom items. Shopping at Target was a success. I found everything I needed and more. Target has the nicest bathroom essentials and accessories. I also found two shirts for my son.
New towels were much needed as was toilet paper. When you have five or more people use one bathroom, toilet paper disappears in no time. I had always wanted a cute basket for my toilet paper.
I found this cute basket to store the Quilted Northern® which has 4x more sheets and is every bit as comfortable. Now I can forget refilling the roll for longer periods of time which means fewer store trips and one less thing to think about. I am glad I can cut down on the constant overturn. Speaking of saving time, did you know Target has a Subscription Service that delivers staple items on a regular basis? This can certainly save time.
I never thought I’d say this about toilet paper but Quilted Northern® is a luxurious bath tissue – It’s super soft and strong.
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Target has so many nice soap dispensers. At one point I had three in my cart because I couldn’t decide which one to get. I finally decided on this one with a matching tumbler and toothbrush holder.
I also brought home a new bath rug, a shower curtain and shower curtain hooks.
Although the changes were minor, the bathroom feels bright, clean and refreshed. Now I can focus on organizing and decorating the rest of the house.